The Other Side of Our New Kitchen & A Plant

Chloe, our beloved neighbor back at the old place, pointed out–before I left–that in my “new kitchen” post I only showed one side of the kitchen, not the side with the stove. So here it is: the other side of our kitchen, with a glance into the other room which had some boxes in it still, at that moment, because we hadn’t unpacked. Not to brag, but we have five–count ’em, five–burners. And I love the white subway tile behind the stove, I think it made the pasta in the red Le Crueset in today’s pasta post really pop.

My parents came to see the place this weekend (they really liked it) and afterwards, showing them around Atwater Village, we found ourselves in an adorable plant/pottery store called Potted. My parents had given me some money as a housewarming gift, a very generous gesture (it’ll go towards blinds for our office windows). I subtly hinted–or, rather, loudly urged–that it would be nice if they also got us a plant because that’s something we’d always remember. It’s sweeter than it sounds.

So check out the plant they got me, a nice addition to my new cookbook shelf:


Thanks, mom and dad! Now whenever I look at my cookbooks I’ll think of you. And I’ll also think about salad because plants make me think about salad. Sue me.

8 thoughts on “The Other Side of Our New Kitchen & A Plant”

      1. Do they do well in cold weather? Midwesterner here with super short summers and long brutal winters. Love Jade plants but haven’t had the courage to buy one.

        1. You might be able to keep one as a house plant, but they are definitely not cold tolerant. I lost my two large jade plants when we had a freak cold snap (temps dropped to 21 degrees F overnight in So Cal) in 1991. I’m still in mourning.

  1. My, I wonder where you live. I live on Glenfeliz in Atwater Village having moved here from Silverlake 2 years ago. :o)

    If you send me your email I will send you a formal invitation to our Atwater Village website. Not to be missed!


  2. I am so jealous of the FIVE gas burners!!! Unfortunately I have to settle for 4 electric :-(. Love your new place!

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