Thursday, June 4, 2009


Look at what I found at a local garage sale today...a vintage metal stool! I love this yellow beauty. It reminds me of a chair that my great aunt, Tante Mimi, had in her very retro kitchen. The steps on this Styleaire (and yes, that's the name of this model... isn't that wonderful?) can be lifted and tucked under the stool, or pulled out for easy climbing. I thought this would be a great seat for little Sam to give him a bit of a boost at the kitchen island or table. I'm thinking that a good scrubbing and maybe a little spray painting may be needed, but for now, I think it's just precious.

It's nearly dinner time. Don't you love summer cooking? Here's a recipe I invented last week for a fresh salad to accompany any light meal:

Caprese Salad
Salad Greens ( I like romaine, but any Italian blend will do)
Grape tomatoes, halved
Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, cubed into bite size pieces
Red Onion, sliced thin
3 T. Fresh basil, chopped
1/4 c. good olive oil
1/4 c. aged balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste.

Combine greens, tomatoes, mozzarella, onion and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste. In small bowl, combine olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Pour over salad, toss, and serve. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. We had a chair like this growing up! Don't know what my parents ever did with it, but yours certainly brings back memories!