My Five Top Kitchen Inspirations for This Week:a new set of utensils last week and they just arrived yesterday. I love them. I love their creamy color, the oval shape of the ladles (which come in two sizes!) and the beautiful perforation pattern on the skimmer and spoon. They make me want to have friends over for soup just so I can use one of the ladles. Or whip up a batch of strawberry jam so I can check out the skimmer. They're strong and sturdy and pretty and I plan to have them forever. this video makes me smile. i especially love the oranges turning into orange juice! Scrolling through these photos always makes me want to go into my own kitchen and do something. Nothing huge and ambitious, just something simple like pouring a cup of tea and putting a handful of cookies on a little plate.
The Kitchen Cure. I'm not doing the Cure this year but I am following along and finding that I'm quite influenced by it. Just in my everyday puttering about and cleaning I've already de-cluttered a pots-and-pans cupboard and tossed a few old spices. My weekend project is to make some soup (see utensil post above) to use up most of my freezer stash of stock and veg and parmesan rinds. I'm still not sure what to do with that pesky lid storage problem.
Spring. It almost goes without saying that whatever season it is, it's influencing my kitchen. Tomorrow is farmer's market day and I'll be on the look out for asparagus, which should be cheap and plentiful, fava beans and some green garlic. And also, hopefully, some surprises and new discoveries.
What is influencing and inspiring your kitchen this week? Please share it with us!
(Image: Dana Velden)