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When she opens the kitchen cabinets, memories spill forth

When she opens the kitchen cabinets, memories spill forth

It's the end of January, and I've already broken or never picked up most of my New Year's resolutions. There is one, though, that I'm actually kind of enjoying. I was giving the kitchen a bit more than the usual once-over at the beginning of the year, giving the painted cupboards a rubdown with beeswax and making a halfhearted effort to organize the contents when it just came to me: I promised myself I'd either use the neglected kitchen tools and equipment I've collected over the years by this time next year — or give them away. When I first got into cooking in my 20s, I'd haunt the kitchen stores wherever I traveled and carry home some treasure...

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