Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Brickel Shibori and some tastiness

First, I've gotten my new shibori linen sewn up into some tea towels.

Linen Tea Towels
Brickel Shibori
from top: bananas foster, cherry pop, chasm blue
100% linen
Each approx: 16" x 2
4" (40.6 x 61 cm)

You can see more colors in my 1000 Markets and Etsy shops.

(As an aside- I've been going crazy with the color balance (?) of the white background I've been using in my photos. I shoot outside, at the same time of day, using the same settings on the same camera and it seems to change from one shot to another. Sometimes it's more yellow, other times more blue. Anyone have any suggestions or advice about this- camera settings, photoshop??? It's driving me insane!)

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I don't know if I've posted on here before about how much I love to cook and bake, but I really, really love it. Unless I'm being really lazy. But more often than not, the possibility of deliciousness wins out over inertia.

I also love a pretty table (if you didn't guess by all the tea towels and napkins I'm always throwing around on here). So it makes sense that I drool (often, and a lot) over food blogs, especially those with pretty presentations.

Here are three that I've been enjoying a lot lately.

My favorite is Recession Recipes. I love the seasonal ingredients, the flavor combinations, and I love love love the pattern on the counter that is in all the photos. I find the food and ingredients on this site to be very accessible, which is always a plus. Don't get me wrong, I love fancy ingredients too, but lately I don't have the time or the patience to spend all afternoon chasing down specialty items.

If you haven't visited Sunday Suppers, you definitely should. The recipes, super yum! And the photography? Gorgeous! If you haven't seen this site, do yourself a favor and pay a visit today. Even if you're not interested in the food, it's worth a look for the images alone.

I have a soft spot for Old Recipe Detective, which is a sister site to Heritage Recipes. I have a passion for old books, and old cookbooks are my absolute favorites. My mom just gave me my grandmother's 7th edition Fannie Farmer cookbook (1945, I think) not too long ago...swoon! And I love hearing about people's memories of food. So I'm understandably smitten.


1 comment:

esque said...

those Shibori towels are too die for! I'm in love! :)