Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kitchen - The Heart of the Home

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Everyone knows the kitchen is the heart of the home.  When we built our house 7 years ago a great deal of thought went into designing our kitchen.  We have a relatively simple layout with a few must haves such as the recycling/compost cupboard and a deep pots and pans drawer.   My counter is just about as cluttered as it can be with kitchen appliances, storage canisters, bread box, fruit bowl, cookbooks, etc.  Here is a picture of one corner of my kitchen counter. 

A few things have helped me keep the space looking somewhat organized.  Gotta love IKEA organizers - the magnetic knife strip and the hooks for my measuring cups.  And I also use a wooden box to help store frequently used spices, S&P, etc.  My utensil holder features blueberries - one of my favorite things!  And in the centre is my favorite kitchen appliance - my KitchenAid Stand Mixer.  I always said I never wanted one of these (because I thought I would never use it) but it was a gift from my in-laws and it is well used now! 

I just wanted to share with you a little corner of my kitchen and how I try to organize all the chaos that usually finds its' way into my kitchen everyday.  What are your tips for kitchen organization and your go to kitchen appliance?  

TNT Pin (Tried N' True Pin)

Cooking Asparagus

It has been awhile since I've posted a TNT pin and since we had this again last night I thought I would share.   The original pin states: The absolute best way to cook asparagus: Season with olive oil, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese; bake at 400 for 8 minutes. Perfection.   And this is just about spot on. So yummy!  I can't wait until fresh, local asparagus is available.  Enjoy!  


1 comment:

  1. Thanks again Elizabeth, I'm going to try your TNT because it sounds delicious! Also thanks for the magnetic strip idea, I might just try that too (and get rid of the big bulky wood block) :)!