For the end of 2022, I’ve done a few wrap-ups on what is important this year in global food issues , in my own travels, and in my observations of street art. Now: Kitchens in December. For several years, I’ve been participating in the fun blog party titled “In My Kitchen,” sponsored by Sherry’s Pickings, a lovely food blog from Australia. Also, each week, Deb at Readerbuzz connects bloggers at her Sunday Salon. I'm linking to these fun blog parties, and I hope their hosts will keep them going in the New Year.
In my own kitchen this month things are pretty quiet, mostly the aftermath of our 11 day trip to the Netherlands for birding and art. And a post-Christmas visit to my sister in Indiana.
Latest Refrigerator Magnets from Holland
|Of course I came back with refrigerator magnets, which replaced the former display.
New Cookbook and Tea Towels
|New cookbook: Fuchsia Dunlop’s Every Grain of Rice. Len is experimenting with Asian cuisines.
Two new tea towels from England, a gift from my friend Sheila.
Godiva Chocolates: a gift from another friend.
Visiting Elaine’s Kitchen
|Len brought along some sourdough starter and baked with Elaine.
|Elaine made us a fabulous meal of leg of lamb and vegetables.
Some Good Meals from our Kitchen
|Mae cooks: roast chicken, eggplant with herbs and garlic,
and steamed broccoli.
|Len cooks: fish in red wine sauce, potatoes.
|Len cooks: tofu with mushrooms in pomegranate sauce,
stir-fried snow peas with peanuts.
|Rice, braised bok choi, and shrimp in tamarind sauce. Also by Len.
Kitchens in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
|The most famous kitchen: by Vermeer.
|Jan Steen’s “Merry Family” — living degenerately in the kitchen!
|The two dollhouses in the Rijksmuseum are amazing. Here’s the kitchen in one.
Blog post and photos © 2022 mae sander