4.15.2009

Week 8 - You Capture: Rustic

I live in the burbs - nothing much rustic 'round here, unless you count the rusting out Ford Bronco project B has going in the driveway. Yes, just doing our part to bring down the neighborhood property values.

When I think rustic, I think old barns, quaint little log cabins in the woods, cooking on a wood stove...

So this week was tough. What is rustic? And for some reason the word 'bread' came to mind. Maybe it's because I'm dieting. But I decided to bake bread. For two reasons - photos and also to give to one of my dear friends who had a baby on Easter.



Kneading the bread. It became even more rustic because I couldn't find my *#&#* breadhook and had to knead by hand.



In the oven. Smells SO good.

Oh yes, I also made pea soup.

Here is my very rustically chopped mirepoix. Yes, I said MIREPOIX. Look at me all French and stuff!



Said mirepoix in my very loved dutch oven.



And the finished product.



Very rustic looking and delicious tasting soup and bread. Oh yes, and wine. I needed a drink after all that domesticity!

For more rustic, visit I Should Be Folding Laundry.

16 comments:

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

Oh - I HAVE to agree - very rustic - and looks delicious! Love the spin on this!

Christy M. said...

Wow! What a great spin on rustic! Love the bread in the oven! Can I come over and have some?!

Bacardi Mama said...

I can smell the bread. Great idea for the assignment.

livinginagirlsworld said...

Very creative! Do you want to come over and make that dinner for me. I'll supply the wine. It looks fantastic!

The Animator's Wife said...

Yum. A rustic recipe for a great evening! Nice job.

Terri said...

Yummy !

Great captures !

Jessi said...

Very rustic! I thought this week was just going to make me want to move to the country...now I want to make bread too! At least that is an actual option :)

Erin said...

I love your spin on rustic! It makes me hungry.

Stillmary said...

Nice idea for rustic. Isn't it amazing that back in the day people (women) had to do these things on a daily basis!

Amy said...

Beautiful. And now I'm hungry. :)

Alice said...

oh yeah, very rustic and yummy! this is my idea of a great post :O), now, what time is supper?

i have my "rustic" shots posted, feel free to come on over to The Shadow of the Cross and visit for awhile :O)

InTheFastLane said...

The dutch oven just works for the idea. Love the colors.

Stacie's Madness said...

yum...great looking food!

sunnymama said...

That looks delicious, and definitely rustic! Very clever interpretation of the theme :)

Kim said...

Okay...I should not read this! I'm hungry and this looks sooooo good. I love how you used this for the rustic theme. I participated too for the first time but I'm running late getting around to seeing what everyone else put up. Come on over to mine if you'd like.

Shae said...

looks delicious. interesting take on the theme. great job.