We love our apartment… even if there are a few things we wish were different. Like the kitchen lighting. It’s not exactly conducive to gorgeous food photography. Especially the less than professional/taken on an iPhone kind. Often, I’ll take a photo from further away and crop it down to avoid the inevitable shadows, or, like last night, I knew I’d end up cutting part of it out somehow to make a Pretty Little Liars night collage, so better to have more than less. (Are you part of the #PLLsquad? Do we need to discuss? We should discuss.)
However, looking back through my photos this morning, I realized just how delightful I find this picture. It’s me, cooking, in a single, accidentally composed frame:
- I cook a LOT of scrambled eggs, and here they are with leftover pastrami smoked salmon from Easter and a hit of lemon (this article changed my life);
- roasted veggies with a crunch are also standard (this caper/pinenut gremolata was inspired by Gourmande in the Kitchen);
- my much adored vintage glass butter dish and goblet — and an empty can o’ wine (Trader Joe’s has canned rosé that doesn’t suck and is only $4 a 4-pack!) that didn’t make it to the recycling before I switched to the open bottle of Grüner Veltliner in the fridge (and there’s pretty much always an open bottle of Grüner Veltliner in the fridge — and, lets face it, something that should have already been tossed in the recycling still sitting around);
- butter and goat cheese all asunder, the EVOO almost out of sight, but always present….
Cheese, fat, salt, crunch — and wine — combining for a quick and easy homecooked meal before a night of questionable television, and I’m a very happy girl.