(Tried to post this last night but it didnt work!)
It’s a merry Christmas here in the new not-so-tiny kitchen!! More to come in the new year…
Cheese and I go way back. Back to the days of my childhood, where a box of Velveeta seemed to continually self-replicate on the same shelf in the fridge. We were never without it, and I can still see its distinct orange color in my mind’s eye, and taste that creamy, extremely fake flavor. A grilled cheese sandwich was made with none other than Velveeta when I was young.
My tastes developed as I got older, moved on adventurously to Monterey Jack, on to what we Americans call cheddar, then when I moved to England, my cheese mind was absolutely blown. Has anyone heard of Neal’s Yard Dairy? (UK friends: No prizes for guessing.) This place is incredible. It is like Mecca for cheese lovers, the Holy Grail. Seriously, if you’re a cheese lover, you’d weep when you enter. Why? Because they let you taste everything! EVERYTHING. Continue reading
A very interesting project taking recipes out of Alfred Hitchcock filmography.
Just a quick sneak-peek at the newly remodeled Tiny Kitchen. Still tiny, but loads more room and hiding places.
Almost done? Because now I’ve got to get everything in it, and there’s one piece that’s still missing, due to some interesting measurements. I can’t wait…but feel so much pressure to get everything in just the right cabinet.
Thanks to all of my fellow bloggers and followers for sharing this experience with me! Continue reading
The Husband has been throwing around the idea that there could be a Tiny Kitchen Remodel. We have a possibility of some free or low-cost, slightly pre-used cabinets, plus my Dad to design, project manage and complete said design. Continue reading
Okay, everyone, now you’re spoiling me! But I don’t mind being spoiled. In fact, I love it. So any further nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award (or any other blogging award—don’t be shy!) will be very gratefully accepted.
I recently came across these vintage-inspired measuring spoons in a local shoppe and fell in immediate love. They are so preciously vintage it's like taking a ride in the way-back machine. They spoons gave me flashbacks to my childhood, evenings gathered around the t.v. sharing a bowl of buttery popcorn from a Pyrex "spring blossom" bowl. (An artifact that had somehow survived 20+ years by the time I came on the scene.)
These are awesome! I saw this in Sunset Magazine, and I think they are the most perfect gift to give (or get)! For $14.95, you can get what's shown above: 8 garden "truffles", two each of Basil, Parsley, Chives and Thyme. (Or you can select a different set with different herbs...this one is the "Italian Herb" selection.) And it comes in a cute little truffles box complete with a list of which truffles are which.