Well it has been a long time between drinks in The Mother Hubbard’s Kitchen…. In fact I have changed kitchen’s. The few of you that have been following my story will know that my very first In My Kitchen Blog (May 2014) I showed you around my tiny little kitchen at the granny flat. It is situated at the back of mum and dad’s house and I moved in after moving back to the Gold Coast from Sydney.
You see friends, I lost my cooking mojo because my biggest fan, best friend and mum was diagnosed and died of cancer in 5 very short months. (Click here for my mum’s story) I then became the full time carer of my dad as his health deteriorated rapidly after mum died.
In the middle of all this I got married to a wonderful man known as Mr Normal (Mr N) here in blog world,
but because I was still looking after my dad, we only saw each other on the weekends as he worked away for 4 days a week.
Then in February this year my dad passed away, so it has taken my this long to kind of go through the house, sort through all mum and dads things, keep what was precious, give away and sell what I didn’t want, move out of the flat into the main house.
And in the middle of all that I felt my mojo in the kitchen coming back and decided that I would like to get some of my recipes into eBooks if people might like to buy them. I contacted a very good photographer, a web designer and a graphic designer, so everything has had a facelift and I am so proud of the eBooks, not only are they beautiful, but many are my family recipes and it was such a labour of love to make and re test all these wonderful recipes for both thermomix and conventional methods.
Exciting things ahead for the Mother Hubbard’s Kitchen. Here is my new kitchen, it is 20 years old, but has such wonderful memories of cooking with my mum and I now enjoy cooking and preparing lots of new foods and making new memories. I have a few more cupboards and space to put things in and everything seems just a little bit more organised.
I have a bigger more organised pantry
I also now have another addition to the thermomix family as Vorwerk bought out the TM6 this year and I earnt another baby on the bench. I know 3 is a bit much, but sometimes when Im doing lots of cooking they are all working away, so one doesn’t ever feel left out.
I also have a wonderful knife block and a beautifully sharp Wusthof knife that my husband bought me last year for Christmas
In my kitchen are my brand new kitchen bench Chairs… they are actually mum and dad’s old ones that have been sanded, repainted and recovered. I was so happy with the result instead of buying all new furniture, I got the rest of their old furniture done as well because the furniture was such good quality and I couldn’t find anything I liked within my price range so this was perfect, everything old is new again!
and lastly, next to my kitchen is a big bookshelf (this is only half of it as I had to put some other other books in it too) I got it purpose built for all my cook books and spices… It really is a dream come true. it is so easy to get to everything now and yes the tiered spices are in alphabetical order.
So that is a little look into what has been happening in my world and why it effected my Kitchen for so long. I look forward to catching up with you and all your kitchens again each month, can’t wait to hear from you.
It wonderful to be back and lots of thanks for Sherry’s pickings for hosting this fabulous get together of food bloggers.