Sunday, February 15, 2015

website redesign!

Late last summer I set off to my favorite beach on the coast of Maine with the photographer, Winky Lewis, to photograph my work in the place that provides me with endless inspiration.  My dear friend and web designer, Kim Osborne, has finished my redesign using many of the images we took that day.   Thank you, Winky and Kim, for a beautiful website!  -Michele xoxo

To read more about Winky and our day at Reid State Park go here.

real simple magazine

Love this image of my white porcelain bowl used in Real Simple magazine.  The photographer is Roland Bello.  The prop stylist for this gorgeous story is Heather ChontosThank you, Heather!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

porchetta dinner with friends

photos by Erin Little

I love entertaining and nothing is more satisfying than happy guests.  My husband and I had long wanted to make a porchetta.  We have been buying half a pig from our farmer friends in South Bristol for the past half dozen years, or so.  This time we asked for the pork belly to be left in one large piece in anticipation of making a porchetta.  The belly is then wrapped around a pork loin and seasoned with fennel seeds, fresh sage, fresh rosemary, garlic and thin slices of orange.  We used a recipe from Bon Appetit that I had ripped out of the magazine three years ago!  We served it with buttery mashed potatoes, sauteed cabbage and apple sauce.  When our friends, and guests, remarked that the meal felt very much like a Thanksgiving dinner I felt sure our dinner was a success!  Dessert brought by our guests included a delicious apple cake, and a stunning triple layer pumpkin cake (seen in the last image above.)  If you would like the recipe it is here.  Also, take a look at photographer, Erin Little's new blog series called Monday's Meal where she featured our porchetta!