Not quite a rangehood but that's what we were looking for when someone said (not me), "That would look good in our new kitchen." I had to agree. (As it happened, our old toaster had given a strong message that it was retiring that morning so it wasn't an entirely frivolous purchase - though apparently there was no justification (yet) for the matching kettle.
I started reading 'Salt' on our boat trip - somewhat appropriate - and felt it would be a worthwhile addition to my library of books on cooking and food history. Who knew salt was so important historically? I certainly had no idea. It's very readable and I wouldn't hesitate to suggest it to anyone who has an interest in why we eat what we do. 'Cod' promises to be equally interesting.
As far as the change goes here's a progress update if you are interested:
- Extension plans now in Council to be approved.
- Kitchen design and plan now in place (almost beside myself in excitement - it's been a loooong time coming).
- Flooring decided - cork (Rustic Olive)
- Cupboards and bench-top decided (Peruvian Clay and Wild Rice)
- Deposits on oven, (old oven started this whole process) combi-steamer oven, induction cooktop, dishwasher (also complaining heartily every time it starts up) and fridge/freezer
- Sink and tap chosen
- Rangehood - almost there....
- Anticipated starting date early August - if all goes well.
- Stitching - ZERO
So while I have been AWOL on the blog I haven't been idle, though my brain is aching from all the decision making.......(in a good way).
We have also been dog-sitting and have had a couple of adventures (at least Lucy has) but I'll save those for another post.