Monday, January 01, 2007

My kitchen

I remember one time, an internet friend wanted a recipe of my Christmas wreath bread. But after looked at it she's dead silent. Later she showed me a photo of her oven which was only about the size of a shoe box (my bread had 20 inches of width)! Another time was about how we dried the pasta, a lady used a beautiful pasta rack while others used cloth hangers, the back-rest of kitchen chairs and even cereal boxes. Isn't it inspiring for knowing each other's kitchen? Now Ilva is coordinating an event for all 'my kitchen' entries, so please don't forget to set her the link of your post. I'm living in a rental house, so this kitchen's built by my landlord. It is supposed an eat-in kitchen, but I rather save the space for setting up a folding table when I make pasta and pizza. Husband and I have our meal outside, the dinning room.
  • A - Mainly pots, pans and detergent sort of stuff
  • B - upper is salt of different sizes and textures; lower - hubby's vitamin
  • C - plastic containers
  • D - a cookie and pizza dough recipes that I make a few times a week
  • E - see photo below
  • F - an open shelf for hubby's cereal and my flour
  • G - a cabinet for snack

E - I always keep some tomatoes and chilies for Indian cooking, about once a week. Behind, under the toaster oven is where I store the Indian spices.

F - My husband's breakfast... errr - sugar bomb!

G - A salt mine! I love digging all that potato chips...

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful kitchen Gattina! :) So glad I have a chance to have a view of the place where a lot of your creations are born!

Ivonne said...

A sweet little kitchen just like you!

Angie said...

I love love love your kitchen, so white, so pure :) And I see where you churn out those lovely pies, tarts, pizzas, basically everything!

Kristen said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I love the colors...it is so bright and cheery. What a gorgeous place to make your magic happen :)

Kalyn said...

What a fun kitchen. I love seeing where you create those masterpieces. Happy New Year!

ilva said...

Thanks! You have a wonderful kitchen, I love the colours and the light! It looks inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Gattina, what a lovely kitchen you have, I loved it!

I like that color very much, is it like a very light pistachio color? Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Aww it's an adorable kitchen! I laughed at all of your hubby's sugared cereals.. hee! I'm a potato chip & cheese cracker fanatic too - the top of my fridge usually holds at least 4 different varieties. :D

I love all the light in your kitchen.. and the colors too. I especially like Mr. Rooster on your counter! hehee =)

Ellie said...

What an adorable kitchen, I'm in love with that lovely pale green you have! Are those little green spheres tomatillas?

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty Kitchen Gattina. This is where the magic happens :) Happy New Year to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

I love how much light your kitchen gets, I wish I had more windows in mine.

Anonymous said...

Lovely Kitchen Gattina. Loved the wide windows and the colour.
Great place to create your awesome creations

Callipygia said...

The kitchen is quaint and cheery. Ditto everyone else about the color- love it!

sher said...

Oh, it's so light and airy! Beautiful. So--this is where the magic happens!!!!! I love the photos.

peabody said...

That is a pretty nice kitchen for a rental. I'm jealous of your potato chip collection :)

coffeepot said...

Great place and good vibes.

I love Pringles and Cheese Its too!

Happy New Year Gattina!

Anonymous said...

Great kitchen Gattina! Almost the same color as mine. I posted my entry for the kitchen round up too!

Tanna said...

OK, I've seen your comments in many of my favorite places. I know you understand. The list I read seems huge these days but now I must add you to mine. I think maybe what really got me was the salt mine! Wonderful blog. Fabulous kitchen - I can see your personal stamps making it your own and it looks like people would be happy to cook there. I would.
So it's nice to meet you and your kitchen.

Anonymous said...

Dear Gattina,
I like the light and the green of your kitchen!!

gattina said...

Anh, thanks for your compliment to my humble kitchen.

Ivonne, hehee... and thanks!

Angie, oh you're always so kind *smack*

Kristen, thank you! The landlord painted the color, but I do like all those windows.

Kalyn, thanks! Happy new year to you too!

Ilva, oh I forgot to send you the link, will do it right away.

Pat, you're right! I don't have any favorite on green hue, but the landlord painted it and it looks new, I have no complain :D

Lis, me too! Load me up with sodium, or marinate me in it, hehee. Mr Rooster was one of my Christams gift from last year, you know something we always like to look and tough at store but never buy.

Ellie, yes, they are tomatillas. When a dish is mainly green color (while the recipe calls for tomato), I like to use tomatillas so the whole thing is all the way green, very pleasing to my eyes... or am I too fussy, hehee.

Mandira, thank you! The real magic is from you guys and your fantastic recipes :D

Brilynn, I know, I'm lucky this time. I've lived in another rental flat, its kitchen size was just about 8-tile big, but with some windows, that made me feel better.

Sandeepa, thank you so much for your sweet words :D

Callipygia, thank you! But let me choose again, I really want a very small kitchen; less area needs to clean and scrub...

Sher sweetie, thank you so much!

Peabody, you're right, it's not uncommon for rental even not put up any light for tenants *sigh* Oh the chips, be my guest, hehee.

Coffeepot, thanks! Me too, life wouldn't have so much fun if without these junks ;p

Alison, thanks for your visit! Really, ok, will go and check yours out!

Tanna, thank you so much for your visit and compliement! I see your blog is just wonderful!

Saffron darling! You've been missed!

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

Your kitchen is refreshing, I could sit and have some tea...while watching you cook!

Coffee said...

Hi Gattina.... my first time here. Came blog hopping from other blogs.... And I am a fellow singaporean too... Indian but living in Singapore :)

Lovely kitchen you have there!!!! and I liked the way you explained things :) I m blogrolling you if you don't mind :)

Will keep coming for more!!!

Meeta said...

Gattina a wonderful cute kitchen. Now I know where you cook up all those delicacies!
Happy 2007!

Francesca said...

Gattina, your kitchen is lovely, full of light, wide and bright colours. Wonderful!

Katie said...

What a bright, cheerful kitchen! Makes it a pleasure to cook and bake! And it looks like you might have sunshine in those windows...

Krithika said...

love your kitchen ! so here's where you create your magic :-)

Precious Moments said...

such nice and airy kitchen you got.

Anjali said...

Your kitchen looks dreamy coz the diffused daylight coming in

Sally said...

I love the light and color in your kitchen.

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