Monday, January 10, 2011

Something is cooking in my kitchen

Slowly improvements have made their way into my kitchen. I have posted here on some previous changes. In good time we will tackle what remains to be done, but last Friday we've gotten the new dishwasher and range. What a joy!!!
After dish washing by hand like in the good old days for about a month my hands and I were so happy to receive the new dishwasher.

But I am elated to have a new stove. The electrician dated the old one back to 1972!!! Amazing. It still worked somewhat, but so inefficiently and slow to heat, it was an environmental nightmare and certainly an eyesore.
The new appliances are all from GE profile and I am happy with them.

Now I have that gorgeous cooking machine and I am practically hitched to the stove....
My darling husband surprised me Sunday with a set of brand-new pots and pans, stainless steel Cuisinart®, complete with pasta pot and carbon filter mesh lid for frying....

He went all out and will absolutely benefit from his generosity!!

Yesterday I prepared a southern German dish: Chicken in Riesling, with Bavarian egg noodles and mushrooms. It turned out delightful and we all pour over cook books to try out new exciting dishes. The picture is by a different chef (See image, thank you), I had no time to take one : )....But I promise you next time I will!

Here is the German recipe version of Coq Au Riesling. The regions of south western Germany, France (Alsace) and Switzerland all benefit from the close geographical proximity. Many similar dishes can be found with slight variations in this neighborhood.
If you google Chicken with Riesling you will find many different recipes. I am sure all of them are delightful! Try!

What I love about this new stove: Firstly a ceramic glass top, easy to clean and modern. Secondly It has two ovens build in. A small top oven for baking, warming and pizza. Underneath a larger convection oven. Much faster to pre-heat, and 25% faster cooking time. Especially helpful with those roasts and turkeys...

Well, it's another detail which makes such an enormous difference for us!
You know where to find me.....


Pictures by V. Zlotkowski and as indicated.


  1. What a deliciously cheerful kitchen. It must be a joy to work in there!
    Stay warm!!

  2. new appliances always bring joy to my heart....the glass tops are so wonderful for cleaning...i love mine...when we were redoing our kitchen we didnt change the plumbing so we couldnt add a dishwasher so i have been doing it the old fashion way for 7 years now...your kitchen is looking great!

  3. Oh! I love your new appliances...I need all plus a refrigerator! Your rug in the kitchen love the colors so pretty!

  4. wow that stove is sooo sleek! and so sweet of your husband to gift you that cooking set...i'd love a complete kitchen revamp this year too :)

  5. Happy to taste test anything you prepare in your new oven and even help you load up that dishwasher!
    I am jealous of your pots!!!

  6. Victoria dearest, I LOOKS WONDERFUL!!!! So well lit, I love the shiny new dishwasher and the stove is wonderful. Oh home renovations are PERFECT!!!! KEEP HAPPY! Anita

  7. My dear, your oven and cooker are absolutely superb. I'm installing a new cooker today after the old one was broken (cooking turkey and beef on Christmas day is a bit too much). I don't often use oven as I live alone and I eat very simple food. My dear your German dish looks so yummy. I love your new layout of this blog.

  8. Thank you all, I so enjoy being in my kitchen now and cooking up a storm.
    Pamela: It's a joy and we all crowed in here, since we love food...
    Frau: Hope you get them soon! I know how it feels to wait!
    Shellie: It's just appliances for now, a new kitchen has still to wait a bit.
    Miles of Style: You have no idea how surprised I was! he is a darling!
    Patricia, any time, no strings attached!!!
    Anita: I can't wait to see your addition revealed!
    ASD: Yeah, enjoy it, cooking is fun! Perhaps now you can through a dinner party for two or three?

  9. Hello all,

    A nice site you have created! This kitchen room is really looking so attractive. What a gorgeous cooking machine is there! Great idea. Keep sharing it up. Thanks a lot.....

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