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[…]

Pretty Eats on MADE BY GIRL // The Best Hot Cocoa & Peppermint Marshmallows

 Happy Holidays all! Today I’m on Made By Girl sharing a completely decadent treat, and THAT’S RIGHT I’m calling it The BEST Hot Cocoa!  Just a few ingredients make up this recipe, the only key is to use nice quality chocolate. As a festive decoration, I tried my hand at homemade marshmallows…and they are fantastic! More photos and[…]

Bourbon Cocktails // Pretty EATS on Made By Girl

I’m back on Made By Girl with a Bourbon Cider Cocktail that will bring big cheers to your holiday season. Step 1: Take your favorite bourbon and steep a handful of cinnamon and spice in it. Step 2: Well, that’s over on >> Made By Girl!  

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[…]

Sharing a scrumptiously healthy snack on MADE BY GIRL today. These Tomato Saucy Toasts are from Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Mama, and are such a beautiful way to celebrate the season. Simple little bite-sized toasts that will have summer memories on your mind! Find the recipe and more photos over at MADE BY GIRL // 

  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,[…]

I’m happy to have more images in the latest issue of Edible San Luis Obispo Magazine, The Harvest Issue. Here is a gorgeous red wine chocolate cake, a must try! Find Edible SLO locations all over the county  or view the digital edition at EdibleSLO.com. Nom!

Accidentally bought raw peanuts and it let us experiment with roasting our own at home. Turned out it’s easy and it makes the house smell really good. Roast a single layer of raw shelled peanuts on a flat pan or cookie sheet in a preheated oven (350’F) for 25-30 minutes. (Unshelled peanuts will take only[…]

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[…]