Pictures of My Kitchen
I was inspired by some other food bloggers (floggers) to take pictures of my kitchen. It's also a good opportunity for me to play with using the camera and formatting photos on this site.
I'm definitely not compulsive about it (heck, not even consistent), but I do have a certain organization for prepping, cooking and cleaning. Facing the sink, the right side is mostly for cutting and chopping. I keep a box there for peels, trimmings and other compostable matter. Dirty dishes, utensils and such go on the right. They get washed in the middle and then go on the left to drain or be put away. I also do a lot of measuring, weighing, and mixing on the left. The food processor and scale are there, the stand mixer comes out from the bottom cupboard, that sort of thing.
Facing the island, with the sink and counter behind me, I put prepped ingredients on the right. The cookbook stand is usually there too. I cook in the middle (love the indoor grill), with plates ready on the left for finished food. If the right side gets too crowded, sometimes I put garnishes and other last minute items on the left. Theoretically, the right side should be empty by the time the food is plated, because I will have turned around and tossed the empty prep bowls in the sink, but occasionally I completely miss an ingredient because I didn't clean up as I went. Like the fish sauce that was left out of my stir fry not long ago.
This old icebox has a lot of character. These days it holds dog treats, some corks from favorite bottles of wine and my grocery list. I love this red phone! Everyone asks, "Does it work?" Yes, it does and we use it. A neighbor child had no idea how to use a rotary dial. That was a little sad to me. The picture is my dear friend Sheri giving me a lesson in crab cakes. I like to say that I'm her sous-chef, but it makes her mad. We are excellent cooking partners. Now, if only we were neighbors...
If you want to take pictures of your kitchen, you can tag them here: kitchen photos