The insane cleaning continues.
Today was the kitchen, and the downstairs bathroom.
L told me the bathroom was a one person job, since it was so small.
And since it is my house.......you get the picture.
My old Tappan range. How I love this old stove. When I sold my house in the country, I figured I had to let it go, since the cupboards had been built around its odd size. But the buyers made a face, and I knew that they didn't want it. I was thrilled!!! Ecstatic!!!!
My husband.......not so much. It was heavy and hard to move.
But it looks like it belongs to this old house, and it makes me very happy.
Kitchens normally get dirty, but a kitchen in a WEAVING STUDIO.....omg, we are talking 'super dust' here.
When I bought the house, this room had a water pipe sticking out of the floor, and a gas line. It also had a completely disgusting old refrigerator that went straight to the dump.
I wanted to have a working kitchen, but I wanted it to look like it belonged in the house. I didn't want to rip walls down, and end up with a 'magazine' kitchen, as beautiful as they are. I wanted an old house kitchen, cause that's just how I am.
I used the porch posts from my old house, to hold the counter up, there's one on each side.
The framed veggie prints over the stove are gifts from my daughters, in an effort to replace the old ones I had when they were little. I'm not saying that my ex husband's girlfriend sold them at a garage sale, but I suppose that could have happened.
Some of you asked for the recipe for my Quinoa Fruit Salad.
You want the original, or my version of it????
I will give you both.
OK, first you cook 2 cups of quinoa in 2 cups of water, bring it to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook over low heat until water is absorbed. Just like rice.
In a bowl, mix the quinoa with a variety of dried fruit.
The recipe called for:
1 and 1/2 cups of dried apricots and I did put these in.
1/3 cups chopped almonds
1/3 cup pistachios
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup currants
I didn't add these last four.....instead, I went to the bulk organic aisle, and I bought a couple of bags of mixed dried fruit and nuts. One of them had sunflower seeds in them. I think any of these combos would work, whatever rows your boat.
The next ingredients, that I did add, were:
2 tbspns freshly chopped mint
2 tbspns freshly chopped cilantro
grated zest of one lemon
2 tablespns of olive oil
1 teaspoon of orange zest
1/2 tspn grnd cinnamon
salt and pepper.
Toss them all together, and chill.
The result is YUMMY, but it is a little dry. So I added, to my own little dish of it, a bit of strawberry balsamic vinaigrette, and it was perfect.
I had it for lunch, and my daughters took some home, so they probably had it for lunch too. So if you aren't feeding a crowd, you could half this recipe.
It made a lot.
Good day, lots accomplished. The weekend is rushing at me. I will have grocery shopping to do for the Weaving Bootcamp, but the HOUSE will be ready.
The 30' rug is on its way to its new home, and I am somewhat disoriented, having a space of time where I can weave what I want.
But fear not, I will figure it out.
See me grinning???