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Welcome to the second installment of A Night In where we rally a few of our favorite bloggers together to share a space in their home after that photogenic afternoon light goes down. It’s intimate. It’s real. And in my opinion, it’s incredibly cozy. Nothing is better than when the sun goes down and your home can start shining from the inside. This time, everyone is sharing their kitchens at night!
Most of our readers know we like to entertain and have people over for dinner–a large reason why we installed two ranges side by side in here. We usually have people over for dinner 2-3 times a week, but recently, with all of the projects we’ve be undertaking, it’s been a difficult time commitment to swing. That hasn’t stopped us or our passion for welcoming friends inside our home. Our friends had the brilliant idea of having dessert instead of a full blown dinner and it’s been so much fun. It’s very casual, usually only goes for an hour, but still allows friends to get together to chat. Everyone inevitably alway ends up circled around the kitchen island and every time I get butterflies–this is what we dreamed this home and this kitchen would always be.
Chris isn’t a big baker, but he does make a few desserts that I request over and over. Including this crisp we served at our last Dessert Night.
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 cups rolled oats (gluten free if that’s what you’re going for)
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup honey
5 Pink Lady apples (or another tart eating apple)
5 Granny Smith apples
2 lemons, juiced
1 stick salted butter
2 sprigs rosemary
2 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup heavy cream
1.5 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese
1 tsp bee pollen (optional)
ow amazing. minimalist design. but the cost is a bit expensive
Hi Chris and Julia!
I listen to your podcast so I know you get a ridiculous amount of comments and there’s no way to keep up and this is an old post. I guess I’m saying if I don’t get a reply, no worries I get it.
That being said could you please tell me the width of your kitchen? We recently bought a new house and the layout is similar to yours but it feels cramped. We are considering robbing a bit from the other room like you did.
Having an idea of how wide your space is would really help me visualize it.
I really enjoy looking at these blogs to get design ideas. There are so many great rooms.
But dear god, they’ve all become so homogeneous. It’s like I’m reading the same text over and over. I wish I’d see some dirty laundry aired online.
Everyone is “So excited all the time!!!!”. There’s always some new random item that, “I just have to share with all of you!!!!!!” It’s like my new “spatula!!” Before we got this “spatula! *linked here*…the kids hated my pancakes”. “I didn’t think my life could be any more perfect but now it’s even more perfect because of this spatula!!!!!! You must try it!!! I’m so excited!!!! My husband hates me and we’re getting divorced!!!”
but we have to remember that the free content is because of the sponsors/ads, and come on, it’s a genius marketing tool, so it will increase… especially with the biggest selling season of the year upon us already. EX: I don’t think Target would be too thrilled if Emily and her husband divorced at xmas…
I’m sure all bloggers struggle with this, at some time or another – but it’s a business – so I don’t think they should worry too much about it.
So warm and cozy! Where is that serving tray to the left of your stove from? It’s so chic.
Nevermind. I found it on Crate and Barrel. In case anyone else was curious: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/french-kitchen-marble-2-tier-server/s200067
Thanks for linking. I was curious too!
I am SO on board with this dessert-only thing. And your kitchen is just as magical in the evening as it is during the day. So grateful to be doing this with you! xx
How DELISH!! I know I could replace the cream with coconut cream, but any ideas on working around the marscapone? Gluten & lactose intolerant over here.
I feel like your window mullions/frames are begging to be painted black. Have you guys thought about it?
I love the idea of having guests over for desert. We also love to invite people into our home but sometimes a full blown meal can be overwhelming. I’m stealing this idea this week. Thanks for the tip!
Could you tell me the source of the rug in your kitchen please? Thank you ;)
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