The mixer on its way to its new home. On Friday, at a friend's house for lunch, I saw her apple-green Kitchen Aid mixer on the counter and had a pang. Maybe every self-respecting kitchen is supposed to have one. But then I remembered that ours had been unused, stored in a cabinet for years, and we had been there, done that, as far as serious cooking was concerned. I thought about how happy the Soup Kithcen people had been to have it, and it was fine.