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Friday, January 6, 2012

Someone's In Another Kitchen

I am finally restarting my blog from a new kitchen.
It’s taking a while to get use to my new little domain and admit to occasionally opening the wrong drawer or cupboard to reach for ingredients and cooking tools.
I should be a little easier on myself since I ruled in my former kitchen for thirty seven years and basically could get around with my eyes closed.
Do I miss it? Certainly! My new kitchen is larger, newer and very friendly but my old kitchen holds memories of special dinners, birthday cakes, cookies, desserts of all kinds and family growing up around the table.
Again I say that food experiences make some of the best memories.
I was reminded of this when making our favourite Cinnamon Rolls for the first time in the new kitchen.
While making them I became so overwhelmed with emotion and at first couldn’t figure out why.
Suddenly, a flood of memories inundated my mind. Saturday mornings and leisurely breakfasts with the kids, memories of who would get that middle roll, sticky fingers and sleepovers where cinnamon rolls were appreciated and enjoyed.
I finally pulled myself together and assured myself that as wonderful as those memories are this kitchen holds many memories yet to be made and it was time to get started.
In a short while the kitchen was filled with the sweet aroma of cinnamon and yeast bread soothing that longing for wonderful years gone by.
After purchasing our new home I remarked to the previous owners how much I liked the sign that hung over the kitchen walkout doors.
When we finally moved in I was surprised and very happy to see that the sign had been left behind.
It regularly reminds me that although the house that I enjoyed living in for so many years would not be my forever home, my family and all the memories of the wonderful times we enjoyed there were not a part of the sale.


  1. your cinnamon girlJanuary 6, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    If you're feeling nostalgic, I know whose tummy would appreciate that middle cinnamon bun... *cough*

  2. There's a reason I'm posting my recipes.
    Think about it.
    Every kitchen deserves to smell good!!

  3. your eager cinnamon girlJanuary 7, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Nope. Don't get what you're saying.

    Save me the middle!

  4. So happy you are blogging again out of your new kitchen. Love the sign also. I thoroughly enjoyed your old memories and am looking forward to the new ones from your new home.

  5. Thanks Shirley,
    So good to hear from you!!

  6. that walk down memory lane has left me feeling very sentimental remembering memories from our old house. Time goes by way too fast, but now its time to enjoy our grandkids and make all new memories

  7. I would love to see pics of the new kitchen!!

  8. That was beautiful. I could picture the family sitting around the table in your old kitchen for breakfast. It holds special memories. Hey, it's the first place I met all of you!!! I LOVE the new kitchen though and can't wait to visit it more :)

  9. I totally remember that day Sarah... I was so nervous to meet you. I remember you coming over for an early breakfast and I couldn't even look you in the eye!

  10. This blog is surely stirring up a lot of memories!!
    And I love it!!