Here’s the deal on the Kitchen Cure. I gave up meeting the Week 3 deadline last week once we decided to have a St. Patrick’s Day party. I gave my kitchen a good cleaning the day after the party. I cleaned the floors with bleach on my hands and knees, wiped off cabinets in places I didn’t realize were dirty, dusted my baking shelf, and cleaned my sink. For some reason I have been feeling like this isn’t enough to check off the necessary cleaning needed in Week 3, but, honestly, I am so sick of cleaning my kitchen I don’t even enjoy cooking in it anymore.
So with permission from Sara who is leading the Kitchen Cure, I have decided I’ve gone as deep as I want and am going to move on to Week 4. I do need to clean my oven and stovetop, but I’m planning on doing that in the next few weeks when I haven’t been spending so much time in the kitchen.
Here is my kitchen without any furniture ready to be cleaned: (seriously the floor was so gross after the party, this photo does not do it justice)
Sara talks about adding something beautiful to your kitchen to make it more like a “sancturary” this could be fresh flowers, a window box, new piece of art, etc. This might be weird, but I decided to always have yummy hand soap and dish soap in my kitchen.
Now that I have gotten over the fact that I’m done with my deep clean I was able to enjoy some time in the kitchen baking a recipe of Jimmy’s Pink Cookies from the book A Homemade Life.
These cookies are delish, perfectly cake-y and the frosting is tangy and sweet! I highly recommend trying them out. I also recommend buying the book A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg the famous writer of the blog Orangette and co-owner of the Seattle pizza restaurant Delancey. Such a great book pairing recipes and the stories behind them.
I don’t want to reprint the recipe because I’m sure I’m not really supposed to and also I want you to go get the book. It’s totally worth it!
Anyway, that’s all. Stay tuned for Week 4 of the Kitchen Cure, which is restocking your kitchen. I don’t think this will cause as much turmoil as Week 3. 🙂
Have a great week!