On this Ethical Edit post we are featuring local food writer and recipe developer Teresa Floyd! You may know her by her beautiful instagram account Now Forager. If you’re in the mood for looking at gorgeous dessert, pastry and just delicious recipes in general,(because who doesn’t want to do that?!) Teresa’s page is the place to go! From Blackberry Lavender Soda to Apricot Honeysuckle White Tea Pate De Fruit, Teresa has quite the beautiful collection of recipes. We had Teresa come in the shop and pick some of her favorites, and it’s a gorgeous collection of all things cooking and dining. Take a look below to see her picks!
Teresa’s picks were too pretty together not to style them as a table setting!
Her first pick is our matte black flatware. This gorgeous set is from a company called Canvas Home, founded in 2008 by British designer Andrew Corrie. These flatware sets also come in a matte silver and a matte gold and they’re dishwasher safe! (Bonus!)
Next she picked some of our favorite napkin sets from Not Perfect Linen. Simona, the founder, calls her company ‘not perfect’ because the real beauty of linen is that it’s just not perfect. If you keep trying to iron it, you will definitely miss the beauty in it. She believes linen needs to be used regularly and it gets better with age.
Teresa’s next pick is our ceramic dinnerware. These are made in LA by the husband and wife team Peter & Ellen at Sheldon Ceramics. They are gorgeous and practical (dishwasher safe!) ceramic plates, bowls and more.
Mixed in with the ceramic dinnerware, Teresa also chose our artisan mango wood dinnerware from Nkuku. They are a UK based company that promotes and develops the skills of artisans crafting goods from recycled and natural materials. Mango wood is harvested from mango trees AFTER they stop producing mangos making them a really sustainable material.
To the right of the first place setting, Teresa’s next pick is this beautiful cookbook called ‘Tartine All Day.’ Author Elizabeth Prueitt owns Tartine Bakery in the heart of San Fransisco.
Above that, her next pick is this simple glass tumbler set made by a Polish company called LSA International. These tumblers specifically go with a punch bowl set that we carry here in the store, but LSA makes a wide variety of mouth blown glassware and serve ware.
Next up, moving to the right, Teresa chose this gorgeous cake server, made by Canvas Home. Very fitting for her, and she actually owns the gold version!
Teresa’s next pick is our mixing bowl set, which is made by Sheldon Ceramics. Just like their dinnerware collection, all of their ceramics are dishwasher safe making them very practical. These ceramics come in this pretty minty blue, white, black and blush.
Below that Teresa chose this great marble and wood cake stand by Be Home. This company works with artists and artisans from around the world to craft their rustic meets refined kitchen and dining items.
Moving down to the bottom row, the next book she picked is called ‘Dinner at the Long Table.’ Authors Andrew Tarlow and Anna Dunn have grown a restaurant empire on the simple idea that a meal can somehow be beautiful and ambitious, while also being unfussy and inviting. Such a great concept!
Next up, another one of our favorites, Teresa picked our wood and gold measuring cups from Be Home. These are just a perfect little something special for anyone’s kitchen.
And Teresa’s last pick is ‘The First Mess’ cookbook by Laura Wright. This cookbook features healthy plant based recipes according to what’s in season.
Are you hungry yet? Stop in and see Teresa’s gorgeous picks for yourself! (And maybe whip up a little something delicious:)
Photo Credit: Golden & Pine, Now Forager