Fresh Blackberry Mint Lemonade // Pretty EATS on MadeByGirl

Summer is here and fresh, sparkly drinks are calling my name! Head on over to Made By Girl to see my latest refreshment creation, Fresh Blackberry Mint Lemonade. Cheers to blue skies, balmy afternoons, and cold drinks!

Ps: Don’t miss the adorable mint ice cubes while you’re there!

Ember Restaurant // Edible SLO Magazine

I had the pleasure of photographing Ember restaurant for the current issue of Edible San Luis Obispo Magazine, and just had to share some favorites from the shoot. Chef Brian Collins, his wife Harmony, and the entire team welcomed me with open arms and made me feel at home while I ducked around the restaurant for an afternoon. I love the creativity that Chef Collins and Sous Chef David James bring to the tables at Ember, updating the menu every month with fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. Ember’s motto, woodfired honest food, is something I got to witness in addition to the  passion and enthusiasm of everyone working there. Always something new to get excited about, do yourself a favor and spend some time at this gorgeous eatery! 

Ember // 1200 E Grand Ave // Arroyo Grande CAEmber Restaurant // Edible SLO MagazineEmber Restaurant // Edible SLO Magazine // Jennifer Olson Images

Pretty Eats on MADE BY GIRL // The Best Hot Cocoa & Peppermint Marshmallows

 Happy Holidays all! Today I’m on Made By Girl sharing a completely decadent treat, and THAT’S RIGHT I’m calling it The BEST Hot Cocoa!

 Happy Holidays all! Today I'm on Made By Girl sharing a completely decadent treat, being so bold as to call it The BEST Hot Cocoa.

The Best Hot Cocoa // Pretty EATS on Made By Girl

 Just a few ingredients make up this recipe, the only key is to use nice quality chocolate. As a festive decoration, I tried my hand at homemade marshmallows…and they are fantastic!

More photos and full recipe here //

Cabernet Gorgonzola Burgers with Edible SLO Magazine //

Cabernet Gorgonzola Burgers with Edible SLO Magazine // Pretty EATS

A benefit of working with Edible San Luis Obispo Magazine is all the new recipes I get to try.  This is how the Cabernet Gorgonzola Burger came into my life. How could these ingredients go wrong in one of humankind’s greatest creations, the BURGER. What made this extra mouth-watering is the Sriracha sauce and the caramelized onions. There’s a lot of bold flavors going on here. On the side, this Red Wine Apple Slaw was a welcomed crunchy, tangy addition to the dish. // note: I strayed a bit from the recipe and tested wine in the burger mixture. We loved the flavor that comes from adding 1/2 cup wine to the beef. 

Red Wine Apple Slaw with Edible SLO Magazine // Pretty EATS

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