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November 26th, 2010 - 5:56 pm § in kitchen

grout grout grout

Okay, I’ll admit that tiling in the kitchen, even on the counters, can be very attractive. But only so long as the grout stays nice. If you don’t wipe it down after every use, if it wasn’t epoxy grout in the first place, if you live with (or are) a caffeine fiend who can’t be[...]

September 18th, 2010 - 2:19 am § in kitchen, tools

oo, shiny objects!

The Maas polishes finally arrived! They’d been backordered, and the Maas UK office very kindly refunded my postage fee for the delay. But I was very happy to see them, and began the grand brass cleanup immediately. Knobs and pulls first! The knobs and pulls on the kitchen cabinets, along with [...]

August 29th, 2010 - 12:03 pm § in food, kitchen

softboiled eggs

I have yet to manage a perfect soft-boiled egg on our new stove top. It’s one of those glass topped cookers, which marries all the downsides of electric cooking with the difficulties of keeping the dang things looking nice. (Oh, gas cookers, how I miss thee!) A 3.5 minute egg is turning out no[...]

August 17th, 2010 - 8:59 pm § in kitchen, shopping

mouth blown wine glasses

When we first moved into our old house, J’s sister gave us some lovely wine glasses that we loved more the more we used them. They feel great in the hand, weighted toward the bottom of the glass, so they don’t feel tippy or top heavy, they’re casual, so you don’t feel silly d[...]

August 5th, 2010 - 12:23 am § in kitchen, thinking

mama’s in the kitchen & she’s confused

On to the kitchen. Actually, this is probably the room that has most of the stuff that belongs in it, actually in it, at this point, since I’ve moved quite a bit of the kitchen stuff over to the flat now. But let’s pretend I haven’t done that yet. Here’s some pics of the empt[...]