Whenever we travel, if we are staying in one place for more than three days, I like to try and find accommodation with a kitchenette. I just can’t handle eating out for three meals a day, day after day. Sometimes a bowl of cornflakes rather than a big cooked breakfast does the trick. And when you are visiting somewhere like Italy, where there are fabulous delicatessans and food markets (like in Florence for instance), buying local produce and preparing a simple meal is the business! So on our recent trip, in both Miami and Turks & Caicos, we had a kitchenette. And here is a glimpse into those kitchens.
In my Miami kitchen is an Illy pod coffee machine. Very cool. We also had this same machine at the house we rented in Greece last year. The Marito is Head of Caffeine in our house, and we don’t function without our morning espresso so it was great to have this.
Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. The hotel left this for the kids. They were delicious (I had to taste test to make sure they were ok for the kids to eat), reminded me of a recipe in one of Mamma Rosa’s cookbooks that I used to make, must track it down.
In my Miami kitchen is a Sub Zero fridge. These are apparently the Rolls Royce of fridges. I’m guessing they are cheaper in the US, in Australia they are the price of a small car. The way the circulate air – or something – is meant to be very good for food preservation, leading to less waste.
In my Turks and Caicos kitchen is some butter……from New Zealand. I go to a tiny dot of an island in the middle of the Carribean and find NZ butter. It was the only one that was pure butter, everything else at the local supermarket was a blend of some description.
Some local produce. In Turks it only rains about 8 days a year, hence they don’t grow much and most food is imported (and expensive). So I was happy to buy some “Provo grown” tomatoes and cucumber. The avocado was from the US though.
Thank you as always to Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting.