Anna's 30-year old cookie cutter kitchen served her well, but it was time for an update! A moderate-cost redo later, complete with a wall of metal tile mosaics, gave this kitchen some character. See how it looks now!
In two weeks, we're going to try something a little new for us: We're going to run a Reader Requests Week! Every single thing we blog that week will be in response to a question or request from a reader (we'll even note on the post who requested it!). We have about 80 post slots to fill, and we're wide open: What do you you want to read about during Reader Request Week? What recipes? Wine terms? Tutorials? Ingredient spotlight? Product and kitchen design info? Tell us! We'll draw post ideas from the comments here.
When Kitchn reader Linn emailed us photos of her bungalow kitchen makeover, we immediately wanted to know more. Before the renovation, this 90 square-foot kitchen was "very green," as she tells us, with mint green linoleum, walls, and ceiling--perfect for the 1940's perhaps, but not so great for the 21st century. To save on costs, Linn and her husband did the remodel themselves, and on a very tight budget:
Want one more treat for Valentine's? Maybe something fresher, lighter, and brighter than the traditional chocolate? Check out this adorable little treat from Sibylle at Funkytime, who sent us the photos and a teeny little video of putting it together — read on to see it!
Today's kitchen renovation story is a particularly satisfying one. This is a full-on, top-to-bottom remodel, a dramatic before and after for a young homeowner. While we love smaller remodels too, sometimes it is just really gratifying to watch someone completely transform a kitchen! Alison and her husband bought an inexpensive fixer-upper house and poured their money instead into making their kitchen a lovely place for them to entertain and cook.
Read on to see the before photos of this kitchen (yikes!) and to read Alison's renovation story.
We look forward to winter fruit salads all year — those grapefruit, oranges, and other citrus are in season and we can't get enough. But if you want to take your winter citrus salads to the next level, check out this smart, sweet tip from reader Marie-Eve.
When we asked our readers to share the best ingredients they discovered in 2011, their answers ranged far and wide: Some were simple, like trying dried beans for the first time. Others were less familiar and even exotic. (Prickly ash! Sweet potato leaves! Fancy hot sauce!) And then there was one luxurious ingredient that got an extra amount of love, clocking in with more mentions than anything else — can you guess what it is? (We put it at the top of the list below.)
As we head into the holidays, it is always exciting to discover new ingredients and foods, whether for gift-giving or for the sake of trying something new. Come take a look at our readers' food discoveries from 2011.