Monday Market in Bedoin

July 20, 2012

The small village of Bedoin, at the foothills of Mont Ventoux, comes alive on Mondays as locals, cyclists and visitors enjoy the weekly farmers market. As part of the photoshoot for Crillon Le Brave, I ventured over with their chef, Philippe Zemour for some fun candid shots browsing– and tasting– the local produce, meats and cheeses. After a successful morning in town, it was back to the hotel for an afternoon of cooking and shooting. More to come soon!

Morning at the market

Crillon Le Brave’s chef, Philippe Zemour

Samples of cheese

Lavender

Fresh produce

Oll & Spices

Chef Philippe Zemour & Crillon Le Brave

Foie Gras and meat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Sauce

March 23, 2012

One of my favorite days of the week are Sundays. Nothing beats a morning browsing the farmers market and and an afternoon cooking with friends or family before yet another work-filled week begins. After hearing such great things about D.C.’s Eastern Market, it was on my list of places to check out. Comparable to New York’s Brooklyn Flea, but with a great indoor food market as well, we explored the cute streets of Capitol Hill, shopped and stocked up on fresh food to make homemade sauce for dinner. I couldn’t have asked for better hosts, as they prepared a delicious salad, sauce and pasta all the while I had fun shooting and using their fantastic Anthropologie-inspired kitchenware. Happy Friday and don’t forget to explore your own local farmers market this weekend! x

Foccacia and fresh basil

Salad with dried cranberries, blue cheese and nuts and garlic

Eastern Market

Fresh basil and a Capitol Hill garden

Eastern Market mushrooms

Cooking up the sauce

Taste test on toasted foccacia and garlic chive cheese

Eastern Market asparagus

Short ribs and pasta

Grapes for dessert

Oktoberfeast

November 2, 2011

My friend Donna and I cooked up a seasonal menu the other day featuring some of our favorite ingredients like pumpkin, sage and cranberries. It was one of those quintessential autumn days with crisp blue skies and cool temperatures, so I enjoyed my afternoon outside making my way to the farmers market and then taking the ferry over to Long Island City to relish in the beautiful day.

Cranberries and Maple Sugar Candies

Butter & Sage Pumpkin Ravioli

Farmers Market Ingredients: Ardith Mae Fresh Chevre and Bread from Hot Bread Kitchen

Pumpkin Nut Bread

Butter & Sage Pumpkin Ravioli

Cranberries, Apples & Pears with Bread & Fresh Chevre

Pumpkin Nut Bread

Bread & Fresh Chevre dipped in Pumpkin Bisque

Cranberry Chutney on Bread

Picnic at the Falls

September 16, 2011

You don’t feel much more freedom than driving along the wide open roads of South Iceland’s countryside. Passing through one of the few small towns, consisting of a mere two or three buildings, we stumbled upon a farmers market that had fresh pastries, veggies and homemade breads. Perfect for an afternoon picnic at at the foot of the waterfalls. With limited supplies it was more of a random food sampling than lunch menu, but you don’t need much to satisfy your tastebuds with that kind of scenery. Fueled up we were ready to explore the glaciers.

Happy Friday!

Kleinur, Iceland's answer to doughnuts and Kryddbraud, their answer to a cinnamon spice bread

Traditional Icelandic flatbread with fresh tomatoes from the market

Skogafoss

Pizza-style pastry

Cinnamon glazed pastry

Coachella Farmers Market

April 21, 2011

After falling in love with Santa Monica’s Farmers Market fruit last fall, I was beyond thrilled to experience more from the west coast. Spending a majority of Coachella Music Festival on the grounds, the onsite resources such as the Farmers Market that brought in vendors from neighboring areas of Palm Desert, Palm Springs and La Quinta became most valuable. Here’s what I feasted on that got me through the days…

Lemons, Oranges & Limes

Oranges & Golden Berries

Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries & Goldenberries

Green Energizing Drinks

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