Week 2 – come on kitchen … please be finished

Oh this bloody kitchen … it goes on, and on, and on. This week we not only had to contend with staying out of the kitchen while the floor was levelled, but our drain decided to pack up. After a bit of DIY drain-cleaning,  the builder noticed that paper seemed to be making an appearance and decided to call in the experts who diagnosed a blocked bathroom waste drain – yuck!

As this is a food blog I won’t go into detail about this rather disgusting topic. It took a long time with smashing of cast iron pipes, and lots of high-pressure water to clear our blockage, but it’s fixed.

Because we had to unexpectedly avoid the kitchen for a couple of days, we ended up having pizza on Friday night instead of salmon en papillote as planned, so that’s bumped to this week instead. I’m off to Paris for a few days for work, so here’s what’s in my food diary for the rest of the week:

  • Wednesday – pork chops and veggies
  • Thursday – fish fingers
  • Friday – salmon en papillote
  • Saturday – penne bolognaise courtesy of Andrew
  • Sunday – roast chicken dinner (finally ready to attempt a roast after Christmas!).

I am still madly in love with my KitchenAid Cook Processor (and so is Andrew, as you can see from the picture below):


During the week we made a prawn and noodle concoction from the cookbook which was utterly delicious and we’ll definitely be making again:


Yum yum:


There’s an Irish stew bubbling away in there at the moment as well. It’s great to leave it to do all the work (including the chopping, stirring and timing) while we get on with the nicer things in life.

Finally before I go, we did reach one major milestone with the kitchen: my quartz worktops finally went down, and they are absolute beauties:


And doesn’t my KitchenAid collection look lovely on them?:


I hope you all have a good week, and take relaxation to a new level like Henry the cat:


5 Replies to “Week 2 – come on kitchen … please be finished”

  1. Looking good! And Henry!

  2. Isn’t Henry a sweetie! Love those KitchenAid goodies – coveting hard over here.

  3. Hello,
    I’m very interested in kitchenaid Cook processor . I would to have your opinion because I read in some blogs that some residual food are in the lid even after washing it and the cook processor burns food sometimes… Do you agree with this ?
    I’ m sorry, I’m French and I can’t speak English very well…
    Thank you for your answer

    1. Hi Severine, firstly your English is a lot better than my French, so thanks very much for taking the time to comment! I haven’t experienced either of those issues: You do have to take the lid off to ensure it is washed properly, but rinsing the seal under the tap is enough to clean it thoroughly. Regarding the burnt food, I haven’t encountered that issue either, but I have been using the stir assist for each meal (where the cook processor stirs the food through the cooking process). The bowl does heat up very quickly, so it is possible that food would burn without the stir assist, but i think as long as you use the stirrer you should be okay. It’s expensive but so far has been a great addition to our kitchen. Hope it helps, don’t hesitate to ask if you have more questions.

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