Just Life

cooking and aprons.

I finally made it through the June issue of Bon Appetit. Wonderful recipes! I usually just star the recipes and tear out the pages (and then file in sheet protectors in my “magazine cookbooks” – I have two binders with dividers for appetizers, soups, main dishes, etc.) I did some of that this month, but there were two really great features with lots of recipes (one with champagne and the other a father/daughter) so I flagged entire sections, too. The down-side is that now I’m not really “done” with the magazine – in fact it’s now taking up space with my cookbooks!

…one recipe that totally got us was this one for chocolate strawberry shortcakes:

Sara made the shortcakes this afternoon – promise a photo tomorrow of the finished product!

putting the biscuits on the baking sheet
ugh mess – but Sara cleans up well!
the finished product

More cooking – I happened upon this blog a while ago, and then saw a review in this week’s paper for the cookbook. All looked good, so I visited the blog again on Saturday and found out I’d missed a Today show cameo. I watched and was hooked! She’s delightful… and the food looks fabulous! We are making the tomato french toast for dinner tomorrow night. Here are my roasted tomatoes (really did take 3+ hours at 200 degrees).

And I used my 15% off B&N coupon to buy the cookbook. Sara agrees – totally cool ideas for our lunches! Also making a version of the zucchini carpaccio for dinner (“version” because I really don’t like raw zucchini so I blanched it, and didn’t have raspberry vinegar so used strawberry, and didn’t have the patience to arrange slices, so tossed the slices with the vinaigrette – looks great and smells good, so I’m sure it will be fine!)

…and aprons – I love them – especially vintage ones – have searched for them along with Stangl and depression glass and tea towels, and while I’ve luck finding much of all of them, not so much with aprons…. and then I found this website yesterday – HELLO! there are others out there just like me who totally “get” vintage aprons 🙂 {but discipline – I am not going to buy a sewing machine just so I can make my own aprons…promise!} instead, I bought a very cute pink and brown paisley one at Williams & Sonoma yesterday. Looking forward to making muffins and figuring out the best oatmeal raisin cookie recipe wearing it!

Bon Appetit!

P.S. successful bikini run – Sara got three – we won’t (I hope anyway) be buying more for at least another year!

One Comment

  • Aunt Lydia

    Love the apron, also saw the same cookbook in the AJC and thought about you. The ribs were awesome yesterday, and the Devil’s food cake dry like the Boston cream. Am about ready to trash my Joy of Cooking 75th Anniv edition, as I’m not feeling the joy about now! Will stick with cakes that call for veg. oil instead, see how that goes. Bft Con. veg. tian tonight with shrimp, may have to get some bakery bread to go with it as well. The tomato french toast sounds great.