Signings & Little Flower School Recipe

Mish-mash post alert - pics from last week's Little Flower School event, next month's West coast book signing dates & a Green Lentil Soup recipe with Curried Brown Butter.

Signings & Little Flower School

I like to mix and match. It's been a bit of a recurring theme in my life. One of the (many) things I enjoyed about working on TED years ago, was helping to put together an event where, say, one minute you'd have Stefan Sagmeister speaking on happiness and design, followed by Malcolm Gladwell on the pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce. Flash forward a handful of years, and I don't do much in the way of events anymore, but when I do, I like for them to be inter-disciplinary, alongside people who love their work or craft. I thought that I'd share pictures from one such event today, and then let you know the details of my upcoming West coast book signings.

Little Flower School

I'm a bit slow getting this together, but last weekend I was fortunate to work (and play!) alongside a whole lot of talent. I've been a fan of Little Flower School for quite some time now. Nicolette and Sarah make stunning arrangements, and I kept hoping I'd be able to take one of their classes in Brooklyn at some point. As fate would have it, they came to California first and we put together a beautiful day of flowers, food, and new friends at June Taylor's Still-Room in Berkeley. Such a nice way to spend a drizzly Sunday.

Little Flower School

I made a few things for lunch - sparkling water spiked with June's syrups, crostini with goat cheese and yellow split peas from SNC, Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter from the new book. I made super-teensy versions of these, and also whole wheat sables studded with June's candied peel (I'll try to post that recipe soon).

Little Flower School

Now, I know a number of you feel cheated if I don't close out each post with a new recipe, and there is one! It's the lovely little soup pictured above. As I mentioned up above, it's from the new cookbook - but you'll have to hop over and visit the ladies at Remodelista for the recipe, I gave them first dibs on it - Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter. I think I tapped out the number of recipes I can post from the book, here on the site, with the PDF sampler. ;)

If you're interested in seeing more photos from the event, Remodelista has a more detailed write-up. Here's the Little Flower School post about the class. And Little Flower School on Flickr as well. Another thing worth mentioning - some people don't know that you can visit June's Still-Room & Shop in Berkeley. You absolutely can. It's a beautiful space, and always inspiring. She's open Tuesday - Friday, 11 AM - 4 PM, and on weekend class days as well.

Now, looking forward. I'm over-the-moon excited about doing a handful of book-signings next month - west coast for now. One in San Francisco. One in Berkeley. One in Portland at The Cleaners. And one in Seattle at Spare Room, with the chance of a separate afternoon signing that I'm still working on. I'm teaming up with Kim Boyce in Portland, and Lara Ferroni in Seattle. Can't. Wait. I'm hoping we'll have some other special guests & familiar faces at those signings as well. I'll post reminders as the dates get closer, but this is the jist of it. Can't wait to meet more of you in person. xo

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To echo Michelle and Peggy - any chance of one in LA (or Pasadena or better yet, Santa Monica? :)


Any chance you can stop in Chehalis, half-way between Portland and Seattle, for a signing? I could set it up at our local Book N'Brush for Saturday late morning or early afternoon? If you are driving up, it would be a quick stop right off the I-5 freeway! Oh please oh please oh please!!! Marie O:-)


Lovely Heidi. Soup, flowers and pictures. I love the glass jars in which the soup is served.

bea at La tartine gourmande

Come to Los Angeles!!! Please! Please!


So beautiful. I love the colors in these photos and the glasswear is great :).


yay! i'm so excited you'll be in portland! can't wait :) and i can't wait to try the soup!


Oh, my husband just said this morning that he would love a lentil soup for dinner. You've saved me the effort of looking for a good recipe, and inspired me with the beauty of yours. Thank you!

Laura Plumb

Nothing better than Spring in Portland!

Karen Cooley Jennings

Heidi, I hope you can come to Pasadena for a book signing...I'm going to talk to our favorite book store...Vromans to see if we can get you down here. Have followed your blog for years, cooked many them all...drool over photos and love your approach to creating...I am the same way....this is my first comment...hope to participate more now that I am approaching retirement..whoo hooo!!! More time for the things I love to do. Can't wait to see the new book!


I have marked April 30th in my calendar - I am excited to meet you in Seattle! Beautiful photos, and the soup display makes the dish look all the more appetizing!

Julie Shah Lamba

Hi Heidi - So glad to see your beautiful new book and that are having such delicious fun back in the Bay! Maybe you can come back to Paris for some more of the same?


So excited about your Portland book signing. See you then! And lovely, lovely photos in this post. Thanks.

Katherine Deumling

Love these beautiful photos; the flowers are incredible, Heidi. Just made me smile, so pretty and happy. Thank you! xo

The Healthy Apple

Just stunning, Heidi. Beautiful food, flowers and photos, not to mention the excellent June Taylor!


Hi Heidi, Any chance you will be coming to Bookshop Santa Cruz on your signing tour? I'm very excited for the release of your new book, I've been waiting patiently!


Heidi, Love this post! So gorgeous! Congrats on the new book!!! I'm so excited for you! I made your breakfast bread pudding (that was featured in Food & Wine). Delicious. You are a culinary genius ;) XO, Melissa Placzek


Beautiful flowers and your soup looks fantastic!

Anne @ Baking Me

Would love to see you do a few signings on the East Coast! Gorgeous flowers!

Jen @ keepitsimplefoods

The flower photos really are stunning. I only wish you had some South Carolina book signings!!


Heidi!! I am super excited to meet you in Portland. I've posted it before, but I'll say it again. Your website has changed my life, and my food habits in the best way possible. Thank you! HS: Thank you Sarah!


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