Category Archives: Rants

In Our Kitchen

The pickling season is full steam ahead. I am hoping for a large batch of pickled okra, hot pepper jam and pickled peppers. Right now I am experimenting with brine ratios for the okra. So far sweet red onion and … Continue reading

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The Kitchen is Done

The kitchen is finally finished. The color scheme is much better than the old kitchen and I have to admit that kneading bread on the new stone counter is so nice. Even though we kept the layout similar the new … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peak — In My Kitchen

The cabinets have finally been installed so all we have to do is wait on the counters. Then I can install the sink and the oven vent. It took two days to get all of the kitchen stuff out of … Continue reading

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Some Things are Finished

The kitchen is awaiting counters before I can finish installing little things like the sink and dishwasher. For a while we used a trick that originated in San Diego when we lived in a garage with no counters. Dog crates … Continue reading

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

By Katherine If all goes according to schedule our new kitchen cabinets should be installed this week. That clears the way for the counter people to come and take measurements. It will be another three to five weeks before those … Continue reading

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A New Floor

The tile is done and it turned out great in the end. This tile floor is the third one I have done and it posed new and different problems. Like previous floors I started by placing a layer of cement … Continue reading

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A New Door

The next thing to do in our kitchen remodel was install a new patio door. We went with a French door for two main reasons. One, we could get big things in and out of the house without taking them … Continue reading

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