Thanks to all of you who left lovely comments and sent me sweet personal emails after I posted A Peek at Our Cottage Kitchen. You gave me quite a lift.
Several people wanted to know the model of our refrigerator and if we feel the size is adequate for our needs.
It's an LG 10 cu ft refrigerator, model LBN10551SW.
I took photos of the interior to show those interested. For two people I think it's more than adequate.
|The glass shelves are adjustable.|
We cook with a lot of fresh greens and vegetables. We mostly buy greens that are pre-washed and ready-to-eat from the grocers. They come in plastic boxes, which makes them easy to store. (We recycle all our plastic, by the way.) The vegetable bin holds the other produce -- enough for 5 or 6 days.
Below we see the shelves on the door. The jars of herring on the top shelf belong to Dennis. (Enough said.) We don't use much in the way of condiments, sometimes Dennis uses prepared steak sauce on meat or salsa on eggs. Occasionally I like a little ranch dressing, but most of the time we dress our salads with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, which, of course, are stored at room temperature.
The freezer, in my opinion is spacious. The fridge doesn't come with an icemaker, and that's fine with us. I've only had an icemaker once in my life, and I didn't like it. We keep our ice cube trays in the shallow top shelf.
There are three additional drawers, all the same size. Honestly, it's more than we need. (If we ever wanted more freezer space, we could buy a small chest freezer and keep it in our workshop.)
This photo shows one of the larger freezer drawers. You probably can't tell from the photo, but I could store three times the food shown here.
There are no shelves on the freezer door.
That's pretty much it. I really like this fridge. It's quiet and the bottom freezer makes getting into the refrigerator easy on this old back. The fridge received positive reviews, except for a few people who complained that they couldn't store one gallon milk containers on the door shelves. Not a problem for us.
Now for some fleurs. . .
These beautiful flowers were cut from my friend Robyn's garden.
They look so pretty in my $4 thrift store vase. The Phlox give the kitchen a lovely scent. Better than any room freshener.
Robyn and her family live in a gracious country home. This enchanting view is seen from her back porch. We had coffee there and watched the horses grazing in the pasture. I grabbed my iphone and snapped a photo.
A few days ago while I was puttering in my flower bed, a butterfly landed on one of the zinnias and spent so much time drinking nectar that I was able to go into the cottage, get my iphone and return to take a series of photos. This is one of the best.
I thought it was a Monarch, but after seeing the digital photos, I don't think it is. I think it could be a Monarch Moth or another kind of butterfly. Does anyone know?
Have a joy-filled day.