I read somewhere that Julia Child had a tiny kitchen. (If that's not true, please don't email me and tell me. I'm clinging to this potential truth as I try to figure out exactly how to creatively bake and cook and create in my newest and teensiest kitchen that I have ever had.)
I've got my kitchen unpacked for the most part, and decked out for the season as well. Storage space is at a premium, with some of my overflow baking supplies and not-often-used appliances (like my coffee maker) stashed in the half bath vanity and coat closet. (I'm not sure where Julia kept her overflow supplies, but this is what's workin' for me)
My new kitchen is not only...um...petite..it's a little on the old-school side as well.
How's that, you ask?
Well, no disposal, and no microwave. I'm good with that though. Sure I could buy a microwave oven, but it would take up far too much valuable counter space, and I can heat cocoa and make popcorn on the stove top anyway. (And let's remember that I am currently renting, so I don't have any desire to invest in things specifically for this home that I won't need later on, you know?) The lack of a disposal is a non issue with me too, as I feel like I have already adjusted to that in the short time I've lived here already.
I managed to squeeeeeez in a lil' chair for when my baby-love might be over for a snack, and I have it all spruced up for the holidays as well.... I like the oh-so-cottage-y looking cupboards (older oak bead-board style that was painted white...perfect for me!) and the nice sized cheery window above the sink makes the space feel a bit more spacious and happy.
I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I kind of thought of myself as a gas range snob, but I have to admit that the electric oven works great (I've baked cookies in it several times already.) and I'm hosting my first dinner party a week from tonight, so the kitchen will really get a workout then.
Bon Appetit! (I think Julia would be proud.)