A small taste of Maui’s flora

Upon our descent from the summit of Haleakala, we stopped at the Kula Lodge for breakfast. We had been up for over six hours at that point without any coffee or food and froze our rears off up on the summit. Needless to say, we were thankful to have our hands warmed and bellies full….

A stroll around Pasadena

Back at the end of July, Will and I were down in Southern California to be apart of a friends wedding. While it was a whirlwind of activities, Will and I managed to steal a couple hours to walk around town on the day of the rehearsal. Little did we know city hall was just…

Wherein I travel to Northern Ireland to study food photography

It isn’t everyday one is presented with an opportunity to travel to a new land and study a budding passion with Helene Dujardin. It was a leap of faith that has left me humbled and grateful for such an experience. I’ve been intentionally holding back on writing my recap of the workshop as I tend…

A Walk in the Garden

When I took notice of the kale several weeks ago, I didn’t stop at just the kale. I let myself wonder throughout the garden and the rest of the backyard. This is what I found.

At the edge of the ocean

Several Sundays ago I finally said yes. I said yes to putting the to-do list aside and stepped out to enjoy God’s creation. The weather was too perfect to not steal away to the ocean. With cameras in hand Will and I set out to one of my favorite beaches. We started on the cliffs…

Swedish Walnut-Cinnamon Cookies (Kanelkakor)

I made these pillowy cinnamon cookies several weeks ago during a gloomy day. They are a soft humble cookie. No flashy ingredients or chocolate falling out. Just a good butter dough, some cardamom, and a whole lot of cinnamon. I found the recipe in The Great Scandinavian Baking Book by Beatrice Ojakangas. I really do…