Well, our wee kitchen was not a finalist for Small, Cool Kitchens 2011. We came in third and the top two of each category advanced. I loved being able to show it off proudly instead of mutter about how small it is and throw stuff around in a tizzy. It helped me to appreciate its charm and be okay with having a 40 square foot kitchen with 10 square feet of walkable space, at least for the time being. Thanks to all who voted and commented here and elsewhere. Our kitchen has gained a little bit of celebrity, which must have been weird for Chris to come home to. He left a tiny box of a kitchen and came back to a famous tiny box of a kitchen. Ta da! Welcome home!
However, in a really freakish turn of luck, I won two other contests last week! My Summer Veggie Wrap with Spicy Mayo post was a Brown Bag Challenge winner over at Small Kitchen College (small kitchens are so en vogue!) and I now have a Mini Gourmet Getaway and a Spicy Relish Lunch Tote from BuiltNY. Neat.
I was also named last week's "Chef-Herdess" at Homegrown.org for my garlic scape pesto recipe, originally posted at From Scratch Club. They host a weekly Cook-Off of recipes in which at least half of the ingredients come from a CSA share, farmer's market or garden. I got the cutest package in the mail from them with how-to cards, a mixed Homegrown Summer cd and a pretty rad t-shirt that actually fits. So in terms of online contests, I really can't complain.
Stop over to The Kitchn today to vote for your favorite finalist! I've got a personal favorite, can you guess which one it is? And if you can't get enough of our small kitchen, read my tips for surviving in such a tiny space here and take an extended virtual tour of the kitchen right over here.