This photo was taken after a summer’s weekend adventure to the Okanaganas in British Columbia. The peaches were harvested locally fresh off the tree! We brought them back home Vancouver. Since we could only keep them for a short period of time, making Roasted Peach Ice Cream was the our attempt to savor them longer!
Cumin & maple roasted beets and sweet potatoes: I can never have enough soup during the winter- it keeps you warm and utterly satisfied and also allows for endless experimentation. This beet and sweet potato one is currently my favourite. The cumin & maple glaze gives the vegetables a delicious spicy sweetness, balanced by the addition of buttermilk and crunchy, lemony pumpkin seeds. Sweet, salty, sour and spicy- you have it all in just a spoonful!
I took this photo in Perth, Western Australia, for a Raw food cook book. The chef is spiritual raw food chef, running non profitable cafe promoting earth friendly living. Most of the ingredients used are organic, donated or from local farmers or grown in their own garden.
Alberta, Canada is a province that has a lot of cowboys. This recipe for Tex-Mex Hamburger Soup was taken for “The Canadian Cowboy Cookbook” The negative space is very important for many of my cookbook photographs as to the text for the recipe often is printed in that space.
Afternoons Tea – weekends are best taken slow and to enjoy over a fragrant cup of tea. For this photo I wanted to capture the vivid colors of the West Coast. A blank white canvas and flatlay was a great way to highlight an afternoon tea set outside of the three tiers.
Cod & samphire risotto: Risotto is probably my favourite comfort food. Elegant yet unassuming, requiring few ingredient and yet packing tons of flavour, once you master making it, you really can't go back. This simple fish version is elevated by the addition of crunchy, flavourful samphire, fresh basil and dry white wine.
Beetroot, zucchini & manchego tart: Tarts and pies are one of my favourite things to make (and eat!). This one was really just an excuse to showcase the beautiful colours of fresh beets and zucchini, perfectly paired with salty manchego in a simple, yet delicious buttery and flakey tart.
Chocolate chunk bread pudding: Perfect served both as a decadent breakfast or a dessert, you really can’t go wrong with bread pudding. This version is made a little luxurious with the addition of great quality dark chocolate with crunchy and delicious cocoa nibs and a few drops of brandy.
Vintage style is only as far away as the nearest flea market! We were so in love with our latest flea market trouvailles that we decided to shoot some fresh produce that we had gotten earlier that morning from the farmers market. Just how amazing are these vintage food props?