I know I’ve missed a couple of IMK posts but I cannot believe that I just typed June only to remember that we’re in July already. I guess time flies where you’ve been a slug.
Now technically not inside my kitchen, but outside my kitchen window is my hummingbird feeder which gets drained about every 2-3 days. For some reason my feeder attracts just the males who fight all day because they don’t want to share – it’s like watching Star Wars fights with lasers. A couple of them got into such a fight that one guy drilled himself into my screen door and I had to pop him out since he was quite stuck. Why these little sugerheads don’t have diabetes I don’t know – probably because those wings are beating so fast they must burn the calories right off.
Now here’s a controversial item that I bought from the Pottery Barn catalog. Barbara from Just a Smidgen was kind enough to tell me where she found hers after I saw it in one of her IMK posts. See all of the great ideas you get from snooping into other people’s kitchens?
I just love the galvanized metal and think it will be perfect for the barbeque that we’ll be having for my daughter’s engagement party in September. I love it – my husband hates it although he has no one to blame but himself. I showed it to him in the catalog and said “isn’t this cool?” and he gave me the um huh so I ordered it. When it came in, he decided that he hated it and wanted to know where I was going to put it…well, right here in my kitchen but out on the porch for barbeques of course. He’s suspicion and claims that I never showed it to him which to be fair, is an old trick I’ve played a few times where I’ve bought things that I know he won’t like but then say “omg! don’t you remember I showed this to you? You liked it then – your memory’s really going.”
I just love this colorful towel that my daughter found for me in San Francisco on one of her business trips. Does anyone have any idea what it says?
Since we’re again having a glut of lobster in New England ($5.99/lb), I’ve got some Lobster Risotto cooking (recipe here). At these prices, it’s cheaper than steak so I’m finding it very hard to let a week go by without some sort of lobster cooking.
And finally, in my kitchen are my “assistive devices” (don’t you love the tennis balls on the walker?) which will be going to the senior center in town…I may keep the cane because you just never know when you’ll need a cane. Since I spent about 3 hours on Monday with an ax, shovel, and saw digging out overgrown shrubs, I’d say that my hip is now in good working order. The hip felt great – all the other muscles, well…let’s say I need to work on that a bit.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen this month and thanks again to Celia for hosting this monthly get-together. Please stop by to say hi to her and see the others who are kind enough to allow us a peek in their kitchens – http://figjamandlimecordial.com/2014/07/01/in-my-kitchen-july-2014/