Our work is blessed to be shared by and with the American Boomer magazine on a regular basis, and I always love seeing what that stuff looks like when it’s done over by a professional editor
The older we get, the longer things take. And when for the last few years you’ve been squeezed into a tiny, disfunctional kitchen with shitty appliances and no room for more than one person to cook, getting an amazing, brand new kitchen is a little slice of heaven.
One week after the move, we’re not done in the kitchen, but we’re really close, and we’re really excited! This is where the magic happens, going forward, and as I alluded to, there’s a couple more changes here in the wind – More on that later.
M and I agreed that this is and will be a serious working kitchen, a production kitchen for things here at the website, so we took our time, discussed things in depth, and decided together how to to arrange everything. And in a word, it’s magnificent. Wanna talk storage? This alone is a 12 cabinet pantry, 24″ deep, with tons of space for stores. There are drawers and cabinets and display places everywhere – it is so cool.
The basic triangle is, in this iteration, a square, and it’s marvelously functional – defined by fridge, stove, sink, and island, there’s plenty of room for collaboration, and for guests to hang and watch.
And speaking of hanging and watching, the kitchen is open to the living room as well – I seriously dig this.
This weeks post is short, but oh, so sweet –
We have moved into our new home, and that includes a truly magnificent kitchen! As you can see, the days of tiny and no room to do much of anything are over.
Yes, it’s a total mess right here on Day 2 post move in, but it’s gorgeous, incredibly well equipped, and has a veritable plethora of storage – We’re in kitchen heaven!
So, stay tuned, and thank you so much for following and being a part of this big culinary family of ours!
My Nephew has just released a truly gorgeous album, titled Every Little Thing.
Give it a listen, and support independent musicians!
From the bottom of our furry little hearts, Monica and I wish you a 2017 filled with great food, peace, and prosperity.
Our little blog has seen over 135,000 genuine visits in 2016, and we wish to thank each and every one of you for coming by, subscribing, keeping in touch, and sending in feedback. We love what we do here, and you are literally why we do it.
2017 is already an exciting year. This morning, we headed over to the lot we bought around the corner from our little cabin, and met with our contractor. We pulled out the big measuring tape, paced everything off, and marked the corners for our new home. As predicted, it’s been a colder and wetter winter so far – Far more than normal in fact! That said, the new lot was nice and dry and in great shape, and we noticed with great pleasure that we will indeed still enjoy ocean and mountain views from our new living room. Construction should begin within the next couple of weeks, so we’re pretty jazzed.
That means that this blog will, before too long, be coming from a brand spanking new, huge, amazing kitchen! And that means that we’ll be expanding into a series of video posts, in addition to our regular, written format. Our hope is that we’ll be able to provide much more hands on, and very followable direction, for those of you who are visual learners – And you’ll get to make fun of my on camera persona as well, so that’s sure to be a win-win!
We’re pleased and excited to be sharing this journey with you, so by all means, stay tuned!
From follower, (and my Cuz), Barb –
OMG! Stew made, stew devoured! Absolutely delicious! Thanks for the fabulous recipe and perfect directions, cuz! I haven’t been cooking lately like I used to, but you are inspiring me to do so. Matt is VERY grateful & so am I! Perfection! ?
Thanks, Pal – This is what we do it for!
If you’re on the fence as to why we do what we do here, read this article from Yes Magazine on the inimitable benefits of home cookin’.
Then go do it.
No surprise really, just joy.
Check out Michael Pollan’s piece in Yes Magazine.
I know, I know – That, and most of you have likely read this post – But dang it, we just look so good in print!
Check us out in the Fall edition of American Boomer magazine!