Friday, September 9, 2011

yum yum, eat em up. food names.




Have you guys seen Kinfolk,a magazine and journal dedicated to the companionship that comes through getting together over some food?



You know I love cozy intersections, and I can't resist the meeting place of human connection and eating -- so fundamental and so artful, too!  I also admire the simple and unfussy aesthetic of the dining events they feature, but better to quote their manifesto here; it's much more eloquent than I.

--"Every element of Kinfolk – the features, photography, and general aesthetics – are consistent with the way we feel entertaining should be: simple, uncomplicated, and less contrived. Kinfolk is the marriage of our appreciation for art and design and our love for spending time with family and friends."

 And there's this video.


Heart achingly pretty, yes? I'm going to watch it now, during my girls' naps, with this little bird chirping away in the tree next to my window. I hope you all enjoy, too.



Okay, and there's this video, too.

There are more videos to behold in the online journal. I'm in love with all of them, so far. There are recipes, useful products and intimate moments. Yes, this is one of those things I'm going to savor for a while. It's so good that if I weren't in such desperate need of sleep, I'd stay up all night reading the whole thing! (Thank you, nursing baby, for tempering me.) This won't be the last time I reference Kinfolk, and you may recognize some Ask features from it, as well!

I love Jeana Sohn's Bap Story. I've done a full feature on her, but today am focusing on the food! We're going to pick a recipe to try for the weekend; any suggestions?






I've also featured this blogger before, but this her flickr page, dedicated only to her breakfasts, aptly called The Breakfast Project. Don't these look yummy!



Jennifer Causey, the wildly talented photographer behind the Makers Project (more on that another time), also runs Simply Breakfast:

(images)  I'm officially hungry.

Lastly, Beatrice Valenzuela's blog is so, so pretty and full of food inspiration! She is also a shoe maker of the yummiest adult and children's shoes.

yummers.

I love her home and all the drinks she makes. and that she puts them in jars!


We recycle all our jars for cups. We started doing it because I wanted to move away from plastic after Nona was born, the jars were being bought anyway, AND jars have lids, which is great for kids. Lids make it possible for a beverage to be taken in bags, cars, on walks, pierced for straws, used to freeze things, store in the fridge without spills. 

Spice jars are the perfect size for a toddler, too; the long, slender jar is just right for their little hands, and the smaller openings are perfect for their little mouths. And aren't they just so pretty? Gotta love it when cost-effectiveness, good health, practicality and beauty come together!  The jars remind me of being a little girl in my grandmother's kitchen during canning time with the smells, aprons, the high ceilings and the light pouring in from three sides. She'd take a jar or two and make coke floats for us. such nice memories.  Beatrice also did a home tour recently with Apartment Therapy. and the names in this house? Beatrice, Ramsey, and Astrid! Are they kidding us?  No, they aren't. love it. 

In addition to all the yummy links, here is a list of some deliciously edible names:

Baker

Vin 

Julep 

Maple

Amandine

Olive

Pepper

Romaine 

Pear

Anjou

Coco

Mint

Plum

Mirabelle

Ume (japanese for plum)

Umeko (plum blossom child)

Luumu (plum again. I like plums)

Apple

Eple (Norweigan for apple)

Omena (Finnish for apple)

Anzu (Japanese for apricot)

Fig

Huckle

Huckleberry

Clementine

Lemon

Pomme (French for Apple)

Pommeline

Pom

Prune (the big one in France, at the moment)

Cherry

Berry

Ambrosia

Nori

Tamir

Anona

Ginger

Roux

Basil

Clove

Saffron

Rue

Sorrel

Zita

Bean

Honey

Dill

Root

Fennel 

Alfredo

Also see my post on Spice and Herb names for many more of that flavor.

And from today's inspirations:
Beatrice

Ramsey

Astrid

Jeana

Jennifer

Maker

Sarah

Sully

Sulivan


What about these food bits?  Will you try a new recipe this weekend?  

How do you feel about the names? 

12 comments:

  1. Ugh, so many amazing names!!! I'm having ten children now. No, just kidding. The only problem is that the more amazing the name is, the less my husband likes it. Well, that is my viewpoint anyways.

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  2. I seem to try a new recipe everytime I cook - I just make it up as I go along! Dash o' tomatoes, bit o' ham etc. I should really buy a recipe book.

    As for the names, I think Pom is adorable - it was the name of one of Babar's triplets (Alexander, Pom and Flora). Since I speak French at a reasonable standard, pomme walks down the path a little too far as a first for me, but would make for a fabulour middle/nickname.

    I do love the name Romaine, and finding out it's leafy connections didn't tarnish the name for me too much since I know plenty of French Romanes.

    And, of course, Plum is too darling for words. I was thinking about whether I'd be daring enough to use her as a first the other day, and I see the possibility, but since I'm well-known in my favourite for my aversion to fruits, perhaps not practical to my situation.

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  3. So it goes, Jenny--same here!

    Mer--I saw an amazing recipe book on Kinfolk, actually. And I'm trying an heirloom tomato recipe from their tonight! I'm so with you on Romaine, but my husband was so not!

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  4. Ok, here I go again.. When I see a list of names I just have to list the children I know who are blessed with these gems, and the names their parents have chosen to go with them. I don't know why! But it's such fun :)

    Olive Frances (my little sister! Our other sisters are Ruby Queen, Tallulah Rose, Scarlett Grace and (I think you will love this one) Imogen Plum)
    Pear (as a middle name for Alexander, brothers William, Miles and Oscar, sister Lydia)
    Coco (1. twin sister Phoenix, 2. brothers Tor and Odin, 3. sister Hetty)
    Fig Ava
    Berry (as part of the craziest name I know... a little girl named Rocket 88 Berry Lullaby, brother Chevrolet "Chevy" and sister Elcamino "Momo")
    Saffron (sister Jezabel and brother Fletcher)
    Sorrel (sister Sigrid and brother Samuel)
    Honey (double barrel middle name for Edith Honey-Rose "Edie")
    Beatrice (brother Hamish)
    Astrid (Edith Honey-Rose's mama)

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  5. and you just keep on chimin' on in, Jessie May. These are fantastic! William Pear? oh. my. god. love it. I also have a neighbor named Pear! How crazy is that! I think he's Swedish. Pear (and au pair) are on my favorite words list, so pretty! And of course I'm smitten with Imogen Plum ; )

    and Edith Honey-Rose? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so magical.

    and Rocket 88 Berry Lullaby? get out! wow. that's a lot of name; I'd love to hear that story!

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  6. Rocket and her siblings are all named after cars (well, Chevrolet is pretty obvious haha!), I think their dad is really into old cars or something. Not sure how Berry and Lullaby came about!

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  7. As for my many chimings-in, I only just started visiting your blog (fantastic, by the way) so I'm going crazy. Sorry!

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  8. thank you, Jessie May! I'm loving your comments!

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  9. What substantial name what you pair with Julep? I love it!

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  10. Hi Tracy, personally I'd do something really buttoned up like Theodora, Mim, or Dorothy

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  11. Oh, and perhaps my favorite: Julep Henriette. She could go by 'Ree', even, if Julep proved too cutesy. I understand the cutesy connotation, but I'm also a bit unconvinced that it holds true. Julep is the dew on a rose, really, so it just doesn't get more beautiful.

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