Yes, this is where the magic happens.

I started this blog after months, perhaps years, of my husband hounding me to do so. I guess he really loves my cooking that much! Although, I must say, that it’s amazing sometimes what we can produce from what seems like the world’s smallest kitchen, which also is our bar. It’s less than 18 square feet, and it is only open on one side (see crappy photo above).

But, I love to cook and won’t wait til I have the kitchen of my dreams to cook what I want, for as many people as I can. So far, the record has been Christmas dinner for seven. I can’t even remember how I plated up with exactly three feet of counter space.

So follow if you dare, fearless reader. We hope to tantalize and inspire! Or at least just make you hungry and jealous.


38 Responses to “About”

  1. girlinafoodfrenzy February 18, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    Definitely a triumph that you’ve produced some amazing dishes in your Tiny Kitchen, so determined and I bet your dinner guests appreciate every time!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. debbrunson February 21, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Fun site, and impressive creations from your cozy kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚ Now you have me craving berry pancakes too…

    • tinykitchenstories February 22, 2012 at 6:24 am #

      Thank you, Deb! It’s great to finally find my own voice after writing blogs for other people as my business for so long. I’m finding it very rewarding, and your comment really adds to that. I’m going to check out your blog now. Cheers!

  3. lorrielorrieb March 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    Where there’s a will there’s a way!! Best of luck.

    • tinykitchenstories March 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

      That’s for sure! I wonder what I’ll do if I ever get a bigger kitchen. I won’t know what to do with myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. dogdaz March 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    I have awarded you The Versatile Blogger Award. http://wp.me/p24UBb-Dz Congratulations.

  5. burlesquebaker March 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    I love the pic of your kitchen….I can totally relate!! I’m in graduate school, and living on a graduate student stipend means living in a more “cozy” apartment (aka really small with little to no counter space). You’re an inspiration to the Cozy house cooks everywhere! And by the way, your food always looks scrumptious and professional!

    • tinykitchenstories March 31, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

      Thank you so much! I just found your blog yesterday and can’t wait to look at it in more detail. Love your vibe and the look of your blog! And yes, I feel it’s my duty to show what those of us with “cozy” kitchens can crank out. In your FACE, Dita, with your huge, fancy-schmancy kitchen.

  6. burlesquebaker April 2, 2012 at 3:58 am #

    Hey TKS, I nominated your sassy blog for a Liebster Award (although, you may have over 20 followers…. I have no idea!). Anyway, cheers! Check it out here: http://burlesquebaker.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/thank-you-justa-and-mouse-happy-dance-for-the-liebster-award/

    • tinykitchenstories April 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      I already commented on your post, but thank you thank you! I’m so flattered, and it encourages me to take the time to keep writing it! Damn work, gets in the way… ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • burlesquebaker April 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

        Ugh, TKS, work definitely gets in the way! Each post takes awhile to compose, right? I’ve actually been really bad lately about playing on my blog too much…. I have to limit myself now! And, no, thank you for being a fun fellow blogger!

        • tinykitchenstories April 3, 2012 at 9:40 am #

          In total agreement! I try to convince myself that since I blog for a living, it’s technically “work”…it *is*, right?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. thegrubbyhen April 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    Hello! You have a lovely blog, i’ll be following ๐Ÿ˜‰ Keep it up!

    • tinykitchenstories April 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

      Thank you for the compliment and support! I love your blog name–I will check yours out soon!

  8. burlesquebaker April 13, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    TKS, I’ve nominated you….again! This time for the Sunshine Award! Check it out here: http://burlesquebaker.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/feeling-giddy-ive-been-nominated-for-the-sunshine-award/

  9. Anastasia June 6, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    I have been offline for a while and afraid I missed the photos of the kitchen improvements… any new ones?

    • tinykitchenstories June 7, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Not yet. Just a few tiny finishes (and I thought a friend was going to give us a fridge, and didn’t) and then I’ll reveal the final glorious TK! Thanks for asking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. hipfoodiemom September 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    Hey, your kitchen has a sink, oven and stove. You have everything you need! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • tinykitchenstories September 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

      Thanks! It really is all we need, but it continually surprises me what I can accomplish in such a small space! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. dedy oktavianus pardede May 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    i’m teelling you that you’ve got the talent on cooking…
    keep sharing and inspiring my friend….

    • tinykitchenstories May 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

      Thanks so much, Dedy! You are also very talented–your recipes look delicious! Thanks for stopping by, and keep up the inspiring cooking yourself!

  12. Chandler Moisen July 9, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Hi! I grew up in Laguna Beach and recently relocated to NYC. I had a craving for O-Roy-O salsa last night, and, much to my dismay, realized I would not be able to find it in the big cityโ€ฆso, a quick internet search for its recipe turned up your (and your husbandโ€™s) blogs. I searched high and low, but was unable to locate it anywhere on your pagesโ€ฆ

    Any change you would do a special request and post the recipe so I can satisfy my O-Roy-O thirst?

    Thank you!

    • tinykitchenstories July 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

      Hi Chandler,

      I’ll email you directly. Thanks for commenting!

      Jenn TKS

  13. GirlEatsGreens September 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Hi there – just stumbled across your blog and I have to say I love your tiny kitchen! It reminds me so much of mine. ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to seeing what you whip up in here.

    • tinykitchenstories September 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you found my blog. I’ll go check yours out–I love getting inspired by others. Welcome!

  14. celestedimilla November 17, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    Hey there! I’m so glad I discovered you through the Virtual Vegan Potluck! You may have a small kitchen girlfriend, but it doesn’t seem to be keeping you from cooking up a storm! You’ve got some great recipes here as well as some other interesting posts. It’s a pleasure to e-meet you! Celeste ๐Ÿ™‚

    • tinykitchenstories November 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

      Hey Celeste! Thank you for such a kind note! I love a challenge, and the kitchen size can definitely provide it! I haven’t had time to get through the VVP yet, but I can’t wait to see your entry! Nice to meet you!!

  15. Eat,live,burp January 8, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    Hi there!

    i have nominated you for the โ€œSunshineโ€ award. Here are the details:

  16. tinywhitecottage January 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    Great blog! Glad to have stumbled upon you today. Really liked your winter salad with horseradish dressing. Sounds delicious!

  17. Rigel Stone October 13, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    You can get O-Roy-O by the gallon in Laguna from the original creator, Craig Herbert. As you know he doesn’t sell it in the stores anymore.


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