You may wonder how I could prepare and cook what I blog with such a small, compact kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I do complain and dream of a larger one someday but the size of my present kitchen doesn’t stop me from doing what I love best. After all, when it comes to kitchens, it is still the passion for cooking that matters most.
I have used big kitchens before and with long counter space, I tend to use every bit of it. Kung anu-anong nakapatong sa counter. Funny how your cooking habit changes when you’re working on a small one.
This kitchen may be small but I keep it very efficient. With a less than modest space for preparation, I always keep the benchtop clear of unnecessary clutter. Rubbish bin and incinerator underneath the sink. Gadgets and appliances neatly tucked away when not in use. My microwave is permanently inside the cupboard.
Overall, I am liking it. High-pressure benchtops, sleek, minimalist, user-friendly and easy maintenance. Everything is built-in. Under the electric 2-zone ceramic hob is the oven. To its right is a moderate-size dishwasher which I find very, very useful. Saves water, saves time, good to your working hands. Drawers of varying sizes for cutlery, dinnerware, utensils and crockery.
This post is for Lasang Pinoy, Sundays. My Kitchen.
Below is a photo of my first kitchen in New Zealand. It is just a wee bit larger and I love its cozy breakfast counter. But with my present living and dining area overlooking the Auckland Harbour and Rangitoto Island, I wouldn’t trade my compact kitchen for the world!