You've been clamoring to see my house now that we've moved in. I'm going to do it a room at a time. Today you get see my kitchen!
Here's a view in general. In case you missed seeing it before when I showed it empty, I have a small L shaped galley kitchen.
My refrigerator. One of the new appliances we got, it's 240 litres capacity... fairly small but not too small. The magnets on it say "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. -Joshua 24:15" and "Be fruitful and multiply - Genesis 1:22". The latter was a wedding gift from our dear friend Aveek, who can be quite funny.
Speaking of Aveek, he generously lent us an extra stove he had. So someday in the future we'll be getting a new one and giving this one back, but for now it works just fine. (I just realized I didn't take a picture focusing my blender, but you can see peeking in to the left of the stove!)
This is our microwave, another of our new appliances, which is a microwave/convection oven/grill. On top of it is a decorative tea cup which was given to me by my grandmother. To the left is our mugs, and that set was a wedding gift from Ryan's grandmother. On top of it is an air freshener. The orange pipe thing which seems distracting in the photo is the gas line for the stove. And the white cord is for the blender. That I should of tucked out of sight before taking a picture. Ah well. It's not like you really thought I was Martha Stewart anyway.
Speaking of decorative stuff though, this is my little decorative touch on the ceiling, a little glass and metal lantern. Lovely, right?
You may have noticed in the last picture some books. Yep, I'm storing some up on top of the cabinets. But I'm a book nerd, so what do you expect?
Here's my sink area. The big blue and white thing is our reverse osmosis water filter, another new appliance. As I've mentioned before, the tap water isn't safe to drink. But it's not really a big deal, because this filters the water. So for like washing stuff, we use the regular tap. But for drinking, or for like rinsing off food, we use the tap on the filter. (The white tube thing you see coming from the filter and wrapped around the faucet is the drain for the filter, letting the dirty contaminants out into the sink.) This filters our water to a better quality than what you get in bottled water.
Another decorative touch. I painted a pair of these bud vases (one is on each side of the window sill.)
And I saved the best for last. This is my "spice library." The cornerstone of Indian cooking is the spices. And while I wouldn't say that it's as big for American cooking, herbs and some spices are definitely required for American cooking. And so I'm set up for both. I have, as follows: Rosemary, Paprika, Parsley, Coriander Leaf, Dill, Basil, Garlic Powder, Red Chili Powder, Cinnamon Powder, Salt, Cumin, Tumeric, Confectioner's Sugar, and Crushed Red Pepper. I also have masalas, that is, spice mixes. In those I have an Ameircan style Chicken Seasoning, Tea Masala (for making spiced chai), Pau Bhaji Masala, Sabzi Masala, Chana Masala, Garam Masala, Rajmah Masala, and an Oregano Salt Masala that's kind of weird they put on pizza here.
So that's my kitchen!
I realized I didn't open anything, even though I had been thinking of taking pictures of the dinner sets I got for wedding gifts in the cabinet, and was thinking of showing you our water bottles and such... maybe I'll show you another time.
For now I need to publish this and get moving! Love to you all!