April was a busy month for us so let’s just dive right on in! My favorite season began, strawberry picking time!! I took the boys during spring break and they each picked a gallon. I intended to make jam but just never found the time. We ate many of the berries as you can imagine. Some were put on top of the turrets of a vanilla cake, served with more berries and whipped cream. The rest were frozen for later use.
April also happens to be my birthday and anniversary month. I’ll try not to overwhelm you will all the kitchen goodies I got, saving some for another post. I got this lovely hammered tray which I’ve used quite a bit already.
I also got this marble tray. It’s great for serving cocktails or carrying wine glasses. Or a mug of tea and a special sweet treat. Or in this case also showing off some new pot scrubbers from my Mighty Fix shipment from Mighty Nest. They are made from corn cobs! I’ve yet to use them.
While visiting my parents I went pottery shopping with my mom. This dish I picked out and she bought for my birthday. It’s perfect for holding european butter.
I also bought myself this lovely rimmed plate/platter. It’s been used a bit too. You might have guessed by now I’ve got a pottery fixation!
Sean tagged along on the pottery trip with and picked out this mug.
I like to say the dog got me these cute pinch bowls for my birthday. One of her very expensive medications had a rebate that came on a visa gift card. I used it to buy myself the bowls from Facture Goods.
I ordered this adorable egg board from Farmhouse Pottery for Easter. I don’t have a deviled egg plate and decided it was time to get one. But this board is so much better than a plate, I love it. We had deviled eggs on it for Easter. I didn’t manage to get a picture of the deviled eggs, they disappeared way too quickly!
During April I was cooking from The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for an Instagram cookbook club. One of his flavor bombs is marmite so I ordered it from Amazon. Unfortunately I never got around to making the roast recipe I planned on. I’ll use it soon though, no worries. It’s an amazing cookbook, full of science and cooking. It’s changed the way I cook many things.
I think that’s enough for now. I’ll save some more for another IMK post. I’m linking up with Sherry over at Sherry’s Pickings. She’s our new fearless leader so head on over to find links to other IMK blog posts across the globe. Thanks Sherry for taking over!