Showcasing January 2017 In My Kitchen

Showcasing January 2017

Did someone say January 2017? How quickly has the month flown! We ushered in the New Year with some MCC and lots of late nights. A friend came to visit from Zimbabwe and my aunt and cousin came to visit from Australia. We have been blessed to spend time with people we love.

Gayleen’s Decadence

I used Gayleen’s Decadence 75% baking chocolate for my ice cream. This is made from pure cocoa mass and cocoa butter and is sweetened with raw honey. I am really pleased with this product and as soon as I have made my way through every other cocoa product in my pantry I will get more of it.

Showcasing January 2017 Baking Chocolate
Baking Chocolate
Moving things around

I moved the drawer system into the corner of our scullery. It was an experiment to see if permanent drawers would work there. And I am pleased to say that they will. I have also moved my juicer into the scullery with the intention of using it more often.

Showcasing January 2017 A new home for the drawers
A new home for the drawers

And the TV trolley has moved to next to my kitchen units. I only have it in the kitchen for storage. Underneath are the baking tins I use regularly and in the cupboard are the extra jugs for my Kitchen Aid blender and an ice bucket that I keep meaning to move into the booze cabinet!

Showcasing January 2017 A new home for the TV trolley
A new home for the TV trolley
Getting things finished

The carcass for the kitchen units is finally complete. The worktop will extend further than the carcass to take a prep bowl.

Showcasing January 2017 Carcass finished
Carcass finished

My specially designed corner unit is perfect for all my Kitchen Aid attachments. You usually see these corner shaped so you lose a lot of the front section of the drawer, as well as the dead space on the sides. This way I get a flat fronted drawer. I am very pleased with my concept and how it has worked out.

Showcasing January 2017 Corner Unit
Corner Unit

Dave and I bought a dish rack and utensil holder in Milan. He then made a rail to hold them both up and while looking for hooks I came across another rack with a holder for my dishcloth. I have used a temporary suction hook for the hand towel and will get Dave to place it there permanently when I find a suitable hook.

Showcasing January 2017 Dish Racks
Dish Racks
Thingamajig

My friend Camilla gave me a thingamajig for my Christmas gift. They are a chicken, sheep and pig. You place them onto your pot and it keeps the lid slightly lifted. Great to let the steam escape. I used the one when I made pasta.

Showcasing January 2017 Lid Lifters
Lid Lifters
Scarlett

My Boxer continues to make my heart smile. Other than when she is eating the swimming pool cover! This is her favourite spot to lie in my kitchen. Little does she know that the space won’t always stay like that.

Showcasing January 2017 Scarlett
Scarlett

This is my submission to this month’s In My Kitchen series hosted by Liz.

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38 thoughts on “Showcasing January 2017 In My Kitchen

  1. Your kitchen is looking fantastic. What a great remodel. The thingamajig is too cute, and useful too!

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    1. This is a start from scratch project that I am really pleased with. Even though it is on hold for now 🙂

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  2. te va a quedar una buena cocina, que graciosa tu perrita durmiendo
    sibaritismosdeinma sharing the blog ♥ BIKINIS RETRO EN ZAFULMy Profile

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    1. She is very cute!

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  3. gorgeous dog Tandy. a great addition to any kitchen. i am in envy of your new kitchen and scullery. i would love a butler’s pantry in addition to the one we have already. i have so many things…:=) those lid thingies are great. i do love a gadget!

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    1. I would also love a butler’s pantry!

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  4. Hi Tandy just love the thingamajig… handy and must look out for them. I a sure you will be delighted when your kitchen is done 🙂
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    1. I certainly will be but I doubt that is going to happen any time soon 🙂

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  5. I love those clever little lid lifters – what a great idea. Looks like your kitchen is really taking shape.

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    1. It is, slowly but surely 🙂

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  6. Hi Tandy, your kitchen is really coming along, looks fabulous. Love all you new things!
    cheri sharing the blog ♥ Eat Beautiful, Food and Recipes to Nourish Your SkinMy Profile

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    1. I am slowing down on the buying!

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  7. How cute are those lid lifters! And I love how organised you are – everything has its place! Glad you’ve found a good chocolate to use – how interesting that it has honey added to it. Have a great month, lovely! xxx

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    1. I still have to try and temper it so that will be interesting 🙂

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  8. Do you love your juicer? I am thinking about investing in one.

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    1. I don’t use it that often so I would suggest looking very carefully at it. However, the one I have is amazing 🙂

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  9. Scarlett is gorgeous Tandy. Your kitchen renos are coming along nicely, I’m sure you can’t wait for it to be finished! Good luck & Happy New Year to you & your family xx
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    1. Thanks so much. I am sure we will enter the next new year with the kitchen done 🙂

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  10. So lovely and organised Tandy. However, my favourite thing in your kitchen is Scarlett. Boxers are just the best 🙂

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    1. She is just the best 🙂

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  11. Awwww, I love boxers!!! Great post, I love seeing these kind of “behind the scenes” posts! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. I also love Boxers 😉

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  12. I want all your thingamajig’s! What a great name – and a useful tool too. Can’t wait to see your kitchen finished.

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    1. Me either haha 🙂

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  13. Your kitchen is looking so good Tandy! I love what you did with the corner space – turning the area into a draw is genius xx

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    1. Thanks, I hope it works out properly 🙂

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  14. Hello Tandy, I love the pictures of the kitchen remodel. It is coming along and will be lovely. You are going to be so organized!

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    1. Thanks Liz, I certainly hope so 🙂

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  15. Love getting organized don’t you! However, one thing that will never get updated in your kitchen is your puppy. I am sure he will always be there in case you have a momentary lapse of muscular coordination and drop something on the floor… Take Care
    Bam’s Kitchen sharing the blog ♥ Baked Tilapia with Caramelized Onion LentilsMy Profile

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    1. She is always there to vacuum up 🙂

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  16. Thingamajig looks awesome. And your dog is adorable. 🙂
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    1. Thank you Anu 🙂

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  17. Your kitchen is coming along nice Tandy.
    Have a great day.
    🙂 Mandy xo
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    1. Thanks Mandy 🙂

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  18. Your remodeling project looks interesting but maybe frustrating. Hand-building all the cabinets is really ambitious.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mae, thankfully my hubby is very handy 🙂

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  19. I love the thingamajig, Tandy. Your kitchen is getting there.

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    1. Thanks Liz, slowly but surely 🙂

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