People often ask me what it is that attracts me to a blog. Ultimately, it is all about telling a story of food and life.
There are many facets to blogging – many disciplines encompassed in one platform and most of the time, including my case, it is a one-person show. How remarkable is that? Not very often we have seen in publishing individuals who can be so prolific – from writing, to photography, to developing recipes, to being your own art director and editor.
There are a handful of people that I look up to for inspiration. How can they do so much and do it all so well? I think to myself often.
I have been following Tara and her blog Seven Spoons since the beginning. Words drive her and photos are the anchor to support her stories. On top of that, her recipes are always classic and inventive. In awe, I tell you. She makes it seem effortless although I know how much work goes into it. She is thorough and thoughful in everything she does.
And now she is coming to Seattle to teach a workshop about it all.
Summer has arrived in Seattle. You can feel the excitement as weather becomes the topic of conversation and everyone speaks of outdoor meals and sunsets.
My friend, and eternally-inspiring, Jenn Elliott-Blake and I created a Spanish dinner that you can enjoy at any time of the year but suits summer entertaining perfectly. West Elm supplied the essentials from paella pans, sangria pitchers, ocean-blue dinner plates and even outdoor dining chairs.
I have been living gluten free for nearly 5 years now. My book Small Plates and Sweet Treats came out a year and a half ago. The whole world of gluten-free publications has been elevated to a new level – the focus is on good food that happens to be gluten free. Book and magazines filled with beautiful images and stories that inspire.
I am so happy to tell you about a new publication that my friend and photographer Tara Donne and food stylist Liza Jernow are working on. I cannot wait for this one.
Wild Apple – a new magazine redefining gluten-free living.
It’s all about great food and travel that happens to be gluten free.