“Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.”
I want a healthy and happy Mediterranean-style kitchen, complete with colorful gourmet pots and pans, Tuscan pottery, dishes, plates, bowls, a dutch oven (lots of Italian chocolately recipes paired with olive oils and vinegars to try in this gem) and even a strong taste of feng shui with air filled with a sweet chocolate scented candle (or two). And it's all going to happen for me in the months to come. It's my new project. First and foremost, I'm going to start with a thorough clean-up--and yep, I'm turning to vinegar and olive oil (and you can too) to help me get the clean kitchen of my dreams...
Last night I watched the film The Family Stone--with Diane Keaton. Her kitchen was where the heart of the family seemed to be. It was filled with family, good food, love, laughter, and life's ups and downs. It was cluttered, like mine, with lots of mix and match dishes, a large array of cookbooks, and green hardy plants. It reminded me of how my kitchen is but it can be even better and much more decluttered. And it can be more organized filled with kitchen gadgets (i.e., bagel toaster, blender, cupcake pans, and measuring cups) my old fun friends, hidden in dark cabinets.
Tomorrow, it's time to wash the kitchen curtains. I do love these because they have a rustic charm to them with the maroon, white, and gold colors of the Mediterranean look. I will wash the kitchen windows inside and out until they sound squeaky clean at my touch. Then, it's time to take off everything on the countertops and scrub the surfaces as well as declutter. And the stovetop (it's older with character) needs some TLC. Vinegar is golden for all of these chores. Here's a few tips that I'll follow: