Wednesday, June 24, 2009

elad lassry

it's as if lassry isn't offering new images to a world - already drowning in them - he's bringing old ones back to give them a second act. -christopher bollen

Thursday, June 18, 2009

vintage pyrex

i'm starting yet another collection...vintage pyrex. i love it. so pretty and fun. not to mention, hella useful in the kitchen for mixing, tossing, baking, storing and serving. on the hunt this summer!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

i love food

i love to cook and boy, do i love to eat. after a long day at work sometimes i have a little trouble coming up with what to make. thank goodness for these lovely ladies.

honest fare
heidi swanson
smitten kitchen

fun food side note: when i told my mom that i don't make my own sauce she was horrified. "how could you not make your own sauce?!?" she exclaimed. "i mean, it's not like i just open a jar and that's it. i open a jar and then add veggies and seasonings to make it my own," i answered. well, this was just unacceptable in her eyes and apparently my grandmother is now rolling over in her grave! so, i'm headed over to mom's tomorrow to have a lesson in the homemade sauce that has been passed down to her from her mother from her mother's mother and so know how us italians can be.

Friday, June 12, 2009

1st place to me

i recently started a collection of wooden spoons and spatulas. i love them for all kitchen tasks that require any kind of mixing, folding, tossing, serving and spanking. ;) i say every kitchen needs at least two. when i asked my mother to keep an eye out for quality wooden spoons she replied (with her sarcastic ny flare): "yeah danes, it's at the top of my list!" thanks ma!

check out a few of my favorites.

random fun fact: the 'wooden spoon award' is often given to runners-up in academic and sporting competitions. originally coined by the university of cambridge, the students would give the 'wooden spoon award' to the student scoring the lowest on the mathematical tripos.

the last wooden spoon went to Cuthbert Lempriere Holthous. the inscription on the spoon read:
in honours mathematical
this is the very last of all
the wooden spoons which you see here
o you who see it, shed a tear

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

one of my favorite blogs

i stumbled upon katy elliott's blog when doing a google image search for "old wooden table" and boy, am i glad i did. i can't go a day without peeping her daily finds and inspirations. enjoy.