Tag Archives: Kitchen

How Do You Slice Your Bananas?

7 Feb


You can really tell that my domestic side is in full force {or not at all} when we have peanut butter and banana sandwiches for dinner.


My question to you: How do you slice your bananas? Length-wise, making long slivers of banana in the sandwich? Or width-wise, making little coins of banana throughout the sandwich?


Personally, I know it no other way than little coins of bananas scattered throughout my sandwich … {oh, and when we were little and mom wasn’t looking, we added sugar – and lots of it!}


Let me know… Night Ya’ll

Le Creuset: The Louis Vuitton of Cooking

26 Dec


I wish I knew about these before Santa came to visit:


Le Creuset just launched these as s new product. They are mini-cocottes and come with the cookbook you see in the picture, which gives you recipes specifically for the small pots. Things like individual lasagna, chicken pot pie, molten chocolate cake, and french onion soup. I’m in heaven. They are so adorable and perfect for making ‘small’ dinners for two. {I always seem to make WAY more food than is necessary for two people, probably because I came from a family of 5 and don’t have a grasp on portion sizes}


I was reading more about Le Creuset and think I will aspire to own some of these one day {perhaps a kitchen full} … From what I’ve been reading, they are incredible. Like the Louis Vuitton of cooking. Beautiful and colorful enamelled cast iron pots. They have been produced in France since 1927, and are said to be the highest quality in cookware. {Sign me up!} I found out today that my grandmother had an orange set {the color I want} back before my family immigrated to the states from Ireland. SO JEALOUS. My mothers exact words “they were heavy and grannie burned a lot of stuff!” Funny, they are said to distribute heat really well .. I can’t imagine you burning something .. but then again, I’ve seen my grannies cooking!


I’ll take one of each, thank you!


Or a kitchen like this would do too!


If it is possible to dream about pots and pans and kitchens tonight, I’m pretty sure that is what I will be doing! Night Ya’ll!

More on Eggs

21 Dec


Ok, more on the Poach Pods. I got a pair of Pods about two years ago now, and they are simply wonderful. They are very simple to use – just a dribble of evoo smeared around the inside of the pod, put your egg in, and then place in a sauce pan with about 2 inches of boiling water. Let them cook at a slow boil for a few minutes, and then cover with a lid to let the top of the eggs steam cook. Depending on how runny you want your egg, they usually cook for 5-6 minutes or so {probably less}. They are made of silicone, so with that dribble of evoo, the eggs come right out when you are ready to serve by sliding a spoon around the edges. I do some salt and pepper after they come out & put them on a toasted English Muffin. Yummy!


There is a website here that has a cute video about the Pods, and you can order 2 for $10.00 from this site. You can also get them at some grocery stores {Earth Fare} and I’ve seen them at Bed Bath and Beyond. Wouldn’t they make great stocking stuffers for the “cook” in your house?! The only downfall, they only come in green.



I also found a really great recipe for some Cinnamon Honey Butter on another bloggers site: {Fly Through Our Window}. I haven’t tried it yet – but it looks like such a cute idea for an inexpensive Christmas present. Perhaps for clients or neighbors, or family who would understand being broke and needing to be creative with gifts {hint} … Perhaps that will be my next project. I thought the little jars and tags were just adorable and so creative. Reminds me of when I was little, my mom would bake miniature cakes for my teachers and we would wrap them up in cellophane with ribbons and bows. We always got rave reviews! {perhaps it was the whiskey}


Alright, Ya’ll. Enough blogging for tonight. I’m quickly becoming addicted, and feel it is just wrong to go to bed without putting some  kind of thought out into the blogosphere! Night ya’ll!