Thursday, 21 May 2009

Unnaturally tidy


The finished kitchen today. Paint still wet on shelf above hob, so no rush to decide what to put up there now. The cream clock doesn't match anything and the flooring is dingy and worn, but still, it's all a great improvement.

And once I could get to the hob again, I was too hungry to wait for long before dinner, so I threw together an omelette with a little Italian ham, cheese, and fresh spinach that - oh, thrilling! - I picked on the allotment this afternoon - the first crop of the season. Delicious, even with the smell of paint.


13 comments:

judy in ky said...

mmmm... that omelette sounds delicious! I think I will have one for dinner tonight. I have some roasted salmon I can put in it.

mountainear said...

Fresh spinach? In the bitterly cold northern reaches of this land? Would you come and speak severely to my own spinach which is being decidedly wimpish about growing more than two leaves.

Dinner sounds delicious. Kitchen looks Fab. (Can I use words like Fab these days? Or should I go for a post modern 'cool'?)

Word verification is 'supcur' - don't know why, I feel it's quite a nice word....

Susan said...

is hob short for hobart ? curious minds would like to know. What a lovely large expanse of creamy white, clutter free, cleanliness. Sighing.

Spiral Bettie said...

What a beautiful finished product.
An analogy for many things to come, I'm sure.
Congratulations on a new kitchen!

BumbleVee said...

it was bread baking day around here, so..that meant it was also a perfect night for home made soup. Nothing better .. and it used up all sorts of little odds and sods in the 'fridge...

Rachel said...

The spinach was mollycoddled under a cloche, mountainear; now it will be a race between the slugs and bolting at the first warm ray of sunshine. And 'cool' is just as mockable, if the Lovely Son's reaction is anything to go by when I use it, as 'fab'. But so what? Have you listened to how the young speak these days? Go retro - I might even revive 'far out!'

Susan, a hob is just the bit of a cooker that you put pans on; gas, electric, induction, old-fashioned range, and so on. You've got me intrigued now - what do you call it up there in Nova Scotia? And yes, I'm sighing too; I know it won't stay clean and tidy for long, I just can't do it....

But not bad for a very old kitchen, just so long as you don't look closely.

Big Shamu said...

Hey thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment at the Kitchen. It was very much appreciated.
I'd love to invite you to join Dim Sum Sunday. Cook something, take a picture of it, let us know when you post it and we come drool over it. There's usually a weekly theme and this week's the Thrill of the Grill but really the interpretation is all yours.

Now are you saying that you say hob when I say stove?

BumbleVee said...

we just call it the stove...our stove top and oven is usually all one appliance. Mostly we just say on the stove if we mean on top...and in the oven if we mean the oven part...

Rachel said...

Well now, stoves, cookers, hobs, ranges... all mean the same sort of thing, except that a cooker (stove to you over the water)usually refers to a dual-function appliance, i.e. oven and top bit, sometimes with an eye-level grill (rather old-fashioned now), ideal for thieving cats to get at the sausages. A hob generally denotes a cooking thingummy with electric plates or gas burners that is separate from the oven, as in my kitchen. Mine is set a bit low, to suit my short stature, and allow me to see inside my saucepans.

But what we really like, here in Britain, are regional variations, in terms and expressions as well as everything else, so don't take any of this as set in stone!

Rachel said...

Oh, and Big Shamu, can a lazy cook who lives on salads, eggs and Ryvita for much of the time, choose to post Dim Sum Sunday pictures just once in a while rather than every week? Sounds like fun, but you know how it is when you live alone and can graze out of the fridge, standing up, not caring?

laurie said...

wow, what a beautiful kitchen.

Big Shamu said...

Absolutely Rachel, the only one who posts every week is me and it's my sincerest hope that you're not crazy like me. Would love to have you participate when the spirit moves you.
Party on Wayne...

Thursday said...

Your kitchen is stunningly beautiful.

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