Sydney’s Apron

July 14, 2007 | Filed Under Show Us Your Apron | 8 Comments 


Isn’t it cool when anyone of any age can enjoy the use of an apron?  Here’s Sydney, my friend’s granddaughter wearing her favorite apron to bake Christmas cookies.  So adorable!  Here’s what her grandmother, Kathleen has to say:

"Isn’t that a funny thing about aprons? I’m “fond” of mine, too! I have a Christmas apron with teddy bears on it that I ritually put on when I start to make Christmas cookies. It must be at least thirty years old, and I can’t imagine starting the cookies without it. The other is a heavy-duty one in pink and cream vertical stripes that was my late brother-in-law’s barbeque apron. Apparently, he loved his apron, too, and my sister gave it to me after he passed away. When I first started showing my little granddaugter how to make cut-out cookies (it was Christmastime) I thought for sure she would want the teddy bear apron. But, no, she wanted the pink stripes one and now that’s “her” apron when we make cookies. Mike was a big man so it covers her completely from under her arms to her toes, and the apron strings have to be wrapped around her body twice, but she loves that apron!"

Thanks for sharing these pics with us, Kathleen.  

Show us your aprons, folks!  I’d love to see ’em.




Show Us Your Apron!

July 13, 2007 | Filed Under Lucullian Delights blog, Show Us Your Apron | 12 Comments 


Ilva of Lucillian Delights is hosting an event called Show Us Your Apron.  This is my contribution. 

Very satisfied with my first apron designed and made by  fellow blogger Mischief Mari, I returned to her store (Mischief Mari Superstuff) for a second apron.   Oh, I love my newest apron! 

Like my first apron, this one is reversible.  It’s also fun.  I like to have fun in the kitchen.  No time to be serious.   😉  For me, the aprons are part of my kitchen and cooking tools .  I get excited when I get something new to use in the kitchen (You should have seen me when I first got my zester).

When I saw the fish design, the apron called out to me.  I love that when I turn it around, I find fun-looking flowers — a whole other apron.  I won’t get tired of this apron soon.

You, too, can take part in the event.  Go here for the guidelines.  Come on, show us your apron!

Paz (taking a moment to do her happy dance in her new apron)


New York Monday #79: Summer Food Shopping

July 8, 2007 | Filed Under New York Monday | 19 Comments 


The fruits and vegetables look so enticing as they’re arranged no nicely in front of the super market.  Even if you did not intend to do any food shopping, you’re sorely tempted to stop and by something from the food display outside.  For the past month, I’ve been buying cherries, everyday.  What’s your favorite food item to buy during the summer.

Have a great week!





Roasted Corn

July 5, 2007 | Filed Under Corn, Vegetables | 7 Comments 


In the months of June and July there are several birthdays in my family.  So we get together at my cousin’s nice,  big house to celebrate.   As usual, this year, many different foods were prepared but my favorite was an unplanned and simple one — roasted corn.  My cousin’s neighbor, who’s originally from India, decided that he wanted to prepare the corn the way they do it in the streets of his country.  He roasted the corn, then rubbed salt, red hot African pepper (normally he’d use Indian spices but none were available) and lime over the corn.  Delicious!  When I eat corn, it’s usually boiled and covered with butter, so the roasted corn was a treat for me.  My brother also grilled some chicken, which wasn’t bad at all.  Good eating was had by all.  😉



Preparing the chicken


Grilling the chicken

New York Monday #78: A Beautiful Day

July 1, 2007 | Filed Under New York Monday | 7 Comments 


Have a wonderful week, all!




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