Kitchen Stories

Over the past few days I have been thinking about kitchens a lot. It all started when I caught the end of a Nigel Slater programme on the TV. He has a kitchen to die for. You can catch a glimpse of it in the video below – the recipe starts around 2m17s, but if you like beer as much as kitchens, it’s worth watching from the start.

I have recently moved house and in the run up I spent a lot of time thinking about how I would use the space in my new kitchen, what extra features I would have, and most often what wonderful things I would bake. Then circumstances changed and I didn’t end up moving to the house with the amazing kitchen.

I am making do with what I’ve got. A kitchen is better than no kitchen, after all. But I long for a kitchen of my own. To the extent that I’m starting to harbour thoughts of getting back on the property ladder sooner, rather than later, just so I can have my own kitchen again.

In my dream kitchen I would have a proving drawer. A whole cupboard dedicated to baking. More work surface than you’d know what to do with. A wine rack. A solid wood chopping board. A sink with a drainer. A breakfast bar with tall stools for people to perch on and talk to me as I work….

You see how easy it is to get carried away. I’ll keep on dreaming and perhaps one day soon I’ll post you a picture of my own kitchen.

P.S. The title for this post comes from a great Scandinavian film I saw about 10 years ago. You should definitely check it out if you get the chance.

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One thought on “Kitchen Stories”

  1. Ah Emma, your musings about your kitchen are so sweet! If I ever have enough money (and ever ever get a nesting instinct) I will build my perfect house, with my perfect kitchen!

    That is a nice kitchen he has. Also a very nice piece of beef! <– weird comment!

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