From Kitchen To Dining Room

July 15, 2012


I was so excited to organize Karen’s kitchen this afternoon that I forgot to take any before and after photos! I will have to do that later this week. What started as probably 100 dishes, pots, pans, bowls and appliances on the countertops ended neat and tidy. I’m so jealous of her new space! She even has empty cabinets to fill.

Matt and I walked there, but we had to be driven home due to storms. I started on dinner and decided we’d dine in the dining room by candlelight – fish feels fancy!


At my trip to Whole Foods this afternoon, I picked up some Arctic Char at Karen’s request – she was craving a tomato/Mediterranean fish dish. We had a bunch of potatoes that Matt brought home from the market, so I turned those into a lovely rustic potato bowl as well.

Mediterranean Tomato Fish <— RECIPE!


The potatoes were so good. My mom used to make red parsley potatoes all the time when I was little. I prefer dill to parsley, so I have catered to my taste, but the concept – hot herby potatoes – is the same. Butter, salt and pepper required!


Rustic Potatoes <—- RECIPE!



I am completely stuffed after this dinner that I can’t even fit any water despite my thirst!! Stomach space continues to shrink…

Hoping to fold the laundry and then start a new book! Not sure which one yet… nite!

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1 Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Those rustic potatoes look amazing! And I love the color of the serving spoons against the color of the table! Beautiful :)


2 j3nn July 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Yum. Love potatoes with fish.


3 Kimberly July 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Thanks for the recipes, Kath! Everything looks so good. I am dying to make it!


4 Molly @ RDexposed July 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Perfect-I’m planning arctic char this week!


5 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma July 15, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I always forget how much I love dills as a spice – must use it again soon!


6 Jeri July 15, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Is Artic Char like Salmon?


7 KathEats July 15, 2012 at 7:54 pm

sort of yes, but less fishy?


8 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Can you please come to Chicago and organize my kitchen?


9 Angel7 July 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

The rustic potato bowl looks delicious!


10 Cait's Plate July 15, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Those rustic potatoes look absolutely fantastic.


11 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm

That dinner looks SO good! SO good!


12 Rachel July 15, 2012 at 10:56 pm

your potatoes looks so good!

I know you’ve been reading a lot lately.. and I’m not sure if you’ve read it or not but if you didn’t you really should look into Divergent by Veronica Roth– I read it in 3/4 days.. and am on the second book now.. it’s amazing lol not sure if you’re into fantasy kind of stuff (it reminded me of the hunger games) but it’s really good! :)


13 Alexis July 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I’m reading Insurgent right now too and its SO good!!! I’ve spent the last two nights reading until way too late into the night because I can’t put it down.


14 Khushboo Thadani July 16, 2012 at 12:40 am

Just saw the rustic potato recipe- sounds so easy yet flavorful :)!


15 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 16, 2012 at 2:41 am

I bet Karen’s new kitchen is amazing! You should show us pics if Karen would allow once she’s all settled in!


16 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 16, 2012 at 3:52 am

Those potatoes look so good!!

I love having empty kitchen cupboards to fill. When we moved into our new house, we had extra cupboard space and I got way too excited about filling them than anyone should. I’m a kitchen geek!


17 Jess July 16, 2012 at 4:35 am

….And now I’m starving! Thanks!


18 Emily @ Life on Food July 16, 2012 at 5:41 am

The fish looks great, I whipped out on my trip to Whole Foods this weekend for fish. Now I am a little upset. Parsley rules over dill in my book. Don’t you love a recipe that is so simple and good but easily switch-up-able?


19 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 16, 2012 at 6:11 am

Wow, those potatoes look delicious! Definitely need to try the recipe! :)


20 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 16, 2012 at 6:39 am

The potatoes look delicious!


21 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 16, 2012 at 6:39 am

That dinner looks gorgeous! Haha and I would love more cabinet space! Studio apartments don’t come with much!


22 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 16, 2012 at 6:58 am

Spending an afternoon organizing a kitchen sounds like fun to me! Is that weird? 😛

Dinner looks awesome!


23 Tracy July 16, 2012 at 12:31 pm

What book did you end up starting?


24 KathEats July 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves – I read 65 pages straight through, so it’s good!


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