Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Getting My Domestic On + Apron Goddess Giveaway

These holidays, I'm teaching myself to cook so that I can justify buying kitsch homewares and cute vintage aprons - on the subject of which, The Apron Goddess is holding a giveaway for the most darling Christmas themed apron. I'm crossing my fingers for winning this one since my family is hosting Christmas lunch this year, and as my mother is one of 6 children (who have 2-5 children each) it gets pretty hectic in the kitchen in trying to feed everybody!

I got this apron from a garage sale down the street (along with a shadow box and bakelite scales - score!). I just love the cross-stitching in the gingham pattern and the ricrac trim - it looks a little eye-blinding on camera but it's quite cute in person!

In case you're curious, that plate is a breakfast fry-up for my boyfriend and myself to give us energy for a big day of cooking (mostly pastry kneading and rolling for him, those big hands are way more efficient than mine!)

Toasted sourdough drizzled with olive oil, oven roasted tomatoes with camembert, and eggs.

Afghan cookies

Delicious chicken pot pie, and in the background a baked white chocolate and berry cheesecake.

Now I'm no food blogger or gourmet chef, but considering I used to burn soup from out of a can this is a pretty big acheivement for me. Looking forward to eating the delicious pot pie leftovers tomorrow!


Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

Holy cow! Those eggs and that golden pie crust looks -perfect-!! I'm impressed!
I think your perfume did get lost in the mail because I sent it ages ago. If you can email me with your mailing address, I'll re-send! my email is bluegurl1700@yahoo.com


Wow i could paid a lot to taste the cheesecake (could you send me the recipe ?)


Miss Tami Lee said...

I'm impressed! I'm still a relative failure at anything domestic, so anything that tastes good that comes out of my kitchen is considered an improvement. Your apron is super cute, too :)

Miss Emmi said...

Big Mama: The cheesecake didn't turn out that great so I didn't bother to save the recipe (it was found online) - sorry!

Ginger said...

My goodness that potpie looks fantastic and I love your reason for learning to cook! I of course adore the apron, I'm such an apron fan myself.
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Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Mmm Chicken Pot pie!!!!!!!!!! I'd love to have some of that. I love your apron.

Dial V for Vintage said...

Ooh cookies! They certainly look delicious, and so does that chicken pot pie! :)

sarah nicole said...

I LOVE that apron. I've seen similar ones before, in vintage shops, but always too expensive. Nice score!

Miss Emmi said...

Sarah: The garage sale I bought mine from had a whole bunch for just $5, I didn't have a lot of money so I reaaaaally struggled to pick just one! Guess I was lucky. I think this must have been handmade from a magazine pattern or something because I often see the same design in different colourways on etsy.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

what a great garage sale find!! love the apron!

I found your blog on vavoom's link up list! I'm your newest follower :)


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