Alison, from This Homemade Life, is a woman after my own heart. She makes everything from scratch, even butter. But what I love most about her is the way she brings her boys into the kitchen. They’re usually standing next to her, rolling out the dough or picking fresh veggies from the garden. And sometimes cute little boy hands sneak their way into the pictures. When I grow up and become a momma, I want to be like Alison.
What is your best memory in the kitchen?
Last summer we planted one of our largest gardens to date. Walking out the back door, picking our own food and preparing it for a meal was a very fulfilling experience. My boys became more adventurous in trying new flavors simply because we had grown them in our backyard. We made so many memorable meals together.
Whats the best thing about your kitchen?
I love two things about our kitchen; the large blackboard where we write our calendar for the week and the harvest table my dad built for us. Our household pretty much revolves around those two things.
What is your favorite meal to prepare?
I’d have to say grilled pizza, not very fancy I know, but my boys always jump in to help and I love that kind of time together, preparing a meal and talking about our day. Along with a big bowl of salad greens from our garden it’s just about a perfect meal.
What does your dream kitchen look like?
It would have large windows bringing in lots of natural light and plenty of room to gather family and friends around the table.
What 3 guests would you like to have around your dinner table?
Penny De Los Santos, Annie Griffins Belt and Michael Pollan