Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Kitchen

Welcome to my first post. I want this blog to provide family and friends a look into our lives in Madison, WI. But, I'm not going to pretend this is a couples blog 'cuz that would turn into a big fat lie. Even if Aaron was the reason we moved here, he will never post anything here.

Dear Mom, you wanted apartment pictures so you can have them! The thought of having a nice sequence makes me want to do an outside tour of our building first, but its so cold my baby camera's shutter would probably freeze, so kitchen it is.

(This is the only room in our apartment clean enough to photograph at the moment.)

It is a pretty nice kitchen, although it lacks a dishwasher. The cupboards and drawers are deep enough to hold all of our stuff. Notice the stool in the corner; it is necessary for me to reach anything above the first shelf. Some nice details:

This rack above the stove is a great invention. It is so much easier than digging through a dark cupboard for the cumin and having spices take up a whole shelf.

Beer cap magnets on the fridge. And the newest addition to the kitchen:

A beautiful cutting board! Unfortunately, our move resulted in two casualties of kitchen equipment that needed to be replaced quickly: oven mitts and cutting boards. My old green oven mitts disappeared somewhere between Michigan and here, so we replaced them with the yellow mitts you can see hanging in one of the pictures up there. They are from Williams Sonoma and we registered for the matching kitchen towels.

The cutting board casualty was more due to warping in the dishwasher at our old apartment, but when it got here it was obvious that a big hump in the middle made it impossible to use. The new one is the perfect size for our counter and was reasonably priced. Luckily, the salesperson told Aaron never ever to put this wonderful wooden board into a dishwasher or soak it in water, so maybe he will listen to her and we won't have the same problem down the road (or hopefully its just too big to fit in a dishwasher).

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