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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Those flowers are worthy of a comment. Brightened my drab day full of whiteboards and fluorescent lights. The event looks perfectly delicious and perfectly understated in its elegance. Excited for you and your new book.


These flowers are beautiful and are definitely making me excited for spring. Love your photos!

Happy When Not Hungry

Another beautiful post.


hello H & Co ! What a beautiful and delicious posting this one is !! However--what spurred me especially is the fact that I use an ongoing flower metaphor in my work..and for luncheons, encourage a menu that is related to gardening and flowers-portrayed by the food query for you is ~ do you have any edible flower recipes ??? Love to you & yours! M

Ms M Beres

I have been cooking up some plans to visit the bay area in early/mid April to visit a great friend, celebrate my birthday, and hopefully catch one of your book signings. I was delighted to see that one falls on your birthday and just couldn't quite believe that the other is on mine! How exciting! Looking so forward to meeting you.

Julianna Starr malcolm gladwell. thanks for that link.


Looks fabulous! Green with envy.x


I SO enjoy your recipes! I do not tell you often enough! Sorry I live so far away...Barcelona....hope the book signings go very well! Wish I was there! Flowers are beautiful and I can't wait for the recipes to follow!


Lovely post. The flowers are gorgeous!

Elisabet Figueras

I just preordered the new book...can't wait for it...the table, flowers and all photos look lovely...


Come to Minneapolis!


Please come to DC for a signing!


Do you think you'll do other signings in SF?? I'm out of town on April 7th but I'm a big fan and would love to meet you. HS: Thanks Beverly, I'll be sure to give people the heads up on any other signings. But that's it for now.


love the glass containers the soup is in ..... where can we find those? HS: They're just little Weck jars I picked up at Heath Ceramics.


Gorgeus flowers! And soup is also fantastic. Thank you for inspiration :)

Everyday Emotion

I would definitely come to a book signing if you had one in Salt Lake City! yippee...

Rocky Mountain Woman

I'll see you in either SF or Berkeley...I haven't decided yet. But I'm excited to meet you!


Love the new book! Wonderful wonderful. Thanks!

Diane Clark Johnson

pray do tell what kind of flowers are those?


The recipe says you can also use green lentils instead of split peas. Do Puy lentils work or are they too hard? HS: Hi Molly, I'd skip Puy lentils for this soup. Green split peas give the best bright green color if you don't overcook them, green lentils cook up a shade bit darker. You can do a blend as well.

molly @ mollys menu

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