In My Kitchen ~ March 2015

In my kitchen …

is the window over my sink, telling the story of each season. As the snow began to melt from the roof, the icicles crept into view, glistening as the evening sun casts long shadows over the yard. You can see the cobalt blue bird bath we placed beneath the birdhouses. It’s doing its job today, adding color to the white and brown of winter.

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In my kitchen …

is the evidence of procrastination. This acorn squash was once deep jade green but has lounged on the counter so long it is pumpkin-like. Have you eaten one this far past its prime?

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In my kitchen …

is three new books—a cookbook by an spunky and opinionated cook I am thoroughly enjoying, a book about the role of food in a couple’s journey surviving a health crisis, and a camera instruction manual (which I keep close at hand these days). My old camera up and died on me. Done. Wouldn’t even turn on. The circuit board was toast. Of course, like most things, timing was less than optimal. But as it turned out, I now have a new camera that I’m learning to use properly. So, it was a blessing in disguise, and the climb up the learning curve has begun.

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In my kitchen …

is an Italian platter I found at the Antique Mall just a few blocks from our house (a dangerous place for me). It was a real find for only $12 so it was quickly added to my collection.

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In my kitchen …

is a set of kitchen towels I found at the same place. I am a big fan of red and cream or red and white, so this was an easy decision. They are only allowed in the kitchen as props, not for dishes or hands.

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In my kitchen …

is a half-gallon Ball jar filled with pistachios. Well, it was full of pistachios. For some reason, I’ve been on a pistachio kick lately, and they’re going pretty fast. It’s a good thing I can get them at Costco, or this new habit might break the bank.

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In my kitchen …

is a pitcher I adore. I don’t imagine ever using it for anything other than collecting dust. It is beautiful, and that is enough.

IMK Pitcher - Savoring Today (1 of 1)

In my kitchen …

is the last bowl of Salmon-Dill Chowder made a couple days ago, which became one of the first photos with the new camera.

IMK Salmon Dill Chowder - Savoring Today (1 of 1)

In my kitchen …

one morning as my coffee brewed, I was scrolling through Facebook and this is the face I see just over the top of my phone. So I put the phone down and tell him he’s right, I should be paying attention to him instead. I knelt down, so we’re face to face, stroking his fur and patting his shoulder, telling him what a great dog he is. “Protector, loyal friend, smart,” I whispered in soft tone as we waited for the coffee together. His expression, ever gentle and caring. Then comes the gnarly belch, right in my face. Yep, Silas is always keeping it real.

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  1. says

    Love that first picture of the snow. We got about 10 inches here Saturday and it was beautiful. Unfortunately, it was all gone by Sunday. Love your “in my kitchen”. Red and cream colored towel – my favorite as well. 🙂 Sorry to hear that the camera died but it appears that it was for the best. Nice camera!
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  2. says

    Always enjoy the view out your kitchen window! We’ve got a view of snow out of ours, too. Congrats on the new camera! You’ll have fun with it. Good stuff in your kitchen this month — thanks for sharing it with us!
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  3. says

    G’day LOVE seeing snowy scenes and I thought I was the only one who had tea towels that are only used as props too! lol
    Thank you for this month’s IMK view also!
    Cheers! Joanne

  4. says

    I absolutely love the Italian platter, gorgeous! The scene of the snow is also beautiful, though I am glad we only got a few flurries here. I put in my time growing up in Wisconsin, I enjoy the mild South Carolina winter now!

  5. says

    Judy, so sorry to hear your camera died, but the 700D should make for a nice replacement. I’ve got the 600D and just cracked 10,000 photos on it this weekend. Have fun! I still call upon the manual. I totally concur… an opened packet of pistachio’s never lasts. Indeed, thank goodness for Costco. Cheers, Kirsty xx

  6. says

    Antique Mall near home, oh that would be disastrous for our bank account! My Pete also goes through truck loads of pistachios. I have been on a bit of a cashew kick lately. There must be something nutty in the air.
    Have a wonderful day.
    🙂 Mandy xo
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  7. says

    I’m not sure how I missed this one, gosh the view out the window makes me realize winter’s on its way.

    Just last week I caught John using prop towels to wipe his hands. The look when I said, “Those are not for using!!” 🙂

    Pistachios wouldn’t last long around here.
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  8. says

    What a wonderful view you have… it is March here in Australia and still unseaonably hot in Queensland… so everything is always melted… I have never had acorn Squash and never seen it… That Italian platter looks beautiful and you can never have too many tea towels! Thanks for sharing! Liz x
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