Nov 19, 2015
I need a moment to rave about this recipe. OH MY GOODNESS, ladies and gentlemen you have to make this! Rob Beasley's roasted grape and butternut squash bruschetta knocked it out of the park for me. This recipe accompanied a story about a Mennonite woman's knack for making excellent goat cheese and it is so good. I love how the sweetness of the squash, grapes and red wine syrup is perfectly balanced by the goat cheese, chopped pecans and fresh thyme. Honestly, I could eat this as my dinner but it would make a great appetizer for your fall gatherings. Definitely give this one a try!
Nov 16, 2015
Last month I photographed these two recipes for John Willoughby's, Rescuing The Broiler From Neglect, piece in the New York Times. His article is about how the broiler was once a staple in the kitchen but is now being cast aside by many, including restaurants. It's a fun piece that I really enjoyed reading and after how easy it was to make these recipes, I might have to start using the broiler more as well!
Nov 12, 2015
My friend Sarah and I took our annual road trip through New England in mid October. It was another beautiful season of bursting colors, we couldn't stop ourselves from ooo-ing and ahh-ing along the drive. This year our destination was Peterborough, NH to visit the wonderful Lauren Decatur. I came to know Lauren a couple years ago when I photographed her cottage in Francestown, NH for Where Women Create Magazine and we've been very close ever since. She is so talented (her work puts me in awe) and I adore her company. Lauren has since moved to a new cottage and this time I was photographing her lovely home for Yankee Magazine (it will be out Spring 2016!). This trip was originally supposed to be strictly for vacationing and visiting with friends but it turned into multiple shoots, as my vacations tend to do sometimes! I'm not complaining though, because we had a blast exploring Peterborough and the many neighboring towns.
Along our drive there Sarah and I made a few stops in our favorite towns like Stockbridge, MA, Deerfield, MA and Brattleboro, VT, to name a few. I documented the trip with photos of my favorite places to visit, things to do, where to eat and where to stay over and compiled it all into an article that's up on Houzz, right here!
Nov 9, 2015
I photographed Florence Fabricant's eggplant baked with tomatoes and ricotta salata recipe for the New York Times a couple months ago and I think it's really special! It's her unique take on eggplant parmigiana. After you bake the eggplant, you scoop out the flesh and chop it so it's very fine, but not a puree. Then you mix it with sauteed ham, garlic and tomatoes and place this mixture back in the eggplant skins. Top it with the cheese and bake for 20 more minutes. How cool is that!?
For the recipe, click here!
Nov 4, 2015
Today I am reminiscing of warmer summer days with Diane Guariglia's (Dyfari Interiors) beautiful room from the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse that I photographed back in July. I love Diane's work and I always have so much fun photographing it.
Her master bedroom at the showhouse was the eptiome of summer vibes and when I walked in I immediately felt relaxed and happy. The palette is neutral but warm and tied together with gold accents and naturally textured pieces. I wanted to stay and climb into that gorgeous bed!