I often wonder if I’m raising a troop of monkeys. Poo flinging, nitpicking, and other monkey action aside, the sheer number of bananas consumed is staggering some weeks. Finally, instead of multiple bunches littering our limited counter space, they hang above it. I don’t know whether it has any effect on their ripening or shelf life, but it’s a space saver.
By the end of the CSA share season, our small counter space was topped with red onions, yellow onions, sweet potatoes, golden potatoes, and more varieties of squash than I knew existed. Enter the produce bowl. So simple. I don’t know why I went so long without one.
These simple, inexpensive bamboo tongs save us from burns and electrocution as we try to extract bagels from the bowels of our toaster. That’s enough to justify their place in our kitchen.
This squirrel may not be the only rodent in the house, but it’s the only one that is welcome. My mom gave me this wooden squirrel, which lives on the ledge atop our stove. It’s useful for pulling out an oven rack in order to reach the oven contents without having to use an oven mitt. Simple, handy little guy.
We have only one (very particular) coffee drinker in the house. I like that pod carousel keeps a variety of cups easily accessible while maintaining a small counter footprint and not taking an inch of my precious cupboard space.
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