When Fabulous Finds was released at Christmas I received suggestions that I make repeat it for each season. Since then I’ve been collecting for such a time as this.
Spring affords the opportunity for new growth. As the trees bud, the grass sprigs, the birds build nests and we humans look forward to the possibility of leaving our homes we celebrate the opportunity to give gifts, enjoy new trinkets and actually do something I hope we haven’t forgotten how to do…Entertain. Take a look at a few things which might put a bit of Spring into your life. You’ll find links to each in the words which are underlined.
As many of us are continuing our quarantine this puzzle might help pass the time.
Bring Spring into your cooking and dining attire with this brilliant fashion accessory.
I enjoy listening to the Milk Street Podcast with Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton. I discovered Indian(-ish) through them. Priya Krishna has helped me find an appreciation for a food that long has alluded me.
Okay, I’m passionate about Spring Green, New Growth Green, Chartreuse…call it what you will…I’ve always seen it as a sign of life and the joy of living. As they say…I saw these hand blown glasses and had to have them. The come in a wide array of FABULOUS colors and hues.
These totem candles remind me of our favorite TV show during the quarantine. We loved the Queens Gambit. These are not Chess pieces but share the aesthetic and would certainly be great conversation pieces on a well appointed dinner table.
If you don’t follow David Lebovitz, please consider it. Since we haven’t been able to travel it’s been great to live vicariously through David. He recently suggested Let’s Eat France. Yes, please!!!
It’s been said we eat with our eyes. Cook Beautiful might be considered a cookbook but it’s so much more…more akin to a Coffee Table art book. Brandt gave it to me for Christmas…one of those gifts that keeps on giving.
Finally…cordless is back. I bought my sister a cordless stick blender many years ago before I learned to buy things for myself before giving them to others. Then, the cordless version disappeared. Thankfully Cuisinart has brought cordless back in full force.
I think these Huggers are absolutely brilliant. So simple. So functional.
Finally, a find I haven’t tried but I’m totally intrigued by. I have Mom’s cast iron and love using it. However, I don’t use it for everyday. I know it’s “built to last” but the Dutch Oven, especially is showing its age. There is a trend toward new cast iron that has all the WOW of aged/seasoned cast iron with the joys of non-stick and easy clean. The verdict is still out, for me. A chef friend tells me I can preserve Mom’s skillets for cornbread and never speak the word Calphalon again. I’m very tempted to try this Smithey No. 6. My friend swears by Butter Pat.
Here’s hoping Spring finds your house lovely and the days ahead bring opportunities for a good time to be had by ALL!!!