The new house has a decent kitchen. I like the stove. The refrigerator is one of the cool ones with the freezer on the bottom and the dishwasher actually cleans the dishes! Woo Hoo!
I suppose, as in many households, the kitchen is the heart of the home. We eat there. The kids do their homework at the kitchen table. Our visitor come in and have coffee there. I sew there. Bake there and talk on the phone there. It is a room that sees a lot of use.
So, since we are spending so much time there I am determined to make it the most pleasant room in the house. I want everything about the room to say "welcome!" I want the smells wafting from my stove to make everyone come running asking, "what is that that smells so good?" I want it to be relaxing and soothing so folks linger over their coffee there. I want the warmth they find there to go with them when they leave and beckon them to return. I want to not mind spending half my life in that room mixing, stirring baking and serving.
The good news is: I think we're off to a good start
Sunset on the Rhone
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