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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Italian Trade Commission. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s summertime. Summertime is rivers, lakes, beaches, mountains, road trips, campfires. Long and leisurely evenings, hot and dusty hikes, and finishing all of those things with a good meal with friends, and a great bottle […]


  • Claudia | The Brick Kitchen - I know SO little about wines so feel like I needed this post pre-Italy for reference – it feels like another language that I’m completely ignorant to haha! Gorgeous sunlit photographs tooReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Beautiful post! I’m terrible at picking out wines, and this is so helpful. Your photos are amazing, as always. xxReplyCancel

  • todd wagner - Such a beautiful post all around, as always! You’ve inspired me to pick up a few bottles of Italian wine for this upcoming weekend. <3ReplyCancel

  • Linda - perfect for summer. look so so delicious!

  • Alexandra Phillips - A broader category than many of these region-specific varietals, orange wines are having a moment. fantastic italian wines to drink any coccasionReplyCancel

For years – since I learned about it from friends who told magic tales of seaweed harvesting along the northern CA coast – I have wanted to participate in a seaweed harvest in Mendocino. So when I got the lucky opportunity to photograph the harvest in May for Bamboo Sushi, I was ecstatic. This is […]


Spring in Portland is something else. In California, it meant asparagus and strawberries and a few cherry blossoms. It meant longer days. It felt promising. But the shift was subtle, and it always left me wanting a little more. In the northwest, the transition to spring feels life-affirming. It offers a break from the relentless […]


  • thefolia - Cheers…wishing us all many more celebrations with our bountiful harvest.ReplyCancel

  • Erica - That looks delicious!! :)ReplyCancel

  • n - This is such a beautiful drink!! Peter loves rhubard, I must try it!!ReplyCancel

  • Alexa - That drink is refreshing, indeed!ReplyCancel

  • Corrie Cooks - I had to conduct a grand dinner, so I thought to serve this rosy rhubarb mule to my guests. I garnished it with lemon and ginger slices. My guests just loved this mule. I was thinking about what other vegetables or fruits can we use to make delicious mules?ReplyCancel