Saturday, December 30, 2006

My Kitchen

Ilva at Lucullian Delights has asked us fellow bloggers to show the world our kitchens. Even though I'm not "technically" a food blog (I talk about lots of stuff) I do post some of my better recipes, so I figure I can join in the fun too! She's going to do a round up of all the entries some time next month, so be sure and watch her site. Hell, check her site out anyway. That woman takes the most awsome photographs!

Several people have already posted their pictures and I'm so jealous of Tanna's kitchen. Her's was totally destroyed by a broken water pipe and they've rebuilt it to be the perfect dream kitchen. We can't all have catastrophies that enable us to design dream kitchens (thankfully) but I'm hoping for a good tornado.

I really wanted to wait until I had a sunny day to take my pictures but I'm running out of time. You'll see that I'm in preparation for my New Year's Day Annual Big Party. That's my roaster waiting for me to fill it with George's Maid Rites. And, yes, it's sitting on my dryer. Which is in the kitchen.


Here's my messy counter - east view.

And here's my messy counter - north view.


And here's my window herb garden which is my favorite spot in the kitchen. I absolutely love those two windows! I have my bird feeders hanging right outside the window and I can stand there, drink my coffee and watch the birds (and neighbors). It's amazing what you can see through my kitchen window.

Oh, and that's my dishwasher. As you can see, it's definitely a "one-butt" kitchen. But, like all kitchens, its the room where everyone congregates. We don't have a table in it (too small) but people like to stand around, sit on the counters, dryer, wherever and talk. Makes it a little hard to actually cook when they do that, but we somehow manage.

Yes, I do wish I had a beautiful big kitchen, but barring that tornado, I guess I'm stuck with what I've got. I remember when DH and I were first together we lived in a veritable shack (and I'm not exaggerating here). There wasn't an even floor or wall in the place. The bathroom was the size of a closet and the dining room ceiling fell down and just about killed the kids! But it had the biggest, most wonderful kitchen in it. Lots of counter space and cupboards, with room for a big kitchen table. Our house now is 100 times better than that POS, but I do miss having a big kitchen.

There you have it folks - the place where all the magic happens. Well, maybe not so much "magic" as plain old alchemy. What was it I read the other day? Oh - you could go to K-Mart and buy the cheapest set of golf clubs, hand them to Tiger Woods, and he'd still golf better than you or I. The lesson being, it's not the size that counts, it's how you use it. (I hear you giggling Bettina.)

I'm really looking forward to that roundup, Ilva. So many kitchens, so little time!

16 comments:

Ivonne said...

Sally,

Your kitchen looks as sweet as you are!

Sally said...

Oh, Ivonne, you're making me blush! LOL

Kristen said...

Your kitchen is wonderful and I love your windows too with your indoor herb garden. That's one of my goals this year... your kitchen is just perfect.

I love your term "one butt kitchen". Too funny!

Tanna said...

Holy, moly, I love your windows too! and I see a stool to sit one butt on to drink that coffee and watch all the goings on. I really am missing my basil this year.
I know I'm lucky to have the kitchen I have but what really makes me happy is the people and the action they bring to it.
And I'd be happy to swing my butt in your kitchen!

Sally said...

Thanks Kristen! I do love my windows.

Hee Tanna! I kid you not, there is only room for one butt to cook in this kitchen (or two really skinny ones). But, hey, you come on by and you can sit on my stool, drink coffee (or wine) and watch me cook any day.

ilva said...

Great! Thanks a lot! It looks like a very cookable kitchen and the windows are wonderful! I understand that people like to be there!

Sally said...

Thanks Ilva - I'm really glad you decided to start this event. Can't wait to see the others.

Kalyn said...

Looks very nice, and your "messy counter" is not very messy!

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

Thanks for sharing your cozy kitchen! You proove you don't need a huge space to make magic!

Anonymous said...

There must be lots happening in there. Hope your dream of a bigger kitchen comes true. Yet liked this one too.

Renz said...

Oh, I do envy your corner windows (and the herbs). It looks like a great place to hang around.

veron said...

what a cute sweet kitchen! I like the little herb garden you have by your window. I also love feeding the birds. I actually have a mealworm feeder right outside my deck. Four bluebirds wait patiently every morning for their mealies.

Anonymous said...

W quirky kitchens!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sally, I like that wood, very cosy and combines well with the windows and what you see through them. Lovely blue pots. We can't see how small it is! It sure seems like a nice place to spend time. Thanks for showing us a bit of Iowa.

Sally said...

I'm so ashamed. Here I was thinking unkind thoughts - like why was no one commenting on MY kitchen! Turns out, for some reason, I wasn't getting the notices of new mail from Yahell. Dang.

My deepest thanks to Kayln, Sandi, Anjali, Renz, Veron, Peperita, and Labelga for stopping bye and commenting. And to everyone who came to look, but didn't comment, thank you too. That's what we do this "blog" thing for, isn't it?

coffeepot said...

I love your kitchen.