I needed to take pictures of my kitchen earlier in the week and since I always enjoy seeing where people cook up their magic, or where food bloggers spends an inordinate amount of time, I thought I’d show you where I inevitably spend a large part of my waking hours.

Mahogany kitchen with marble countertops and tile backsplash

My kitchen is small.  Note the width of the sink and dishwasher.  My entire kitchen is just slightly wider than those items.  The beauty is at least I am not wasting steps or wasting time walking from one end of my massive food prep area to the next.  Hardly. 

I can stretch my arms out and practically touch both sides of it, at once.

Mahogany kitchen with marble countertops and tile backsplash, stove and microwave on the right

I store all my pots and pans, Vita-Mix, and mixing bowls in this low cupboard which is just to the left of the dishwasher.

Cupboard with mixing bowls on top and pans on the bottom

And most of my food storage, cooking, and baking supplies are stored in another cupboard on two shelves.

I’ve done a post about what pantry and refrigerator staples I keep on hand.

Here’s my dehydrator that I dusted off which does take up very valuable countertop real estate.

Excalibur dehydrating machine next to knife rackDehydrated banana slices stacked

And here’s my living room as viewed from my kitchen.

Cookies and bars in pans looking into living room

From my pantry supplies I made Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies and Special K Bars with Chocolate Frosting (No Bake)

Pans of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies and Special K Bars with Chocolate Frosting

Questions:

1. Tell me about your kitchen.  Is is big, small, new, old, modern, rustic, neat,  messy.  How would you describe it?  Do you like seeing pictures of other people’s kitchens?

My kitchen is shiny and modern which I really do appreciate.  Even though it’s small, it makes me feel good to be in it.  I think that the energy of the space you’re in and how you feel when you’re in it will impact your creativity and overall results.  Not just with cooking, but with anything.  Gotta feel good in your space and surroundings.

I keep my kitchen neat, and it’s always neat; not just for the photos but that’s how it looks.  I cannot stand a messy kitchen or having a state of disarray after I am done cooking or baking.  So, all the dishes get done right away and everything gets put back into it’s place.  I really couldn’t imagine leaving it messy and just leaving it like that.  It would drive me batty until I cleaned it.  Just my little thing.  Some people are messy and that’s cool for them.

And yes, I love seeing pictures of other people’s kitchen’s and spaces.

2. What do you keep on hand for baking and cooking supplies?  Do you have ample storage space?

The size (or lack thereof) of my kitchen and food storage area is why I don’t shop at Costco or the  big warehouse stores.

One large plastic tub of animal crackers or would take up far too much room in my limited food storage area.  So no matter how cheap it is, I can’t do it.  No space!

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