I already told you why my title includes the word “bluesky”. Why did I add “kitchen”?
First, as I mentioned, I’m a cooking instructor so I spend the bulk of my day at home in the kitchen. My office is in the kitchen; my extensive cookbook library (I’ll tell you later how it got started) is in the kitchen; obviously, the oven, fridge, stove top, sink and pantry are there, too (well, duh). I teach classes in my kitchen. My kitchen is a beautiful, functional and efficient space, and I love just being in there. When we bought the house in October, 2012, we started a 5 month remodeling project, so I do have a brand-spanking-new kitchen. In a future post, I’ll share pictures and how the kitchen came to be.
Second, I realized how many other things I do in my kitchen. I paint my vintage finds on the large island; it’s the right height and the light is wonderful (more about that subject later). I don’t actually sew in the kitchen – my sewing machine is upstairs in a guest room. But I do use the island as a cutting surface, pinning and basting space. I iron fabric in the kitchen. I read in the kitchen, sitting at my island in one of my favorite bar stools that I finally found at Crate and Barrel. I watch TV in the kitchen; well, really, I listen to Fox, HGTV, and Food Network while doing all the other things I do. I work on my newsletter (another topic), research recipes, adapt recipes, correspond with students, and prepare class content in my kitchen. I answer e-mail (Sweet Shark calls it “playing with my e-mail”.) in my kitchen. I talk on the phone in my kitchen. If ever a kitchen was the center, the hub, the command central of a home, it’s my kitchen. So, guess where I am now? Enter my kitchen for a snack, a drink, a visit, a conversation, and a hug. You’re always welcome.