Friday, July 29, 2011

Kitchen Favorite Things

This week, I stumbled upon this fantastic photography collection by Mark Menjivar, which documents the inside of people's refrigerators.  The popularity of this project got me reflecting on what a voyeuristic society we are, and how thrilling it can be to have a little peek inside the lives of others, even when we're just peeking at the minutiae.  In the name of this good fun, I thought I'd close the week by showing you some of my favorite things in my kitchen these days...
An old Perrier Jouet bottle repurposed to hold vegetable oil.
A salt box, a gift from my mother-in-law's travels.  We keep Kosher salt on one side and fine sea salt on the other and keep it next to the stove for easy seasoning access.
I love this print from my sister and keep it at the center of my home as my mantra!  I also love how whatever fruit is in our fruit basket seems to compliment the red in the print.  The basket is also from sister, handmade on an island in the Bahamas where she used to live and where the husband and I got engaged.  Good stuff all around...
There's nothing better than a full fridge.  I was just back from a remarkably smooth grocery run with the little man when I snapped this shot. On the menu for the week ahead: Sesame Noodles with Shrimp, Vegan Salad Nicoise, and carnitas enchiladas verdes.  Recipes to follow!
I'm enamored of a solid fridge collage.  The Real Simple for Target hanging to do/to buy list is one of my all time fave items.  Also adored: great family photos, beautiful birth announcements, the tiny calendar from our local Cuban restaurant, a teeny box grater, and my beloved Make Dinner Not War sticker from DALS (wise words if ever there were any).
And the best thing in my kitchen: a happily noshing little man!
Come back next week for an incredible natural beauty product giveaway from Stonyfield Farms!
And in the meantime, have a wonderful weekend.
On the agenda here: celebrating our SIXTH anniversary!  Nothing but bliss...


  1. I stumbled onto your blog while looking up Alice Waters book In The Green Kitchen-your blog popped up with a great review.
    Love your kitchen photos!
    Happy Anniversary.

  2. Look who's eating food that's not yogurt!!! Go Lil' J!!