02 February, 2009

Zucchini Cake and a New Kitchen Sink

We have an update on our kitchen rennovations. I mention earlier at the start of our rennovations that we are doing as much as we can on a tight budget and only at times when we can afford to spend on these plus we are sourcing out specials and items that meet our budget. So the latest happenings is a new kitchen sink which we found on special at our local hardware store complete with tap for only $149.

It didn't take Dave long to install it once he got his hands on it. The kitchen is looking more like a kitchen now, mind you I do have a sink on the other side of the wall which is the old kitchen that will be pulled out in the next 2 weeks. Dave just LOVES demolishing and he tidys up the mess as well and something even better is that it has hardly cost much and all that is to be done is flooring and painting.

Doesn't it look good, I feel silly ranting and raving over a sink but if you could see what the other sink area looks like you might understand why.

This is my view I will have while I do my dishes, it looks out to the paddock and dam. The breeze comes through and the wind chimes make a noise and it is so peacefull. Oh by the way there will be fronts put on those drawers on the right hand side of the kitchen below.

These are the handles that will be on the doors and drawers they have an antique look and the skirting, top moulding and architraves around window and doors will be painted a cream same as the handle.

Well! At long last I have been able to get my photos on here:)
And! I managed to get to my veggie patch maybe a little to late for my zucchinis and squashes because they have grown to an unbelieveable size. Some of the zucchinis are the size of baseball bats and squashes the size of bowls, anyway I'm dicing, grating, chopping, pureeing, baking, pickling and everything else possible with these monsters.
Now for the most delicious I have ever tasted and made is right here on this blog. So grab a pen and write it down, if you were closer I'd give you some these zucchinis as well.
Zucchini Cake

500 grams zucchini, grated
1 cup oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Bi-Carbonate soda
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
Combine zuchini, oil, sugar and eggs.
Sift dry ingredients except walnuts and add to mixture.
Add walnuts, mix well
Spoon mixture into greased and lined loaf tin
Bake in 180'c oven for about 1 1/4 hours
Allow to cool in tin about 15 minutes before turning out of tin

Now go enjoy this YUMMY cake I'm off to pickle those monster before the tomatoes start to take over :)


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

It IS a beautiful sink, and with a view, too! Congrats on the find, and your husband's quick work installing it.

Out Back said...

Love the kitchen sink, it looks fantastic. It's good to have such a handyman around.

The zucchini cake looks yummy, I may borrow the recipe to cook tomorrow as I have a couple of spare zucchinis hanging around in the fridge. I think the heat has finished off the vegies in my garden except maybe the pumpkins.

I think I will call it a day for summer this year and get the garden ready for the next season. I have convinced hubby to make some decent garden beds next time and hopefully we dont get the heat so bad next year! Still 40 here tomorrow. That's 12 days so far over 40.(I am almost getting used to it now lol)

Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Grammy said...

Yummy I am going to try your recipe. I have something special for you at my blog.

white_lilly said...

Hi Michelle! I can't wait to have one completed kitchen :)

Hi Tania!The heat is unbelievable, I think we have been spoiled with the previous cooler summers. Its a shame about your veggie here hoping you next season will be a bumper :)

Hi Ernie! you are so kind and generous I will scoot over there now :)


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