The Florida Kitchen and a Challenge

November 10th, 2009

I love reading all of your blogs and have a mental picture in my head of what everyone really looks like. I think I would know most of you if I ran into you at a blogging convention. It has been fun getting to know you. But if you are like me you probably study the background on food shots to try to get a glimpse of the kitchen where all of the magic takes place. I want to see your kitchens.

This is my kitchen in Florida. It is quite different from my Lake Lure kitchen. I have an electric stove instead of gas and the kitchen is smaller but very functional. Kitchens don’t have to be large to create great food. I had my plumbing installed by Encinitas Plumbing, one of the best decisions I made for my kitchen. For a look at some popular bloggers’ kitchens go to this link. If you need the best plumbing services, you can check out H&A Staten Island Plumbing from here!

Jennifer of Use More Butter interviewed and posted pictures of some popular bloggers kitchens. The kitchen that amazed me was Anita’s of Dessert First. She teaches baking and has published a cookbook called Field Guide to Cookies. She writes and blogs from an 80 sq. ft. kitchen. Some kitchens are larger. I would love to own the sophisticated kitchen of White on Rice Couple with their beautiful garden right outside the door. Other kitchens featured by Jennifer were Tartlette’s and Alosha’s Kitchen. Check them out.
So my challenge to you is to post a picture of your kitchen. With Thanksgiving coming up, I am sure we all are tidying up for the big cooking event. Let’s make Wednesday November 18th Kitchen Reveal Day. It can become an annual event. I am sure you are just as curious as I am. You can post just a corner of your kitchen or views from many angles. You can post where you shoot most of your pictures or a special feature that makes your kitchen different. One of the changes I made to my kitchen was to add a kitchen island where the kitchen table and chairs would normally go. We already had a patio table right outside the sliding glass doors so the island worked for me for extra prep space and for serving buffet meals . Besides it has two bar stools so it works for a place to have our breakfast coffee and a place to read the paper.

Let me know in the comments section if you are in and I will post a link to all of your blogs next week so that everyone can be a kitchen stalker like me. I mean don’t you like to take walks after dark so you can peer into your neighbors homes? Come on and join the fun.

14 responses to “The Florida Kitchen and a Challenge”

  1. Hi Penny!
    This sounds fun! Even though I am in the middle of remodeling my new home, I am game. I hope to have the kitchen finished by this Friday….I would love to participate.

  2. JoAnn says:

    What a fun post! I’d love to offer a peek into my kitchen! I’ll be sure to do a blog post before the 18th.

  3. Kate says:

    How fun. I would love to participate. I am out of town M-W but try to get a post ready this week end so that I can join in!

  4. Mary says:

    Count me in. Do you want us to hold posting until the 18th?

  5. Penny says:

    Anytime you want to Mary. Same with you Kate if you are going to be out of town. Thanks all for participating. I will see how many we have after Wednesday of next week and do a post with a link to each one. This is not a house beautiful contest – We all have our own styles and we can learn much from and about each other.

  6. Penny, sounds like fun – I’m in!

  7. Oh I wish I was home and able to post, but it sounds like such fun. I’m away for a short trip. C’est la vie.

    BTY, your Florida kitchen is lovely. I like it for a change from the mountains – very light and airy. I really like the island. Perfect in every way.

  8. Rosabela says:

    Count me in on this one!! This sounds exciting! And I love the island. You sure use your space wisely. 🙂

  9. toni says:

    I’m in! Fun idea, Penny. I finally got around to renovating my house when my plumbing in the bathroom died. I was brushing my teeth in the bathtub and I decided that it was time. I went from 700 sq. ft. to 900 – not a major leap in space, but a total reconstruction on the inside. I moved the kitchen and bath, and now my kitchen is my dream space. I love it!

  10. I love both of your kitchens, very nice!
    My house is tiny, so is my kitchen – and quite stuffed with good gadgets.

  11. Penny says:

    Great Katherine! Thanks for participating.

    Sam, I forgot you were traveling. Maybe when you get back to NC you can share.

    Toni, I can’t access your user profile for some reason. Looking forward to seeing your renovation.

    Natashya, I would love to see all of your gadgets.

  12. Penny says:

    Rosabela, Didn’t mean to leave you out. Thank you for joining in on the fun.

  13. I can not wait! Like you, I am always looking at the background. I am in, and will do the post on Wednesday!

  14. What a great idea! Here you go, crazy day so this is getting to you a little late in the afternoon. I love your blog, great recipes!
    -Leslie Michele The Chef In My Head

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