Aug 12

R.I.P. Terry’s Kitchen

Dear Kitchen,

While you saw much love and held many special occasions and memories, you will not be missed…at all.

Don’t worry…this is not the end of Terry’s Kitchen cooking classes and events. Rather, this is the end of Terry’s actual kitchen. In the short term, the only demos coordinated from my kitchen will be demolition! In effort to pay my due respects, this post is dedicated to my former kitchen. Great thanks to all who have filled it with their wonderful energy.

Twelve years of birthdays and holidays…


Lots of hard work…

(I think this is when we lost the finish on the flooring)

(I think this is when we lost the finish on the flooring)


…homework, fashion shows, successes, failures, cooking classes, meals, celebrations, hugs, kisses and much, much love. The days of the smoke alarm going off when we pan-sear are over (there was no hood or ventilation!), as are the casseroles that burned on one side and were raw on the other.

The day of reckoning has arrived and, while I owe much thanks to my original kitchen with its electric range and the faux-brick linoleum floors, I admit that I am just the slightest bit sad to see it go. Could someone please pass the sledge-hammer?

Eat Clean Live Well!

Terry Walters



  1. Posted August 12, 2010 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    How can you bear to remove faux-brick flooring??? Can’t wait to see the new kitchen emerge.

  2. Posted August 13, 2010 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Hi Jennifer, It’s been a challenge, but sometimes we just need to learn to let go! The kitchen is now down to the beams. Very exciting! Will keep you posted.

  3. Posted August 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Very much enjoyed this post, especially the pan-sear and faux-brick hyphenations! 🙂

  4. Posted August 13, 2010 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Those hyphens were special for you, Andy. Just wanted you to know you’re still needed even though CLEAN START has gone to press!

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