Sunday, April 06, 2008

Out of Chaos Comes Beauty

The Lovely Myfanwe and I sat down. We went over the budget. We chose a contractor. We finalized the cabinet order. We haggled to get 10% off the cabinets and free organizer shelves on the doors under the sink and a free quality cutlery organizer. (I have everyday flatware for 16, with 16 extra teaspoons. A little tupperware thing ain't gonna do it for me.)

And when we got home, we ordered this:

She isn't a Viking or even a Thermador. She doesn't throw heat like Natalie Portman, but she does make me schvitz a little -- kinda like Allison Janney. She has a convection oven, which I wanted for my bread, and she can be installed flush with the cabinetry. I haven't decided on a name for her -- but since she's Italian, I'm thinking Italy is a good place to start. Maybe Lydia? Maybe Lola? Do you have any suggestions?


Anonymous said...

Hmmm... a range that is dangerous, sleek, and capable. She looks like a Lucrezia to me.

soxanne said...

I would go for Ignazia (meaning on fire) ... actually, I'm having heart palpitations just looking at your stove and new kitchen to be ... wow!

When are you having us over? ;-)

Aidan said...

I'm not opposed to throwing a party -- hell, thinking about cooking in the new kitchen is keeping me awake at night. But it should be in the fall when I can make a big pot of Irish stew with beef and Guinness and serve it with crusty rolls. And maybe a bit of cake or shortbread with tea!

Cheri said...

She's beautiful.

anne marie in philly said...

oh man, I am so damn jealous!

(turning green with envy)

but my kitchen is waaaaay smaller than yours.

how about "angelina"?

Anonymous said...

You and yours are going to have such fun! "She" is quite beautiful. Sophia. Beautiful and wise.

Ummm. Sedar. Soon, very soon. Someone else is cooking???????


Sue said...

Oh, Aidan, I agree, she is beautiful! I think you will be very happy with her. I am green with envy no matter what her name is!! Your new kitchen is so gorgeous -- I want to be on the invitation list for the "kitchen-warming party.

Anonymous said...

Huh....It's hot...Only name she can be is Sophia (Loren)