Monday, August 26, 2013

Kitchen Highlights

I wanted to share some of my favorite parts of my new kitchen.

First up...my Wolf cooktop.


This thing is amazing.  After years of cooking on an uneven electric range, I can't tell you the joy of "on is on and off is off".  It cleans so easily and it just makes me smile.

Next up is my Fisher & Paykel double drawer dishwasher.


I find each drawer the perfect size for dinner.  I just do a drawer load each day or as needed and I find I'm not having moments when all my plates are dirty or the silverware is low.


It's easy to load and even easier to unload.  Hope it works as well when we are entertaining.

Finally, I'm loving my huge island.  As I'm a messy cook, it's just so nice to finally have enough counter space.



And if you are wondering what's for dinner...It's quiche with bacon, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, carrots and shallots. (Everything I could find in the fridge).


Yum.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Beginning

I officially live out on the farm.  We have talking about this for so long, that it hardly feels real.  I keep asking my Sweetie if he ever thought this day would finally come.  He was pretty confident that it would.

So....out with the old,

Joey saying his good-bye to the old house
And in with the new,

View from the front porch
And just to let you know...I'm getting into cooking in my new kitchen.  Today, I'm making soup on my wonderful Wolf cooktop.


Once I get my kitchen organized I promise to share photos.

Have a great week.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Good Bye House

I officially send good-bye to my house yesterday.  This house provided me safe harbor when I needed it most.  It provided security, peace and happiness to my son and to me.  It was perfect for that time in my life.  I had great neighbors and enjoyed living in a great town.









I was surprised I didn't feel more sentimental about leaving it, but once we removed all the furniture, dishes, photos...it just became what it was; a house.  I realize that my home is where my family is and now that all my "stuff" is out at the farm, that now feels like home.

Time for me to start my fourth phase of my life.  "Oh life on the farm is kind of layback..."