Next door to my house is my brother’s house. How cute is that…brothers living next door to one another…am I right? We have always joked about living next door to one another, but never seriously thought it would happen. Then it happened. The opportunity presented itself, and we said yes. This is what the houses looked like when we bought it, my brother’s on the right: Read more “Starting from Scratch, Part III: Tom’s House”
Welcome to the first installment of Your Kitchen is ALIVE series. I believe the Fridge is the most important part of your kitchen, the one that takes up most of your time and attention. I know…I’m asking you to put in some effort here, to keep things in stock, to inventory. UGH you’re already dreading it. But here’s what’s worse: Going grocery shopping every time you cook to pick up ONE INGREDIENT. Not cooking because it’s too much work and picking up the same Whole Foods Hot Bar Food AGAIN. Spending all your money on ordering food that you don’t know what they put in it. So put on your trousers, and go to the store once a week, and keep a properly stocked fridge…I believe in you.
Also, here’s a trick I’ve learned: Put everything in the same place. When you take something out, put it back in the same place. For example, eggs are always on the top row to the left, vegetables are in the slide out tray, fruit in the right drawer, meat in the bottom tray, etc. Once you do this, you’ll be able to check on the CATEGORY to inventory before you grocery shop. Read more “Your Kitchen is ALIVE: Stocking the Fridge”
Believe it or not, your kitchen is a living breathing organism. You have to feed the fridge with fresh produce and meat, give the stove a good wash every week or so, and continuously care for the space so it can in turn, supply you with happiness. I mean that’s why you have a dog, right? Or maybe you’re a cat person? Well, maybe you don’t see your kitchen this way yet, but trust me, when you do, it will shift the way you feel about cooking, especially if you’re always dreading it.
Welcome to the Your Kitchen is ALIVE, a series to introduce you to the essentials for your kitchen, so you are ready to cook almost anything, at any time, without waste. And by essentials, I mean just that and nothing more (I’m looking at you Ina Garten and your request for madagascar vanilla bean infused sugar or fresh clams specifically New Zealand Cockles…How easy is that?..oof). Read more “Your Kitchen is ALIVE: A Guide to Kitchen Essentials for Everyday Cooking”