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3.17.2011

domestic determination.

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i'm not sure when exactly or even how it happened...

but.

i find myself falling in love with the kitchen.

cooking.

and baking.

(mostly baking).

and i suddenly woke one day to find that i'd amassed so many different types of flours (quinoa, coconut, garbanzo) and powders (cocoa, carob, and on) that my kitchen shelves were out of control.

though a quick trip to the container store and a swish of chalkboard paint and things are looking a little better. not totally organized, but certainly on the way there.

anyone got any good recipes for me?

29 comments:

Kate said...

so, so pretty! inspires me to do something similar!
it was the head and the heart you were gushing over earlier wasn't it?! :) http://www.npr.org/2011/03/15/134562337/the-head-and-the-heart-on-world-cafe
happy st pats!

Erin said...

Ooh, chalkboard paint on jars! What a brilliant idea!

My favorite thing to do when I have a sweet tooth, but know I should eat fruit instead of cake...

Mix 8oz of whipped cream cheese with 1 can of marshmallow cream.

This makes a DELICIOUS fruit dip!

Carrie Rosalind said...

Super cute! I am aquiring quite a few flours as well, so I might have to look into doing this soon!

marissa said...

oh i FEEL you on the baking and kitchen-loving.
try this coconut flour cake recipe..it looks amazing!

Deepali said...

If you ever find yourself in possession of Besan (Indian name for Chickpea flour), you can make a delicious dinner. Mix the flour with water to create a batter type consistency (like pancakes). Add chopped onions, chopped spinach, and chili peppers if you like heat. Salt, pepper, some cumin and red chili powder and mix together. Then in a flat pan, grease it up and make a pancake type shape, cook both sides and you can eat it plain or with some yogurt. It's a big hit in my house.

Jane said...

Cute! Where are the pretty jars from?

Here's one of my favorite cooking blogs:

mrshardingcooks.blogspot.com

Bridget said...

ok that looks awesome.

love the container store. and i have no fab recipes for you except the boring ones that take normal flour. dumb.

valerie said...

you are an organizational genius.
SO CUTE! xo

We like to party... said...

Oh yes, I love those jars/chalkboard paint. I just painted the edges of our pantry shelves to write with chalk. Feeling organized in the kitchen makes me want to cook too.

everyone calls me bon bon said...

Organized and so cool looking! Happy kitchen adventures to you:-) xoxo

Claire Kiefer said...

Those look perfect! I love cooking and baking more and more the older I get as well. Last night I was hungry and needed to come up with a whatever-I-have-in-my-fridge dinner, so I made kale (sauteed with garlic & chili flakes) with shaved almonds and craisins, and ate it over brown rice, and my goodness it was delicious.

dull boy said...

i can't believe you are in love with banking....

Betsey said...

oh so cute! love this idea! I so wish I could fall in love with baking too - I've never liked it much. But, some friends & I just made Nutella cookies last night! SO GOOD!

perfectionisboring said...

I'm going to steal this idea and do the same thing to my cabinets!

Jenni said...

Hey there, I just wanted to tell you that I just happened into your blog, and I really and truly enjoyed the time I spent here. You are beautiful and an amazing writer. I will most certainly be back!

Harley said...

AH! I agree with Jane. I love this. And I think we are both going to have to steal it.

love,
harley

Ash said...

Love the chalkboard paint on the jars. Brilliant!

marissa from the boot said...

p.s. i'm so glad you liked the recipe! and that we're friends now! haha.
have a great weekend!

vintch said...

this has to be the singular greatest idea of the week. chalkboard paint is such a fabulous invention. i bought an old window at a thrift store, and i'm going to paint the panes with chalkboard paint and hang it someplace pretty.

stopping by your blog is honestly one of the highlights of my day, pretty lady.

I V Y said...

COCONUT YUM YUM YUM

check out my blog and follow me on twitter @zebraandmeerkat x

Punctuation Mark said...

i love the kitchen... such a great place... hope you're having a nice one!

c.e.l.i.n.a said...

I love your Jars. Soooo fun! Falling in love with cooking/baking. Also amazing. I wish I had more time/money to do the same!

Kate said...

I love cooking and baking! I find it so relaxing. My gramma got me a cookbook solely on cookies. I can't wait to try it out.

The blog http://www.beantownbaker.com/ has tons of good recipes.

M said...

carrot cake whoopie pies:http://www.designscouting.com/2010/02/12/carrot-cake-whoopie-pies/
delicious!

Platypodian said...

I don't cook myself, but I do love to eat! :)

Ana* said...

look at you! I wish I could cook or bake, I have been trying to cook more often lately but the time scarcity doesn't help

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This is so cute! I think I will go out tomorrow and get some jars like that.I love how you are so organized.

jenn said...

So cute and such a genius idea! I love it!!

BrightEyedWashingtonian said...

So I recently discovered a really great website...
www.calabriafromscratch.com

I'm obsessed because my great-grandmother was from Calabria and thought I would share it with you. I'll be ordering the cookbook this weekend. Please let me know if you'd ever like to chat about it! :)