Category Archives: cooking

Defining the downsized kitchen

When we are downsizing, no matter what the reason, we’re facing a situation that is just as much “smaller” in the kitchen as we are everywhere else.  The bigger and more fitted out your previous kitchen was, the more painful … Continue reading

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Be careful not to push your luck, right?

Pushing your luck.  I’m not sure exactly why that cliche is phrased like that, but it probably has something to do with someone named Murphy. It’s been like that a lot lately, not that it has a thing to do … Continue reading

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Space, the last frontier

Space… It may be infinite away from our planet, and it may be large on our planet, but the amount of space we have seems to have shrunk this past week.  I guess it was the cold weather driving us … Continue reading

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An addition to the kitchen?

Overstock.com got my attention with a refurbished Cook’s Essential convection oven with numerous capabilities, including a rotisserie, slow cook, convection, and normal “toaster” oven. With a .9 cubic foot capacity, it was the largest one in my price range. I also was really attracted to the idea of a rotisserie, even though I knew it would never be able to hold even a small turkey, the ability to do chicken, pork, beef, cornish game hens, and maybe even a turkey breast was appealing. Continue reading

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Small ideas

Small spaces. Today, between me being sick & cranky, the cats being neurotic, and the barking dogs who hate each other, GM is totally fed up with living small.  He’s sure we cannot successfully and happily live in anything less … Continue reading

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Day 2 of the Great Repair

Today is Day 2 of the Great Repair, and it is c o l d.  Granted the Gulf Coast isn’t like Fargo, ND, but cold here is still as miserable as it is anywhere else.  Working on the van’s engine … Continue reading

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The Stuff Wars

Some days, the Stuff is winning the war.  GM announced a few days ago that I was totally incapable of living “in a box” as he likes to put it.  Especially when he’s feeling frustrated and claustrophobic.  With our van … Continue reading

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