Winter weather can be a good thing for the budding cook, because there's something comforting about baking, sauteeing and cooking up something fresh and new in a warm kitchen. When it's freezing cold outsidce, it's nice to be warmed up by a sizzling stovetop and oven.
As I'm cooking, I've been bringing in more utensils to help me at the stove. I keep a long tray of commonly used herbs, spices and condiments by the stove for easy access. And I just brought over this vintage trophy (or champagne chiller…probably a champagne bucket) to hold all the spatulas, wooden spoons and other essentials organized and accessible.
I'm tackling the organization of the kitchen right now and trying to figure out how to keep open cabinets neat, but realistic for everyday use. I'll post some pics and ideas soon.