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Peggy's Italian Cookies

Peggy’s Italian Cookies

Growing up, my babysitter was like my third grandmother and she fed me well. As a kid I asked for Peggy’s pasta e fagioli and hearty salads (a vehicle for Pepperidge Farm croutons) all the time. She made me the best vinegar-y dressing and I’m pretty sure that’s why my own dressings tend to be […]

All I Want For Christmas: Pancakes

All I Want For Christmas: Pancakes

This year for Christmas I’m really planning to carb it up. On Christmas Eve my family likes to devour copious amounts of pasta tossed with sautéed anchovy, tons of garlic, red pepper flakes, and olive oil. It’s worth waiting for all year and everyone eats it, so we can’t smell each other. It’s truly perfect. […]

Website Update!

Website Update!

Lots of new work to check out in the food, kids, still life and published sections at taradonne.com–please visit!

From the Stacks: Cape Cod

From the Stacks: Cape Cod

I’m craving a little bit ‘o landscape photography today so I pulled one from the archive. This image was shot in September 2007 for Travel + Leisure. Landscapes just make me want to shoot film–6×7 at least! Somebody lend me their 4×5?

Dobbin Mews Holiday Party and Sale!

Dobbin Mews Holiday Party and Sale!

FRIENDS! The creatives of Dobbin Mews are hosting a PAR-TAY and holiday sale at our studio space next Friday evening, December 9th from 5-9pm. Please join us for a drink and check out our wares: flower arrangements, wreaths, scarves, jewelry, ceramics and more! Lovely hand-made things to buy for your friends, colleagues, and sweetie.

Hot Date! (Cake)

Hot Date! (Cake)

When you can’t eat gluten, it’s quite a lucky thing to have friends that enjoy experimenting in the kitchen. My colleague, neighbor, and buddy–prop and food stylist Martha Bernabe–is one of those dear people. I think she enjoys the challenge of converting her arsenal of recipes into Celiac-friendly treats and takes pride in the ‘normal’ […]

Then We Would Cook Cornmeal Porridge

Then We Would Cook Cornmeal Porridge

Last year around this time I went on an off-the-beaten-path tour of Jamaica for the London Sunday Times Travel magazine. Jamaica has always been one of my favorite Caribbean islands because I’m so readily drawn in by it’s uniquely strong culture (of course with a serious skew toward the food). We all know and love […]

Hot Off the Press: Salt Water Farm for Afar Magazine

Hot Off the Press: Salt Water Farm for Afar Magazine

Maine was by far my favorite place to vacation as a kid. Daytime hikes, lake swimming, lobster boils and braving the freezing Atlantic were totally my thing when I was six. Some things never change. Well, except maybe that now I have trouble putting more than a toe into the ocean up there. This summer […]

Hot Off the Press: Holiday Cocktails

Hot Off the Press: Holiday Cocktails

I just received the November issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray in the mail yesterday (kudos to the art and photo departments–they’re trying some new things and it looks great!) If you’d like to get a head start on your holiday cocktail making (of course you would!) then check these recipes out!

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Arranging Flowers with Herbs

I recently worked with my good friend, the truly amazing Nicolette Owen of Nicolette Camille and Little Flower School on a beautiful story for the Wall Street Journal. For Nicolette’s expert advice on making your own early fall arrangements using herbs, click here. And check out these moody beauties: