For some reason, I have a major aversion to heating water in the microwave. It doesn’t even have anything to do with the microwave, I just like going through the motions of boiling water in a kettle. Right now I use an old percolator (sans the percolator part) which works fine except that the kettle is tall and narrow, leaving very little surface area for the bottom to contact the flame. So here are a few alternatives to choose from when it’s time to replace the status quo.
I’ll be back to blogging soon, but in the meantime:
I’m jonesing. It’s cold outside and my leather boots aren’t cutting it anymore. I need fur on my feet, dammit.
(And normally I’m not a boots-with-the-fur-showing type of girl, but I think these are super cute rolled down.)
I cannot believe it is already December 1st.
For some, sundown tonight starts your holiday (in which case this gift guide probably won’t come in much use for you, sorry!) but for others, you have 24 shopping days left until crunch time approaches and something must go under the tree! So here are some of my favorite things to help you along this year.
Hello darling sweater, it’s cold outside and I need you PRONTO.
It always amuses me when functionally industrial things become popular fashion accessories. Timberland work boots, Hunter rain boots, things of that nature.
That is until I found Aigle. It’s a line of hand-made rubber boots made for such leisurely activities like farming, sailing, hunting or fishing. H A N D M A D E. For actual use. They even have a hiking sole for when you want to go exploring in the midst of a hurricane.
I am in love with the Malouine boot. It’s been hanging out in my favorites folder for awhile now but when I stumbled across it again a few days ago, it took all my self-control not to immediately order them. I think I’ll wait a few months for the rainy season but until then, they will be safe and sound in my “to buy” list.
(ps. J. Crew just had these for sale recently but only carried them for men – how cute would they be with some leggings on a rainy, autumn day? I love the waterproof laces!)
The weather has started to warm up considerably but I'm dying to make a batch of this French Onion Soup from Smitten Kitchen. As one of my favorite food blogs to read, I would gladly eat up almost anything on her site but for some reason, I think I need to get a bowl of this in before soup season officially ends.
As an avid French Onion Soup eater, I think the perfect version is a combination of just enough broth, just enough sauteed onions and lots of crunchy, cheesy bread on top. This recipe looks like it might just have that combo down pat.