Have we convinced you to clear off your countertops? If you read our post last week, you know that keeping countertops reserved exclusively for prep is a secret to living large in a small kitchen.
But it does require some smart planning, starting with where to put everything you've moved off the countertop, and expanding your prep space even further. Here are 10 ideas for discovering space you didn't know you had.
I've spent the last several years of my life living in and loving the city of Chicago, where interior spaces are small and people can't wait for the warmer months (40 below, no thank you). As soon as summer hits, folks flood the parks, beaches, and rooftops to host picnic after picnic.
But when you're away from home, you're almost guaranteed to need these three things, so don't leave without them!
When shopping for a new home, Laura and Jason had a hard time finding one they loved, so instead they looked for a home that had good bones and the potential for a full renovation. When they found the home they ended up purchasing, they knew the kitchen would be the first thing they wanted to update.
Their kitchen before the remodel was hopelessly stuck in the eighties with outdated light fixtures, warm brown cabinets, mauve countertops, and a particularly dated linoleum floor. But that all changed after the remodel.
It’s no secret that watermelon is the "it" ingredient this summer. It’s on craft cocktail menus, it’s served with mint and ricotta in super Instagram-able salads at mega hip restaurants everywhere, and it’s still the best barbecue go-to in all the land.
I love watermelon everything, but I haven’t figured out the perfect way to create a cocktail that doesn’t overpower the light, sweet taste. That’s why I was beyond excited to put together the Everclear® Watermelon Negroni, which let’s you fully enjoy the watermelon, without letting its flavor disappear into alcohol oblivion. It’s basically like eating a ripe watermelon, only there’s alcohol involved, and what could be better? That was a rhetorical question, because literally nothing can compare to this Watermelon Negroni.
Ben & Jerry's — never a company to shy away from political and social issues — announced last week that in celebration of the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of marriage equality, they will be renaming their beloved cookie dough flavor.
White bowls are the little black dresses of the kitchen. A small white bowl can hold your morning cereal or yogurt, soup for lunch, and rice and curry for dinner. They act as prep bowls and a place to scramble an egg; they can serve side dishes and salads. I actually have two white bowls that I've used for years and really like — they're practically perfect.
A good drink dispenser (see some favorites here) is helpful at summer cookouts — it keeps lemonade or boozy beverages cold and makes it easy for guests to serve themselves without the need to constantly refill smaller pitchers. But beverage dispensers often aren't cheap, and honestly, I don't have room for such a bulky thing in my kitchen. This is why this idea is so brilliant — make a drink keg out of a watermelon!