Iâ€™m about a year behind (if not more) in posting some of my food & prop styling work so these posts will come non-linearly, which about accurately reflects the state of my business these days anyway what with juggling a shop, food styling, my own photography work, product design and . . .
I love collecting recipes and combining flavors at home. Itâ€™s extra special getting to do this at Gather as well. Each month I try to work with my staff to come up with a â€œdrink of the monthâ€, this month it is a delicious Ginger Matcha Latte. So good. I also adore these green mugs that I stock . . .
I recently had some girl friends over to get dressed up and watch the Oscars and drink fancy cocktails. I made this orange cake and it was very good. Here is the recipe: Print Orange Cake Recipe Ingredients Cooking-oil spray 1 cup butter, softened 1¼ cups granulated sugar . . .
November through January is always a hectic time of year in our household with a ton of birthdays, a seasonal food business (my husband's peppermint bark), a retail shop and family in town but it is also a special time that deserves to be celebrated. I have a large file of recipes I've pulled from . . .
Carving pumpkins at Halloween is fun, but I especially love cleaning out the goopy innards and turning them into this delicious treat. I don't particularly have a sweet tooth (I'm more of a salty snacker) but these skillet roasted pumpkin seeds are that perfect combination of sweet and spicy that is . . .
I'm a big fan of soups in the fall and winter. My husband not as much, but I think they are growing on him, especially, with soups as good as this one that is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. I tend to be hyper focused during the day when I'm working and usually want something quick and . . .
Here are some photos from one of a number of food & prop styling jobs I worked on forÂ Southern Season this past Spring/Summer. This shoot had a brunch theme. Food Photography by Lissa Gotwals, Food & Prop Styling by Michelle Smith . . .
Some photos I styled from a photo shoot a few months ago for Southern Season. What a joy it is to work on these projects. Photo Styling by me, Michelle Smith, Photography by Lissa Gotwals . . .
Brussels sprouts have become my new food obsession. I was a little late to the party, just not having been exposed to them, I guess. About a year ago, I had them as a side at a BBQ restaurant, and from that point on I was a convert. They taste a little meaty and have a unique flavor that you'll . . .
This past Sunday my husband decided to whip up these Lemon Ricotta Beignets, which are basically fried dough with ricotta in the center and cinnamon sugar on the outside. They didn't look pretty but they sure were good. Here's the recipe for making at home: Print Lemon Ricotta Beignets Recipe . . .
Dram Apothecary is a Colorado company that makes bitters, syrups and teas from plant-based ingredients. The owner Shae Whitneyâ€™s background includes food science, herbalism and botany. There are a couple of companies in North Carolina who make bitters that we stock at Gather and I use them to . . .
This past Tuesday I had the pleasure of doing some more prop & food styling for my client Southern Season. I thought it would be fun to show some behind the scenes iphone pics from the last shoot. You can see some of the final images here. For this shoot that I worked on last year, I . . .