Life Happens in the Kitchen

February 2, 2014

In the intersecting rhythms of life in a home, people almost always end up hanging out in the kitchen. 

There’s nothing wrong with a family room and flatscreen TV, but that’s more for checking out than checking in.

The hearth—and the heart—of a home are in the kitchen.

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Life happens in the kitchen, and many of our blog posts do, too.

This idea relates to a blog we posted in November 2012, “Associated.”

Back then, we mentioned that we’re trying to figure out a way into a “do what you love and the money will follow” kind of blogging experience.

Here’s what we’ve learned about that over the past year:

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1) When we write about kitchen equipment, what Cook’s Illustrated and Consumer Reports recommends, and link to where folks can find the goods, we make money.

We aren’t funding exotic trips to Tahiti just yet, but we are starting to decode the rosetta stone of how strangers find your site when they’re looking for information on products they want to purchase.

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2) When we write, cartoon, and shoot photos about friends, family, romance, travel, landscapes, babies, wild life and tame poodles, and fun in our kitchen, we make memories.

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Happily, all of the above happens in our kitchen.

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And while we’re addicted to good industrial design in durable products, top-quality ingredients, proven recipes and methodologies, and wildly delicious results, the kitchen is even more about the journey.

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Everyone hangs out in our kitchen.

It makes sense, then, that our kitchen has emerged over the past five years as both the anchor space of our love story and the springboard of a heart-based commercial endeavor.

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And while the outward-facing perspective from our kitchen might change from week to week…

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… the inward-facing motivation remains the same.

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Debra February 3, 2014 at 11:52 am

Beautiful post. Love “…the anchor space of our love story…” You do have a wonderful way with words! Thanks for bringing us along. :)

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Charlie February 3, 2014 at 5:13 am

Thank you – for just being the good “salt of the earth” type of people you are.

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