Monday, October 26, 2015

fall entertaining: pumpkin soup time

still warm enough to enjoy a sunday afternoon outside with warm soup and cider...
photo by marili forastieri
photos by matthew mead

3 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1 cup whipping cream
30 oz. canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
grated parmesan
chopped fresh cilantro
toasted pumpkin seeds or pine nuts
herb pan-fried croutons
Bring vegetable stock and whipping cream to boil in heavy medium pot.
Whisk in canned pumpkin, cumin, chili powder, coriander and nutmeg.
Reduce heat to medium, simmer until soup thickens slightly + flavors blend for 15minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Ladle soup into bowls, garnish, serve.
photo by doug young

Sunday, October 11, 2015

simple + pretty

                                                                                                     photo by Gemma Comas

 I've followed Jane Potrykus' blog, Simple + Pretty, since the beginning... Jane was one of the earliest bloggers,  covering fashion and design with great style and simplicity. We seem to pin the same photos, love the same restaurants and shops in London, and enjoy the same books and design aesthetic.  I was thrilled when she asked me if she could interview me for the launch of my new book for her blog. Although we've only met and visited online, I hope we meet in person in one of our favorite places one of these days!
Hope you'll enjoy her interview:


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