The Forest Feast for Kids!


I’m beyond excited to share one of my dear and oldest friends, Erin Gleeson‘s latest book. I cannot wait to get my hands on it and cook with my son:

The Forest Feast for Kids, is a vegetarian cookbook filled with 40 fun recipes for kids of all ages to make. Recipes are presented in a visual and approachable way to make kids want to try new fruits and vegetables. Using colorful produce makes cooking and eating more fun!

Erin Gleeson is an artist, photographer, home cook and New York Times best­selling author of The Forest Feast, a vegetarian cookbook based on her blog of the same name.

Erin lives in a cabin in the woods in Northern California with her husband and toddler son. We met in NYC, living in the same building. We spent the best part of our 20’s hanging with each other at Erin’s apartment (where, even then on a shoe-string budget she threw elaborate parties with delectable and creative treats). My oldest childhood friend Jonathan moved to the neighborhood and naturally they fell in love. I was sad when they shipped off to live in the woods but I knew Erin would do amazing photography there. Her son and my daughter are a month apart. I can’t wait to spend time with them when they come for Erin’s NYC book launch events to celebrate!


More images from the book after the jump… (more…)

Seriously easy recipes + tips from friends who know

I recently asked some friends to share some of their easy (5 ingredients or close to it) go-to recipes and tips. We all have kids and need fast easy dinners with a minimum of ingredients and prep work (stuff you can make ahead and keep in the fridge for an easy heat-up-serve meal). All comments from the last month (and specifically this crispy tofu post) got deleted during a blog renovation so feel free to leave a link or comment here with your tip or recipe and check out The Forest Feast, Sunday Suppers, Small Plates & Sweet Treats and Wild Apple Journal.

I have to start with the best suggestion of all from Gemma Burgess,  “I have this amazing recipe called “” but it’s pretty complicated so maybe you guys should work up to it?”

And now for the rest:


Wild Apple Magazine

I’m so excited for my friend, talented photographer Tara Donne. She’s teaming up with food stylist Liza Jernow to create an incredibly beautiful print magazine called Wild Apple.

In Wild Apple, we train our eye to gorgeous, indulgent and useful food. Our recipes unfold through the seasons, with a focus on what’s available and natural. Our magazine will share love letters to friendly grains, simple snack ideas, well-tested recipes for classics, and menus with which to entertain friends or easily createweeknight meals. It will also cover inspiring international travel, city guides, profiles on interesting creative people, and roundups of beauty products–all of course gluten-free. 

Check out their Kickstarter campaign. You can pledge as little or much as you want. With a pledge of $75, you’ll get the first two issues and an e-recipe card for Gluten free pancakes with raspberry sauce and lemon zest. With $200 or more you’ll get a ton of goodies including my illustrated dessert postcards.  I was happy to contribute illustrations for such a gorgeous and useful publication!

Autumn recipe round-up

canelle et vanille header

Nothing says autumn like crisp air and the sweet smell of spiced apple cider and cinnamon. I can’t wait to go apple picking with my family and reap the benefits of having a baker as a mom.

Here are some recipes I found that belong in your belly:


  • Gluten and dairy free butternut squash, apple and hazelnut muffins via Canelle et Vanille

3via feastie

  • Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes via Feastie

4via healthy delicious

5apple pancakes

If these recipes whet your appetite, be certain to check out my friend Erin’s blog Forest Feast for all sorts of seasonal recipes in her signature illustration/photography.

Header photo via Canelle et Vanille

dark styling



I’m taken with these food photographs that draw all of your focus in on the food leaving the surrounding areas dark. Perfect chiaroscuro!! They’re just beautiful and frankly are making me hungry:

  1. lemon cake via miss moss
  2. root veggies via stylesight
  3. figs, deep fried babybels and walnuts via LRF

I hope you have a lovely weekend. We’ve been trying to socialize and chill out a bit as the storm of autumn work and fashion week are approaching. I frankly can’t wait to work on certain projects on the horizen but it’s been good to work at a slower pace the last week or so as clients live out the last leg of their own summer vacations.