Safety and Convenience in Your Kitchen

Set Work Spaces for Safety and Convenience Promote both your safety and your convenience in your kitchen. Set up your work areas to accommodate your height and your reach.  This should be done only if, of course, you are the main cook! Always before now, I have been the main cook, producing a full meal most evenings. Usually, I was able to produce enough so that we could all have leftovers for lunch the next… Read More

Select Your Recipes Then Set Up Your Pantry

Getting Past Burn Out Like a lot of people, I have a love-hate relationship with my kitchen. I want to share the way I’m trying — emphasis on trying — to lose the hate part. Over the course of a more than 30 year marriage, I cooked probably more than two thousand meals of various types. Once the marriage ended, I just didn’t want to apply myself that much. My physical and mental health are… Read More

Keeping a Pantry

  Keeping a pantry is old hat to me. Do you keep a pantry in your home? I asked one person that question and the rather startled response was that she thought a pantry was a room and how do you get rid of a room if you didn’t want to keep it? The definition of pantry in Webster’s is “a small room or closet off the kitchen where food and dishes are stored”, so… Read More

Breakfast Mediterranean-Style

6 June 2016 The word “breakfast” can bring contention and irritation to almost any person’s mind, especially if it’s connected to the words “selecting” and “preparing”. Our current culture of running our lives by the clock causes hurry and distraction in the mornings, and selecting breakfast dishes to prepare and then actually preparing them seems impossible. Our breakfasts – when we have breakfast – tend to be much the same. We have them because that’s… Read More