These days I gravitate more and more towards simplicity. A rustic simplicity that’s clean but not cold, warm but not busy. Every month I get rid of more of my possessions asking the question “is this both functional and beautiful?” Sometimes an object is just one of those two things, and sometimes that’s enough. But the truly special artifacts of everyday life are the ones that satisfy both requirements. And these ceramic nesting spoons by Fringe & Fettle in collaboration with HDH are that kind of special. Since receiving them I’ve used them for everything from serving olives and jams on a cheese plate to scooping ingredients to spoon rests while I cook. Like the pieces of HDH clothing I own, they’ve already become part of the fabric of my daily life. So, in celebration of Hackwith’s Maker’s Alongside collaboration with Fringe & Fettle, I whipped up some blueberry & cream cheese rye muffins before hitting the road earlier this week for New Orleans. Gas station food is hateful, and I wanted to have something delicious on hand for us to nibble on during the long drive down to New Orleans, where I am currently. You can find the ceramic nesting spoons here and the recipe for the muffins below. That’s all for now…back to soaking in my fair old home, many photos of which I’ll share with you soon, no doubt!