Kitchen Tour

This weekend has been a bit of a blur for me – one of my housemates is moving out and we’ve been busy holding ‘interviews’ for the room. Unfortunately that has meant I haven’t had as much time as I would have liked to check out all the MoFo posting going on, but I hope to be able to sneak a bit more in this week. Funnily enough, I’m actually really looking forward to taking tours of peoples’ kitchens to see where the magic happens. I’m kind of a creep like that.

It’s kitchen tour time!

And with that I’ll give you a whirlwind tour of my kitchen! I live in a rented sharehouse (with 5 other people including my boyfriend) which boyfriend and I got the lease on late last year. Sometimes we dream of winning the lottery so that we can buy the house ourselves, though the chances of that are pretty non-existent (seeing as though we never buy lottery tickets…)

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The kitchen is a strange combination of modern and retro – you can tell that in it’s time it would have been pretty swish-o.

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We’ve got this rad old oven. When we moved it in was one of my biggest concerns, however it works really well and I’m now in love with it. Everything is in fahrenheit, despite the fact that we do things in celsius. There’s a rotisserie and some other random switches that we’re not quite sure about.

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There’s remnants of some really old school features like this old dishwasher ‘interface’. I bet dishwashers were a total luxury back in this time. My bad for not cleaning this very well.

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Also this – we think it may have been a sweet blender dock thingy. It’s build into the bench top and there is evidence of where power used to connect to it in the cupboard below. If anyone can confirm this or offer another theory we would love to know.

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My pride and joy in the form of a spice rack. I build this out of an old pallet. I talked about it for months before I finally did it. Now I tell everyone about it.

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Being on a role, I also build a hot sauce rack to keep our ever-growing collection of hot sauces (including a few homemade ones). Unfortunately this was full before it was even built and we already have an overflow of botles.

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Our little succulent teacups – these are mostly teacups that got broken but I didn’t want to throw away. I have a collection of these Japanese stacking mugs which I love – I’m very fond of Japanese, Norwegian and Danish crockery.

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My yoghurt maker! My brother got this for me one birthday years back. I love it. I always have some cashew yoghurt in the fridge, which is far more delicious than any vegan yoghurt alternative I’ve found on the market.

kitchen7This makes me laugh – one of my housemates tore this out of a catalogue for me. It’s a poke at the fact that I panicked when I heard there may be a disease hitting Australian banana crops and I thought the prices would skyrocket. I froze about four containers of chopped bananas “just in case”. The disease and price hike never happened.

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A little snow pea harvest from our garden. Yum.

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A peek into my pantry. Only a peek as the rest is too messy for prying eyes. I like to keep a lot of staples like nuts, legumes and dried fruit in jars. Also vegemite.

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Finally some beers. We enjoyed a couple of these this afternoon in the backyard as spring as started to bring us some warm rays. Ahhhhhh.

And that concludes today’s kitchen tour, hope you’ve enjoyed your visit. Until next time!

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