Captain Culinarian

We’re upgrading our kitchen and, as many of you know, have been planning to or doing so for over a year now.

The new Ikea cabinets are in, including a giant rainforest green granite-topped island in the middle of the room. We have a new Samsung refrigerator, a new shiny stainless hood, and a white subway tile backsplash.

But what we’ve been waiting for, planning for, shopping for, researching, and longing for since two Thanksgivings ago (when I killed our old, tiny, electric wall oven) is a new range.

It arrived this week, and you all will now pay the price of having to watch me post food pics for awhile, instead of landscapes.

The new range is a Capital Culinarian, a 36″ propane range with 4 x 23,000 btu open gas burners and a chargrill on the cooktop.

I will post pics of the kitchen when it is finished. Still some lighting, painting and floor refinishing to be done…

In the meantime, if you’re shopping for a range, I highly recommend this one, as well as the Boston area dealer called Eurostoves. Read more about it here: capital-culinarian.com

But what I will show you is FOOD.



The Culinarian has a rotisserie in the oven. Perfectly crispy skin and moist meat.



The super powerful burners and the extra wok grate makes stir-frying in a round bottom seasoned steel wok a game changer for me. I will be doing a lot this. Beef and broccoli above, lamb and shredded scallions below.



And, not having an oven for a while, what I have missed the most is baking. This is a loaf of bread from the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I strongly recommend this book, as well as the companion volume for healthy varieties of same bread. See links below.


Welcome to Oz

Another fabulous show by the Nantucket Skating Club. Great because…

1) my kids did so wonderfully out there,
2) it forced me to get on skates for the second time in my life,
3) I didn’t hurt myself, and
4) it was such an entertaining show.

But beyond great because…

of all the community involvement and how many people came out to support the skaters!


Oz show, April 2, 2011


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