Wednesday, September 12, 2007

News from the Kitchen and Beyond

kitchen blur
I am going to be a very busy gal for the next couple of months! The past week or so I have been developing some recipes for Dulcet Cuisine, mainly because I just love the sauces and mustards Pam crafts and enjoy playing with them. I'll share some of my creations here soon. I'm also creating a handful of recipes for MyWinesDirect to pair with a variety of red and white wines. But most astonishing is that I am on the verge of signing a deal to create over 40 recipes for a new cookbook! That's all I'm going to say about it for now, but I'm sure I'll have stories to tell as I get rolling. Did I mention I am also planning a trip to Japan next month?

What I am going to tell you about is a recent addition to my kitchen that is making it much easier for me to spend long hours developing recipes. I was offered the chance to try a Gel Pro Chefs Mat and I am loving it. Mine fits in front of both my stove and sink. Because my kitchen is so compact I also stand on it when I am working at my counter top as well. If your kitchen floors aren't as supportive as you might like, in addition to wearing great shoes like clogs, a shock absorbing mat can really make it much easier to handle time spent on your feet. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, are easy to clean, and are likely to be much cheaper than putting in new flooring.

One last bit of news, I've been doing more restaurant reviewing lately, check out my latest review, of Manresa posted at SF Station. It may have to do with recent changes in kitchen personnel, but I found the experience a little bit rough around the edges. I'll share links to more reviews soon.