In Our Kitchen Part One: Downsizing

By Katherine

We’ll be back tomorrow with a look at what’s going on in our kitchen, but first we wanted to show you our new digs. We moved to the West Coast and for now we’re renting. We’ve said for years that we had too much space for two people and now we’ve remedied that situation. Those of you who’ve been with us long enough may remember our kitchen looking like this:

Where it all happens

I miss that pepper rug.

Or like this, after the remodel:

We still need to buy s custom shade for the window.

All that counter space!

And Greg’s grill was pretty darn impressive too:

So clean

So clean

The grill was too big to fit in our new place — or at least through the front door. For now we have a temporary replacement, purchased for $5 at an estate sale. It fits one more burger than we eat and we can take it camping. Not that we go camping.


All you really need is room for burgers.

And here’s the new kitchen. Even after selling or donating items we hadn’t used in years — a Tupperware cake dome, vintage Pyrex, an embarrassing surplus of corkscrews — we have a lot of kitchen stuff. I hate having cluttered counters and try to limit what stays out on them when it’s not being used. Obviously that’s not a possibility in our new digs where the cabinets aren’t even tall enough to hold certain cereal boxes or our cooking wine. Half our utensils are in a buffet in the living/dining room and the remainder are in a crock — where else — on the counter. Reaching our pots means reaching for a step stool. It’s a bit of a mess, but it’s our mess and we’re glad we made the move. It is nice to know if something breaks Greg won’t have to fix it. Now if only the stove were level.

Bursting at the seams.

Bursting at the seams.

To get a peek inside other bloggers’ kitchens hop on over to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her monthly roundup.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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2 Responses to In Our Kitchen Part One: Downsizing

  1. Ruth says:

    I’ve missed you! Going to catch up.
    West Coast? New ingredients!

  2. Exciting times for you both!

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