Er, that does sound rather dramatic doesn’t it? It’s not that alarming really. The apartment is having remedial work done to it and we’re not sure if we’ll end up moving back or whether we’ll just move onwards now that we’re out. Both Mr. Kitchen Hand and I are not backward-looking types. We’d rather push on and try something new, who knows what adventure awaits around the next corner.
The last thing I baked properly (not counting the crumble) were these Graham Crackers. The recipe is a Nancy Silverton recipe, found at 101 Cookbooks
Moving has been quite cathartic actually. We’ve culled all the excess stuff, the stuff that lurks in the corners of cupboards and under beds. The stuff that breeds quietly when everyone is sleeping. I don’t know about you but no matter how careful I try to be when purchasing things, always mindful of need vs want, somehow stuff just seems to multiply. Every time we move, I vow that if it’s something that cannot be eaten up or used up, then it’s not coming through the doors, but still we end up with all this stuff. I think it’s a natural consequence of having children. Kids = stuff magnets.
So the move has been good that way, helping us to travel lighter again. And we’re looking forward to hanging out in our new, albeit temporary, home. It’s really close to the beach, and looks like it will be the ideal place to spend the coming Summer. What I’m most looking forward to is getting back in the kitchen properly again. Time to make friends with a new oven :)
Of course, graham cracker would not be complete without marshmallows and chocolate right? Home made marshmallows, half quantity of recipe from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.
So thank you for visiting while I’ve been busy packing boxes. Hopefully, I’ll be able to share some stories from the new kitchen once we get our internet connection sorted out. See you all real soon (I hope!) and have a great weekend.
Before I forget, here’s a recent post on Nectarine Cake I wrote for the Project 365 challenge if you’d like to have a look.
I want s'more of this ;) Actually, I had no idea how to make a s'more properly and had to google. I found that just toasting the marshmallow on the gas hob didn't get it hot enough to melt the chocolate. I ended up wrapping the whole lot in foil and popping it in the oven to get it all gloriously gooey.