Capturing the Kitchen (vol. 4)

by Josée

Every week I notice how life’s rhythm and the changes of season transform my kitchen. At the end of summer, tomatoes and melons are scattered over my countertops. In the dead of winter, stew keeps our family warm. Homemade sourdough bread is a weekly affair, but cakes are only for very special occasions. 

I love being in my kitchen, and I enjoy seeing what other families are creating in their own kitchens too. So what’s going on in your kitchen this week? Capture a picture of your kitchen or something in your kitchen and post it on your blog along with some words, a recipe, a menu or even a tip. Share your post by linking up below! The link will be open until next Tuesday.

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This week we all have colds. Even little Teddy has a cold, his first. There has been plenty of tea coming out of the kitchen to soothe sore throats and help stuffy noses. I am thankful that this cold seems to be fairly mild. 
Over the weekend we went to visit my husband’s uncle. He lives nearby and has a beautiful home and garden. I was more interested in the latter, especially after he offered to give us the rest of their garden’s bounty. We brought home tomatoes, butternut squash, grapes, prunes, peppers, beets and beautiful scarlet runner beans.
I had never seen beans like these before. The are pink and purple when fresh but black and purple when dried. Some had already dried up in their pods so I set those aside for the garden next spring. I have big dreams for our backyard.
Right now my husband’s parents are visiting us for the week. It’s nice having family around. Since they are here there are many more desserts being made in the kitchen. A few days ago I made a delicious chocolate zucchini cake and as I type this post my mother-in-law is making tart au sucre (sugar pie). It smells delicious!

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Jeremie October 2, 2012 - 10:02 pm

Can't wait for the "tarta au sucre" tonight!

Kaylana October 3, 2012 - 5:48 am

Oh my! Those desserts sounds delicious! I'm wondering if I can make a wheat-free version of them both… Of course, my husband would say, "It's not the same…" but I like to dream.
Hope you all feel better soon!

crunchymama October 3, 2012 - 8:38 pm

I will also be making some tarte au Sucre for Thanksgiving, it just reminds me of home! …and those beans are just beautiful!


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