The brainstorm wasn't very long when we tried to come up with a gift idea for my oldest friend and her new(ish) husband (What?? Not possibly. Really? Are we even old enough? Do we have armpit hair yet? Oh gosh, yes, it seems like it. Cerise got married. Weeheeeee!). My mind quickly went to this endearing idea (credit where it's due). So for months we secretly gathered recipes from her French family and his Icelandic family and from friends too (me me me, I know of lots of cakes!!) as well as pictures, to put in one big cookbook. We made it with Artifact Uprising, which products I'd already ordered and loved, and as it's out in the world now I'm happy to share some images here (shot in a hurry with doubtful focus). Most pictures I used were from my personal archives, from home and travels and always linked to the food it illustrated. So many memories! Some I shot especially. Some recipes where illustrated with drawings from different people. In the end, Cerise and Sverrir's cookbook is 150 pages thick with a beautiful yellow canvas hardcover and features 65 recipes. They loved it so much and it was good practice for the cookbook I hope to write someday!