With the bounty of produce in the markets, late summer is a wonderful time to spend leisure hours in the kitchen. The morning air is crisp in the Sonoma and Napa Valley. What month of the year could be more perfect than September to put up a few jars of pickles or jam, just for the sheer pleasure of it?
Here are a few lovely kitchens
a most inviting kitchen and family room in the country
the perfect place to begin an afternoon of cooking for friends
gas stoves are preferred by most chefs in the wine country, a spot for laundry nearby
Shed, in Healdsburg offers a sophisticated, yet very authentic wine country style of provisions for the kitchen and home
quite an old stove lovingly used in a home with an inviting entrance
inside, a quiet kitchen window with a simple view of the garden and neighborhood
when it all gets to be a bit much, wander over to the French Laundry store, “FINESSE THE STORE,” in Yountville, for freshly preserved staples
then a little down the road in Saint Helena, is Dean & DeLuca for only the best kitchen supplies and something sweet
In the midst of summer, a kitchen with very clean lines and a fresh feel is always welcome
this beautiful tile complemented the home perfectly
well made appliances on display and easily accessible
a very well traveled kitchen and home
with such artistic dishes for all the creations from the stove
outside a nook to wash a few vegetables from the garden before a late summer afternoon swim in the pool. On my website www.brendamcneill.com, you will find a list of all the local Farmers Markets in the Sonoma and Napa Valley. They are the ultimate source of fresh fruits and vegetables for all you leisurely pursuits in the kitchen.