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Old 05-05-2011, 06:52 PM   #31
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Looks like space is clearly in the lead. That's probably why renovating kitchens is such a lucrative project. You tend to put money where you notice it the most.
I'd gladly deal with a smaller other rooms to have a bigger kitchen. Then again, if I had more space to make all the food I wanted too, I'm sure I'd want more space to fit people to eat it!
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:50 PM   #32
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For me it is that there are a lot of dishes I'd like to make (that I know how to do) and a lot I'd like to experiment with. BUT ... there are only two of us. Oh, I can put together a dinner party quite easily, and I have a couple of shut-in friends who I bring meals to. But I don't have a large freezer any more. The dinner parties? I love to have people over, but cleaning before and after is a pain. Actually, cleaning after isn't a big deal, even w/o a dishwasher, we simply take turns doing a sinkful here and there.

Summer can be a frustration because my kitchen is not air conditioned. It really isn't THAT big of a deal, cooking out and salads work well.

Small kitchens aren't as bad as they seem when you've had both large and small. Believe it or not, unless you're someone who has to have the very latest in modern conveniences, sometimes small has its points. Especially if you are handicapped (I'm not, but have had many friends over the years with issues). I cooked in a camper trailer (not a mobile home, not a fancy RV) for three years and it really wasn't all that bad.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:24 PM   #33
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Monotony - making the same stuff over and over again. Not having enough time to really cook - so I make the same stuff, over and over again.

Welcome to DC, you'll like it here.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:26 PM   #34
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:55 PM   #35
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working w/ doughs, baking. too technical & allows for less creativy & tweaking room.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #36
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If salt more over than demand in the recipesí!
That's an easy fix. Make Ina Garten recipes!
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:00 AM   #37
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Love exploring and experimenting with new recipes but it's difficult being married to a picky eater.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:04 AM   #38
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Space here, too.
Oh, and baking. I can't stand getting flour everywhere. If I had more space though, that frustration would be eliminated.


that just means you need glasses, lol.

for me it's time. as in not enough of it to do what i like, which is to cook. i can't imagine how nice it is to wake up, shop for fresh ingredients, prep things, then produce either a tnt dish, or an experiment, or something in between.

but i have to put on a dirty jumpsuit, climb into the machine, and be flogged while i make tvs glow.

ok, that's a bit of license, but you know what i mean.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:24 AM   #39
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Time for me too. I love cooking and I really like trying out new recipes/ideas but seems I am always in a pinch for time.

I am with you that it would be so nice to get up and go shopping and spend the day cooking.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:30 PM   #40
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It's the time issue for me too! Our weeknight meals are usually mundane. No time to shop for fresh or even dream up something creative. Weekends are a little better, but they are usually jamb packed too! Once I free myself from this tiny cubicle I have great aspirations! Just hope I am not "too pooped to pop"! ;-)
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