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farmer’s market saturday

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Kitchen Island

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it’s here! my favourite day and portion of day- saturday late morning/early afternoon. we go to the farmer’s market in coconut grove- it’s all vegan, all organic, and soo abundant. piles of produce, rows of grains, beans, teas, raw goodies, you name it. get’s me dreaming of coming home to a kitchen conducive to displaying/storing all my natural treasures. i tend to go for modern kitchens, but in my future home i’d love to find a way to marry modern with a farmer’s market feel. open shelving would help, maybe a wall of baskets, an island with crate like drawers, enormous shallow wood bowls. just somewhere to pile my gourds, and ripen my peaches- is that so much to ask?

the rustic bread board

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it’s sunday funday brunchday- honestly… i’m actually not a bruncher. however… if i were to purchase a crusty bread for loved ones to enjoy, i would like to serve it on one of these boards. if i had no guests, i’d be happy to leave it displayed leaning against the wall of my kitchen counter. they’re good for chopping, serving, displaying… a few different sizes look right together- maybe one with cheese, another with baguette, a third with charcuterie. love the look- love the function.

hone thy stone

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i’m really attracted to honed finishes, they have such a natural appeal, also so silky soft to touch. although, perhaps a little more maintenance, i’d say well worth it. to me, one of those obvious choices- can’t imagine having gone for a polished finish- would i ever have? i’ll say there was a point when i would’ve opted for a high gloss paint- those days way gone too, matte all the way. everything looks so dreamy, almost like a permanent slightly blurred filter creating a serene lightness.

the anti minimal kitchen

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controlled clutter is an element i fully welcome in the kitchen. for maximum productivity i believe a chef’s work is much more conducive to being in close proximity to their apparatus, grab a pot from overhead, snatch a wooden spoon to smack the hand of impatient tasters. i like the look of a sleek streamlined kitchen (and myself am not exactly mario batali) but feel when my creative juices get flowing, a warmer room, cooperative of tomato sauce spills would be more inspiring grounds to create.

stainless in the chef’s lair

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last night my husband cooked an impromptu meal for my friend and i. it’s shocking when the one you reside with and have come to know so well pulls a skill out of their back pocket that you haven’t yet it explored. it got me dreaming that he would hone this skill and become a master chef putting our most frequent debate over what to dine on each night to permanent rest. this inspired my morning hunt for images of what a real chef prefers, which led me to stainless steel- i love the look of stainless when it’s softened with the right design elements, on it’s own it can look a little too industrial/surgical but with some wood or impeccable paint choices it’s functional and laid back.

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