Fresh Blackberry Mint Lemonade // Pretty EATS on MadeByGirl

Summer is here and fresh, sparkly drinks are calling my name! Head on over to Made By Girl to see my latest refreshment creation, Fresh Blackberry Mint Lemonade. Cheers to blue skies, balmy afternoons, and cold drinks! Ps: Don’t miss the adorable mint ice cubes while you’re there!

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[…]

  Truth be told, I have a very romantic concept of lunch. Memories of shopping with my grandmother at department stores…the kinds that still had little diners and cafes attached. It seemed like the fanciest little excursion, ladies who lunch. Fresh salads and BLT’s and iced tea… Watercress always makes me think of these idealized afternoons,[…]

Summer may be over but the heat won’t leave the Central Coast. I had a lot of fun shooting these wine cocktails for the current issue of Edible SLO Magazine. Wine ice cubes were a great way to use leftover wine (what’s that??) and made these drinks extra special. What a great way to be[…]

Cheers to Year Two of my work with The Inspired Plate and its talented members. Here is a recipe using one of my favorite things on the planet: Cast Iron. Our additional challenge was to use a magazine format. 2013 has been fantastic for myself as a food photographer, joining forces with Edible San Luis[…]

I was so excited for our newest challenge for The Inspired Plate that I have a couple versions for our “Egg” Challenge. (Yup, I’m taking a que from Portlandia…the hipster foodie in me wants to put an egg on everything.) We had a beautiful day at the farmer’s market recently and found these gorgeous “Winter/Spring”[…]

A bright and fresh new start to our new year with The Inspired Plate, a Food Photography and Styling group that I’m privileged to be a part of! We are kicking off this New year of 2013 with a focus on Healthy. Enter in my creation of Vegetarian Eggs Benedict. Who doesn’t have living more healthfully in[…]

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[…]

Hi Friends! I’m excited to share Part 1 of my Holiday Table, our latest challenge from The Inspired Plate. Here are some unique dish ideas that will liven up your Holiday Table this December. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here’s to a month of celebrating with good people, eating good food, and keeping[…]