You’ve waited long enough, so let’s get right to ’em!
10. Your most-used items all within arms’ reach. This includes your spices, oils, and go-to utensils that you find yourself using all the time. ‘Cause, let’s face it, you don’t want to be digging through a cluttered drawer in the middle of flipping pancakes.
Today we’re continuing to count down — or in this case, up — to my top 15 things every small kitchen cook must have to have fun and make magic in the beautiful, bitty kitchens they’ve got.
Maestro, drum-roll please!
Our next five!
6. Fresh herbs. ‘Cause, simply put, you can’t beat ’em. And you don’t need a garden, much space, or even a green thumb. I have a thirty-five square-foot apartment balcony, a thumb that’s light green at best, and it’s a jungle (and my haven) out there. Make one on yours.
A big part of Small Kitchen Chronicles is for and about the small kitchen cook, as well as cooking and living big in the small spaces we’ve got.
So, it’s always the perfect time to talk about great, small kitchen must-haves.
Though it’s a very personal thing, here is my Top 15 List of things this small kitchen cook can’t live without.
So, without further adieu…
Christina’s first five!
1. Good, quality ingredients, preferably organic, local and in-season. If you buy anything, this is what you should spend your hard-earned change on. A pauper can live (and cook) like a king on quality over quantity. Even if it’s in an aluminum pan, it’ll make all the difference.
Okay, it’s official. Summer’s here and it’s just about the time when I start thinking about all things refreshing.
Visions of lemonade and dancing lemons fill my head and then inevitably, I get to thinking how much I love the humble, little lemon.
It’s sunny face smiles back at me no matter what time of the year it is, and no matter how dreary it can get here in the Pacific Northwest, I know there’s always a bit of sunshine waiting for me in the fridge. Continue reading →