I am back from my summer travels to Europe and an amazing workshop in New York. More about those later.
For now, I wanted to share a simple frittata dish with you. I cooked this cherry tomato, prosciutto and ricotta frittata for my friend Jocelyn Casey’s site The Little Room of Style – a little collaboration who have started where I will share some of my favorite breakfast recipes.
I love breakfast and my head is always spinning with new concoctions. Stay tuned.
It’s been a while since I said hello last, hasn’t it? I have been traveling and the truth is I feel I have been living out of a suitcase for the last six months, which I sort of have been. If you follow me on Instagram, you will see I have been all over the place. My iPhone camera – my trusty companion.
I wrote about Gothenburg and the amazing workshop with Mikkel Vang. Well, right after that, I left for Beckershof (about 2 hours south of Stockholm) to teach a food styling and photography workshop hosted by Ritchie Ace Camps with whom I have worked with in the past.
We stayed at the most amazing house on Beckershofs Herrgård. A estate that has been in the Asker family since the mid 19th century. I cannot even begin to tell you how beautiful this place is. Set right on a lake with horses, chickens, rabbits that run freely, beautiful gardens, a floating sauna, rowing boats, apple trees… It was the perfect location for 5 days dedicated to styling and photographing food.
When I first started taking pictures of food, I hoarded food and travel magazines. I stared at beautiful photography and tried to analyze the light, the photographers point of view…
…trying to decipher their technique and how they worked the light.
I discovered Mikkel Vang‘s work in that process. His editorial stories for Donna Hay, Vogue Living, Elle Decor, Gourmet and so many more are evoking, lush, colorful – always telling a story of people, places and food.
Quinoa salad with peas, favas, feta mint and lemon
I returned from Tuscany last Saturday night where I had spent ten amazing days teaching a food and lifestyle photography workshop.
My head jet-lagged and full of beautiful scenery. The rolling hills, the wildflowers everywhere, the faces, the food. I miss it.
I miss our students who enthusiastically joined us in every trip and every exercise.
I returned home to some beautiful handmade Mother’s Day presents that Jon and Miren had made for me while I was away. A birdhouse, a clay basket for my rings, drawings and paintings. And yesterday, we spent Mother’s Day at the farmer’s market where I procured so many vegetables for the week.