Having a big family is fabulous- we LOVE it!!. But in amongst the good is a whole of lot of HARD!
Ever amplified when the bugs roll in......
So over this time while I was disguised as Florence Nightingale I was loving reading about another big family who live in the States- designers Bob & Cortney Novogratz ( of SIXX DESIGN ) and their 7 kids.
Here's their kitchen. There is evidence that someone ACTUALLY lives in the house- see there are UTENSILS on the bench & even a teatowel- quelle horreur!!
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They design fabulous spaces- filled with the style I love the most. A mix of beautiful modern design pieces interwoven with quirky old pieces they find at markets & vintage stores around the globe. Each home they have built tells you about the people who live in it- tells you about their interests & personalities. This is just what I believe the spaces we inhabit should be like. I like to think that my home is like that too- I like people to be able to learn a bit more about me by looking at my art & objects...in between the mess! Our home is to be lived in & loved - NOT just looked at.
Anyway the one section that really resonated with me this week was Cortney's favourite recipe.
Allow me to share- I know you too will LOVE it!
HOMEMADE DISH by CORTNEY NOVOGRATZ:
(with thanks to Cortney Novogratz via her book : DOWNTOWN CHIC published by RIZOLLI NY)
Serves: 4 to 6
Time: 35-40 minutes depending on how long it takes you to flip through the phone book.
- phone book (i'll add here- access to Google!)
- cash/credit card
- favourite cocktail
Flip through phone book.
Find number of your favourite restaurant that delivers.
Place phone in hand and dial the number.
Order 4 to 6 of their tastiest dishes.
Add 2 to 3 desserts to your order (optional) .
Pour your favourite cocktail, lounge back with your feet up and wait 30-40 minutes.
Dish is done when your doorbell rings.
Leftovers can be held in the fridge for 2-3 days.