In My Kitchen- Nothing really, but we had a darn good wedding :)

Well, we’ve had a wedding, visitors for the wedding staying, a post wedding luncheon, heating specialists, builders, plumbers, electricians all in and out. Haven’t known if I’m Arthur or Martha most of the time! Not much in the way of food I’m afraid…..

I have to share a couple of wedding snippets. Our younger son married his partner in a beautiful garden wedding ceremony on a spectacular day. The wedding ceremony was in the beautiful gardens of Springbank B&B Warragul. This was one hell of a wedding! Laughs, fun, catching up and way too much merriment on my part.

IMG_6510-001The service was followed by a reception at Warragul Country Club, great night was had by all!D&AOur daughter made the stunning wedding cake, not bad for a brand new mum of a six-week old. Flowers on the cake were made to match the wedding floral arrangements. This beautiful fudge cake was used as the dessert course of the reception. It tasted as good it looked I’m pleased to report.

IMG_0173Our new little grandson was decked out in his groovy ‘tux’ onesy. He was about to break into a yell here but mostly he coped really well for the entire night.

IMG_0177I got to have some precious hug time while our daughter joined in the merriment. He didn’t miss a beat and behaved brilliantly all night.

12419228_10154590187644237_3614922155547431600_oI was lucky enough to score one of the table flower arrangements. The most amazing chrysanthemums, gypsophila and I think hydrangea. Beautiful!
IMG_6554The day after the wedding we had about 30 here for lunch. It was very lucky that I had prepared so much in advance as my head was rather fuzzy, my feet, knees and hips were extremely sore due to ridiculous dancing moves that were OK 30 years ago but apparently can no longer be considered a sensible thing to do. I had visions of the Kel, Kath & Sharon dancing scenes from Kath & Kim episodes flash in front of my eyes.

For lunch on the Sunday it was simply a barbecue that I had made burgers for earlier in the week and froze. Some sausages, nothing flash, just basic ones from the butcher. The meat was served with my favourite Belinda’s Tomato Pickles that I’d made a half batch of earlier in the week and also home-made tomato sauce and mustard. I made several loaves of herb bread on the BBQ (lucky the dough was ready in the fridge), a couple of salads and lots of soft drink and water. I think it went down well!

Sourdough bread sticks Grilled onions, potato salad, my new favourite Freekah, hazelnut and roast capsicum salad and tomato, red onion, cucumber, red wine vinegar and olive oil with feta cheese salad. I didn’t get around to making the garlic croutons to serve with this.IMG_0205A well deserved nap in the hammock after everyone had left and we had done the dishes in this makeshift babies bath kitchen sink. I think this was dishes batch number 5!

IMG_6549The reno is still progressing well, we are just about to plaster. The second photo is the kitchen same wall from before we moved in just over 3 years ago. The kitchen ended where the old oven is and we have extended the whole area out. You can just see on the floor between the ladder and the clothes horse where the old floor is. The ladder is standing where the fridge will go and my real oven will be in between the windows. The floor will be wormy chestnut floorboards running right through the whole room. I’m a little bit excited!

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Kitchen cupboards. This makes us giggle as Sheila was 'knee high to a grasshopper' and we can hardly reach the first shelf let alone the ones that go up to the the original 11'6 ceilings. Under this bottom unit, the original brick cellar is still in place. This was used for storing, cheese, butter and milk before refrigeration was readily available. The old laundry hoist hooks are also still in the ceiling, this would have housed a pulley system where washing was put onto rails similar to a clothes horse and pulled up high where it captured the heat from the stove and dried. Once dry the rails would have been lowered and dry washing removed.

Kitchen cupboards. This makes us giggle as Sheila was ‘knee high to a grasshopper’ and we can hardly reach the first shelf let alone the ones that go up to the the original 12’6 ceilings. Under this bottom unit, the original brick cellar is still in place. This was used for storing, cheese, butter and milk before refrigeration was readily available. The old laundry hoist hooks are also still in the ceiling, this would have housed a pulley system where washing was put onto rails similar to a clothes horse and pulled up high where it captured the heat from the stove and dried. Once dry the rails would have been lowered and dry washing removed.

The tomato season has come to a sudden halt (apart from the plants in the greenhouse). They have all just turned up and withered almost overnight. Still plenty have fruit set that will ripen over time. I will pull the plants and hang them upside down in the shed. I couldn’t believe this monster! A Hungarian Heart variety that weight in at 614g, I had to cut the exclusion bag to get it out. What’s the biggest tomato you’ve produced?

