I’ve just recently gotten to know Ashley from Edible Perspective. She’s another sweet blogger from Colorado. I think I’m naturally drawn to those Coloradans (Oh Ladycakes, Happyolks, Half Baked Harvest). If I’m not moving there myself next summer, I may just cry. In the meantime, I’m living vicariously through their beautiful blogs. Ashley keeps it seasonal, fresh, healthy, and always delicious. I’m also a little smitten with her latest bathroom reno. She’s a true renaissance woman.
What is your best memory in the kitchen (current or past)?
I have to mention two, but I’ll keep them quick! 1 – During the summer when I was growing up my dad would haul in gigantic zucchini from our garden and my mom and I would get busy baking zucchini bread. Loaf after loaf after loaf. We made it all summer long and passed out the loaves to family + friends. The best was when we would add chocolate chips to the batter! The time in the kitchen with my mom was always treasured. 2 – I absolutely love cooking brunch or dinner for family and friends. I find it so relaxing to sit around the table and enjoy homemade food with my favorite people. A little wine never hurts, either!
Whats the best thing about your kitchen?
We really maximized storage + counter space in our kitchen when we gutted the entire thing two years ago. It’s 10×12 in size–so not huge–but there is plenty of room for two people to work at the same time without knocking elbows, and extra tall cabinets and deep storage drawers maximize every inch of space. I definitely need it with my ever-growing collection of plates + bowls for food photography!
What is your favorite meal to prepare?
I don’t know if I have an all-time favorite meal to prepare but one recipe I’ve been making nonstop lately is a lemon, olive oil, and roasted garlic pasta with spinach, lentils, and sun-dried tomatoes. It’s simple + satisfying and you can add whatever vegetables are in season. Asparagus + kale have been my favorite additions!
What does your dream kitchen look like?
I really love our kitchen now but sometimes imagine larger windows allowing for more natural light to pour into the room. I’ve also always wanted to have an island in the kitchen where people can sit, chat, and eat while I cook. As far as the style goes I love clean lines, subway tile backsplash, white cabinets, butcher block counters, and single-basin sinks.
What 3 guests would you like to have around your dinner table?
Heidi Swanson : Mindy Kaling : Aubrey Plaza – An eclectic group that would lead to delicious food and a lot of laughs.