Thursday, August 25, 2011
Trader Joe's Vanilla Extract
When you have a male roommate that doesn't care too much about cooking and has absolutely nothing in the drawers but a few wooden spoons and a small pot or two, it is almost like having your own kitchen.
I was living in a massive house in Bel Air that had a full kitchen with island counter and every amenity you can think of before I moved to my current place.
Though the convenience level was there since I didn't have to buy much with that place -- the kitchen didn't feel like my own, as I didn't have the pleasure of shopping and collecting anything that was in there.
Once I moved to my new apartment, as soon as I found out what kind of state the kitchen was in -- I was pumped.
I am no gourmet cook, and I am far from doing anything fancy -- but I do enjoy the art of cooking, and I do like to bake.
My new mixing bowl
Today is an appropriate day to do so -- I've decided to make some butterscotch and chocolate chip muffins for a little celebration.
Celebratory muffin cups for the occasion
My colorful set of measuring spoons and cups
I enjoy the process of choosing the utensils and equipments I am going to be using, and I was a kid in the candy store at one of my favorite store, Sur la Table at the Grove.
My new Le Crueset rubber spatula (pink AND sparkly)
Butterscotch + Chocolate chip muffin