FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN POINT REYES, CALIFORNIA four days of hands-on lessons, exploring what makes a compelling food story, in beautiful Point Reyes, by the coast on a working goat farm!! SOLD OUT! wow, thank you! {register} email bella [at] to reserve your spot This will be my first food photography & styling workshop… READ MORE

Lemon curd is one of the simplest and most rewarding things you can make during citrus season. There is no shortage of citrus in our neighborhood and the meyer lemons are perfect for picking this time of year. Four ingredients and about 15 minutes of time are all you need to make a batch of this… READ MORE

There's something special about a well put together cheese board. Salty, sweet & savory while mixing crunchy & soft textures - a good cheese board brings all of these elements to the table. The thing I love most about cheese boards is how they are quick to pull together while at the same time looking… READ MORE


If we had to choose just one Greek dessert to be our favorite, it would have to be baklava. Layer upon layer of filo dough filled with finely ground nuts infused with a touch of spice, baked until golden and then drenched in a honey syrup - baklava is an epic dessert. The only problem… READ MORE

Cold weather calls for cozy past times like snuggling under your favorite blanket with a mug of hot chocolate. While you would probably expect that mug of hot chocolate to be a rich brown color, if you came over to our house you would find something quite different in your mug. A mellow green matcha… READ MORE

Pizza has got to be one of the best foods on earth, I mean, have you ever met anyone who doesn't like pizza?! Pizza is a passion in our house. Ever since my hubby first told me his favorite part of going to college in New York was the pizza, I was on a pursuit to… READ MORE

Eating french toast on the weekend has been a tradition in my family ever since I can remember. Breakfast on the weekend meant that my dad would be cooking for us and he made the very best french toast. A golden crispy exterior with a fluffy custard center, french toast was his specialty. Once I… READ MORE

It would not be Thanksgiving without bread rolls. Pillowy soft domes of comfort, the bread rolls, or buns as my family always called them, may seem much less impressive say than the turkey that so much time & effort is poured into, but for us, there would be a massive void at our family's table… READ MORE

No, your eyes are not fooling you. These apples are really pink on the inside! They are called hidden rose apples and not only are they beautiful to behold, but they are juicy & crisp with just the right balance of sweet & tart, basically everything you would hope for in an apple. Inspired by the name of these unique apples, I created these hidden rose apple tarts to capture the beauty of this remarkable fruit.

Peas were not a vegetable that I ate growing up - for some reason all I ever was exposed to were the lackluster canned peas that were served at my elementary school cafeteria, which left me disinterested to say the least. It was not until I got married that I finally had the opportunity to taste… READ MORE