Category Archives: slice of life

as sweet as pie

I’m so lucky to have these amazing relationships in the food world…they always produce something special and this was the perfect day for a pick-me-up! it’s been a long end of summer…after the unfortunate accident of breaking my leg at a wedding, and weeks of being in a cast of one form or another, on crutches, and being immobile – it’s definitely gotten the best of me. so to open my computer this morning to a feature on Food52 with the lovely miss maggie of Eat Boutique was just what the doctor ordered!

everything is better with butter

I had the amazing opportunity to travel to vermont this spring to cover a story on diane and her small herd of jersey cows at animal farm in orwell vermont. diane produces small-batch butter for a handful of the finest restaurants in the world…and spenser magazine featured my story + imagery in their most recent issue. I won’t give away too much here, so head over to read this inspiring tale starting on page 55. a true gift from this visit is the butter + buttermilk that diane sent me home with, *the* same butter + buttermilk that I watched her create…a true treasure as the butter is not readily available for sale. I gave a portion of my butter loot to my dad…I drove up to the white mountains in NH on the morning of father’s day and delivered the butter with a fresh loaf of bread for an elevated version of simple toast. the remaining butter is waiting in my freezer as I contemplate an occasion special enough to use it. with her buttermilk, I made a batch of peach ice cream that’s featured in her new book, The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook…it was beyond my expectations so stay tuned for an upcoming post on eat boutique with the recipe + imagery too!

 

 

 

 

SOS with chive events

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

as I sit on this rainy winter’s day, my mind wanders to warmer seasons and I was reminded that I had yet to share this little snippet. you may already know that I have a huge business crush on chive events - I love their business model and whether a wedding or one of their suppers, I truly enjoy working with them. the day was perfection and I had my husband in tow…we juggled cocktails and cameras and enjoyed an amazing view, the late afternoon sun, and a nosh or two all while benefiting charity at Thomas Jefferson’s summer home in Manchester-by-the-Sea. each supper supports a non-profit and on this day, proceeds from the Supper On the Sea were donated to Change Is Simple, Inc., whose approach to educating about our environment is quite inspiring. chive’s “hooked” event was quite amazing too if you missed that post here…along with some “behind the scenes” in their kitchen…and a wedding of one of their own, here.

green

spring is my favorite time of year…the showers have finally come and brought much to life. the first of this season in our *new* old home and I am watching a carpet of green surround it, all sorts of perennials starting to bloom, and our ivy is climbing…with every spurt of growth, a new surprise and my love of all things green continues. all this lush surrounds a brick patio that appears it has been here forever and offers a shady place to sit and escape the afternoon sun. cheers to a summer filled with simple cocktails + steamer chairs, which I have been itching to take out of the shed.

boutonniere by Petal Floral Design

jet setting

I’ve recently returned from a week abroad…to Paris and then a quick jaunt over to Copenhagen for food-related editorial work for both online + print. and of course, when I say *jet setting* it’s very tongue in cheek…as glamorous as it may sound, the reality is that it’s a lot of jet lag, shlepping of equipment, harried schedules and the list goes on. the silver lining is that, of course, the experience…seeing the many nooks and crannies of Paris that are not flooded with tourists, the *best* croissants, the light rain after spending an evening in a Parisian cafe off the beaten path…j’adore. and one of the highlights – shooting + dining at Noma, recently awarded the best restaurant in the world. it was an indescribable experience {hence, why I am thrilled that I don’t have to articulate it – that’s Maggie’s job!} and though I fancy myself a food photographer, I am truly just an aspiring foodie, with an emphasis on *aspiring*.

more imagery to come…in the meantime, hoping this sneak peek holds you over.

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Noma, Copenhagen
Contax 645 80mm 2.0
Portra 400

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out + about in Paris
Nikon F100 50mm 1.4
Fuji 400H