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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  • Clean-comfy good eating. You eat with your eyes first, and then come the taste buds. . .
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  • This pork didn’t make a bit of sense ya hear me?! Or as we say it in the N.O, ya heard me?! .
🙌🏽 I seasoned it with salt pepper and a wonderful Aleppo Pepper spice blend from @victoria_gourmet. seared it and made a white wine reduction sauce. .
👩🏽‍🍳 Let it roast low and slow for about 2-1/2 hours and used the reduction juices to make a peach- white wine glaze. Good God y’all! I’m looking forward to recreating the left overs of this. .
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  • Break-fast, simple and all together good! How do you like your eggs? Sunny side up? Or scrambled? Happy Saturday 🍳 .
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  • Throwing it back like yesterday 💃🏽 with this fresh & fruitful salad. Find this recipe and more on the blog. An oldie but goody-goody. .
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  • Shrimp & Grits will never! get old. Especially when you have leftover barbecue shrimp.
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Leftover’s can surely be a fancy new meal am I right??!
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What’s some of your favorite ways to use leftovers? The possibilities can be endless! .
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  • Who knew it was #nationalshrimpday ? In honor of this auspicious day I cooked my absolute favorite New Orleans dish, barbecue shrimp 🦐 .
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Not to be confused with actual grilling, and slathering Sweet Baby Ray’s all over them. .
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It’s a rich buttery sauce with a creole blend of spices, herbs, some Worcestershire and according to your preference white wine, or a dark ale. .
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I love to have lots of hot French bread 🥖 to soak up all the buttery goodness of the sauce. It’s irresistible 🤤 To do these right you must get gulf shrimp, preferably with the heads still intact. The heads lock in all the great flavor from the shrimp and sauce😉 .
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  • On the blog now, is this bangin! Roasted Chipotle-Cilantro Chicken. 🐔
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It’s nothing short of amazing 😉 It’s so good my son and I ate the skin off of it while it was still hot! (true story). 🔥
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But y’all, this is some serious flavor packed chicken and there’s always “the best part about it” scenario, and that’s leftovers! 🥪
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Preferably chicken sandwiches on brioche buns with kimchi aioli (also true story). 🤤
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I’m jumping ahead of myself, well actually that was dinner, but you catch my drift! Make this chicken, enjoy it with delicious sides, and the next day make sandwiches, got it? Great! Click the link in my bio for this deliciously- insane recipe. . . @victoria_gourmet 
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  • These little hands couldn’t get enough of these little peppers 🌶. And I was quite impressed my littlest one enjoyed them so much! Shisito Peppers are not easy to come by, so when your local grocery so happens to have them, you grab at least two bags! Thanks @melissasproduce! .
These are subtlety spicy and sooo good! charred slightly in a hot pot of sesame oil. And finished off with fresh minced garlic, salt and toragashi for more spice. My 5 year old loved them and so will you. Give them a try. .
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  • Who grilling today? Uncle wanna know😂
Happy Saturday veggie eaters and rib lovers🥦🥗🍖 .
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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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