french press, keurig, the old faithful coffee pot. if there’s a way to brew coffee, its in our kitchen. after years of drinking copious amounts of coffee (i am a journalist, after all) in various brews, i’ve found what i believe to be the best. and the chef agrees.
since we got engaged, we’ve had to do a lot of gift registering. we thought that would be the fun, easy part. who doesn’t want to pick out gifts for other people to buy them?! we were so wrong. it was super difficult, because we just don’t know where we’re going to live after the chef graduates from medical school. it could be houston, it could be new york city; it could be a four bedroom house with a lots of storage or a one bedroom apartment with no kitchen cabinets. anyway, here are a few of our favorite registry items, that we know we can use wherever we end up – and if you have some extra christmas cash to spend, we think this would be the perfect way to spend it.
the tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped and cinnamon chip cookies are in the oven (i’ve eaten three batches this week already; i definitely need a post holiday diet).
you know how every time you watch HGTV, the couple looking for the house says they want hardwood floors, open concept and a “chef’s kitchen”? well those people are idiots. a chef’s kitchen is not granite countertops and huge islands with all stainless steel everything. chef’s kitchens are messy. they’re raw. they’re overflowing with knives and appliances and pots and pans. they kind of look like this.
our family is a little big bigger and a whole lot furrier!
this is totally NOT food related, but we just love him so much we have to show him off.
right now, chef meets girl is more like… just girl. the chef’s gone (for a month!) doing a rotation at a hospital out of town (like, way out of town!). he’ll be back by october, but i miss him like crazy. cooking just isn’t as fun without him.
before he left we went on a movie date and the flim was so good, i had to share!
we love it when people try our food! our good friends trevor and kierin tested the chef’s recipe for donuts and totally approved! their donuts look sooooo good. okay, now i’m hungry.
we’ve been seeing infused salts everywhere lately. we wanted to try them, but we didn’t want to pay the williams-sonoma / sur la table price. so, here ya go. a super easy way to make your own in whatever flavor you choose!
nearly a decade after this book came out, i finally picked it up. the movie popped up on hbo go the other day and i was tempted to watch, but i have this weird guilt-pang every time i think about watching a movie before reading the book. it sucks. it means i avoid a lot of movies.
but instead of a garden it was a field of alfalfa. and it wasn’t just this table. we cooked for 250. in a field. with a generator. and a lot of crossed fingers.