In my kitchen is a broken window. Can you guess who did it? Yes, it was Archie. He’s lost three house keys since March and a few nights ago he came stumbling home in the early hours of the morning and realised (no surprise) that he didn’t have a key. Rather than knock on the front door, he decided to try his luck at climbing in through the kitchen window. Mission accomplished but he broke the glass.
In my kitchen are some cake boards. A few weeks ago Celia mentioned she would like to give me ‘a few’ cake boards. She found them in some remote shop where they were practically giving them away and knowing who could use them, she folded down the seats of her people-mover and loaded them into her car.
When she dropped in to deliver me ‘a few boards’, it took three of us to bring them up from the car. I haven’t counted them but I’m pretty sure I have more than a few. So far I’ve used three. I might keep you updated with how I’m going at getting through them – in the weeks, years, and decades ahead! Thanks Celia for your generosity.
Speaking of Celia, in my kitchen I have some of her expertly made chocolates and a lovely selection of them too. A few days ago Tania, Celia, Lorraine and I had lunch together for the last time this year and we thought it would be in keeping with the season and add to the occasion if we exchanged homemade gifts. Celia gave me these chocolates. It’s always so special receiving Celia’s chocolates because they’re beautifully and so professionally made.
In my kitchen I have some honey infused with sage given to me by Lorraine. I just love the jar as it looks like a bee hive. The honey smells superb and I’m looking forward to using it in a variety of ways. I think it will be very good in salad dressings.
In my kitchen I have some chocolate brownies decorated with melted snowmen given to me by Tania. They are very cute and my little guy’s face just lit up when I showed them to him. They look a little bashed because I lingered a little too long at the lunch and then had to run to school-pick-up with these in my handbag. They’re suffering a little from being thrown around.
In my kitchen I have a 2kg (5lbs) box of cherries. The jars I had of my cherry chutney have all been given as gifts and I have a few more people on my list who I know would love a jar (you know who you are), so it’s time to make some more. This time I’m making a double quantity. Thank you all so much for your lovely and enthusiastic comments regarding that post – my mother and I were thrilled. I just loved Chgo John’s comment. He had just finished packing away all his canning and preserving equipment then sat down to his computer and there was my post. The preserving equipment is back out of retirement.
In my kitchen are plastic sleeves filled with my mother’s Christmas recipes. These recipes are treasured and have all stood the test of time. I’m hoping to bring you as many of these recipes as I can, this December.
In my kitchen are a lot of pretty young things all standing in heels so high I’m not sure how they can walk. It’s a birthday party for one of Arabella’s friends and so Miss Arabella has been in the kitchen, cooking. I’ll spare you an image of the carnage.
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