Amanda over at SouleMama has suggested a photo-meme of sorts for Thursdays, in which we share a corner of our homes. Sounded fun, so here’s mine.
This is my favorite corner of my home. I love my little stove. It has gas burners, which are so much easier to work with than electric, and are perfect for heating tortillas, roasting peppers, or toasting marshmallows. My comal is at its usual spot, ready to heat tortillas or quesadillas, and one of my most-used little pots is hanging out there, too. I have two tea towels that Kickpleat made for me hanging on the oven door. Above the stove is my spice shelf…yes, I know it’s not the best place for spices, but have I mentioned how very small our apartment is? A lot of those spices need to be replaced, as they’re no longer fresh and potent. Just below the spice shelf is a little wooden plaque of San Pasqual, the patron saint of cooks, that we bought in Taos.
To the left of the stove is my dish shelf, with all our most-used dishes, a mish-mash of colors and shapes. We decided early on that we didn’t want matching place settings…our ultimate goal is to collect a different plate, bowl, cup, and glass for each setting. We’re getting there, slowly.
To the right of the stove is a little cart that holds cooking spoons, paper towels, pastas, cereals, tortilla chips, potatoes and other root vegetables, dish towels, bread, and a huge bag of dried New Mexican red chiles. The recycle bin sits next to that, along with our little dish drainer (we don’t have a dishwasher, unless you count me or Justin).
I love my little kitchen. I love the color, the simplicity, the coziness. I’ve had a few big kitchens in our previous homes, but I still prefer this one, small and warm and loving.