27 July 2011

win some, lose some

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.


  1. So sorry, and at the same time, Congrats!! You never cease to amaze me.

  2. And Christine goes rollin' along. :-)

  3. Ditto on what Deanna said! :)


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