Colorful popsicles

striped pops via martha stewart

I’m not sure if these are more works of art than delicious summer treats?

Also, not to nag but please please leave a link or comment on yesterday’s post. I’m dying to know what you do, make, create. Don’t be shy!

A Communal Table: Caroline Hwang’s amazing cookbook

I’m so excited to tell you about illustrator Caroline Hwang‘s latest genius project.

In her own words:

Introducing the first in a series of cookbooks that celebrates the joys of gathering together to share a meal. A delicious spread isn’t the only thing that makes a meal memorable, it’s also the people you eat it with and this series revels in both. In the introductory book, the casual gathering is explored by accomplished home chefs and some of the best-known folks at the front of the foodie revolution who offer delectable menus for a ladies brunch, a mid-week dinner, a rustic meal, and more.

Proceeds from the first book will be donated to The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that educates families and the public about healthy nutrition.

Check out Caroline’s other amazing projects:

  1. Numnum Chronicles
  2. Supper Club, an underground restaurant
  3. The Space in-between blog

I’ve been lucky enough to sample Caroline’s amazing cooking. She and her roommate have hosted some amazing brunches at their apartment.

NYE dinner


Tonight a couple of close friends are coming over early enough to see Henry and say goodnight to him for one last time in 2010.

Starting with some fresh/gourmet ingredients and creativity, we’ll see what we come up with. Then we’ll kick back, drink prosecco and ring in the new year together. I can’t think of a better way to do it! The menu is tentative but I’m thinking for my contribution I’ll make biscuits, crispy kale, stuffed mushrooms, pasta with bechamel and salad. I already made cookies for dessert and I know my friend Robyn is picking up my favorite…macarons! I’ll let you know how it all goes and perhaps even share some photos/recipes later.

I hope you have the most wonderful new year with people you love and that 2011 is the best year of your life so far!!! Thank you so sincerely for joining me here on Maquette everyday. I honestly love sharing my work with you and of course my inspirations. XO.

…more of my food illos