The view from our kitchen is its best feature.
This is not the kitchen that was here when we moved in two and a half years ago. Oh no. I hated the kitchen that was here. It was style over substance and even then, it wasn't my style. The layout was clumsy and was only meant to attract potential buyers who never cook a meal from scratch. There was a wine fridge, though. Says it all really (well, it does to me).
Last year, in August we had an addition built to the existing house and we opened up the kitchen considerably. It was late November before we could actually 'move in' and start using the extension.
The kitchen is spacious and the panoramic view of the estuary and mountains make it feel even more so.
Not wanting to reveal this room from the onset, I will give you some glimpses of my cooking paradise. In the photos above are the fruit bowl and my quick-grab ingredient bowl that grace the kitchen island.
The chalk board. It is my shopping list for the things I might forget on a normal shopping trip.
The spice drawer. For the small spice jars.
Two more drawers with larger jars and pots of spices, but also for flour, lentils etc.
We've got 41 drawers in the kitchen , besides a few cabinets with doors, That seems like a lot, but look how easy it is to get to a mug for your tea or coffee.
Be it in a drawer or cabinet, the plastic containers are always a mess.
The food processors. No they are not hiding at the back of a cupboard. They get used a lot.
Millie's favourite drawer. The doggy treats. If she could open it by herself, she would.
Ah. Butter wouldn't melt..
Till next time.