In Linda’s Kitchen

In Linda's Kitchen

This year I’m starting a new series called In Linda’s Kitchen.  It will be similar to kitchen tips, but I also want to give you a look into my home.

I will show you what works for me and what doesn’t.  I’ll show you where I’m organized, and where I’m not.  I’ll show you the clean and the dirty.  The good and the bad.

Of course, there will be more of the good, because what works for me might work for you and will be the most helpful.  However, I think that it’s also helpful to occasionally see that other people as well as their kitchens and their lives are not perfect.

To start things off, I don’t have a tip to share, but simply want to give you a little background about my kitchen. Here’s an overview shot. You can’t see everything here, but I’ll be showing you more in posts to come.

Linda's Kitchen

When we bought this house, the kitchen was laughable.  Seriously.  But it had potential, and we planned that into the finances of the purchase.

My husband is quite a handy man.  The only thing that is the same about this kitchen is the drywall and the flooring (which was put in new to sell the house).  My husband did all the work himself, and on a reasonable budget, we turned the kitchen from laughable to loveable.  At least, I love it.  And that’s what counts.

I look look forward to sharing more with you in the months to come.  In Linda’s Kitchen will probably not be a weekly feature, but I hope to do it a couple times a month.

Let me know if there is anything in particular you are interested in seeing.

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  1. says

    Love it, great idea! I have a question for you, what are the kitchen appliances (smaller) that you simply can’t live w/out and where do you store them? (I could use some help w/organizing a small kitchen – mine is tiny & counterspace is a premium) Our kitchen is still in the laughable stage, though we are working on it.
    Thanks for all your help!!

    • says

      Colette, that’s a good question–one I plan to address in this series. I can’t live without my KitchenAid mixer. I think that’s really the only essential. My electric tea pot gets used daily, not only for hot drinks but for heating large quantities of water such as when cooking pasta. Those two things sit on my counter (one you can’t see in the photo). My Magic Bullet get used regularly, often daily. Sometimes it sits on the counter, sometimes it’s in cabinet, but it’s relatively small. My food processor would be next in line, but I don’t consider it essential. I keep it in a cabinet. In the picture of my kitchen you can see my NuWave oven. I would not own one if I didn’t have the space for it, but I do love it and use it daily.

      • says

        I NEED a kitchenaid mixer – I have been dreaming of one!!! *maybe for my birthday coming up* (I mix everything by hand right now – which I guess on the bright side is like a workout) lol

  2. says

    I have to agree. You have about the same amount of counter/cabinet space that I do, but I feel like my entire kitchen gets taken over by my appliances. Maybe that’s my problem. Too many appliances. *grin*

  3. Jeanne says

    Linda, I’m really looking forward to this new series, too. Your kitchen is lovely – I remember that from the last time you showed it to us. And your view of your yard- – sooo nice! Later, maybe you can show a picture of that in the summer?

    • says

      Jeanne, I’m glad you’re looking forward to this series. I actually haven’t shared many pictures of my kitchen here, but I did share them on another blog last summer. That blog has since been taken down so I thought I would reuse the pictures.

  4. Dee Walding says

    Linda, I am looking forward to reading and learning about the gluten free and organizing. I do feel I need to be watching the way myself and my family eats. For me I have cancer in my bones and need to watch out for osteoporosis etc., and my husband has bloating and some intestinal issues. We don’t know a thing about gluten free at all, but appreciate the opportunity to learn. And yes your kitchen looks great!

    • says

      Welcome, Dee. Going gluten-free can be a little daunting at first, but I’m glad you are taking it seriously and open to learning. I hope you fill find help here at The Gluten-Free Homemaker. Be sure to look through information on my site such as the links on my GF Diet Information Page.

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