Coffee Doughnuts

Mon, March 21 2016

It all started with me buying a doughnut pan and discovering that it only takes 15 minutes of my time and minimum clean up afterwards to produce a batch of freshly baked, soft inside and shiny with glaze outside, irresistible doughnuts. My list of possible flavors and toppings is growing each and every day, but […]

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Rhubarb Chocolate Babka

Sun, March 20 2016

I haven’t had or heard of rhubarb until 3 years ago when I moved to North Idaho. My parents-in-law had the biggest rhubarb bushes in front of their house, and I became their frequent harvester. This spring (it’s currently snowing outside, but let’s just stick to the calendar here), I wanted to try something different […]

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Winter Brunch Menu

Sat, February 13 2016

When I was visiting my family in Russia last month I already knew I was going to work on a winter brunch shoot as soon as I returned, and I was actively looking for props. I needed something that felt fresh, coastal and wintery. I thought “wind-blown sandy beach”, “weathered white wooden tables”, “steely winter […]

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Chinese New Year recipes from Lucky Rice

Sun, February 7 2016

One of my recent projects was to style and photograph the Chinese New Year recipes from Lucky Rice cookbook by Danielle Chang. Chinese New Year starts on February 8, and this is the Year of Fire Monkey. (I went on to see what exactly the fire monkey brings us this year and got lost reading […]

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