Food, Photos and Travel

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Studio Closing

I'm leaving for India soon, so I just want to give a heads up that I will be closing the studio from Sept. 9th to Sometime within the first week of October (depending on how long it takes me to recover from the jet lag).

I am currently booking for October.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Nature's Perfect Food

Buttermilk Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

twenty-four 2 1/2-inch paper muffin cup liners

4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 large eggs
2 cups well-shaken buttermilk

1) Preheat oven to 350°F. and line muffin cups with paper liners.

2) Into a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy and beat in vanilla.

3) Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, and with mixer on low speed beat in buttermilk until just combined. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, beating until just combined after each addition.

4) Divide batter among muffin cups (batter will fill cups) and bake 20 minutes, or until golden and a tester comes out clean. Cool cupcakes on racks 5 minutes and remove cupcakes from cups. Cupcakes keep in an airtight container at room temperature 2 days.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

1 package of room temperature cream cheese
1.5 cup fresh whipped cream
1 cup confectioners sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
3tbs lemon juice (optional)

Fold together until well mixed, and pipe on to cupcakes.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Some recent photography

I've been a pretty bad blogger lately. I've been quite busy in the studio this summer, finishing up several of my largest projects to date, and I've wasted quite a bit of time daydreaming of India (which is coming up soon!).

Here are some shots I did recently for HollyBeth's Natural Body Products. This was a fun series of shots to do because I got to take the set outside to the back yard. I love the romantic combination of the roses and lavender, white washed wood table and the sunny green grass.