Our kitchen doesn’t look this clean most of the time. We’ve been cooking a lot. I’m also bad about leaving cabinet doors and drawers open.
Doug’s mother used to get on to him about closing cabinets so that he wouldn’t drive his future wife crazy. What happened? He married a woman who doesn’t close cabinets, and now it really bugs him. He can’t win.
We have a washing machine in the kitchen. I learned how to use it by watching a movie on YouTube.
We thought the oven didn’t work until our one-year-old son showed us how to turn it on. The knobs are right at his level. Convenient, right?
We bought most of our cookware, and the dishes were provided. It was an exercise in essentials: we bought a pot, a pan, a cutting board, and a knife. We also bought an immersion blender for making smoothies for a treat.
The cabinet over the sink contains a dish drying rack. This apartment has a dishwasher, which is rare, but we don’t use it because it would trip the circuit breaker.
The low electricity supply means we can only run one appliance at a time, including the heaters in the bedrooms and the hot water heater, so we opt for heat and hot water. I have to turn everything off, even the hot water heater, to run the washing machine.
Next to the washing machine is a small fridge under the counter. It makes it a little hard to save leftovers, and we can’t freeze food for later. We’ve been making three meals a day and hosting guests. With less convenience food, we’re cooking more than ever. I’m looking forward to spring with its fresh salads and fruit so we can picnic more and cook less. Do you have any suggestions for minimal fridge space? I’ll have to tell you about our whole grocery shopping system in another post.