Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Project day

Word of the day: zenuwachtig = nervous

After two not very satisfactory dinners, Schrobbenmaster decided to take matters into his own hands. He made boerenkool, which translates into farmer's cabbage. It consists of mashed potatoes, mashed with mashed cabbage, and a big fat sausage on top, unmashed.

Awesome shot of the two potato halves flying out of his hands after being cut!

Those appetising-looking *ahem* green balls are frozen cabbage balls.

The end product looks pretty nice. The sausage is really tasty. The mashed up food needed some vinegar to add much-needed taste though.

Yesterday we stayed home to work on our separate projects. Schrobbenmaster had received his new motherboard a few days ago, and finally found a matching processor and all the other tech blah needed, so he was cleaning and building it happily on the balcony.

I always thought balconies would be nice places to hang out and do stuff. Gotta clear up the unused junk on this one first, then come up with a way to pretty it up. Then perhaps more hangout time out there this summer!

I'm not a big fan of the bright blue cupboard doors with red trimmings in the kitchen, so I decided to make some useful changes. I've always liked the idea of having a blackboard wall to write on, instead of hanging an actual, potentially ugly, board. I had a huge strip on my office wall converted into a blackboard wall, and decided to do the same in this kitchen.

Prepping the cupboard door for the first coat of blackboard paint.

And this is how it looks before... stay tuned for the final makeover result!

Later that evening I was looking for ingredients for tonight's dinner, and found more expired bottles and packets of food. Not nice! So I did a big clearout of the cupboards, threw the expired products away, and packed away items that don't belong here anymore.

Arranged the bottles and boxes in a more conducive order for easy reaching and aesthetic purposes, and now, the kitchen almost... just almost feels like it belongs to me too. Still a long way to go, but it'll be a good journey, I'm sure.


the black board specialist said...

great black board spraying technique, looks like you have done this before

frachely said...


what happened to your camera?

shoobaba said...

the black board specialist:
hehe indeed i have.

what do you mean, what happened to my camera? i've been using my phone all this while.