Pear, Honey and Ginger Slab Pie

When I was a teenager, the crisp cool weather of October meant my sister and I were on apple and pear duty.  Our job was to pick the pears, apples, and apple-pears off the trees in the orchard before the birds or our fruit-eating dogs got to them first.  We loved picking bird pecked apples… Continue reading Pear, Honey and Ginger Slab Pie

Practicing with the Harvest

Yesterday I made myself a new prop for photographing food.  I love using layers of white so I made myself a faux white bread board.  I used scrap 1/4 inch plywood and cut it into a rough cheese/bread board shape.  I sanded the edges and gave it a nice coat of watered down white paint… Continue reading Practicing with the Harvest


I have been thinking about this food blog thing for a long time.  I am not new to the blogosphere.  I have been writing a crafting blog called Elemental Stitches for the last 5 years.  Over time I noticed my crafting blog became half crafting, half food.  It had somehow morphed into two blogs fighting… Continue reading Beginnings

About Melissa

What two passions would you refuse to give up until you were 6 ft under?  For me its food and photography.  This blog is my recipe box, my photographic food diary, a place for challenging myself. I am Melissa.  I love ice cream and cheese, cooking at midnight and eating chocolate for breakfast.  I grow… Continue reading About Melissa