See, I'm such a nice-mannered girl! Especially after taking those new year resolutions. And Jan is too early to break them. So, being the nice girl that I am, I'm showing you glimpses of my kitchen. Haven't bothered to tidy counters or any such thing, because sticking to truth at all times, is another of my resolutions! Ha ha ha, so is not letting go of a single chance to laugh out loud.
Since, this is a leased apartment, I make do with whatever shelves / cabinets my kind landlady has made for us. I did manage to nail in a couple of IKEA racks to hold the tea, sugar and smaller spice bottles. Using the space to the MAX, I have stacked the spice bottles on top of the hanging rod! That's the resourceful Indian in me :)
Our kitchen is a long rectangle with two counters, one on each of the lengths, a sink in the corner of one of them. At one end it opens into the balcony (read as loads of sunlight through the day) and at the other end into the dining space. No windows here, but I generally keep the balcony door open, while I cook, so that I can let in the fresh air and tantalise the crows and pigeons with my delicious food aromas.
This parallel counter is mostly taken up by the microwave and the oven, which if placed on a rack above would have given me loads of counter space. But then again, I don't like to make too many demands on my landlady! The tub is loaded with freshly washed utensils. The counters are yet to be cleaned.
I love cleaning up the kitchen thoroughly before sleeping at night so that when I get in the next morning to make my cuppa, I am to a fresh start. It is also fun to lay out stuff for the next morning breakfast, ingredients etc. so that one doesn't need to plan / scratch their head thinking of what to do next.
That's my kitchen for you. I've spotted another event that reads - Behind the apron. This is about revealing yourself (nothing naughty) - the person behind the blog. Come on, show yourself off, folks.
Dear readers and friends, sorry for being erratic with posts. It's time I got back into the groove.