I do love the idea of being a master chef and domestic goddess in the kitchen. Sadly, the execution rarely lives up to the dream. Many's the time I stared in shock and horror at burnt pots, reeled backwards blinded by spiraling columns of smoke, poked in dismay at cakes that were inadvertently molten within, crispy without. Thus, I turn to vintage kitchen ware for inspiration. I think of all the wonderful cooks who prepared meals for their families over the years using the same tools and hope that a little of that knowledge will somehow wend it's way to me.
A kitchen isn't complete without a vintage Mr. Rooster and his wife to oversee meal production.
And of course a vintage recipe card box filled with carefully composed, tried, true and tested family recipes is a necessity. I am a little embarrassed to admit I'm a bit old fashioned in certain areas and still like to handwrite recipes on index cards. It took many, many years for me to wrest my mother's pancake recipe from her and now it is faithfully recorded and stored in the recipe box. Do you have any family recipes that have been handed down through the generations?
In fact, a flock of roosters serving up an apple a day (to keep the doctor away) is just the thing.
I still dream of swanning about the kitchen, serving up delicious meals in a state of graceful composure. Until then, I will sip my tea from a vintage mug and be inspired by meals long since eaten and welcoming family gatherings of yesteryear.
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