just like honey from the bee

Busy like a bee this week working on some product shots for a local gourmet grocery, I can’t wait to share with you all the results… but here’s a taste: This was my favorite shot of the day. The serendipity of the hexagonal dish and the honey just did me in! And this was some…

spring potato soup with chive oil

Here’s another tasty soup recipe, I’m also going to say a bit about photography. This is, as always, a favorite recipe that I love to make and love to eat! The recipe is tried and tested, I’ve made it a million times, find it below. With my images I’m testing out something new. I used my Lowel…

I dream of donuts

Here are somethings you need to know about me: I love donuts, and recently I fulfilled two dreams in one shot… For twenty years (eep!) I had dreams of visiting Seattle and I’ve been dreaming of the donut shop mecca Top Pot Donuts since I first saw it on a TV travel show. In February, I lived my dream and…

mexican hot chocolate mug cake

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Let’s celebrate with a little chocolate cake made in a mug! Mexican hot chocolate is a slightly spicier version of regular old cocoa, thanks to the addition of cinnamon. For this recipe, you’ll need a store-bought Mexican hot chocolate such as Abuelita (look at that sweet little grannie). You’ll be using…

take-out at home: fried rice

I was never really a fan of the typical Chinese take-out fried rice. But this is now one of my go-to recipes when I want something fast and yummy. Believe me, I love the ease of take-out, now and then. But sometimes, making your take-out faves from scratch is as easy as picking up the…

I scream for ice cream

Temperatures actually got above the teens today and it felt down right tropical! Maybe, just maybe, spring is actually on its way… which means summer is just around the corner… which means ice cream! Ice cream is the best. I love ice cream. Making it, eating it, looking at it, it’s all good. Coffee is…

irish soda bread: a slice of ireland

It’s almost Boston’s favorite holiday: St. Patrick’s Day! And I am 100% not Irish. However, I have kissed the Blarney Stone and therefore I consider myself “Irish by association” at this time of year. I really don’t have big plans for St. Patty’s day, despite my proximity to South Boston and a plethora of Irish…

green smoothies 101

I’m totally on the green smoothie/juice bandwagon. But there’s a secret to making a great green smoothie. Green smoothies are super tasty if you know the secret. Actually, it isn’t really a secret at all– it’s all about ratios and adding plenty of fruit. Just green veggies in your blender will taste something like salad soup,…

It’s chess pie…

Are you familiar with Chess Pie? I had only heard about it for the first time a few weeks ago, and was very curious. It is a pie or tart with a filling made of eggs, butter, and sugar, according to Merriam-Webster. This one is technically a lemon chess pie because it includes lemon juice and…

caramel coconut cookie bars

Aka, Girl Scout Samoas copycats. If you’re like me, you’ve already eaten through your stash of Girl Scout cookies… and you need a fix! It’s pretty easy to clone the tasty confections from our fine little friends in green vests– especially in bar form– you’ll be eating these up in no time. Just a few…

we go together like cookies & milk

What can I say about Valentine’s Day, that hasn’t already been said? This year, be sweet to yourself. I don’t think Valentine’s Day has to be all about romance, and kissy-kissy things. I think it’s a fine time to celebrate the little things that make you happy. By all means, show the people you love how…

pancakes, syrup and snowdays

Ok, so I’ve always really loved McDonald’s Flapjacks… at least I did as a kid. It’s been decades since I’ve enjoyed anything from McDonald’s, but I vividly remember eating and enjoying the McD’s pancakes and begging my mother to replicate their succulent flapjack-ness at home. We always made the fluffy Bisquick type of pancakes, which are…