Friday, August 14, 2009

Weekly Roundup

For a renter who is light years away from actually purchasing an apartment, I spend an inordinate amount of time fantasizing about my ideal remodel, with particular emphasis on my ideal kitchen remodel. At Apartment Therapy the other day I came across a feature that I would most certainly not be able to live without were I to be remodeling a kitchen:


Customized knife storage...genius! Although I suppose it would limit the potential for new purchases once your very expensive custom slab is complete and installed.


If you feel like transporting yourself to the french countryside for an afternoon, head over to La Tartine Gourmand and read about (and see) her perfect summer vacation spent visiting her family, eating flawless fruits and vegetables and baking the most beautiful red currant and almond tart. In the absence of a french holiday, I may have to give the tart a try.

And have you ever wondered what a meal at the infamous El Bulli is like? Adam at The Amateur Gourmet tells us about and shows us the extraordinary experience in extreme detail. I could only make it through the first 24 courses (and I was just viewing on a laptop), I can't imagine how he was able to eat all 30 of them!

8 comments:

Jeremy and Kathleen said...

Genius! First, I need to be able to afford the knives. It would be cool to make something like this maybe out of foam? Not quite so permanent...

Jane said...

Love knife storage like that. Far superior to those ugly knife blocks (and takes up less room). We had a knife drawer incorporated into our kitchen, it is a narrow drawer with lengthwise wooden separators built in so the knives can lie flat (if you can understand that explanation you are doing well!!) Have a lovely weekend!

Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Uh Oh...knife drawer envy....

Have a great weekend.

Kary

vicki archer said...

Thank you for the great links....Have a wonderful weekend, xv.

Laura [What I Like] said...

Jeremy and Kathleen - Yes, great idea! The renters version...

Jane - I have drawer jealousy

Farmhouse Kitchen - I know...it's been on my mind for ages!

Vicki Archer - And you as well!

lilylovekin said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment. My spirit has been alittle down this past month but is hopefully on the way up. Maybe I need a beautiful knife drawer in my kitchen!

Blushing hostess said...

La Tartine is one of my faves too -pure food, treated well. So great..

Mothering Mini said...

That knife storage is fabulous. I would like that and also a secret compartment to hide my Kitchen Aid mixer. I hate having the KA on the countertop, but also do not want to hide it in the back of a cabinet.

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