It’s a brand new year, dear readers; we’ve survived the holidays and 2013 finds us with lots to love.
I find myself very thankful for what I’ve got, which has nothing to do with what I received for Christmas and everything to do with the love that I am blessed to have and that I am lucky enough to give.
I also find myself to be continual thankful for you, dear readers, and this community of fellow bloggers who keep me going, inspired, laughing, and feeling profoundly and incredibly blessed.
So the first food love of this baby, brand-new year goes out to all of you, dear friends.
Your comments, “Likes” and support of this little thing of mine called Small Kitchen Chronicles endlessly fills my heart. Thank you so much, it all means the world.
Now. I know it’s past Christmas.
But you may find yourself in a predicament: needing a chef’s knife. Wüsthof is calling your name, but your pocketbook/wallet — like mine — looks like the Mohave Dessert.
Well, do not despair, dear one, because if you’re looking for an amazingly sharp one at an incredible value, I cannot recommend the Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef’s Knife enough. And I am not getting paid a thing to say this.
I’ve had mine since 2002 (no joke) and no matter how roughly I treat it (and I do) — other than looking a little worse for wear — I’ve rarely had to sharpen it, and it still cuts, slices, dices and chops like a dream.
It was the best $25 I’ve ever spent and the only knife in the kitchen I really, ever use. And if it keeps up like this for another ten years, geez, I may never need that Wüsthof. (Just don’t tell my husband that).
There are lots of cool, new blogs out there. Irene’s is one of them.
I was lucky enough to discover this lovely lady’s blog when I found out she had given me press (thanks so much, Irene). Ever since, I’ve been increasingly impressed by her content and unique spin on crafts, food, design and all things good, and knew I just had to share the love back.
Chock-full of lovely hand-drawings, great crafty step-by-step how-tos, internet food and product-finds, ideas, original recipes and stories, reading Irene Loves Crafts makes me smile. A lot. Also uttering things out-loud like, “How awesome!” and “Wow, what a cool idea!” and “How cute!” I’m willing to bet you will too.
Last but not least-ly, for this very first Food Love post of 2013, I leave you with this gorgeous roasted grape & ricotta crostini photo/recipe from the very talented Renee of sweetsugarbean.
I can almost feel the warm breeze on my face just looking at it. And how can one make grapes look so dreamy? She just did.
Have a wonderful, love-filled weekend, everyone! See you all back here on Wednesday!
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- Food Love First Fridays: The America’s Test Kitchen D.I.Y. Cookbook (Review) (smallkitchenchronicles.com)