Food Love Fridays: October Edition

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Image from IntentBlog.Com

It’s October 2014 and there’s a whole lot to love.

For starters, Sean Brock’s new book, Heritage, which just came out this month.  Let’s just say it makes me want nothing more than to grab my husband, hightail it down to Charleston, camp out on Sean’s back steps and hope he feeds us.

(Not before putting his book on my Christmas wish list, of course).

Sean you are my culinary hero. Continue reading

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Food Love Fridays: January 2013 (or There’s A Lot to Love)

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Image from Cuded.Com — Photo by Marina Cano

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. Continue reading

Watermelon Mint Martini with Lime

There are days when nothing seems to work out right.

It all started with biscuits that turned into scones, but not before they looked like cow pies.

Tasty ones, I’ll give ’em that, but they did not look right.  And they photographed even worse.

Being a blogger of all things food can have it’s challenges.

There are days when:

  1. you can’t for the life of you decide what recipe to make, despite the fact you’ve stockpiled hundreds of them,
  2. you don’t have the faintest clue what on earth to write about,
  3. you’re racing against time, ’cause your natural light is fading,
  4. and you can’t seem to get a single photo or composition to look right, no matter how hard you shoot, edit, or crop. Continue reading

Stay tuned…more to come!

Francesco Tonelli for The New York Times

Re-realization: there’s a lot to this blog-site building stuff.

Navigating around, figuring this WordPress thing out, building pages, figuring even more stuff out.

But just like Rome wasn’t built in a day, getting SKC out of the oven, all warm and golden brown, will require a bit of gentle patience.  So thank you in advance for yours while I work on getting SKC up and running. Continue reading

Hello world!

Just a small taste of what’s to come

Hello world and welcome!  My name is Christina Lazarakis and this tiny corner of the interweb is Small Kitchen Chronicles.

I must confess, I am not a fan of my kitchen.  Two words: too small.  Twenty five and a half tiny-square-feet-small, and unfortunately, no, that number is not an exaggeration.

I moved into said kitchen in December of 2011, when I moved in with my then-fiance, now wonderful-husband, Christopher.  It suffices to say, it was not a love-at-first sight thing, this introduction to my new kitchen. Continue reading