Before I show you my house, some chocolate cake:
A cooperative effort by Andy and me, this cake is super cocoa-y, and features some orange zest and juice. Andy was in charge of the spices, so he added a bit of nutmeg, about a T. of cinnamon, and then a butt-load of wattle seed. The wattle seed was part of an "Aussie bush spices" pack we got for Christmas. It has an earthy flavour that went as well in a Tofu Loaf as it does in this cake.
The cake was made in the new kitchen, which is bright and sunny and has views of the fishtank in the living room, and some greenery out the window.
From the kitchen window we see a handful of palm trees. Out that back door is a mini-laundry room, and the back patio.
At night we pull shut the ugly curtains to keep people from looking in as I wash up in my sweat pants.
The new house is much longer than the old one. Look how far it is from the front door to the kitchen!Down the hall from the kitchen is the bathroom, which features a bathtub--a relaxing change of pace from our old squishy bathroom which only had a shower.
The bathroom has another really cool feature: a skylight. Not a traditional one, but a little dome that lets in so much light. Whenever I go in there during the day, I forget the light isn't on and go to click it off, only to remember it's actually natural light coming in.
Back to the food. I made some salad sandwiches on this 50 cent baguette for lunch. Accompanied by a big fat Sunday paper and a cuppa tea, this was the perfect way to waste an afternoon.
Here's my sandwich with its top off. Scandalous! Hummus, basil leaves, cucumber, tomato, and beetroot. And soy mayonnaise. Yummy!