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Eva Kosmas Flores  Author of #FirstWeEat • Photographer • Gardener • Educator • Workshops • @OurSecretSupper ↠ AdventuresInCooking.com ↞ 👇🏼👇🏼 Photography Resources 👇🏼👇🏼

I’ve gotten a lot of requests to do a US-based workshop over the past year, and I am SOOOO excited to share that I’m opening registration for a 1-day workshop intensive in my hometown of Portland, Oregon at @tendue.co! 🌿🌲🌳 There’s a reason why this is the place I live—the food here is *bonkers* good and the natural surroundings are absolutely awe-inspiring. It truly is my favorite place in the world. 💗🙌🏼💗
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There are 2 date options, you can sign up for either July 28th or July 29th. 🌟 I’ll be sending out a little Portland travel guide to my mailing list, too, so if you want to make a long weekend out of it you’ll get the inside scoop on my favorite places to stay, eat, and shoot in the city + surrounding area!
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You can find out more + register at FirstWeEat.co/Portland or via the link in profile! 👆🏼
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Would love to see you in my hometown!!! 😘
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Spent the past few days with the most incredible group of people for my #FirstWeEat workshop in Lisbon with @themillycollective . Yesterday we started off with a trip to the coast where we got to see where sea urchins are harvested, then we had a delicious seafood-filled lunch and headed off to Mafra, an old Portuguese castle with the most *insane* library I’ve ever seen. After that we spent the evening relaxing and wandering around a local farm, wrapping it up with a very tasty Portuguese dinner.
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The biggest thanks to all of our attendees for coming from far and very far to join us. 🙏🏼 @nooraalsagoff @joukha @johnccoates @totallybydesign @thelaughingdoor @talesofasocialeater @kidsamtisch @weston_table, it was such a blast spending the past few days with you guys and I am going to miss you all very much!!
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A huge thanks to @_goodoldfashioned and @inesananasehortela for lending us a helping hand and being such warm and wonderful people to work with 💖 And also to @themillycollective for arranging so many beautiful places to go, stay, and experience. And also for warming my mildly OCD-heart with her amazing organization. You got it, girl!!! 💗💗💗
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Going on a walk in Lisbon today with @themillycollective! Today is the 3rd day of our #FirstWeEat photography workshop here—we have such an awesome group of attendees and we are so excited to share more of this **insanely** gorgeous city with them. 🌞
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P.S. This little plate of crepes is from my brunch with @_foodstories_ and @linda_lomelino in @meetmerano.🍒😋🍒
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If you like the look of this set-up, you can replicate it with my Lightroom Presets! Highly recommend giving them a test drive in my ‘LR Presets” insta story highlights, and you can grab them via the link in profile! 👆🏼
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The prettiest green tunnel at @ottmanngut. I’ve been visiting and exploring a lot of gardens while on this side of the pond, and MAN have I gotten a ton of landscaping inspo for the Wind River homestead. I’m so excited to dive into planning more of the garden + orchard when I get back 🌿🍐🍒
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I’ve been thinking a lot about the extremely clay-heavy soil that’s plaguing parts of the property, and I think the best thing to do is hire a soil expert or landscape architect to come out for a day and just pick their brain about how they’d recommend going about amending the soil. If anyone in the PNW has any recommendations of someone like this (or even know what that kind of a job/position is called??) it’d be much appreciated!!! 🙏🏼🌿🙏🏼
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In other news, today is the first day of my photography workshop here in Lisbon with @themillycollective and I can't wait to meet everyone!! We're starting the day with a camera lesson shooting pasteis de nata, a traditional Portguese pastry with a golden hue due to lots of tasty sweetened egg yolks, and then we'll visit @margarida_fabrica ceramics, and wrap the day up with dinner back at the @thelisboans prepared by @jamagalhaescorreia. You can follow along with our adventures on my Instagram stories, and @themillycollective + @_goodoldfashioned + @inesananasehortela too!
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Happy mother's day to all the amazing moms out there!! I'm spending this mother's day on the other side of the world from my mom, and miss her very much. She is the one who taught me to cook from a very young age—I used to have to stand on a chair that she'd pull up to the stove so I could help her stir the pot, and she'd let me add spices too, which was very exciting for my growing little culinary mind (although let's be real, adding seasonings when you're cooking is STILL exciting stuff! 🤩)
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Everything she taught me can be found in my cookbook, First We Eat, which makes an awesome mother's day gift if you're still scrambling for what to get your mama. 💗 You can get it at most local bookstores and via the link in profile! 👆🏼
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Right now you're looking at the feta and paprika stuffed squash blossoms from the book; @valentinahortus and I made them a few days ago and subbed in ricotta instead (cuz ITALY), which made for a much milder version (if you have an aversion to goats cheese this could be a good option for you, with a touch more salt since feta is a very salty cheese). Also used @nadestudio naturally dyed cotton muslin for the table runner 🙌🏼 Squash blossom season is just beginning, so put those beauties to good use! 🌼😋🌼
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Can’t stop dreaming about this lemon poppy seed cake from the Gradara #FirstWeEat workshop with @valentinahortus. The beautiful, soft, curving fabric that you always see in my photos is from my incredibly sweet and talented friend @maggie_pate of @nadestudio, and she was kind enough to gift each of our attendees with naturally dyed tea towels to take home!🧣
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@nadestudio makes natural dyes with food waste, which is a great way to use up pieces of produce, like avocado pits and skins, that normally get tossed aside. 🥑 Natural dying is also much better for the environment, since unnatural chemical dyes release harsh toxins back into the water supply when they’re washed down the drain (aka when you wash your new clothes after you first get them). She also makes a ton of other cool natyrally dyed items, too, like scarves, hand-woven chunky knit pillowcases, and the like!
