It only seems like yesterday that I was outside the city hosting another beautiful Secret Supper alongside my beautiful team! This Supper felt a bit extra special as I had a guest in town, Valentina Solfrini! We’ve been online friends since my early blogging days, and it was such a treat to meet in person! She joined us for the weekend all the way from her home in Italy to help partake of the exciting weekend and also see Portland. It was such a joy to have her ( I could go on and on about our sweet time together), and of course we had to plan an epic collaboration with her, Eva and I post Supper! More on this below, but first:
So if you’ve been around Instagram the last week, you’ll see I’ve been hinting at an exciting announcement! Thrilled to finally be able to share the news. I’m excited to let you know that Valentina and I are co hosting an Online Food Styling & Photography Workshop! You can see all the details at the below link! The course is 4 weeks in length and starts the first weekend of August. Space is limited and there’s an early bird price valid for the next 6 days, so make sure to sign up asap!
The morning after we returned from the Supper, we met up, walked down the street to the store, got some tasty ingredients, and then came back to my studio and made Gluten Free Pancakes with Fresh Ricotta & Maple Chai Rhubarb. We were all quite spent after the weekend to say the least, but I tell you what, every time I get behind my camera, I just come so completely alive. The beauty of our collaborative shoot fueled us all the way through, and at the end, we enjoyed a lovely breakfast together. It was perfect! Make sure to check out Valentina’s post at this link.
If you’ve noticed the gorgeous wares used in this shoot, I’ll let you know that we used a set of Mimi Ceramics that Mica hand crafted for our June Secret Supper. Aren’t they gorgeous? You can purchase your very own set, as Mimi is selling the stock left from our Supper, link here! In addition, we used this beautiful cast iron Staub oval baking dish. We also incorporated Dona Chai into the rhubarb compote, another sponsor from the Supper. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to see the full lineup of sponsors and items in next week’s post!
Also, I’m sure you’ve heard the excitement of the Saveur Blog Awards happening right now in the online food blogging community! It’s a great time to get involved and vote for your favorite blogs, and I’d encourage you to do so asap if you haven’t already! There’s a lot of amazing categories this year, but I have my eye on best photography and best food Instagram. if you want to jump on support my work, I’d be honored! More info available here & submissions are taken through July 17. Thanks in advance for your support not only of my work, but my fellow incredibly talented food bloggers worldwide.
Gluten Free Pancakes Serves 4 Rhubarb Chai Compote Makes approx. 1 cup compote Honey Figs
Gluten Free Pancakes
Rhubarb Chai Compote
Makes approx. 1 cup compote