Tuesday, November 18, 2014

in my kitchen: noon

*unusual quietness since we are listening to NPR (was it this TED radio hour? can’t remember)
*prepped: my lunch salad of greens with gourmet balsamic vinegar and olive oil, cucumbers, nuts, dried cranberries, and feta
*peanut butter and jelly for the kids
*blender full of spinach for the kids’ green smoothies
*empty loaf pans from the freshly-made bread that is cooling just outside the frame
*boy washing up the breakfast and cooking dishes
*in the pot: sauteed spinach, onions, and sausage for the supper quiches
*pile of grated cheese, also for the quiches
*daughter a-waiting the perfect moment to snitch the cheese
*also, still wearing the now-too-short gym uniform pants from their school in Guatemala
*math work waiting to be checked
*soiled food processor from making the lard and egg pastry (my favorite for quiches)
*gaping cupboard door from whence I was pulling the vinegar for the pastry (and other things, probably)
*pumpkin pie candle that I begged from my son (that he, in turn, got from an entering-high school, coming-of-age event)
*dirty glass jar that had been full of bubbling sourdough
*shower cap, used to cover one of the loaves of bread, air drying on the window opener
*through the window, little boy entering the barn (uh, no he's notthat was in the other photo, oops)

This same time, years previous: the quotidian (11.18.12), the quotidian (11.16.11), red lentil soup with lemon and spinach, three things, SSR, and brownies.


  1. I am such a homeschooler - I just HAD to enlarge that photo to check out which math book you are using.

  2. I love this post...so much going on in one photo, at one moment in life. This could be a series! :)

  3. very fun! Make this a series with a link-up - I'll do it!! Such an intimate glimpse into your lives.

    I call this kind of photo a Saveur photo, or a National Geographic photo - I did this once post-Sunday dinner: http://thriftathome.blogspot.com/2011/10/end-of-sunday-dinner-saveur-style.html

  4. You have a really pretty kitchen. Love all the windows.

  5. *through the window could have been your mom dancing a jig, or Santa Claus arriving early, or just about anything you wanted to say. I'd believe you. (Can't see the little boy) Like the post! Q.

    1. Uh, right. That's because he's not there. He was in the other picture I took and I thought I used that. But I guess I didn't.