Thursday, May 8, 2014

This week in my kitchen...

Hello everyone.. 
Welcome to this week in my kitchen BLOG HOP...
It is a little different here this week as I am sharing two kitchens.. 

We have an old farm that we love and visit as often as we can which is a thirty minutes drive from our home..
We go there to relax and enjoy wonderful peace and quiet.. 

It is just an old farm kitchen that my dear aunt used to bake and cook her family meals in many years ago.. 

The first few pictures were taken here at home and the rest at the farm.. 
We are having a very late Spring here in Eastern Canada.. smile.. 

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Each day I find myself snapping a picture or two in the kitchen - a pile of ingredients, a table waiting for us to gather around, a sink full of soapy dishes, a cup of tea, dinner as it comes out of the oven - simple, everyday moments in the kitchen. These photos serve as a reminder of days gone by and as encouragement to carry on in this busy kitchen of ours when inspiration is lacking.

The first few pics are of a wonderful Asian soup that I found here..
The last day we were at the farm we forgot our food basket at home so I had to make do with what was in the pantry there.. 
Thank heavens for old fashioned potatoes and beans, eh? 
A real Canadian dinner or so my husband told me.. 

Thanks so much for dropping by and if you have any questions please put them in the comments and I will try to give you the answers... 

God bless.. 


  1. Oh those tomatoes!!! And the bok choy is just gorgeous. I love all your pictures, I don't think I would mind cooking in that kitchen, and I think we will try the asian soup. We had a very warm day today, bout time.

  2. I love seeing all your chickens, my best friend is a chicken lover too.
    We didn't even get spring, we went straight from winter to summer.
    I didn't know potatoes and beans was a Canadian dish, we eat it here in the south too ;)

  3. I always enjoy your photos, but oh, they make me so hungry!

  4. Yoru soup looks so full of goodness! And your plates are so gorgeous.

  5. Everything looks delicious, and I love that yellow wall color!

  6. I just wanna jump through the screen on my laptop and into the kitchen. It looks so inviting! Today I made banana bread. I cut some up even though it was still warm and buttered it and gave a piece each to my painters, Israel and Bernie. Israel loves banana bread. We always laugh at the recipe when it says to let bread cool overnight before cutting! Never happens in our house! tee hee! We are having some rain but not too bad. Next week it's supposed to get sunny and warmer again! Hope you all are warming up!

  7. The kitchen looks like such a cozy place to be and the food looks delicious!

  8. That is definitely a real Canadian dinner. :) Usually on a Saturday night but delicious any time. I love the old wood kitchen table at the farmhouse. Have a wonderful weekend and blessed Mother's Day Faye. Hugs. Pam

  9. In your third picture you have a green frosted glass, I have the same one. My parents have a set and a gas station back in Ct gave them away in the 70's. It is my favorite.

  10. Looks good as always in your kitchen ! I have been in my gardens as we have been having summer like temps and sunshine . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

  11. Both kitchens look so warm and welcoming and the food looks delicious. I must go check out that soup recipe.
    Your aunt's farmhouse kitchen took me right back to the kitchens of my childhood. My mom had the same metal canisters with the black lids. She had the cookie jar too and I still remember the sound of the lid when I would try to sneak cookies from it. Ha!

  12. Hello Dear Heart, You have no idea how I loved following you around the farmhouse kitchen while you were cooking there! It was a real big treat to me as it so reminded me of both of my grandmother's kitchens. So timely....and it gave me such a wonderful feeling. And of my Grandma Gray making cooked dandelions ...just so someday I could tell my children that I had had dandelions with vinegar with our dinner. Faye, You make me feel so at home....whether it is on the farm , your house or the cottage. Oh, and I love seeing those pickles at every meal!! Of course, I totally love your kitchen at home, too. Have a wonderful weekend and know that I am thinking of you.


  13. Hello~
    How are you both doing?We are all well just busy:):):)Looks like such good food you do cook all the time!The tomatoes I would really like on some dill bread:)Yummy!
    Tell Mr.H hello from all of us!Hugs as wellXXXXXXXXXX Have a blessed Mothers Day Weekend!I love you lots!
    Annamarie Col 3

  14. As many have said before me...but apparently needs have an amazing ability to capture the true heart of your home...the love and the joy of nice to see "the good dishes" making an appearance daily. Thanks for sharing.

  15. At last I'm catching up on my blog reading. I had got so far behind. We're busy house hunting and it's very time consuming. It's good to see the calm and peace and creativity of your kitchen always a lovely place to come to. Your farm kitchen is gorgeous and everything looks so tasty. Thanks as usual for opening up your home to us.

  16. This is all so beautiful. And that cake...! Wanting some now!

  17. did my everyday dishes get to Canada??? Yes Ma'am, the red and white dishes you are serving soup in, are my everyday dishes way off down here in Texas :^)....see, I knew we have to be somehow related..we must be the "dish sisters" :^)
    It all looks great and I love your farmhouse kitchen!