Thursday, April 30, 2015

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

 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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book Review: The Gluten Lie and Other Myths About What You Eat

 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

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

 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.

The Marble Madness is Over

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

Journey of a Cabinet Door

 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

Renovation Diary: Hardware, Cabinets, and Tile

 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

Black-Painted Interior Doors

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.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Stone Yard Adventures

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

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Of Bunnies and Bakers

 The best-laid plans of bunnies and bakers can go astray. 
That's what happened when I decided to not bake a cake in my bunny mold. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

An Easy Does It Easter: Last Minute Ideas for the Busy Cook

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.  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

 Welcome to the Easter edition of Foodie Friday and Everything Else. I'm so glad you're here. Put on your prettiest bonnet, grab a basket of goodies, and let's mingle at the party. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Peeps and Bunnies

The sun came out just in time for the upcoming Easter holiday.