2017 resolutions

Live Life to the Fullest

"Life is too short to......."  How many times have we all heard this line? Here are some gentle reminders that we all need to hear now and again.  

  • Live every day on a fresh new start. ...
  • Be true to who you are. ...
  • Quit complaining. ...
  • Be proactive. ...
  • Rather than think “what if”, think “next time”. ...
  • Focus on WHAT vs. How. ...
  • Create your own opportunities. ...
  • Live more consciously each day.

Organize your kitchen

A well organized kitchen in any home can make cooking time and meal prep a joy.  Here are a few simple steps to make sure your kitchen is ready for every day use and entertaining the same.  

1. Empty cabinets - pull everything out of the cabinets.  Discard broken items, donate duplicates or unwanted items.  Keep only the things you LOVE.

2. Group items - baking together, glassware together, holiday items together.

3. Organize the cabinets - consider the best place for each grouping.  Think about less trips back and forth across the kitchen to make your morning coffee.

4. Use clear containers - see through glass can be pretty and also functional

5. Store containers and lids together - discard containers without lids, those not used often or not LOVED.

6. Make use of vertical space - hang things to save space in flat drawers

7. Use lazy Susans - did you know lazy Susans are great for refrigerators too?

8. Use drawer dividers - store more in each space with dividers

9. Sort papers - a desk or countertops in the kitchen can be a dumping station.  

10. Clean out the refrigerator - condiments can multiply when you are not looking and foods have expiration dates too.  

Happy organizing! Visit Ketchum Kitchens (next to Atkinsons) for all things kitchens in Sun Valley.

2017 New Year's Resolutions

Now that the holiday season is behind us, along with the decadent menus that help us celebrate, it's time to get down to business.  Did you make a new year's resolution?  According to NBC News, the most popular resolutions searched on Google recently were:

1. Get Healthy

2. Get Organized

3. Live Life to the Fullest

4. Learn New Hobbies

5. Spend Less/Save More

6. Travel

7. Read More

Rasberry's Catering & Bistro can help with all of them!  Stay tuned to our blog for tips on how to keep these top 7 most popular resolutions.