We've mostly moved into our new place and we're really enjoying it. We still need to hang pictures and move a bit of furniture around, but it's starting to feel like home.
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Last night we had some new friends over for dinner; it was the first real test of our new kitchen. We have a two burner gas range and a four burner induction range. The induction cook top is amazing. It can boil a quart of water in under a minute and can do a pretty decent job at simmering. Unfortunately, many of my el-cheap-o-numero-segundo wal-mart stock pots don't work on the induction top. Yesterday I had at least four pots and a couple of pans going while I was preparing dinner and had to use the gas burners for some of the cheap pots. Anne and I discovered that the gas burners, even the little one, have two settings: incinerate and charcoal. It's sort of like cooking at home with a Whisper-Lite. Sauteing onions required a complex dance of two seconds on the burner, five seconds off while stirring and scraping the pot bottom to prevent burning. I am now officially in the market for an induction compatible stock pot.
The rest of the house is equally comfortable with two smaller bedrooms just opposite the master bedroom with bright, south facing windows. One has become the office and the other is a guest bedroom awaiting its first guest. Yes, that's an invitation.