My husband is back!! We were an excited trio waiting for him. The children, more so because they missed playing with him and me, because I missed my sleep( okay, joking there :D). So, what was I upto while he was away??? A makeover of the kitchen complete with rearrangement, scrubbing and wiping. Towards the end, I was an exhausted girl. Nevertheless, pleased with the end result!!!
I am lucky to have a big, bright and airy kitchen complete with cabinets, a cooking stove, an oven, a refrigerator(without a deep freezer) and a dishwasher, unlike the rest of the house which was unfurnished. And further more, all of the cutlery and utensils are mine, shipped all the way from India, again unlike other houses where everything from the spoon to the pan is provided by the landlord.
As you can see in the above pictures I have an L shaped platform, with cabinetry below and above. Considering the fact that I got only 25% of my kitchen items, if I were to ship everything, the cabinetry would be totally insufficient. And yes, we use an electric stove to cook and not the gas stove with flames. It took me roughly two months to get the hang of cooking. Utensils only with a flat base can be kept on this stove. So, no Indian kadai's for the german stove.
This is my Indian ingredients corner. Once again, the spices are from India :-)) They have lasted the past eight months and my inventory is close to getting over. Please excuse the mis-matched bottles. Not knowing that glass bottles were available here, I carried quite a few. So now, I have an assorted collection of bottles!!!
For those who have been reading my blog The Chef, you might have realized, I have gotten into serious baking. A peek into my baking corner!!
Everything written in Deutsch!!! You can spot Cocoa, brown sugar, chopped almonds and powdered sugar.
Back in India, I never needed so many knives , considering the fact that meat and fish were cut at the market itself. All I had to do was clean it well and get to cooking it right away. When I first moved, my friends must have noticed my status update on Facebook where i said, I was wrestling with a chicken. Yes, that was what I literally did the first time. Not knowing how to cut and where to start!! The steel pair of scissors is what I use now to cut a chicken . The knives are for bread, meat and vegetables.
Here is my super silent mixer(that's what it says, though when it is on, I cannot hear myself speak) and the German wasser cooker( a cooker to boil water).
And here is my favorite part of the kitchen!! The dishwasher......which has made life easier. There are a lot of things that cannot be put in, for instance non-stick vessels or baking trays, but nevertheless this gadget has definitely reduced the amount of time, I spend in the kitchen!!!!
This is definitely on my "TO PURCHASE LIST" on return to India.