Hungarian Heart huge tomato

Thanks to Maureen at Orgasmic Chef for linking those of us who like to peek into each others kitchens. I might go and check out some posts that actually have foodie stuff in them now. It’s not however every day you have a wedding to celebrate!

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31 Responses to In My Kitchen- Nothing really, but we had a darn good wedding :)

  1. Francesca says:

    You found a dress I see! It looks great. If I ever get a wedding coming my way, I might ask to borrow it. Lovely colour. Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the wedding too with a few wild moves. Your pre-wedding prep of the luncheon is amazing- what organisation midst chaos. and your daughters cake looks a-ma-zing. Congratulations to all.

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    • fergie51 says:

      Ha ha re dress and it didn’t cost much! Yes, I was VERY proud shopping by myself without panicking. Working very hard at being a bit more confident, hopefully its working. Had a great time. 🙂

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  2. What a wonderful wedding. The bride and groom are gorgeous and that little baby is quite special indeed. 🙂 The day after spread shows you were very busy in your kitchen in the lead-up to the wedding. Congratulations to you all.

    That tomato is nearly sinful! I’d eat the whole thing.

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  3. What a beautiful wedding and gorgeous cake. Wonderful love filled happy times.
    I would love to renovate our kitchen but don’t think it will happen anytime soon.
    Have a beautiful day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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  4. mae says:

    You have a wonderful way of describing what’s in a kitchen that doesn’t exactly exist, but produces all kinds of great entertainment for more people than most of us ever feed! Congratulations! Long life & happiness to all.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    • fergie51 says:

      Thanks Mae, hope I can keep it up once I have the kitchen done. Mr ATMT thinks I’m just performing just to prove a point. He’s probably right! Happy thoughts to you too. Cheers, Maree.

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  5. I love this post… the bride and groom – such a beautiful couple. The flowers, wow! The cake, wow! And all your lovely photos. Exciting news on your reno too. x

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  6. Congratulations! What a big month! Your bread looks fab by the way.

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  7. Gretchen says:

    What a fun looking wedding. Gorgeous couple and cake. The day after spread looks fantastic, you were busy before the wedding indeed. The reno progress is looking great.

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  8. Glenda says:

    Hi Maree, congratulations to the bride and groom. I cannot believe the amount of food you are able to produce without a kitchen. You are a marvel. Talking of marvels, your tomato is amazing.

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    • fergie51 says:

      Thanks Glenda, my poor big tomato got attacked by bugs with all this humidity, had to toss it tonight. Wait, just had a thought. I’ll pull it from the compost bucket and save the seed. Thanks for the prompt!

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  9. ladyredspecs says:

    Plenty of busyness in your kitchen. We are in the throes of wedding arrangements for NOvember. Any survival tips? Glad to see the reno progressing.

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    • fergie51 says:

      Survival tips…. relax and enjoy! Don’t get bogged down in ‘stuff’ they can throw at you. A couple of nice drinks always help too. It’s a celebration, not an event which many seem to focus on these days. Good luck with it all. Cheers, Maree.

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  10. Lisa says:

    Goodness, what a busy month! Lots of well earned hammock rests for you! The bridal couple looked like they had a lovely time, and I do so love the tux onesie. The picture of him just cuddling in with you is so precious. I’m deeply impressed with the spread you put on the next day… those salads and the bread look delectable!
    Lovely to watch your reno progress, and I can’t believe the monster tomato!

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  11. oh wow now that is a tomato. huge! what lovely photos. such a lovely bride and groom (and mum) congrats.

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  12. What a busy time and a lovely wedding, they look so happy. Your own dress is very nice as well! Sounds to me that there has been a lot going on in your kitchen, all blessings. Glad the remodel is going well, we start our own in a week. Whew.

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  13. the wedding looks like fun – beautiful couple, cute baby and gorgeous cake – though I am glad not to have all those dishes! good luck with your kitchen – sounds like an interesting project.

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  15. Marie you’ve had a wonderful year. Your daughter looks stunning and your veggie garden is booming! What a gigantic tomato, was it juicy and delicious? Hope everything you dream of for 2017 comes to fruition 🙂 xx
    https://missfoodfairy.com/2016/12/23/warm-grilled-corn-bulgar-salad-with-sliced-chicken/

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