Sunday, September 18, 2011
Hello! Did you miss me? Did you forget I existed?
For those of you not in the know, let me catch you up. My husband and I (plus two cats and three dogs) have just moved out of our falling apart, no-central-heating, moldy, splintery-floored, broken-stoved house downtown and are now residing with my parents in their sub-sub-urban bungalow about 40 minutes south of our previous home. We've done this because our no-redeeming-features house is going to be torn down and a new house (with many redeeming features) is going to be built in its place. Which is very exciting.
All this means i haven't quite gotten comfortable in the new-to-me kitchen as of yet, so I had no recipe post last week. But I thought I'd show you my parents' kitchen, so at least you know where I'll be cooking for the next while, if not what.
The kitchen has one of those fancy induction burner stoves which I am still getting the hang of. My pans keep sliding right off them while I'm stirring. Perhaps I need to stir less vigorously. The stove is in the wall and the sink is in an island. The kitchen opens into a dining area surrounded by windows which shows off the view of the surrounding woods.
Everything is super-organized, which is nice. Though the Man of Science threatened to move all my mother's utensils out of their designated spots after he noticed how "everything in its place" the kitchen was. I especially like the storage system for cookie sheets and muffin tins. Having them not all stacked together will reduce the clanging and crashing that usually accompanies me pulling one of them out of the cupboard.
The happiest members of our little family are, of course, the dogs. Our previous house has a big yard, but this yard has woods attached to it. And my mom takes them for two walks a day. And there's a big porch to lie on when the weather is nice. And soft couches and chairs and carpeted floors to sleep on. And they're not the ones who have to commute every day. So basically they're in the lap of luxury.
As soon as I start cooking some interesting recipes I'll get right back to my regular posting schedule. Vegan Mofo is coming up in October, so I'll certainly need to have hit my stride again by then. Stay tuned.