Wednesday, April 28, 2010

the kitchen, revealed

It's been a busy month with too much travel. I long to be home, in the kitchen, cooking, brewing, preserving...doing the things that make me happy and grounded. Soon.

While we've been gone, Russ Cohen and his intrepid band of innovative contractors have re-made our kitchen into a wonderland of beauty and efficiency. When Russ says, "If it's made of wood I can do it," or "Don't worry, we'll figure out a way to make it work," he actually means it. I can't remember the last time I took someone's word when they promised to solve a problem. (I'm a control freak, oh-yeah-prove-it, kind of gal.) Russ has earned my trust and admiration. And now I will make him dinner in our new kitchen.

Note the special cat food & water area next to the dishwasher.

The tray dividers originally went all the way to the top of the cabinet,
which left unbearable wasted space. Russ fixed it.

ooo, the roll-out storage

and the soapstone countertop

I can't wait to get started.


At April 28, 2010 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Marie said...

Looks warm and lovely.

I love the coffee pots!

Is that an electric stove??

At April 29, 2010 at 8:42 AM , Anonymous Leda Meredith said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to come over and cook a foraged feast with you soon!

At April 29, 2010 at 8:54 AM , Blogger SaraGardens said...

WOW - not only beautiful, but it looks as though it's the kitchen that's belonged there all along. And perfect for you.

At April 29, 2010 at 9:03 AM , Anonymous Mark said...

Oh My! I cannot wait to wash and chop and splatter blueberry juice all around in that gorgeous space. Bravo. And I agree with Sara ... it looks like it absolutely belongs. It's simply right. Congratulations. May you spend many happy hours there tending a simmering pot or leaning against that soapstone with a tall gin.

At April 29, 2010 at 9:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Ellen, I absolutely cannot wait to see it in the flesh! It looks must be over the moon. Ann

At April 30, 2010 at 3:29 PM , Blogger Ellen Zachos said...

It IS an electric stove. We never thought we'd be in the house long enough to make installing propane worthwhile, and here we are, 17 years later and still with an electric stove. Love the electric oven, but I miss the gas burners. It's the only thing I like better in our NYC kitchen.

Can't wait to cook with and for all of you!!!

At May 12, 2010 at 12:27 AM , Blogger Anita (Married... with dinner) said...

wow, what a gorgeous space -- love the soapstone counters. And efficient use of space is near and dear to my heart :)


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