Nothing is left of our old kitchen except some 100-year-old lath and the cast-iron radiator waiting to be disconnected. Demolition revealed a few surprises in the way of support beams sawed off in years past by impatient plumbers looking for the straightest pipe run and not concerned with structural integrity. But once those get shored up, we'll be ready to move on to framing-in the new powder room and pantry.
Meanwhile, we've set up our camping kitchen in the dining room, on the other side of that blue-taped door. No running water, but we have the old fridge and a microwave.
My hat tip goes to tv producer and sci-fi writer Morgan Gendel who first gave me the idea that you can microwave salmon filets with his funny but tasty-looking recipe for Kryptonite Noodles. Maybe everyone microwaves salmon, but I didn't know. I've never been a big microwaver. But we tried it this week and it was dead easy. We added a little black sesame oil, rice vinegar, and soy sauce and ate it on top of a tossed green salad. We've found the mainstay of our kitchen remodel menu.
James Builder and James Husband go over plan details