Here I am, back for another In My Kitchen hosted by ever baking friend Celia, from Fig Jam & Lime Cordial. Unfortunately, my kitchen doesn’t exist this month. It is now history. Kicked the bucket. It is an ex-kitchen! The long awaited renovation has started which means I am left without a kitchen as we live in the top part of our house. Everything on the bottom level has been packed and moved into the garage or spare bedrooms upstairs. This has been a little tricky and somewhat challenging but our eyes are firmly on the prize of a new kitchen, entertaining area and some very expensive steel beams.
In my November kitchen…
…there’s not a lot of complex cooking happening. Still, we’ve been able to set up a couple of camp kitchens that cater to our needs. In the laundry we have our fridge, freezer and a makeshift washing area in the laundry tubs and on top of the washing machine. The top of the dishwasher doubles as a small staging area.
The second area is in a bathroom. If there was one thing this house has in quantity, it’s bathrooms. The kid’s bathroom is a former bedroom in the pre-federation part of the house so it is a fair size for a makshift kitchen. The microwave is on the bench, the cutlery at the end of the bath and the day to day needs neatly stacked in piles beside the bathtub.
As there’s not much happening in my kitchen, I’ll leave you instead with some photos of the beautiful Jacaranda blooming all over Brisbane.
They were a little early this year due to the dry weather but are now in their prime. Look at that carpet of flowers behind the local kindy! There is a saying about blooming Jacarandas and heavy grey skies means it’s too late for uni students to open their books and start studying. The skies are certainly grey here in Brisbane and we have had quite a few destructive storms already. Not good when half of your roof is off and the water comes flooding through the ground floor. But what’s a girl to do? Wander the neighbourhood taking photos of Jacarandas of course.
What will be happening in my kitchen next month? We all wait with bated breath.