I love food. Plain and simple. I love to eat out, I love to eat in. I love to try new things, I love to figure out how to duplicate something fancy I’ve seen or tasted.
I’d love to live somewhere with more counter space, a dishwasher and maybe, if I’m a very good girl, I’ll get a garbage disposal one of these days. But for now, I have about 30″ of counter top to work with, and try to make the most of it. Cooking more frequently was originally an exercise in saving money, and when I realized how much I still enjoyed it, that became the motivation.
As of the 1st of April, 2012 I’ve felt like a giddy little girl on Christmas morning. I now live in a kitchen with a huge long granite countertop – it has a peninsula with space for 4 stools, and a dishwasher, 5 burner gas stove and and dishwasher AND garbage disposal! I feel so lucky! It’s a joy to walk into the kitchen, and see that there is space not only to put food and dishes away properly (helllooooo cabinets!) but space on the counter to keep the stand mixer and food processor AND knives all in the same room!
I find inspiration to try new things through various different avenues, if I ever get tired of cooking the same things, or feel less motivated, I throw on some old Julia Child French Chef series episodes and she gets me back in the kitchen. Not only do I thoroughly enjoy her voice, but we almost have the same name, and I grew up in Cambridge… She also has a bunch of dishes and pots and pans that remind me of cooking with my Nonna when I was little.
I apologize for how crappy my photos can be. I use whatever I can reach and leave the least bit messed up from my messy hands while in the midst of cooking. This includes: my iphone 4, my ipad 2 (?), and most often my Canon PowerShot SD1400 ls. I wish I could remember how to get the settings to where I want them most of the time, but then, I just wing it and hope you can tell the difference between the salmon and the countertops… Or whathaveyou…
I have finally jumped in with both feet. I purchased a DSLR, the Canon Rebel T4i to be exact. I hope to learn how to use it to make my pictures look a little better.
And finally, a little disclaimer, because from what I’ve seen, it’s a sensible thing to do. This policy is valid from 22 September 2012
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