Not long after I started to write the blog I took our readers on a behind the kitchen door tour. I really should probably do another tour because after nearly a year I have organized and reorganized multiple times and I think I've finally gotten it right. But today, I'm sharing a few of my tools of the trade, some of my favorites if you will. I came up with the idea this morning as I was frying bacon and absolutely loving my splatter screen and thinking every kitchen should have one. So, here we go, here's a few of my favorite tools of the trade.
|I use this little scrub brush a lot. I am right-handed though but couldn't manage to "model" the finger grip with my right and hold the camera and snap a photo with my left hand.
|Where my tool box sits, right next to the stove and above my big jar of spoons and spatulas. And just above my tool box is a short-spaced shelf with my cooling racks. Having adjustable shelves makes for great space saving!
|This is another one of my strainers but it is "never" used for anything other than powdered sugar. I keep the scoop in the canister and use the strainer to sprinkle powdered sugar on yummy things such as chocolate chip pancakes and waffles.
|My cookbooks, but really this photo is about the shelf spacing and my storage tubs, which are great by the way.
|Another example of adjustable shelves and storage tubs. Note the serving trays hanging on the wall. These trays are used to deliver breakfast to our cottage. Hanging them on the wall is great space saving as well.
|This is our new microwave, which has awesome features such as soften and melt. So handy when I need to soften a stick of butter or a block of cream cheese.
|This is ugly, right? Why photograph this as a tool of the trade? Ah, well, you see, this is my oven drip pan. When I'm baking something that I suspect is going to bubble up and over the edge of a dish, this is my drip pan. A definite must have.
|Love my knives, so pretty! This drawer is at my work island for the most easy access. Also, in this drawer are my kitchen scissors, my favorite core remover/melon ball thing and my favorite angled spatulas for smoothing layers of goodness.
|Gotta have a write board. Top half is shopping list. If I don't write it down right when I think of it ...it doesn't happen so having this little white board is great. The bottom half is a "to do" list.
|Ah, the love of my life. We've been together for over 20 years.
|Um... I can't read the tiny print on a lot of packaging and my glasses are rarely in the kitchen so this little baby is essential.