Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Culinary Tools

My friend, Chelsea showed me this today. The ink is made from copper! I think it would be nice framed in a kitchen to remind yourself to use all the tools, not just the potato masher.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Recipe Collage

These remind me of old handwritten recipe books that were passed between families.

(All images Via Gastonomica)

Mary Virginia Carmack

All images via Boooooom!

I love Mary Virginia Carmack's collages. There's something about the domestic and homely combined with the absurd that I just love. Maybe a collage party is in the works.
You can purchase her work here, and view her flickr stream here.

Monday, February 7, 2011

On Cooking at Home

Working in the publishing industry makes it very easy to become a book hoarder. Luckily I’ve been able to pick and choose cookbooks that work for me without going overboard. I could easily live on fish tacos, black bean tortas, and Vietnamese food, but life requires variety so we cook adventurously in our kitchen. We also cook only vegetarian meals. Here are a few of our favorite books. We reference them every Saturday when we plan out our weekly menu.

I've found that planning menus for the week makes incorporating variety and experimenting with recipes much easier. I love this retro meal planner. It's both charming and incredibly functional. We plan our meals on the front and I create a shopping list to take to the store on the back. Plus, there are plenty of opportunities to make fun of cooking at home--the chef this week?

Isn't this windowsill garden made from tea canisters awesome? She also has some great advice on windowsill gardening in general. (Found via Urban Food Producer). I can't wait to begin planting in the spring. My goal this year is to add some hearty kale to our tiny kitchen window.