The Internet Kitchen: Settling In

Well, our new home is definitely starting to feel like home which is nice. We still have a few things to unpack and I need to get up the courage to hang like a million things. I’m generally good at hanging things, but I’m also sometimes a possessed perfectionist and everything has to be completely level and sturdy.

What I’m saying is that it sometimes takes me like an hour to hang one thing. Multiply by a million and you can see why I’m concerned.

In other news, Tipsy seems back to her normal playful self in our new house. I think she’s napped on every available surface which is her way of marking her territory. It’s a much better system than the alternative.

Now that I have a kitchen, and a weekend, we can do a poll for a change!

And a few links…

The Secret to Killer Pork Chops At Home – I’ll give you a hint. The secret isn’t to buy lean, boneless, skinny chops and cook them until they resemble rubber. (@ Amateur Gourmet)

Chocolate Espresso Biscotti – This is a newish food blog that I’ve been checking out recently. Definitely digging it because Krissy does things like put chocolate and coffee in biscotti… which you can then dip in coffee. I’ll take two please. (@ Make It Naked)

My Life with Bartender – Yet another new blog that crossed my path this week. This one started by Jen from Palate-to-Pen. Her and her man bought a bar and they are documenting everything about it! As a previous bartender I can already tell that I love this. Her photos are really unique and interesting as well. (@ My Life With Bartender)

Chipotle Pumpkin Soup – This is my favorite type of soup. It’s using seasonal stuff. It doesn’t have a ton of ingredients but the ones it has are very flavorful. And it’s spicy! Right up my alley. (@ Simply Recipes)

Secret to Homemade Macarons – I’ve never made macarons actually. And it’s been somewhat a purposeful decision. It seems like one of those creations that might be a bit too delicate for my bumbling touch. Maybe someday I’ll get around to trying it out though. (@ Mango & Tomato)

Have a great weekend everybody!

8 comments on “The Internet Kitchen: Settling In

  1. Welcome and good luck in the new abode — picture hanging where would I be without My 'Droid Phone with the Leveling App ;)

    Best of luck to you.

    BTW, haven't seen the Bon Apetit, Kale and Canellini Bean Soup but I've been making this soup for several years takes 15/15 minutes — uif anyone would like the recipe email me

  2. Congrats on the move and settling in. And I completely understand about taking your time to hang things.

    Thanks for the link!!!

    Also, it's funny that your cat's name is Tipsy. My parents have a cat and call her Gypsy, but I call her Tipsy for some reason. She actually looks very much like yours, but bigger ;)

  3. OMG! My husband is a picture hanging perfectionist too….I'm usually the one who says "For Pete's sake, honey, IT'S CLOSE ENOUGH!!!" :-P I'm glad that Tipsy is settling in, you must have mad skills being able to find places to rent that allow pets…we couldn't hardly find a place that would allow a dog to be OUTSIDE, let alone a pet inside the house!

  4. Glad you and Tipsy made the journey safely. She looks very content in the photo, plus she is quite beautiful!

  5. Congratulations on the safe move and the new kitchen and the elevation. I'm glad you and Tipsy both survived the trip!

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