Thanksgiving Photo Story

full tableThere’s something great in a holiday that’s simply about gratitude and being with loved ones around tables of homemade, delicious goodness. Thanksgiving’s also the holiday that, more than any other, gives me an excuse to do what I love most – spend the entire day in the kitchen.

A little less than a month ago, Joey and I moved to Asheville, North Carolina. We don’t know a soul! So, we’re missing friends and family this Thanksgiving, but what we’re feeling crazy grateful for is living in the cabin of our dreams. We’re nestled in the woods against the side of one of the great Smoky mountains. We celebrated our new adventure in classic Thanksgiving fashion – make enough food to feed a small army, feast and then pass out on the couch.

Hope you all had beautiful Thanksgivings! xo, e&j

Roasted butternut squash and kale with maple syrup, chili vinaigrette

Roasted butternut squash and kale with maple syrup, chili vinaigrette

"Cheezy" broccoli, rice casserole

“Cheezy” broccoli, rice casserole

Nut patties with curried pumpkin, tomato gravy

Nut patties with curried pumpkin, tomato gravy

Savory pumpkin, leek pie

Savory pumpkin, leek pie

Roasted cauliflower and brussel sprout salad with wilted greens and chili sweet pecans in a truffle oil vinaigrette

Roasted cauliflower and brussel sprout salad with wilted greens and chili sweet pecans in a truffle oil vinaigrette

Mushroom, onion, leek stuffing

Mushroom, onion, leek stuffing

A plate with all the fixins!

A plate with all the fixins!

Dessert

Dessert

All of these dishes are vegan. If there’s one you’re interested in trying out, shoot me a message and I’ll cobble a recipe together for you! (Warning: I’m a fly by the seat of your pants kinda cook, so measurements will be approximate.)

NEBRASKA

poster-largeLast fall, Joey and I worked on production of the Alexander Payne film Nebraska. I had the privilege and pleasure of scouring local thrift stores, salvage yards and abandoned barns, along with my parent’s basement, refrigerator and junk mail pile to track down just the right flavor of corn fed decor.

We are getting so excited for the premier! Here’s the official trailer. (My mom’s nursing school graduation photo makes an appearance in the background around the 1:38 mark.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA98dqgJBgQ

Mystic Valley Band

in process, Joey's studio, MVB stage backdrop

In process, Joey’s studio, MVB stage backdrop

Last month’s MVB reunion has us feeling nostalgic for those good ol’ days. These photos are an excerpt from a series Joey took on tour. He’d snap a shot each morning when he opened the band bus door.

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Set Dec: Running with Scissors

Running With Scissors

Running With Scissors. Dir. Ryan Murphy. Set Decorator, Matthew Flood Ferguson. TriStar Pictures, 2006.

Not so easy, this post, but only because there wasn’t a single frame in the entire movie I didn’t want to include. So good.

Running is based on the childhood memoir of Augusten Burroughs. Burroughs himself is an OCD addled adolescent and his mother’s a woman with conflicted sexuality, a theatrical flair and obsession with Anne Sexton. He’s sent to live with his mother’s psychiatrist in a grand old hoarders Victorian with a cast of other colorful characters.