Cooking is one of my favorite pleasures in life. There is nothing more gratifying than trying a new recipe or cooking for friends and family. Part of being able to have adventures in your kitchen is to make sure that your kitchen itself is inspiring to you. These five kitchens are beautifully detailed, cozy, and welcoming.
My family owns the most beautiful country estate called Devine Ranch and recently we all agreed it would be wonderful to share it with a select number of people each year for weddings and special events. A few of my favorite event industry creatives came together to help us capture the ranch's rustic yet elegant aesthetic and the results were a-ma-zing! With styling by the fabulous Esla Events, rentals from One True Love Vintage, florals by Fionna Floral, beauty by Skyla Arts, jewelry by Haute Bride, and paper goods by Aerialist Press every detail was just perfect. All captured by the uber-talented Carlie Statsky. Find more from the shoot on Style Me Pretty.
Pre heat oven for 350 degrees. Mix flour, maple syrup, cornmeal, salt, baking powder in a large bowl. Separately whisk melted butter, milk and eggs together. Combine and mix until smooth. Pour into parchment paper liners until 3/4 full. Bake for 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
Strawberry Blackberry Jam
2 cup organic strawberries
2 cup organic blackberries
2 tbsp corn starch
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp clove
1/s tsp organic lemon juice
Mince strawberries into small cubes then combine with blackberries in a large bowl. Mash berries with potato masher. Stir in corn starch. Place on stove and bring to a bowl. Then add spices and turn the heat to low for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool (can be placed in cooler). Before serving stir in lemon juice.
*All berries were harvested from our family garden and the eggs are from our happy farm raised organic chickens. The rest of the organic ingredients were found at our local health food store. Cooking with the very best ingredients is very important for our bodies and the earth.
Style isn't seen in fashion alone, interior design can say as much about a persons aesthetic as their outfits. That is why I have this series of posts... see more here. My home reflects my personal style as much as my wardrobe. If you are seeking some inspiration for your daily look or your home try these three styles to see if they fit.