After 30+ hours of driving, lots of coffee, way too much wind for comfort, and the crossing of 7 states, I made it to my new house in Michigan. I’ve spent the last week-ish unpacking, shrieking at the insect population (there are a LOT of bugs in Michigan), and trying to gain some bearing. Truth be told, it’s all still a little weird and surreal. I feel like I am on vacation…but, the kind of vacation where you have to clean your kitchen and do laundry.
Since I have been here, we’ve had some oppressively hot days. I am used to summer heat…I did live in the desert for 13 years after all. It’s the humidity that takes getting used to. It’s like a hot, moist, blanket of death. My new place doesn’t have working AC yet (installation is Thursday!), but it does have a gas range, yay! So, my hiatus from the kitchen continues. I wanted to share something with you guys, I’ve been feeling a lot disconnected, so I snapped these photos of a few areas of (mostly) my kitchen.
Those two purchases below made my day: White Lily Flour and Pioneer Sugar. These are not products I have ever seen available out west. The sugar made from Michigan sugar beets, so it is truly a regional product. I’m pretty sure I squealed a little in the store when I spotted the White Lily. It’s first destiny will be biscuits…when I’m not sweating bullets while motionless, that is. You may or may not have heard southern ladies sing the praise of ultra soft and light White Lily flour, but there seems to be a following and a history behind it. I love American food products with a history!
Have a good week and, fingers crossed, I will be back with pictures of edibles and recipes soon!