It’s been a terribly long time since I have posted, but I’m getting a head start on my new year’s resolution. I’m picking up where I left off starting with three recommendations from spending the past few days using someone else’s kitchen:
- Own good knives. It’s really hard to enjoy cooking if you don’t have a good set of knives. Dull knives make every cut feel like a chore. In fact, I bet there are some people out there that would enjoy cooking if only they had the right tools. I recommend everyone have at least a Chef’s Knife, a Utility Knife, and a Bread Knife. Personally, I like the look and quality of Global cutlery. I’m also happy with our 6″ knife dock which stores up to 10 knives. It keeps them off the counter and in good condition. Just make sure to also get your knives sharpened 2-3 times a year!
- Store like things together. Maybe you have some wine glasses that are short and others that are really tall so they can’t all fit on the same shelf. If some of them are used very rarely, then it’s okay to store them separately in a less accessible place. But if they are both used regularly, then I would try to find some way to store them together. One solution would be to store them on a shelf with enough vertical space to fit them both. Alternatively, you could lower the shelf so the short glasses fit on the bottom and the tall glasses can fit on the shelf above. While storing like things together, like wine glasses, isn’t critical, it helps when taking them out and when putting them all away.
- Choose everyday plates that are microwaveable. There’s no need to heat up food in special microwavable containers or plates. Make sure the plates you use regularly are also microwavable, and you’ll save some extra dishwashing and maybe even some extra space.