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If you like the earth + textiles + pretty things, I highly recommend checking her stuff out! 🤗🌟🌿
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Arrived in Lisbon last night after a very long day of traveling, and am spending the day resting, wandering around this beautiful city, and recharging my brain. When I need a quick reset at home in the workday, my go-to is to light a little incense and just let myself enjoy the smell of it for a bit while I have some tea or coffee.
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One of my favorite parts of workshop planning is getting the welcome gift package together for my attendees, and @sofiabrancokraft connected me with this AMAZING smokeless incense from @bodhamodernwellness, and now I’m hooked. 🙌🏼 It’s especially great for traveling because you can light it in your hotel room or airbnb without worrying about smoking the place up—it just releases to most pleasant scent and clears the air of all the worries and anxieties of traveling (and any stinky old laundry in your luggage). 🙈
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Been going through this stuff like crazy so far, so thankful that they shared their lovely incense with all the incredible folks at @valentinahortus and my workshop in Gradara! 💗
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Spending today in trains, planes, and automobiles going from Italy to Portugal. ✈️🛤🚋 I’m halfway there and can’t wait to explore Lisbon with @themillycollective for our workshop together once I arrive! (And to eat alllllll the seafood, of course 😛🐟🐚)
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Instead of the mediocre sandwich I just ate at the airport, I definitely wish I had some of these tasty gluten-free crepes that @_foodstories_ made back when they, @linda_lomelino, and I had this tasty brunch at @ottmanngut in @meetmerano. @_foodstories_ just shared the recipe on their blog along with some photos of our afternoon there, highly recommend whipping them up and taking a peek! 💖
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One of the many fireplaces at @sanluislodges from my weekend there with @_foodstories_ + @linda_lomelino. Definitley going on my list of fireplace dreams for the future homestead! 🙌🏼
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There were so many comfy corners in that place, I can't wait to go back again someday. Maybe even when the weather is cold and stormy outside so you get that extra-cozy inside feeling! 🔥⛄️🏔☕️
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As for now, I'm relaxing in Gradara, Italy with @valentinahortus post-workshop and eating all the Italian food can before I hop on a plane to Lisbon tomorrow. I've never been to Portugal before and am SOOOOO excited to see it all in person with @themillycollective 😆🙌🏼
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A little peek at the lemon poppy seed cake with blueberry glaze @valentinahortus @labnoon and I made for the #FirstWeEat workshop. (Recipe courtesy of @linda_lomelino 😘). I can't believe how magenta this glaze turned out!! Nature is full of incredible colors 🙌🏼
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Most of the food we ate was made by Valentina's mom and uncle, but we did manage to whip up this and shoot it altogether (and then eat it later, too! 😋)
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Today all our #FirstWeEat photography workshop guests departed from Gradara as @valentinahortus and I waved goodbye. 👋🏼 I can’t believe how quickly these past few days flew by, and how many incredible people traveled from all over the world to join us.
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Wes, @houseatwindsor @vesna67 @mistletoe_berry @love.eat.thrive @maria_naumova @thesugarologist @ariel_hung0702 @story_keeper_tw @culdesac.a @theveggiemaiden @nadjahudovernik —thank you all *so* much for coming. Words can’t really express how much I loved getting to know all of you and how deeply I enjoyed working with, teaching, eating, and laughing with you. 💗 Let’s hope our paths cross again soon!!
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And a huge thanks to @federicobrentaro and @labnoon for coming to lend a helping hand, and the deepest thanks of all to @valentinahortus for co-hosting with me and her AMAZING mother + uncle for feeding us the most comforting, fresh, and local homemade Italian food. 🥗🍝🍅
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This photo was the view from our dinner table on the 2nd night of the workshop—Valentina’s friends came and played live jazz for us and her mom made us piadina (Italian flatbreads), as we drank local wine and watched the sun go down behind Gradara Castle on the horizon. ✨ It was one of my favorite moments from the workshop, and I can’t wait to share more of them with you guys in the coming days!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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Yesterday marked the first day of my #FirstWeEat workshop in Gradara with @valentinahortus and @labnoon! We got to meet all our awesome attendees who came from all over the globe to join us (hi, guys!!!💗) and we talked about the technical side of photography and then shot a beautiful lemon poppy seed with blueberry glaze from @linda_lomelino's blog archives 😋🙌🏼
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Even though the weather was *insane* the day before the workshop with torrents of rain, (to the point where you could barely see out the windshield when driving... @valentinahortus can attest to this 😂), the skies cleared up and we had dinner outside under the setting sun.
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A local cook made us suuuuper tasty traditional wood fired pizzas, and then we had some Italian pastries that Valentina's mom made us for dessert. 🥧🙌🏼🍕 It was an incredible first day and I can't wait to dive in for more photography + Italian food goodness today!!! You can follow along with our adventures in Instagram stories and at the #FirstWeEat hashtag, too!!
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