Thursday, May 21, 2015
Kitchens past and present
The kitchen in the picture above was my first kitchen. It was my only kitchen for the first 20 years of my life. It changed over the years but was always a place I loved to be. My Mom worked full time as a nurse on afternoon shift so the evening meal was my Dad's responsibility. He enjoyed cooking and so do I. My Dad was Mennonite. Frugality and Mennonites seem to go hand in hand so my parents canned and froze the excess from our large garden. I always loved to help and I can remember long hours spent in this kitchen making pickles, jams, relish and other good things. One year I remember my parents went away at the height of cucumber season. I did not want the cucumbers to go to waste so while they were away Chuck and I made pickles.. We had only been dating a few months but Chuck pitched right in and we got them done. Four years ago my Mom moved in with my brother. She no longer need most of her kitchen things so I took most of them. I am very sentimental and love using the utensils that they used. Everyday in my kitchen I use something of theirs. I am lucky to have a few things from both of my grandmothers too. This was just a simple kitchen but I loved it.
Here is my new kitchen. Well, one side of it. As you can see there are no countertops yet. The company is coming from Toronto today to measure and template for granite. Disregard the light fixture as that is going shortly. We will be painting it in a colour called "Perfect Taupe" from Behr. Chuck will do all the plumbing and put in some under counter lighting. I can't wait to get cooking and baking in here. I won't miss doing dishes in the laundry sink :)
I have two loads of laundry to hang out so I must get to it. Enjoy the day!