The Little Kitchen

The Little Kitchen is located smack dab in the middle of the Canadian Prairies (well okay, maybe slightly East of that).  We get cold bracing winds with lots of snow in the winter and hot sunny days in the summer (well, ususally).  On a regular basis, The Little Kitchen feeds 3 of us for meals and snacks...the 15 year old eats way more than both his parents combined so it does seem like we feed more than that.

I work full time outside of The Little Kitchen but enjoy baking, cooking, and sharing ideas with others.  This is where this blog comes into play.  I have a penchant for doubling baking recipes and I do like to tinker with original recipes and come up with my own versions.  Blogging has helped me keep track of what I have tried and forced me to finally start organizing my recipes!

You may be wondering how small my kitchen really is....well if the words galley kitchen don't bring to mind cramped quarters and narrow aisles then perhaps a few pictures will help.  When someone opens the oven door while there is another person in the kitchen, it is customary to holler 'watch your bum'!

 This is the view coming up from the basement and the back door.  If you notice the missing cupboard is the door to the baking supplies which at times gets left open.  This causes a person to walk into it repeatedly.  Apparently this isn't good for the hinges....mental note.....get Hubby to fix that....

This is the view coming into the kitchen from the hall.  I put a folding table under the window to help with Christmas baking and as extra counter space for things like cupcake orders.

I feel I need to comment on the curtains here.  These were salvaged from the family cabin.  My Mom made these for the girls bedroom at the cabin and there is a ton of sentimental value to them....that is all.

The view from the bottom of the stairs going to the second level...basically the corner of the kitchen.  There is a large pantry cupboard right behind where I am standing to help store all things kitchen!

The white cart usually sits alone in front of the window but with the extra table there, it is pushed all the way to the side.  It is a useful cart and again, helps hold all things kitchen.
That is really all there is to the Little Kitchen.  It is a small space but we make the best use possible of it.  Renovations are in the plans but that is still further down the road.  I will definitely have to post about kitchen renos, when they do happen!


  1. Hi there!

    My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site recently and was pretty impressed. I've added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

    If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added (foodie [at] I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

    As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn't well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

    Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I've subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

    Warm regards,

    P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:

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  3. Hi Lori, greetings from Jakarta. My kitchen is not even bigger than yours! but really love spending my time there. I love your blog and tempted to try your pink strawberry rhubarb cupcakes recipe.. they look gorgeous.

    1. Hi Maurina! Thank you for visiting! I hope you get to try the strawberry rhubarb cupcakes...they are fantastic!

  4. Hi there Lori! I am your newest reader. I am so glad to find your blog! I am a blogger too and I am thrilled to find winnipeg blogs to read.

  5. Hi there, fantastic blog! I've been enjoying browsing through all your delicious recipes here- that squash pasta dish looks amazing!
    I don't suppose you would be interested in sharing this over at Glipho? We're a new social blogging site with an active community of creative bloggers, many of whom write about food and share recipes themselves- I know they would absolutely love to read and discuss your work here! If you get a spare moment, perhaps you could pop over and take a quick look at and see what you think! You can even import posts from this blog into Glipho too, without affecting anything at all, so it's no hassle!

    Thanks for your time, and for the wonderful recipes here. I look forward to reading more from you soon! Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions you might have either!

    All the best,



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