The Kinfolk Table Book

On Friday I met up with Lisa Giroday from Victory Gardens in preparation for the Kinfolk Dinner Event being held at West Elm Market on Monday evening, in which I am really looking forward to attending as a guest and photographer. While there, I picked up a copy of The Kinfolk Table, a stunning book full of recipes that Kinfolk Magazine collected from home cooks all over the world. I had no doubt that this book would be beautiful. As I read through, I immediately dove into a recipe that includes all of my favourite flavours, called: Vanilla, Lavender, and Earl Grey Chocolate Pudding with Sea Salt. OMG! Tracey Ayton Lavender


Tracey Ayton Photography puddings

Recipe Tracey Ayton Photography

Tracey Ayton pudding

Tracey Ayton whipping cream



Milk doors

Living in an old house certainly has it's perks ...... and downfalls. What was a novelty when we first moved in can turn into a constant annoyance after a few years ...... tiny closets, one bathroom, single paned windows, no insulation, creaks ..... the list goes on. HOWEVER on the brighter side, our old home has wonderful little features too that help balance out the annoyances. One such feature that was common on most houses in the early 1900's was a milk door. Over the weekend while watering the plants, I decided to take a picture of our old door that has always intrigued me. I've always wondered what it would've been like to go out to collect your milk behind the cutest little door.

She ain't pretty on the inside but it looks as though someone tried to pretty her up with vinyl wall paper ..... probably from the 40s???

It sure is different nowadays ..... I don't drink tons of milk BUT to me, I like nothing better than a freshly baked warm chocolate chip cookie and a cold glass of milk.

Therapy for Tracey

Phew... what a week so far!! I can't complain ...... been shooting like crazy and meeting lots of inspiring people. Here are some images that I took today around the house while taking a break from editing. Somehow, I really don't know how but picking up a camera to shoot the simpleststuff is therapy for me. I will post some of the recent shoots I've worked on over the last month but for now, here are some snaps that took the edge off.

I wake up to this lately .....

I salvaged that pink bowl out of a tear down, it came from a set of four with saucers.

There's always a cracked egg in the bunch ..........

A practical and cute solution to stopping a door.

Do you remember "PEEPS" ? I didn't remember how sweet these things were .... yessshhh