I love my kitchen. The fact that it consists of an open space included in the vast dining area/lounge. The bar with its three stools, where our family and guests love to gather. That bit of the kitchen is used for breakfast, sometimes lunch, for homework or at aperitif time with our friends. It is a very convivial place and I have already gathered many good memories in it over the past two years.
Now that you, dear reader, have the background, I want to focus on four objects in particular.
In the first photo, you can spot my beloved Kitchen Aid. I find it absolutely fantastic. It is so easy to come up with an airy dough that will turn into tasty bread – usually in the shape of funny animals! – or light pastry, either sweet for a lovely fruit tart or savoury for a comforting quiche. It is also used to make pasta, and our next “lasagne day” will very probably happen during the Christmas holidays. It turns baking a birthday cake into child’s play and is also useful for whipping cream. Definitely a great buy. Next to it is one of the Mother’s Day presents I received from First Daughter. It says: “Sweet Little Words for Mummy” and as you can see, the Post-it block is always ready to be used. It has been in my kitchen for many years now, but it still warms my heart every time I see it.
The second photo shows the difference in tastes between Sexy Hubby and I. He is a coffee drinker, I am a tea kind of girl. I love the smell of coffee but hate the bitterness. He drinks tea too, but at least two mugs of coffee are required to start the day. We take our beverage preferences very seriously, and have therefore invested into a Nespresso machine and a funky Pylones electric kettle. Wise decisions.
How about you? Can you name your favourite object in your kitchen?
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