Nikki Gardner

"If I were forced to give up every fruit in the whole world but one I would have absolutely no trouble choosing. The lemon wins, hands down." —Laurie Colwin, from More Home Cooking

I carry a book, camera, and pen along with me on my many adventures, which often take place close to home in farm-rich western Massachusetts. As a writer, photographer, and home cook, I document my passion for good food and living. When I'm not exploring the open road, you can find me in the kitchen cooking  sweet and savory vegetarian dishes. Read more about my everyday life at Art & Lemons.

My Blogs

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RSVP Count for July 17th

Potential food sponsors for the Meet-up on the 17th need to know how many folks we expect. Spouses, partners, friends and children are all welcome.If you are planning (or even just hoping) to come, please RSVP by commenting on this post with number of adults and number of children. If you aren't entirely sure of the numbers or that you will be able to come, that's okay. At this point, we just need a rough count for planning purposes. It's okay if we end up with a little extra food. It's not if we don't have enough. When it get's closer, we'll do the final definitive count....more

I'll be with my husband and son.

*** Nikki Gardner freelance writer/photographer art and ...more

Boston Area Pre-BlogHer Meet-up July 17th

It's back....The Boston-Area Pre-BlogHer Meetup. Because I *really* like to keep it simple, we're sticking with last year''s format -- afternoon potluck barbecue at my house in Hudson. No charge, free parking, plenty of bathrooms. Saturday afternoon July 17th. Let me know what time window you prefer -- 1-5, 2-6 or whatever :-)...more

1 pm works. Let me know about the food. I can contribute bring door prizes as well, what have ...more

Food Photography Through A New Lens

I have spent a good portion of my life trying to balance out time for creative work and time for work that actually pays the bills, fitting in art and writing at the edges. I write stories on planes, in that window of time when people have gathered around a conference room table but a meeting has not yet started, in the mornings before work when most people I know are still asleep. I carry my camera everywhere, shoot whenever I can, and process photos late at night because there's no other time to do it. ...more

Reading through your post, I feel as if I too am on assignment and shooting in the streets. I ...more