Above the island we have a double horse's yoke we bought in France several years ago. When I saw it I thought it would look great as a light fitting but when it came to it we couldn't bring ourselves to 'deface' it so the spotlights hang above the yoke.
Saturday, 14 March 2009
I didn't live in Cornwall for 28 years without learning that you NEVER refer to a pasty as 'Cornish'. A pasty is a pasty. Yesterday I made 33 (yes 33!) pasties. We are having a party tonight, a sort of 'launch the new kitchen party' (well, any excuse for a get together with friends!). I decided rather than doing lots of buffet things to have a 'pasty supper'. I adore pasties but rarely make them as all the preparation is so time consuming. In fact the best part of the day was taken up with this task!
The CAFE sign is now on the wall. It certainly felt like a cafe doing all that cooking.
I started making my own pastry but resorted to using ready made (well, if it's good enough for Delia, it's good enough for me).
I find a production line is best and a friend called to help me keep the bowls topped up, peeling and chopping.
One down, 32 more to go!! Apologies to any Cornish readers - I have never perfected the art of crimping and this is the best I can do.
This week we had the new gas fire installed in the kitchen. It's great becasue it swivels round so that it can be pointed to wherever you are wanting the heat.
Here are some more photos of the kitchen. There is still painting to finish (skirting boards and door frames) and I haven't really 'dressed' the room yet as I want to introduce a lot more vintage items.