If it looks like I've been using the same exact linens, dishes, and backdrops for the last few posts and the next few as well... it's because you're totally right. haha.
I don't know if I've mentioned this on the blog yet, but we are currently building a brand new home (we are SO excited!). While we are building, my big brother has been super awesome by letting my little
psychotic circus family live in his home with his family. Their home is beautiful and has plenty of space in the basement for our stay (we've gotten so used to being cooped up in a small apartment, we feel like we're living in a palace right now!), and we are seriously eternally grateful for their huge sacrifice this summer in letting us crash their party! Long story short, most of my food photography props are still in boxes while we stay here. So I've been using whatever I can find, including the back of my sister-in-law's metal cookie sheet (my favorite) for backdrops. So until we move, this is probably the look you're going to see around here!
Anyway, with summer drawing to a close, there's probably plenty of tomatoes ready to be eaten and your basil plant is probably ready for another round of pesto. If not, you can most definitely find these ingredient at your local farmer's market for super cheap right now, and at the peak of their flavor :). I decided I wanted to try a new recipe that uses lots of pesto, a handful of those juicy grape tomatoes, and keep things as simple as possible with a forever favorite: gnocchi!