The Perfect Spring Egg Salad

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 1 comment | share this

Since we are well into Spring and Easter is now upon us I thought it was time to share some photos and a recipe from an egg shoot that I did with Issha Marie several weeks ago.

When I visited Urban Digs farm a month ago now, Julia sent me home with some of the most beautiful eggs from their chickens. All colours, shapes and sizes. Issha and I are both big egg lovers so we decided to dedicate the day to photographing and eating these amazing eggs!

Issha made us a lovely egg salad with eggs from Cropthorne Farm and we hard boiled the eggs from Julia and ate them with some lemon-thyme salt, bread and butter. The perfect snack when we realized we hadn’t eaten in many hours. Too much fun photographing and not enough time eating.

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A Weekend of Food and Photography In Seattle

Posted on 8 April 2014 | 6 comments | share this

I recently spent the weekend in Seattle. As you might guess it was a weekend all about food and photography. It was a classic Spring weekend in the Pacific Northwest. Torrential downpours, beautiful sunshine and some cool wind thrown in for good measure. It felt very much like Vancouver in many ways but distinctly Seattle in others.

The reason for the trip was to assist at a food photography and styling workshop with food stylist and photographer Aran of Cannelle et Vanille and prop stylist Chelsea of Frolic in Aran’s studio in Seattle. I had seen many photos of Aran’s studio on her blog and Instagram but it was so fun to spend time in the studio. It is simple and simply beautiful. Props artfully arranged in the kitchen, pretty photos on the walls and of course lovely, lovely light.

It is always a pleasure to be in Aran’s presence and see her work with ease and grace. She creates such beauty with food. There is always more to learn from her. It was also fun to meet Chelsea and learn about prop styling and her creative process.

I was happily busy in the kitchen in the morning with Ally getting food ready for lunch and and the styling portion of the workshop and had time to snap a few photos in the afternoon. These first ones are from a pretty Spring scene that Aran and Chelsea styled.

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A Spring Day in the Kitchen with Julie

Posted on 25 March 2014 | 5 comments | share this

Spring is upon us. The light is shifting, the air smells of blossoms and thankfully the days are getting longer. What better way to spend the first day of Spring than in the kitchen with a friend with the patio doors flung open and the sun streaming in.

Julie has the kitchen of my dreams. I mean look at it? The light, the collection of beautiful dishes and the ever present fresh bread and baked goods. Magic!

The other thing I love about her kitchen is that it is well loved. It is here that Julie offers cooking classes, cooks meals for her family, and where friends gather to share food and conversation. There always seems to be a little hustle and bustle. People coming and going. It is where everyone gathers. The heart of the home.

This day was no different. Family was coming and going. Mabel the family dog kept coming by in hopes something had fallen to the floor and Julie was busy about the kitchen preparing delicious food.

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