When I was a little girl, my grandparents took me to see some rustic bee hives, tucked on a mountain side. These hives are tree trunks, capped with a piece of slate, set in a field of heather and chestnut trees. In the mountains of Ardèche, in France, these bees had a pretty ideal existence!! [...]
Adults all heard the scream. The kids were in the kitchen making their sandwiches for the next day, so initially we thought the kids were having a mayonnaise moment, but we quickly heard the terror. Somehow, our nine year old backed up into the flame on the stove. Her hair is, or was, quite long [...]
So our kitchen renovation has been going on for two months and I’ve learned a few things. 1. Renovations are both expensive and stressful, even when all is going well. Since we have to continue eating, it’s really important to make sure you he your kitchen life under control. Make sure you will be able [...]
First week of our major kitchen renovation It was a typical Monday morning…until we told the kids to graffiti the kitchen wall with a permanent marker. Day one of our long awaited kitchen renovation needed something notable; something to mark the occasion. So after the graffiti, we gave the kids a hammer and suggested [...]
There are not many materials that you can both make food in and leave in the BBQ for a long time. My plan was to make use of my new 31cm (12”) cast iron frying pan to make an apple pie.
This is not by choice! In the spring our oven started to have a mind of its own; not a characteristic I look for in any appliance. Given its age and the model, the thing’s not worth fixing. And since the rest of the kitchen is also falling apart – it is at least 20 [...]