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Kitchen

The Kitchen, The Table.

 

My kitchen is my sanctuary, I tend to stay in my kitchen pretty much all day! From early morning breakfast and pretty much everything in between until late night. I consider it a multi-functional room. Prayer happens there, meditation on The Word, recipe writing, blogging, stern warnings, followed by warm hugs happens in the kitchen.

Teaching moments happen in the kitchen, a whole lot of learning too, reading takes place there, disaster’s happen in the kitchen, wiping away plenty of tears happens often than not. Confession takes place in the kitchen so, if these walls could talk I’d be in trouble! (lol). And all those things that take place in that small quirky space I love so dearly, grows me up a little more each day.

The table…

My kitchen table has a story of its own, I hesitated a bit before I decided to share the story about it, but honestly I love that table so much it’s a part of my journey forever now.

When I first moved to this quaint, country side part of New York, I was ready to take it all in. New neighborhood, new beginnings, I didn’t have a kitchen table because our previous apartment was so tiny a flea could barely fit in the kitchen (not that we had any fleas) but, you catch my drift. The fact that this new place, new kitchen, compared to the previous, had much more space I was eager to have a lovely table to sit at. Now at that time the choice was between a new couch, or a new table, we couldn’t do both so, the couch won over the table… And now I need a new couch. Needless to say my couch was taking a beating, and my desperation for a table grew more each day.

One day while going to my local grocery store I spotted these kitchen chairs with a big sign that read FREE! They weren’t too bad and the house they were in front of was pretty nice, so as I was taking the chairs the owner of the house drives up and say’s “I have the table to go with those chairs if you would like them?” that was music to my ears with a joyful I’ll take it! The table became mine… all for FREE! The table was made from very good wood as it was solid, and strong, and FREE!

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A simple picture but, with a rustic wooden table it becomes a story.

Never in my life would I’ve ever thought,  I would be such a scavenger hunter and a great one at that. But, I expound so much on this table because of the natural beauty it brings in my kitchen.

It may seem as a dated wooden table, I see it as the best photo prop known to food photography there is. All my food pictures are done on that humble table, and even as we prepare to  buy a new table, this table will always remain.

Here are just a few photo’s of how incredibly awesome my kitchen table has been to me on my journey through food photography. The food is the star, while the table plays its role effortlessly and humbly.

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The dough is made at the table

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learning moments at the table.

The perfect backdrop for perfect cinnamon rolls.

Even a hint of the table in the background brings much drama to the food photo.

The best candid’s are done at the table.

A simple dinner, at the table.

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Colors bursting everywhere done so eloquently with a simple wooden table as its support.

I could post thousands of pictures in how this kitchen table has manifested pure art in photography, but I’ll leave room for more in future post.

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  • This bbq owe us nothing!! We don’t eat bbq often and I honestly haven’t had great bbq since moving from the South. But these Northern brothers pulled out their Southern roots on this menu. Black family owned and operated and the food is Dee-licious.
  • I see it’s National Cheesecake Day and by far my favorite dessert of all time 🍮 I don’t play around when it comes to this decadent dessert. Who loves cheesecake like I do?
  • Can you tell he’s enjoying it? Tried out a sweet little Puerto Rican Cafe by the train station 🚉 The Mofongo was delicious 😋
  • Winner-winner chicken dinna!! My husband cooked the feathers off this chicken y’all!! I love you @mcnairgerald (Through sickness and health) 😘. I whipped up this quick pasta and seasoned-roasted tomatoes 🍅 Check out my insta-story for the simple process of the pasta.
  • I have not cooked a home cooked meal in months! When my son saw this plate after I posed it for the camera. I asked, you want this plate son? He replied with a jovial yes!! He said we haven’t had a home cooked dinner in ages 😂. .
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I’m so glad to be making my re-entrance into the kitchen again. But I must say it feels like I’ve ran a marathon whew!! The smile is always worth the effort. Bonita 🍎
  • Y’all! This sandwich from @popeyeslouisianakitchen don’t make no culinary sense! It’s the best chicken sandwich I’ve ever eaten. Periodt. 🐓
  • It’s definitely summer time ☀️ And this fall salad can work in any season really. You can Summer-rize (see what I did there?!), this salad by switching out the squash for cubed watermelon and replacing the Brussels sprouts with shredded cabbage. Either way you choose always make it pretty ♥️ #tbt
  • @itchy_world Not only did you catch an epic roll session, you captured black harmony and togetherness in a most unique and beautiful way. Can’t nobody touch New Orleans. This is New Orleans 💚💛💜 #repost
  • Throwing it back to one of the most beautiful and delicious desserts I’ve made. Can’t wait to make a different flavor with a different color scheme for this no-bake cheesecake. Food is my art 🖼 What’s your art?

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Bonita Applecrumb

Bonita Applecrumb

A New Orleans native currently residing in beautiful New York. My favorites past time is hanging with a bunch of cool kids and cooking delicious meals for them! When I'm not in the kitchen I'm usually in my local thrift store looking for photo props.

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