What a lovely home. I love the knife arrangement, I am thinking about copying it for my new place as well! Do you have any cute ideas for spices as well? I have no clue on how to store them in a space and availability convenient way…
Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments.
Caffettiera- we haven’t figured out spices yet. We have our favorites in magnetic tins on the fridge, which works okay, but most are piled on top of each other in a cabinet. The challenge seems to be finding a place is that is convenient and away from heat and light. Hmmmm….
Hi，Tim. so simple and clean. It is a lovely space. I also read your story from the Time Out Chicago. Now you and your partner are the first two people I known in Northwestern and Chicago just for food. :)
Congrats on being featured and these are lovely pictures. I love the knives – I just got one of those magnetic holders but haven’t put it up yet. Is there a proper way to store the knives, i.e. tip up or tip down? Something I’ve been wondering…
I have been a big fan of your blog for a while now; in fact I have a sheaf of recipes from your website that I have to organize. (Well, okay I have a lot of recipes I have to organize.) I have finally stopped lurking to say hi to a fellow Oak Parker. Hi (waves excitedly) and welcome!
Hey Tim: wow, congrats on the new, stunning space. Your taste isn’t too shabby. Did I not spot a few of my favorite little heath vases on the center of the table? Congrats on the piece. Recognition much deserved!
Thanks for all of the sweet messages!
And yes, Megan, those are indeed some Heath salt/pepper shakers on the table. They are my favorite.
Yay to Oak Parkers coming out of hiding! We’re loving Oak Park so far, but are especially looking forward to farmers market season!
Tim, my daughter Mikaela shared the article with me and your home is beautiful. I love the mix antique and contemporary touches. She just raved about the pizza! I look forward to meeting you and Bryan when we come to Chicago in the fall. Patty S.
When farmers market season arrives, you won’t have to get cherries by mail order. Speaking of which, did you hear that they are thinking about adding a mid-week farmers market? (Fingers crossed.) In the meantime, have you been been to places like Penzeys & Olive and Well & Marion St Cheese Market? Looking forward to your take on some of the local places….
Hey Carollina, I really like all three of those places but I am having trouble getting over how inexcusably bad the service is in the cafe at Marion Street. Especially at lunch. Some of the worst service I have had in my life, especially for a restaurant serving that level of food. I love shopping in the market half of the space and everyone there is so lovely but when I cross over to the cafe I am always frustrated. Have you had that experience too? It is disappointing. But, I keep giving it another chance and hope that one day they improve. I really like the food and love that there is someplace within walking distance of our apartment where we can get burrata and duck fat and any cheese I would want. I have heard the rumors about a second farmers market day and think that is a very good idea. Here’s hoping!