Sunday, August 09, 2009
Updating the kitchen
Josh and I finally unloaded the trunkload of bridal shower presents we received, and it made this huge stack on the dining table, so I set off on a kitchen cleaning spree (only got to half the kitchen, calm down) so I could rearrange the counter items and make room for the new food processor and toaster oven. I has been over a year since I had a toaster oven, as we chucked the crappy one we had for four years because it had the dumbest crumb tray (it swung out from the bottom on a hinge!) in history, and we didn't want to have a possibility of bringing roaches from our old apartment to our nice new one.
After much tidying up, here is our right-hand kitchen counter. I love that we have real counters and I no longer have to stack the toaster on the microwave like we did in the Park Slump apartment. I used the toaster to make broiled figs with fennel seeds and wrapped in prosciutto appetizer (see here for unedited fig photo), and the food processor had its maiden voyage when I made my turkey meatloaf. By the way, the 14-cup Cuisinart classic food processor is HEAVY. And the Boos cutting board from Annette and Mark was involved in the making of all of today's edible delights. It is a fantastic cutting board, the stuff of dreams, and I like to think that it makes me a better cook.