Saturday, 28 August 2010

Rethinking the kitchen

I found a link to Stone Soup whilst browsing the equally wonderful Move to Portugal earlier today and I am so inspired. I love the minimalism of stonesoup, with its focus on simple to prepare, 5 (quality but common) ingredient  recipes that take minutes to prepare with basic kitchen tools.

I already have a very heavy box of kitchen equipment ready to go to the next car boot sale we do. The cookbooks are to be pared down even further too, as I realise that I have never cooked out of 3/4 of them. Whilst I love good food and experimenting in the kitchen, cooking isn't my raison d'être - yet I spend a disproportionate amount of my time in the kitchen looking at, finding homes for and washing up more utensils and items of cookware than I know what to do with. At least until now, anyway. It turned out the solution was a cardboard box and a black bin liner :) .


  1. Aurora, thank you; Stone Soup is amazing isn't it, just brilliant.

    I think (know) I still have too much in my kitchen, I need to do a further sweep; you're right too much stuff=too much washing up!

  2. Thank you for dropping by. I have enjoyed browsing your archives, you find such thought provoking (and action inspiring) things to talk about.

    I think that some of the tastiest meals I can remember have been simple and frugal one-pots with no elaborate preparations. Yet still I bought all those gadgets...