January 2017 Showcasing 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 Kitchenaid 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.

Dish Racks
Dish Racks

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

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.


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

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39 thoughts on “January 2017 Showcasing In My Kitchen

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

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  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

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

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

  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

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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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