I thought I would share a bit more of our kitchen today.
We have very little, by choice, and keep our "things" to a minimum.
Almost all of what we have is used regularly with a few exceptions.
On our large wooden shelf we have the rest of our garlic. There is still lots so I am using about a head a day in my cooking - so good for you. The mixing bowls are stainless steel with one pyrex I bought at a thrift store. They are used nearly every day for our bread and baking.
I have a small collection of cookbooks. When I need some new inspiration, I do some searches online but am open to purchasing a new one if it is really good. Any recommendations? One that I have on my wish list is The Art of Fermentation. This is something I want to become comfortable doing this summer with our produce. To me, it is a method of preservation that makes so much sense. The process doesn't need heat/energy to preserve and the food retains their nutrients.
We use most of these very often. The whisk every morning to mix the yeast and sweetener for bread. The hand beater for eggs. The strainer for rinsing beans or wild rice. The ice cream scoop for our once a week ice cream treat. The bottle opener for an end of the day micro-brewed local beer.
Currently, we don't own a blender or food processor and instead use a hammer or rolling pin when we need to crush something. But, at some point I would really like a blender for cream soups.
The play kitchen is in the kitchen. The children recently made a batch of play cookies with home made baking clay and painted them to look like frosting. I made a little bunting with Renee's sweet granny squares to go above it.
This is our main work space. The stainless steel counter top was here when we bought the house. It is nice and wide and two people can work at the same time (or more) from both sides.
I have just a few pots and pans. All stainless steel and a couple of cast iron skillets.
Please visit these other wonderful women who are sharing today, some aspect of how they feed
their families ~
Melanie from Our Ash Grove
Jules from A Little Crafty Nest
Melody from Bespoke
Sarah from Our Island Home
Taisa from Small Wonders
Lisa from Hullabaloo Homestead
Heather from Shivaya Naturals
Renee from Heirloom Seasons