Friday, August 20, 2010
Remember Summer Kitchens? Anybody living in very rural farmland knows what I mean. Farms had a separate structure for the summer cooking, canning, and preserving to keep all that heat and steam out of the house. And with all the canning and freezing I've been doing lately I'd appreciate a summer kitchen of my own.
My best childhood friend Lisa lived on a massive dairy farm. Right outside their old frame farmhouse was the perfect summer kitchen. They had long since quit using it for cooking. But now I can imagine having a separate space with big stove burners, long worktables, and deep sinks.
In my next house, I'm going to plan a summer kitchen. With air conditioning and central heat, wireless internet, killer pot racks, a commercial dishwasher, a tile floor with a drain right in the middle, maybe a wood fired oven and giant windows. In my dreams I make a living canning and cooking all kinds of goodies, right there in my summer kitchen. And of course there'd be a comfy stool for you and your coffee or iced tea so you can keep me company.
Posted by Mnmom