Moving Can Be Such Sweet Sorrow
Moving is one of the most stressful things you will ever do. This has certainly been the situation for Maria and I over the past few months, as we have packed up our kitchen studio and store and transplanted our seven-year old business from our vintage uptown Waterloo location to a new, more modern space in mid-town Kitchener. While we thought we would be able to be open in a much more timely manner in June, it took us until late July to receive all the proper licenses and approvals from the city. However, we are finally in, open and ready for business.
Our process of moving began over a year ago, when we had to decide to whether or not to stay in our current Regina Street location. Our cooking school has seen tremendous growth over the past few years, so it just made the most sense to find a new home that could accommodate a bigger space for the cooking school, but still maintain the quaint, friendly retail atmosphere we have become known for. Our new space at 70 Victoria Street North in Kitchener (between Weber and Duke) can now accommodate up to 24 people in a cooking class with our retail shop incorporated in and around the large kitchen island. To say it was an easy transition would be lying, but we are thrilled with the end result and love our new neighbourhood too.
If you are in the middle of a move, you will know cooking is never an easy thing to tackle. With everything out of place, we are often dining out, or looking for easy meals to put together on the fly. Today’s recipe is one that we consumed often during the moving transition. While we were searching for something quick and easy to eat, Donna-Marie would pull out a skillet, grab some staples from the refrigerator and put together these delicious sandwich bites. Add a salad or soup and you have the easiest meal ever. So while moving is never an easy task, adding a little comfort food along the way makes the sweet sorrow a go down a little easier.