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I spend a fair bit of time talking to people who are either setting up their first kitchens or trying to break into homemade cooking after years of unfamiliarity or outright avoidance. It’s not unusual that I find them hesitating to get started because they don’t yet have a stand mixer, or they haven’t managed to collect a full set of knives or pans, or their stoves are small, or…they otherwise just generally don’t...

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A love story: My small kitchen

The first time I met my apartment it was love at first sight. It was easy to look past the lumpy futon and the TWO kitty litter boxes in the entrance way (ew!) from the previous owner because I knew this tiny 425 square foot space was going to be all mine. After living in the middle of downtown for a few years, I missed the sound of birds and grocery stores that didn’t charge $13 for a bag of grapes. And this apartment had it...

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