BritMums and Fairy Platinum have joined forces in a new challenge, asking bloggers to share their kitchen tales. They explain : "Tell us your kitchen story in words or pictures; it can be anything from the view you enjoy during some rare ‘me-time’ to celebrating a special family occasion. Whatever your kitchen story is let us know why this means something special to you." Well, I think this picture perfectly sums up what The Madhouse kitchen represents to us.
It's a place where we spend many a happy afternoon having fun in the kitchen, baking up loads of lovely goodies to enjoy together.
I have fond memories of cookery lessons at school, making fairy cakes (nobody said cupcakes back then), jam tarts, gingerbread men, raspberry buns and coconut macaroons and I love recreating these tasty trips-down-memory-lane with my own kids.
It's not all retro seventies throwbacks though. I also love the concept of globe-cooking, discovering exotic cuisine from countries I may never get to visit in real life, and the kids love joining in, even making quite complicated things like stuffed vine leaves and spring rolls.
It can be quite educational too, looking at where the different recipes come from (geography), weighing and measuring or setting the timer (maths), seeing how things change when they cook, melt or freeze (science), following the instructions (reading). It's great to see how proud my little chefs are when their masterpieces are finished too.
What's not so great is the state of the kitchen afterwards, with sticky spillages to wipe up and a huge pile of washing up overflowing in the sink and pretty much on all the work surfaces !
This is where Fairy Platinum came to the rescue, sending through a pack of their All-in-one dishwasher tablets. I posted a review of Fairy Platinum Dishwasher tablets a few months ago, complete with pictures showing how it managed to get my dishes but also my dishwasher clean. Fairy by name and fairy by nature - by stacking all the dirty pots, pans, spoons, bowls and knives in the dishwasher and pressing the button, it's like waving a magic fairy wand around the kitchen and instantly getting rid of most of the carnage !
Juliette still prefers this way of getting the bowls and spatulas clean though !
Disclosure : This post is an entry for the “My Kitchen Story” Linky Challenge, sponsored by Fairy Platinum
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