“Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” ~Mary Oliver This was a message I really needed today. I hope it opens up a litte space in your heart, too. For more insight on finding your way out of darkness, […]

Vignole, loosely translated, means a “celebration of spring” and this lovely light and savory soup is just that. Filled with young, tender, green vegetables, herbs and simple white beans, you can’t help but think of the lightness of spring. This is the perfect, healthy soup, with just a little Prosciutto di Parma for texture and […]

It is my birthday week (I officially turned 34 on the 14th) so it seemed only fitting that I create a lovely, fabulous baked goody to post this week. Nasturtium, one of my favorite edible flowers, is growing in abundance in my garden now and I wanted to create a dessert that showcased their beauty. […]

Being a Louisville native, I absolutely love and adore the first Saturday in May, The Kentucky Derby. This year the weather happens to be a little gloomy and rainy, but I can assure you it hasn’t dampened the spirits of all of us Kentucky Proud folks. I’m hopping around to a couple of Derby parties […]

One of the accomplishments in life of which I am very proud is my ability to turn any Mint Julep naysayer into a Mint Julep lover. Over and over, I’ve proven to people that a good Mint Julep is lovable by just about anybody. I understand people’s supposed dislike of Mint Juleps. If you have […]

I’ve been on a bit of a slaw kick lately, and I’ve been experimenting with various cruciferous veggies. A couple of weeks ago I made a Sweet and Spicy Broccoli Slaw, and this week it is Brussels Sprouts. This Brussels Sprout and Apple combination was a bit of a last minute concoction, and the tart, […]

Ever thought to yourself, It would be so awesome right now to be eating a homemade cookie on this hike instead of trail mix and power bars? Well, if not, I’ve just planted the seed. These energy-loaded cookies are perfect for any activity, place or time. Hikes, bike rides, runs, walks, adventurous picnics, anytime is […]

“Our internal state determines our experience of our lives; our experiences do not determine our internal state.” This post is Part 3 in a series of posts on A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. You can read the last post and discussion questions for Chapters 3 and 4 here. In this third session, our […]

My dear friend Joyce from Friends Drift Inn gave me a jar of Bread and Butter Pickles. She is the canning Queen and anything she gives you in a Ball jar is delicious (I won’t get into specifics). Her pantry would rightfully garner envy from any canning connoisseur. When I needed to whip up a […]

Growing up, one of my Mom’s holiday traditions was baking Gift of the Magi Bread. Her original, hand written recipe from the 70s is below. It is heavily spotted with all the batter we’ve made over the years which is just one more reason I love to pull it out of my recipe book and […]

Send

Message

Phone

Email

Name

Thank you!

Your message has been sent. We'll contact you shortly

Contact Us

wedding and portrait photography

portland oregon