Out with the old . . .

kitchen sink
kitchen sink

kitchen sink.

Have you ever tried to squeeze a size 8 foot into a size 6 1/2 shoe . . . to see if maybe the shoe might fit? Our bright, open kitchen with the perfectly-placed island provides great space for the cooking process. But we’ve been struggling to clean pots, pans, and oversized cutting boards in the basic sink that we acquired when we moved to Austin. A sink update can turn into an expensive project, but we’re using the DIY installation process.

If cluttered counters, poor lighting or antiquated appliances are keeping you from letting your kitchen work FOR you, choose a small project and tackle it in this new year.




Chowder for the Wolf at the Door

When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our

Apple Soup Sendoff

Farewells bring on mingled emotions. Some signal “goodbyes” and others “so longs,” with hopes to stay connected even over long distances. When the time came

Peppered Corn Meal

Preparing the perfect polenta sounds easy enough, but around my kitchen, it takes added patience to work with the grainy flour ground from white or