Posts tagged ‘bowls’

September 29, 2010

First Meal

I have been living at 210 for almost two months now, and it’s finally starting to feel like home. (probably because it’s a little messy.  I kept it pristine for three weeks, and it felt like a hotel room.  Now I have tests and the cleanliness of my bedroom takes a backseat.)  It was crazy the first couple of days living in a completely new place and unpacking everything, trying to make this new apartment feel like home.

This is not my pot, but I'm lazy and my camera's not near me. It is exactly what my pot looks like though.

What makes any place feel like home? Cooking of course!  I made pasta like my mommy makes.  It made it feel homey and made the house smell good. I also used by bright yellow Le Creuset pot, with makes me feel happy and tad bit French.  I would give you the recipe, but it’s just pasta sauce from a jar with some ground turkey added to it. I also had some yogurt with peaches and Kashi cereal sprinkled on top.  All in all, sitting at the coffee table, starting at the place where the tv should have been with my five roommates proved to be a great way to christen the new apartment.

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June 29, 2010

Oh Julia!

I love Julie and Julia!  I want to cook through a cookbook too! I want to blog about it and get a book deal and a movie!  I feel a little phony with my love because I should have loved the incredible Julia Child way before I saw the movie last year, but I can’t know about everything before it becomes popular.  Before I knew of Mrs. Child’s greatness, I let Mastering the Art of French Cooking escape me at a yard sale for $1 and have been kicking myself ever since. But more than anything I want to have Julia Child’s cooking skills and amazing kitchen.  While in DC this summer, I saw first hand how lovely it is.

I love the colors and all of the pots and pans.  I have a bit of an obession with buying plates, bowls, and glasses (anything one would use in the kitchen really).  I went with my friend Kayla in search of decor for her room in our apartment next semester.  We ended up at Apple Barrel Antiques in Bremen.  In one of the booths, we found a great set of Pyrex mixing bowls.  Kayla loves them obviously.

There was also the best collection of old kitchen accoutrements.

I love the teal colors!

I really want enamel pots.  I feel that every time I see old photos of people cooking, enamel cookware is always present.

Once I have the money and space, I can buy as much crockery as my heart desires.  Until then I can dream about a beautiful kitchen filled with antique enamel pots, Pyrex casserole dishes, and Fire King mixing bowls in the most beautiful shades of teal and lime.