Now I realise I haven’t been around for a few days, (with the exception of the Sunday Song posts) but I’ve been a bit busy having things taken care of around the house here.
First off, all last week I spent giving the kitchen a THOROUGH cleaning. I have a fairly large kitchen, so it can take a while to get through it all. On Monday, after cleaning the bathroom in the morning, I started in the kitchen with the upper portion, armed with my stepladder and a wet rag, wiping down the molding that goes all the way around where the wall meets the ceiling, along with the top of the fridge and the top of any cabinets I could reach. I also got a bit of a workout as I had to keep getting up and down off the stepladder to keep rinsing the rag out. (burn, calories, burn!)
On Wednesday, I worked on the lower half, did a good vacuuming and sweeping and then a mopping of the floor. After doing all of that, I didn’t want to mess up my kitchen by having to cook, but alas, I did…
Thursday was taken up by vacuuming the rest of the house and finally getting a bit of a rest afterwards!
Remember me mentioning that the fan oven on my range had broken? Well the guy was finally here this past Friday to fix it and, yay, it’s fixed! My only gripe was that he called and said he would be here between 11:00 and 2:00 and didn’t show up until after 2:30! I can now bake my bread properly again. It just didn’t seem to be coming out the way it should in the other oven; it wasn’t rising correctly and it wasn’t cooking all the way through…yuck.
Are you still with me, because I’m probably boring the hell out of you! I’m very sorry, but I don’t have much else to mention right now as I haven’t really baked or cooked anything of great interest lately. Besides, this blog is about anything and everything that goes on in my kitchen, so why not just talk about cleaning it and posting some pictures of it?
On Monday, we had two of our windows fixed. One in the bedroom; the handle broke off a while ago and then one in the kitchen; the handle didn’t break off, but it was worn and wouldn’t open. Now, they’re both fixed and all windows can be opened again! The kitties don’t have to fight now over who gets the window upstairs. 🙂
Yesterday I finally got back to making things for the market which is a week from Sunday. Chef P got me some blackberries so I decided to make something different, so made Blackberry Chutney. You really can’t taste chutney right away to see how it is as it’s one of those things that needs to mature for a bit before you eat it. Today, I’m in the middle of making Orange Marmalade…
Chef P is taking tomorrow off and we’re heading down to Broadstairs for the Olympic Torch Relay. It will be going right past Mummy-in-law’s flats, so we’ll be up on her balcony with a great view! Sorry to say, I’m not that interested in actually watching the Olympics themselves, but watching the torch go by is an historic event and want to be part of it.
So that’s what’s going on right now in Terri’s Kitchen. I figured a
slightly terribly boring post was better than no post at all, right? (Humor me.)