Monday, June 7, 2010

Breaking it in…

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I’ve wasted no time getting to know my new kitchen. I feel right at home in this new space.

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Have I introduced you to my old friend Fannie Farmer? You really should get to know her yourself.

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She makes the most amazing apple cobbler. Oh, my!  This stuff is soooo very delicious.

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This morning my garden offered up Contender green beans, yellow crookneck summer squash, rosemary, tomatoes, and a Cajun bell pepper.

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Sliced and roasted with a little extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt, they were divine.

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These will be next year’s Cajun bell peppers.

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And last but certainly not least, a whole grain English muffin lightly toasted and filled with all natural sausage links and an organic brown egg.

Yes, I still enjoy washing dishes here!

3 comments:

Ann said...

Sounds like you are having fun in your new kitchen, Melissa! The colours of your garden produce look beautiful in that dish. I could just eat that muffin, looks really yummy.

Stacey said...

OHHH your produce is gorgeous!!! Here in utah we are just getting our gardens into the sun we had snow 2~1/2 weeks ago. some people lost everything and had to start over. We were fortunate and everything survived. Our weather has been crazy and we have not had a spring, now the temps are reaching into the 90's so it seems as if we go from winter straight into summer. I have been able to pull out some wonderful spinach and lettuce from my garden, it was yummy. Looks like we will be having salad every night! I love the remodel on your kitchen it turned out lovely. So glad you got to go to the beach for the week. YOU NEEDED to have a vacation! thanks for the beautiful blog! I love checking out your posts.

Melissa said...

Maura, I'm definitely going to give the applesauce cake and dumplings a try soon! I've been thoroughly pleased with every dish I've every tried from Fannie. I love the simple, wholesome recipes so much. Thank you for your sweet compliments!

Ann, if I could, I'd ship one of those muffins right over for you! I hope all is well for you and Graham in the UK. : )

Stacey, so good to see you back around here! I'm very sorry to hear about the snow you guys recently had. I can't imagine. I'm glad your garden was able to weather the storm. There's nothing quite like freshly picked produce from your own backyard, is there? I appreciate the compliment on our kitchen. And yes, I DID NEED that vacation! : )