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Friday, September 30

Kitchen Delivery

We moved into our apartment on August 1st and ordered our kitchen. As I previously mentioned, kitchens don’t come equipped. Fortunately for us our kitchen came with a stove/oven, dishwasher/sink, and fridge. It also had the basic countertop with drawers and another set of drawers on the wall. For initial and brief use, this is a nice set up but definitely not enough for a full time chef. Soon after moving in, we ordered our kitchen and were expecting delivery on August 28th.

On August 25th, I called the store to find out the status of our kitchen’s delivery. They said they scheduled a delivery for September 29th because the sales associate that placed our order wrote an incorrect date. I was irritated and angry and I made it very clear that I wanted a refund or discount for their mistake. Upon asking for a discount, the associate put me on hold and lo and behold found a date that fits in their schedule to deliver, August 29th. Fortunately for us, they delivered on the scheduled date and we got our kitchen installed.

The installation was quick and painless. The two men that came to install were very nice and helpful. One guy even installed an extra shelf (for cutting boards) that wasn't originally in the layout.

What better way to celebrate than to cook in our new kitchen? We made soup.

Black Eyed Peas with Wursts

1 tablespoon clarified butter
2 Nürnberg Bratwursts, chopped (Italian sausage would work as well)
1/2 onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
1/4 celeriac, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Hungarian sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 cup black eyed peas, cooked
1 tablespoon celeriac greens (tops), chopped
1 tablespoon Parsley, chopped
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Add clarified butter to a saucepot or 3-quart dutch oven on medium heat. When butter is melted, add bratwurst and cook for 2- 4 minutes. Turn the heat up to medium high, add onions and cook for 2 minutes. Add carrots and celeriac and cook for another 2 minutes. Add salt and garlic and continue to cook for 1 more minute. Add paprika, red chili flakes, black pepper and cook for 30 seconds. Add black eyed peas with liquid. Add salt, black pepper and make sure liquid covers the peas, wurst and veggies. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 30 minutes. Add liquid, if necessary for soup consistency. We like it thicker (more on the stew side). Add chopped celeriac greens and parsley and cook for 5 minutes. Taste, adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve hot with bread.

Serves 2


  1. Maybe you can ask for a large discount too from the internet company - they just might get it done more quickly... :)

  2. I wish it worked that way. We threatened to cancel the contract and the company had no problem canceling.