Earlier in life I had the chance to “temporarily” spend some time living with my lifeovereasy partner, my sister Dani. I was thrilled to be able to hang out with my 2 new neices and , life being what it is, “temporary” soon turned into 6 years of many, many girls nights and sister days together.
One of my fondest memories is of the many nights the four of us spent eating dinner and watching movies together – mum, zia, and two toddlers curled up on our big couch, always sharing a huge bowl of salad between us. I have always really enjoyed big, hearty, crunchy salads and loved to experiment with new ingredients and different dressing recipes. My sister had received a large wooden bowl by woodworker Don Stinson as a wedding gift, and that bowl saw many nights and many salads. I loved that bowl and always wanted one of my own, and sure enough finally received one as a gift for my wedding shower from, who else, my sis. Stinson Studios have been producing these hand turned bowls from sustainable wood in rural Ontario for many years and his work can still be found at the One of a Kind Show year after year. These bowls “age” beautifully with use and make gorgeous serving vessels for the amazing salads I make almost daily these days. Take a look and consider getting one for yourself – I guarantee any salad will taste better in this.