Ember Restaurant // Edible SLO Magazine

I had the pleasure of photographing Ember restaurant for the current issue of Edible San Luis Obispo Magazine, and just had to share some favorites from the shoot. Chef Brian Collins, his wife Harmony, and the entire team welcomed me with open arms and made me feel at home while I ducked around the restaurant[…]

Cabernet Gorgonzola Burgers with Edible SLO Magazine //

A benefit of working with Edible San Luis Obispo Magazine is all the new recipes I get to try.  This is how the Cabernet Gorgonzola Burger came into my life. How could these ingredients go wrong in one of humankind’s greatest creations, the BURGER. What made this extra mouth-watering is the Sriracha sauce and the[…]

I love this time of year and can’t wait to see what the rest of The Inspired Plate comes up with for our October Challenge, Seasonal Fall Dishes. I was recently inspired by some fresh shelling beans at my local farm stand, and a recipe from Martha Stewart Living, Pasta e Fagioli. Shown here are[…]

The Inspired Plate is celebrating our 1st Year as a group! Joining this food photography and styling group back in January 2012 was a much needed joy for me. Throughout this past year, our group of talented women has become not only friends but teachers, brainstormers, cheerleaders, and confidants to each other. I’m in for[…]

Earlier in October, the Ode to Tomatoes Festival was celebrated here on the Central Coast. We SO enjoyed attending the Party in the Garden at Avila’s Sycamore Mineral Springs Garden. Four popular eateries joined forces for an afternoon of yummy tomato-inspired bites, tasty sips, and a lovely tour of the garden. Here is a photo[…]

Here are some highlights from our recent visit to Rooster Creek Tavern in the village of Arroyo Grande. Beautiful location with a sunny patio (always a bonus for me), and we really enjoyed ourselves! Think about stopping by here after a trip to the farmer’s market or before an ice cream treat at Doc Burnstein’s![…]

Certain shops are just filled with magic. Entering through the doors of Ambiance, located in Downtown SLO, is like stepping into a dreamy, beautiful world. This is where my fantasies of being a whimsical, chic bohemian can come true… Just step right in… This past Friday, Ambiance held one of their fantastic Style Session Events celebrating[…]

“Add beer if you feel rich, add water if you feel poor.” Dad’s advice about cooking ribs has always stayed in my mind. I’ve stayed true to his rib recipe and it’s never failed. Hands down, this is one of the most delectable BBQ dinners on the planet! I love these “Before” images…meat doesn’t always look so pretty[…]

Look at this kid. He seems harmless, right? Well, he’s your worst nightmare if you’re a Dungeness crab… I loved witnessing my two-year-old’s adventure on the Harford Pier at Pt. San Luis. His exciting afternoon included talking back to a very loud Sea Lion and a brave battle with some crabs (by the way, we won the[…]

January 27, 2010 Just a heads up to all you art lovers in the area!   This Saturday between 5-8:30pm SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS and come to an awesome show at the Sanitarium in SLO.  Featured artists are joey Salazar, Vincent Bernardy, Joe Tomei, Rober MAJA & Suzie Bliss.  Art, live music and wine tasting at[…]