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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  • When @thefeedfeed said they were hosting a #berrytogether photo #contest with @driscollsberry. I dare not miss the opportunity to make #driscolls blackberries pretty. And the whipped Honey ricotta cheese, dripping in honey finesse was not a bad idea either! #feedfeed #driscollsberries 
#levelup Your brunch 👉🏽swipe for recipe.
  • You can find this recipe in its short entirety in my stories. It’s so fresh, quick and delicious. .
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Zucchini noodles would be a great alternative to the pasta, for those that are watching your carb intake. Have fun with it guys! .
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  • If you’re looking for a simple dish to put together, full of fresh ingredients. Look no further than my Fresh Pasta Salad! .
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It’s loaded with fresh ingredients, herbs and the rotisserie chicken is store bought, so high five me for making it easy on ya! This is perfect for a cookout, picnic or a lazy dinner at home. Follow my #instastory for the recipe.
  • A cookie should be slightly crisp, chewy in the center and oh so tasty — Oh, and cute too! These delicious funfetti cookies by @simplylakita are all of thee above. You can check out her recipe for these on her website https://www.simplylakita.com/funfetti-sugar-cookies/ or by following her  and clicking the link in her bio.
  • Enchilada Pie can work for Taco Tuesday right? Yeah, totally! This recipe is so simple to put together, I show you how to, in my #instastory. (This recipe was adapted from Kitchen Genius recipe) 
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INGREDIENTS

1lb of ground meat (any type you prefer)
1 pack of Taco seasoning 
1-1/2 cup of enchilada sauce
1 can of beans of your choice
Butter for sautéing 
1 onion chopped 
1 half of red pepper chopped
1 tablespoon of garlic scapes or garlic minced 
1 can of cream of mushroom 
1 -1/2 cup of cheese
6 tortillas 
Green onions 
METHOD -Brown ground beef with seasoning and drain. Set aside in a large bowl.
-Sauté onions, garlic and peppers in butter until softened.
- Add can of cream of mushroom and stir. Cook for 5 minutes more.
- Add mixture to ground beef, stir together.
- place 1 tortilla into skillet and layer with meat, tortilla, enchilada-bean  mixture, tortilla, meat and repeat. You can add cheese in between the layers, but top it off with cheese on the last tortilla. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and enjoy! .
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  • Forever Blueberry Cheesecaking. I mean, #driscolls berries and cheesecake are kind of a match made in dessert heaven. Goodnight 😘 @thefeedfeed @driscollsberry 
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  • Vanilla Cheesecake topped with #driscolls Strawberries is never a bad idea... Ever.
I’ll be flooding your timeline with berry this and berry that, cause I need a Vitamix mixer along with some other wonderful kitchen gadgets that @driscollsberry and @thefeedfeed are giving away. So indulge your eyes on all of this berry splendor for the next few days. In this #berrytogether #driscolls #driscollsberries #feedfeed #thefeedfeed #contest
  • Snacking has never been more lusciously-gorgeous than this. Toss the Cheetos and Doritos and snack in style & grace. Not only is this a sight for sore eyes, it’s an incredibly healthy way of snacking. Invite some friends over, make some sparkling fruit waters and be merry. .
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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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