chive butter

chive butter

Yesterday I made some chive butter, inspired by all the chives in the garden that are getting ready to burst into bloom. It’s so easy! I just beat four cubes of butter with an electric mixer, added the juice of one lemon, and two handfuls of chopped up chives, salt and pepper. I rolled it into some parchment to keep in the fridge. So yummy!! More homemade butter ideas here.

chive butter

Photos: Chelsea Fuss.

Saturday Morning Flower Arranging Party!


On Saturday morning, I had a little flower arranging party at my house. I partnered with Fifty Flowers and ordered a gorgeous box of ranunculus! They also sent along the sweetest box of white spring flowers. I added in a selection of local stems as well, invited a few friends over and we made bouquets while we munched on radishes, bread, and cheese and enjoyed the prettiest, sunny morning in the garden.


We made hand-tied bouquets which you can see the instructions for right here.


We had ranunculus, hyacinth, anemone, larkspur, buplerum, daffodils, dusty miller, myrtle, and queen anne’s lace.


Waxflower always adds a nice wild flavor to arrangements.


It’s so fun to see what combination each person comes up with!


Here’s Elizabeth and her pretty pink bouquet of poppies, sweet pea, dusty miller, hyacinth and waxflower. The lovely larkspur from Fifty Flowers, on the right.


Flower messes are always pretty, right?!


Here Chelsea from Type A Press starts a bouquet of larkspur, scented geranium, and ranunculus.


This is me gathering some flowers for my own little bouquet.


Here’s lovely Alyssa with her bouquet of anemone, buplerum, ranunculus, hyacinth, muscari, and larkspur.

Thanks to everyone who attended the party! It was such a great way to start the weekend. Thank you to Fifty Flowers for sponsoring and to Lisa Warninger for the incredible photographs! Ad design by Scout’s Honor Co.

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A Workshop with Aran


A few weekends ago, I traveled up to Seattle to teach a food photography and styling workshop with Aran of Cannelle et Vanille. It was so fun to collaborate with Aran and to share our process with a roomful of students! I styled two vignettes and Aran made food for them. The top one is an English-inspired tea party with a plate of Eton mess.


Aran’s studio is just a dream of bright light and pastel colors.


This vignette was inspired by saturated paintings in ink blue and berry red. Aran added a salad, roasted tomatoes and stacks of cheese.


Aran and I walked students through a typical shoot. It was such a blast! Thanks to all the students who attended!

Photos by Elerflower Co. and top photo by The Bounty Hunter. Thank you to my intern Erica Gomez for assisting!