How This Started and My Hope For This Experiment

My Husband and I are both big fans of Jamie Oliver. For Christmas I bought him Jamie's cookbook "Jamie's 30 Minute Meals: A Revolutionary Approach to Cooking Good Food Fast". As I read the preface of his cookbook I was inspired by his ideas. He felt that he was spending too much time cooking during the busy week and doing too much clean up. So he decided that for the week night meals there needed to be something quick and still healthy and yummy. He and his team did a lot of work and made the "30 Minute Meals". He has explicit directions for step by step getting the meal done in 30 min. He tells you what to do first, second, and third so that you have all dishes going at the same time, instead of making it dish by dish. Since we aren't doing once a month cooking right now I was captured by this idea and dying to start trying. I have been spending way too much time in the kitchen during the week and can't wait to be able to prepare good meals fast. My husband was all for it since he loves to eat great food and has a very particular palette. He will be making some of the meals on weekends when he isn't working because, this is after all, his cookbook :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Newest Kitchen Acquisition

This is one of my newest acquisitions. I finally found a serving/cutting board I admired enough to pay the price (Thank you D and G for the Christmas money). This board is made out of Fijian Rimu wood and it is quite beautiful. I bought a retangular one with a slight lip around two sides that I also love that is made out of Pacific Rosewood. I am sure you will be seeing that one soon as well. The man who makes these boards (Sirname-Conway) lives in the same suburb I do. I found that slightly romantic actually since it is so small here that he must live within walking distance of my house. The boards will last forever as long as I take great care of them and "Reoil often with liquid paraffin oil sold only at Chemists" .

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