Mostly miseries. Six weeks of displacement. The old kitchen was crammed full of food and gadgets, now taking up space in the living room. Dining room is a staging area and we are spending most of the time on the front porch, doing whatever small food prep we are capable of in the hall.
Here is a huge box of upstate New York tomatoes ($10 for the box last week at the farmers’ market in Lyons) converted into a long-term batch of roasted tomatoes in oil. If we decide to cook pasta in the microwave I can start to use. More likely they will get use over the winter.
But some pleasures can be derived from the process, especially the visual pleasures of apprehending the various layers of the past visible in the post demolition phase. Here are some snaps of the stripped down “kitchen”.