In My Kitchen: February 2013
My house is about to be beat into submission. Remodelled, updated, opened up, warmed up, and we’ll let in the thin winter English sunshine. The back wall of the dining room will be knocked through on Wednesday, and a tri-folding glass wall installed. Other walls knocked down, steel supports and beams inserted, under-floor heating, wooden floors, new double-sealed windows throughout the house, the back door bricked-up … and a new kitchen with new units and appliances in mid-March. This will be 6-8 weeks of breathing dust and excitement!
During that time, I’ll not have an oven or a cooker, but I will have a microwave, so I’ll start reviewing and writing about ready-meals and microwave food. This is a new avenue for me. Lots to learn. I know how to warm-up coffee in my microwave and make oatmeal but not much more. Perhaps that big silver box will start earning its keep!
So let’s start with February’s In My Kitchen.
My old kitchen. Goodbye my faithful friend.
Here’s a little handful of cedar hearts. The rich scent reminds me of my childhood, playing in dense forests in the Pacific Northwest.
Earth-coloured spices ready for pounding into a curry.
Grandma’s old silver cutlery polished up and ready for use.
This is a nifty find: one side is foil and the other side is non-stick parchment paper. Very useful!
Photos and finds and memories stuck on the fridge door.
Grandma’s linen napkins, cleaned up of stains and ready for use.
So what’s in your kitchen this month? Join in the fun of “In My Kitchen” — just pop over to Celia’s Fig Jam and Lime Cordial feature In My Kitchen and see what other people are sharing from their kitchens!