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We spend inordinate amounts of time in our kitchen. Since I’m the only one who really cooks, what’s everyone else doing? Well, first there’s Josie, frequently staring in the fridge, giving me a half-second eyebrow before swigging milk from the bottle. Greg shuffles envelopes, crunches salty almonds, or pours coffee while I circle the island. [...]

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The Secret Life of Oven Mitty

Today, we bid farewell to an old friend. It pains me to say so, but it’s time. Yes. Oven Mitty has pulled out his last banana bread. I know. It’s not easy for me either, buddy. We’ve worked in the trenches together for so long.  How long? Let’s take a look. Good times, and not [...]

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Counter-Attack

We spent much of 2007 making house-building plans, and I think it’s fair to say that no room, not by a long shot, received as much design (and re-design) attention as the kitchen. Given that I spend a high percentage of life leaning over a baking board, and as I’m on the wee stumpy side, [...]

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It took a year to build the house and a little extra to finish this, but much like Neutrogena, the kitchen certainly got an energizing boost from copper. The range hood and bar counter were made by a local metal artist who does incredible work. For him the actual fabrication was child’s play – dealing [...]

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Order Up!

Lunchtime on the new kitchen bar. What. What? Like I’m the only one trying to build a better Stouffer’s French Bread pizza.  Is it just a vain attempt to gourmet-ify and recapture the seemingly weightless bliss of my college snacking days, only to find I created one with more calories?   Could I be the [...]

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