Monday, February 12, 2007

weekend eating & a facelift

Over the weekend I tried a couple recipes from the Saveur magazine 'Cream Tea' article. The scone recipe is delicious, one of which I had with tea this morning along with a modified version of clotted cream and some blackberry jam. I am sure I have added a couple pounds in the last three days!
Below is my attempt at the Victoria sponge cake. Not quite as pretty as the Saveur cake, but really delicious...

Deb and Kim asked about the cook book stand...I found it at the flea market last Memorial Day and after a trip to my husbands workshop, it is now being put to good use. I think it was probably an old music stand...
Since February is such a looooong month around here, it's the perfect time for a project. We've been wanting to give the kitchen a facelift, so this weekend we got started. Hopefully after some paint, 'new' countertops (using salvaged flooring), and a farmhouse sink, it will have a new, brighter look. And the goal is to do this all as frugally as possible!

This is one of the 'before' pictures, with one of the cabinet doors already removed ...

More pictures as we make some progress...

15 comments:

  1. Hehe..so, you have been doing great ! Lovely cake and i am shure it tasted delicious. Everybody is showing lovely pictures of cakes, cupcakes and more cakes...why is dat ? Oh, i know..Valentine..hehe..
    Have a nice evening and tuesday
    Greetings from Aina

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  2. How exciting , a new look kitchen. Keep us posted.

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  3. Ohh everything looks so yummy. I can wait see more of your kitchen !! Clarice

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  4. Your scones and sponge cake look delicious!!
    I love farmhouse sinks as well - looking forward to seeing pictures as you renovate.

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  5. Your baking looked quite successful! Good luck on your kitchen remodel; a farmhouse sink sounds lovely. :o)

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  6. The cake and scones looked so yummy!! Hey, best wishes on the kitchen re-do! How fun! And a farmhouse sink.....oooooooo, what a delight!

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  7. Oh, wow! Your Victorian Sponge cake is gorgeous and your breakfast looks delicious! The plans for your kitchen sound wonderful, I can't wait to see pictures!
    Kelli

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  8. Those scones look yummy!!...today I took a look at some of your archives and your home is just beautiful...so creative and inviting.I really enjoy your blog!

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  9. The scones and Victoria sponge look great Debbie! Have fun with the kitchen renovation! My husband and I overhauled a mod 60's kitchen. Part of the reno included replacing the laminate bench tops with polished timber. Was worth the effort.

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  10. Your cream tea looked very yummy and a kitchen update, so exciting, looking forward to seeing the results.

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  11. I love a farmhouse sink! I can't wait to see more pictures.

    Cheers! LA

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  12. Your cake is beautiful. Those scones have my mouth watering. Please send some to my house, I would love them for breakfast. How exciting for you to have a new kitchen. Looking forward to seeing the progress. Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  13. Anonymous8:57 AM

    I am enjoying discovering the beauty of your website. Curious to know if you have found a good recipe for clotted cream? Thank you!

    Tarheel Mama

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  14. I have to stop waiting so long between visits. I've been missing tons of good stuff! Love those pedestals and the green cabinet. I refuse to comment on the cakes because I think I gained weight just looking at the pictures.

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  15. The cakes & other sweets look so yummy. They are making my mouth water. I have been reading your posts and enjoying it so much.

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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