I haven’t had a lot of time for cooking this week, hampered by a plumbing problem. But now that the new disposal is in place I expect to get back to culinary experimentation.
Meanwhile, I’ve had to direct my attentions elsewhere, namely in working on the decoration of the guest bedroom. It haunts me. Just as soon as I think I know that I’m going to do, I change my mind.
So, I decided to give it a test run to see how it felt and what it needed. (I wonder how many people give their guest rooms a test run prior to having overnight guests?)
I gave it a try out last night — very comfortable and cozy — completing the experience with morning coffee, making it up from the coffee station that occupies space on the cabinet under the picture under the picture. Eh. The coffee is only marginally good despite the French press, it's a bit cumbersome to make, and, well, the experience was a bit disappointing. The water had a bit of a resin smell while heating in the electric kettle, and I eventually just poured the cup of coffee out. A good, REALLY good, cup of coffee is important to me. I suspect I didn't use enough coffee because it sort of had the dirty dishwater taste of the weak coffee that my mother used to make. And, perhaps I've been spoiled by freshly ground daily vs. the ground coffee in the container. Need to rethink. The cocoa has to go, for one, the cinnamon grinder as well, I think. Sugar and teas need to be moved into the cabinet. I was hoping for something better. Maybe a trivet and mini coffee pot would be better than the electric kettle and French press. I do need more room on top of the cabinet, say, for a plate of pastries. Hmmmm.
Remember this wicker bicycle? That rascal gets around, but I think I like it here the best.
Certainly the room needs more pictures. Of what type, I do not know. And it needs wall color; again, I don’t know what color. Lastly a window treatment is crucial, although I think I’m going to go with shutters flanking the window.
I’m a woman floundering and need your help. What do you think?