Monday, April 2, 2012

I'm back!

Ok, I'm back!  I didn't realize how many people actually followed this blog until I stopped posting for a while.  For the last few months I have spent every spare second remodeling our new (old) home.  We spent 4 1/2 months eating out almost every night as we had to live in a temporary apartment where the oven never worked and the cooktop had electric coils that were always too hot or too cold.  It was challenging, but the result was worth the wait.  My favorite room is, of course, the kitchen.  I got to pick all my appliances, faucets, sinks, countertops, tile and cabinets, and design the layout of where things go.  I even did some unique things, like install runnels next to the sink and put a pass through arch into the dining room. It is truly amazing, and I hope this next chapter of my cooking will be equally amazing.  Of course, none of this would be possible without my most wonderful husband who trusted me enough to buy the house and let me go crazy with it.  I'm truly blessed.  Anyway, the last bit of construction is wrapping up tomorrow and I am relieved.  New recipes on the way!

47 comments:

  1. Yay, you're back! I am dying over your new kitchen, it's gorgeous! I think we need some more pics.

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  2. Great news, looking forward to new healthy cooking inspirations, thank you!!!

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  3. Oh yay! I started following your blog during the lull because I loved what I saw in your archive! Excited to follow along here! ; )

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  4. Looks awesome Julie! What is a runnel?

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  5. Runnels are grooves carved into the countertop so water can drain down into the sink: no dish rack needed. Here is an example (this is not my kitchen): http://www.gardenstatesoapstone.com/?p=runnels-drainboards

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  6. Like the Post Julie! I'll have to talk with Leslie to get some photographs. Cook away!

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  7. JJ...Your new kitchen is UNREAL! Great work (I know to expect nothing less than fab from you!) Enjoy it. Hope we can see one another soon. xozell

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