Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else. Each week, I look forward to seeing what you all have been doing in the kitchen and around the house.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
We live in a hip, fast-paced world where Smartphones are as common as apple pie. Thanks to medical breakthroughs, hearts can be transplanted, body fat can be zapped by high-frequency sound waves, and wrinkles can be erased by the botulism toxin. We're so swift and smart, our urban legends don't take decades to form--they happen immediately on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.
But did you know that our contemporary ideas about nutrition are steeped in ancient myths and superstition?
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Welcome to the Foodie Friday and Everything Else Party. This week, we visited more stone yards, and Bandy found two Arabscato Vagli slabs that had been tucked away in the back of the warehouse.
We returned to the stone yard to look at the Arabescato Vagli slabs that Bandwidth had found the other day. This marble had been tucked away in the back of the warehouse, half-hidden by other slabs.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
My kitchen cabinet door has been quite busy. It spent the day traipsing around middle Tennessee stone yards, looking for a marble slab that was at least 125" long--in other words, Mission Impossible.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Since my counter-tops haven't been chosen, I shouldn't even think about cabinet hardware. But I found a box of polished nickel knobs and pulls that I didn't use on another project. Medana and I tested a few. I just love to get ahead of myself.
Monday, April 13, 2015
For several years, I've wanted to paint my interior doors black, but I couldn't commit. At one house, I painted a closet door and thought about it for weeks. The deep charcoal color was striking, but in the end, I couldn't go through with it.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Sometimes we need a different viewpoint, a new way of seeing the world--up close and far away. A year ago, a 70s ranchburger wasn't a part of my world. If you'd told me that I would end up on this hilltop, I wouldn't have believed it. At my age, I had no desire to embark upon another renovation, especially one that appeared to be Mission Impossible. Then, without warning, I was pushed up that hill.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
When I look at photographs of finished kitchens, I just have to wonder what went on behind the scenes to create such beauty. Every renovation involves a few hiccups, and the ranchburger is no exception. Cabinets have been hung in the wrong places, the wrong subway tile for the master shower was ordered (and was set to be installed next week), and the kitchen experienced a marble mishap.
Kitchen via Houzz
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
I have been working on a simple project for Easter, one that involved cornbread and a rabbit-shaped baking mold, but when I inverted the pan, the ears and tail refused to budge. I'll try to repair the bunny. In the meantime, I'm sharing a few last minute ideas for the busy cook.