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Old 04-24-2008, 07:28 PM   #31
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I dont think I have anything beautiful, but I'm happy that my father bought me a whole set of Henkels pots and saute pan last time I went to visit, which is my first nice set of pots/pans (I'm 23). I am thankful my father is a chef! When he heard I was taking such an interest in cooking he was thrilled. I have always loved to bake and can make a really moist, flavorful banana bread (low fat too.. mmm). But I have never had to cook until I moved out, and I'm starting to love it.

They may not be as good as alot of your things, but I really like them. It's nice to have something shiny, stainless steel, and distributes heat well compared to the (pardon my French) s****y stuff where you have to replace them every couple of months.

I also really like my Henkels set of knives that I purchased on my own a little over a month and a half ago.

S.O has a really cute sushi set that we use once in a while when he has time to make sushi.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:18 PM   #32
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I haven't posted here, mostly because our kitchen is one step above a campfire. Will stay so until we get the $$$$ for a major renovation. However, what I think is beautiful in our goofy old kitchen are our wonderful pieces of cast iron. Love them and most of them have such a great history because they are so old. Unfortunately we'll never know their history because they can't talk.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:16 PM   #33
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that is just beautiful, u must love cooking in there.


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Old 04-24-2008, 10:18 PM   #34
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In my mind, the most beautiful thing in my rustica Mexican kitchen is the color, especially the talavera tiles. The picture below is the "before" shot...


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Old 04-25-2008, 09:38 AM   #35
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Not really kitchen equipment, but what I like best is my Kosta Boda (Swedish) art glass pieces , bowls and vases. I like the watercolor on my kitchen wall. I have computer generated , framed designs of colorful field peas, and in another, a couple of pears. I have some framed demitasse spoons in silver with semi-precious stones in the handles, the gift from a close friend in Mexico.

Yes, I like my pots and pans. They are practical. I am not.
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:31 PM   #36
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In my mind, the most beautiful thing in my rustica Mexican kitchen is the color, especially the talavera tiles. The picture below is the "before" shot...


Oooooh, Karen, your kitchen is absolutely beautiful!!!! Did you do the paint and the tile? That color is delicious - my livingroom is almost the exact same color and it makes me happy every time I walk in there. I adore talavera ceramics and tiles, too. Thank you so much for sharing these pics.
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:31 PM   #37
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Thanks so much, Fisher's Mom. We do love color, and we designed the new kitchen, but Mexicans are so skilled at working with concrete and tile, so we did not do the work. My countertops are stained and polished cement - I know that is also being done in the states, and I couldn't recommend it more highly. I can put a hot pan directly on the counter and not hurt it. It makes me so happy to cook there...A few days ago, I walked into the kitchen and DH said "Welcome to your kingdom! All of your loyal subjects are ready to do your bidding" as he pointed to each appliance. Very cute. I feel very blessed.
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:34 PM   #38
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either my wusthoff or my le creuset.
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:57 PM   #39
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Mexico Karen - I'm interested in concrete/tile kitchen countertops. Can you tell me more about the stained and polished concrete/cement? And the tile? I love that look. It seems to be a classic in Mexico and slow to catch on here.
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:46 PM   #40
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Simplicity, I sent you a personal email with some additional links, but since there is a big difference in construction techniques and labor costs between Mexico and the US, I'm not sure if I can be of much help. I also googled "polished cement counter tops" and came up with alot of info.
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