I lied. I bought a new knife, and it wasn’t crafted by the descendant of a samurai sword maker. Well, not that I know of, at least. Still, this Shun 8″ chef’s knife was handmade in Japan, which is an improvement over most of my blades.
I should also come clean on something that we all know by now: I’m a terrible blogger. I have made brisket not one but two times, and I slow cooked lamb on another occasion. These are major accomplishments for me, as I tend toward vegetarian food at home. I took pictures… hopefully I can will myself to post them. Ha. Right now it’s just too nice out to think about the internet.
I hope Spring has arrived wherever you are, or something equally lovely.
paper lantern my electrical hazard sunbeam has officially been retired, as much as it treated me well, and my mother before me. i have a new beefcake blender-beau.
I finally took my new blender for a spin last week. I made a whatever’s-in-the-fridge smoothie, and it was delicious. I’m not sure of actual measurements, but the approximations below should yield a pretty good snack or breakfast. Continue reading →
I finally hung my second magnetic knife block the other night.
I really love knives. I love the way they slice and chop, I love the way they look, and I love the way they feel to hold. Looking at all (well, many) of my knives lined up in two rows, however, reminds me that my collection is borne more of a compulsion to acquire than careful selection. Continue reading →
Pardon the long gap between posts. I don’t think I mentioned this before, but I’m moving. To New York. In a few weeks.
Lots has to happen before 11/23, and between finishing up projects at my current job, packing, trying to see all my friends before I leave, and squeezing in a week at my mom’s in NM, I’m really not going to have a lot of free time prior to the move.
In the interim, behold the espresso cups I just bought, that I have been wanting since they came out in 2004. I spent more than I care to admit on them, but they conjure memories of going to an art supply store with my Pop as a kid, and I’ve been in love since the moment I saw them.
Are there any dishes or implements that you had to have because they remind you of someone? I’d be interested to hear about said items.