1 August 2019

Preparation




This morning I made a big batch of pork tagine in my slow cooker.  I shall freeze individual portions and add them to the other ‘ready meals’ that I have been hoarding so that we have plenty of easy meals that can be put in the microwave during the kitchen build.

colour samples on the dining room wall
the wall behind the chairs will be demolished

The builders are due to arrive on Monday so we shall be spending the next three days emptying cupboards and setting up a temporary kitchen in the garden room.  Rick is looking bewildered, he thinks we’re on the move again.
the wall on the right of the kitchen will be removed making the room spacious and light

25 comments:

  1. All very exciting. Give Rick plenty of reassuring cuddles.

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    1. He will be demanding lots of cuddles from the builders.

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  2. Are you replacing all of your cupboards after the reno? I quite like your black countertop and wooden cupboards. What do you put in a pork tagine? -Jenn

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    1. All new cupboards! Dove grey, dark blue island, white quartz worktops and an oak worktop on the island. The tagine was a simple one with red peppers and olives and my magic Ras el Hanout mix that I brought back from France.

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    2. Don't you put pork in a pork tagine?

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    3. Later... Morocco is a Muslim country. Tagines are Moroccan. Muslims don't eat pork so I am a bit confused.

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    4. Moroccans probably put goat in their tagines. I'm not Muslim so I use pork.

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    5. Thank you for the explanation. Now I am off to find out what Ras el Hanout is. :)

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  3. Spacious and light is always good. Your kitchen looks nice in the photo though.

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    1. It's not a bad kitchen (apart from being a bit small and dark) but I wanted something new and fresh.

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  4. Well it'll add yet more value to the bungalow.

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  5. Renovations aren't fun but it will be worth it in the end! Your colors sound wonderful. I love a window over the sink.

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  6. Good luck. Are you moving into the garage in the meantime?

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  7. Don't forget to save the kitchen curtains, I love them!

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  8. When it's all finished and looking good, you're not going to go in "Love it or list it" are you? Just so that Kirsty can put it all back as it is now !

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  9. As they say - no pain, no gain! I am sure that the new kitchen that emerges from the disruption will be just perfect.

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