Natalie Davis
Posted on November 14, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, food, life

Giving Thanks

photo by Aimee Wenske As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I always like to stop and reflect back on what I am thankful for. The list is pretty long, but one I’d like to share is that I’m lucky enough to enjoy and experience a healthy and local eating lifestyle. Cooking and eating is a […]

Posted on August 28, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Canoe, life, musings

Summer’s over

field of wild sweet peas in Portland, OR It’s official–summer is over. Nothing quite marks that time than the first day of school, which started Monday. This summer has been a very special time for me, working away in the studio on dream projects of my own making and letting myself explore. It’s been a […]

Posted on July 12, 2012 by Natalie Davis on life, music, nature

Grateful for…

Breath-taking views and a break from the city, seeing Willie Nelson perform for the first time ever, especially because it was with my mom, and a weekend of epic meals fresh from the garden. On the drive down to the Lake I listened to Ray Wylie Hubbard sing, “the days I keep my gratitude above […]

Posted on May 31, 2012 by Natalie Davis on leather, life

On Humility

leather carving by Jim Linnell Any craftsperson worth their salt will tell you that humility is an important quality to cultivate. You must embrace mistakes and know that you do not know everything. The elusive knowledge you seek cannot be found in a particular book or in purchasing the right tool. It comes with time […]

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, Canoe, events, food, life

Pies & Pigs on June 14th

Colleen Sommers is a friend, artist, baker, and all-around amazing person. She is the brains and heart behind Pie Fixes Everything and a staple at the HOPE farmer’s market, our home away from home. Recently Colleen was diagnosed with breast cancer and, like many in the creative and culinary community, does not have heath insurance. […]

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Natalie Davis on life

Big plans

AP Photo/Lindlar May has been an important month for us, as we’ve announced some big big news and are embarking on new journeys. I’ll be talking about some details here over the next few months, but I wanted to kick off this new stage with a beautiful image from 1962 in a West Germany slaughterhouse. […]

Posted on April 9, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, life

Weekend off

For the first time in a really long time, I took (most of) the weekend off. Spent it out at the Lake with my family, baking food that requires hours of labor and not thinking about work. I managed to sneak out with the last 8 pieces of baklawa, which will last until 10am this […]