Molly Yeh has invited hungry readers into her home and kitchen through her ridiculously popular blog, my name is yeh. Now, she's taking her Asian-meets-Jewish-meets-Midwestern farm cooking to TV with the show Girl Meets Farm. In honor of its premiere on Sunday, June 24, we asked Yeh what makes her cozy farmhouse feel even more like home.
10 Things That Say 'Home': The people might be what really makes a house a home, but great stuff can help too. We're asking some of our favorite people what 10 things make their space feel like their own.
Ocean Mug, $45 at Marian Bull
"My friend Marian Bull makes the greatest mugs in the world. They are beautiful, unique, extremely cool just like her, and have oversized handles that feel good to hold. I love using them because they are a little piece of her in my kitchen!"
Cow Cookie Cutter, $20 at Copper Gifts
"My cookie cutter collection has so much meaning and so many stories that I cherish it as much as I do my favorite pieces of jewelry. I used an IKEA moose on our wedding cake, an Ann Clark figure skate on a cake for the cast of Stars on Ice, and a Copper Gifts copper cow for our cow farmer friends' wedding cake. But, my favorite is a Minnesota cookie cutter that my husband welded!"
Fringe & Fettle Bowls at Etsy (Store is temporarily on a break, sign up for updates here)
"Joanna Buyert is a local Minnesota ceramicist that makes pieces that have the type of sturdy, loveable personality that I welcome to the farm with open arms."
Glacier National Park Blanket, $249 for a full at Pendleton
"My parents-in-law got this for me and I love looking at it as much as I love cuddling under it in the winter. My cat, Sven, likes it too."
Twister Gnomes Table Runner Pattern, $7.20 at Etsy
"My sister-in-law gifted me with this table runner that a friend of her's made and I am obsessed with it because I love gnomes. They are so cute! I have it on my coffee table so that I can look at it every day. It was made using this pattern."
My Dad's Recordings
"Growing up my dad was always practicing the clarinet and all I ever wanted him to play was the Sesame Street theme song. Hearing him play, live or on a recording, always makes me feel at home."
Washi Tape Tube, $22 at Michaels
"My childhood Lisa Frank obsession has now grown up into a Washi tape obsession. I use washi tape to seal up cake boxes to friends and try to match the pattern to their personality or cake flavor."
My (Very Stained) Copy Of Molly On The Range, $17 at Amazon
"It's my baby and it has my go-to family recipes in it and I use it most often to make Funfetti cake, challah, and pita."
Kale & Caramel, $14 at Amazon
"I have a million zillion cookbooks, some of which were written by good friends, like Sarah Keiffer's Vanilla Bean Baking Book, Lily Diamond's Kale and Caramel, and a binder of recipes that my mom made for me. I love having them near, it's like we're all hanging out in the kitchen together."
Gmunder Saucer, $14 at Gmunder Keramik
"I keep my favorite everyday jewelry in a little green deer Gmunder dish that my husband and I bought on our honeymoon, in Salzburg. We stayed at the Goldenerhirsch, which had green deer Gmunder dishes everywhere and I completely fell in love with them. They are a perfect mix of whimsy and timelessness."