Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The bottom of the kitchen drawer fell out...

...probably under the weight of all this. I am ashamed (and now, publicly shamed) by the contents of this drawer. But you see, all these gleaming (or rusty) objects might come ine useful, and sometimes they even do.

There are at least four corkscrews (fish shaped, one with dear little arms, one of those waiters' ones, and an ancient wooden one of my father's); kebab skewers (we haven't made kebabs since we moved here14 year ago, because Agas don't have grills; and if you look carefully, you will see a small hatchet.

John says this is a cleaver, not a hatchet.  Whatever. We don't use it. But it is his hatchet/cleaver. Why did he buy it (in his single days)? To make chicken stock, says he triumphantly. A hatchet? To make chicken stock? Yes, says he. For chopping off the wings. Ah.

So - if anyone would like a corkscrew, a hatchet, or anything else you can identify from this sorry heap, do please let me know. Meanwhile, the drawer has been taken away for major surgery.

23 comments:

  1. I think the whole drawer should be handed in to the appropriate authorites and destroyed for the sake of the general public!

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  2. I you sure you haven't been rooting through my drawers Frances? This looks very familiar.

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  3. That should read, Are you sure of course.

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  4. I've got a draw with lots of weird implements in - I use them all though.

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  5. Only four corkscrews? A household sadly lacking in what used to be essentials. As for the cleaver it is essential for authentic Thai cooking. I have one. I don't use it for my Thai cooking. Syllogistically, therefore, my Thai cooking isn't authentic. PS I'm glad you cant see my kitchen drawers. Actually come to think of it I once blogged on the contents of my drawers. Hopefully neither of us will be able to find that post.

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    1. Actually there are five, plus a posh 'Screwpull '(it doesn't fit in the drawer,luckily). I test drove some of them last night, with varying success. Suffice to say that at least three are going...not quite sure where. Do charity shops take such things?

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  6. I have just decided NOT to post pictures of my kitchen drawers.

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    1. Meike, I cannot imagine you having untidy drawers. So go on. Lets's have a look!

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  7. This is too funny. When we had our kitchen ripped out and rebuilt, we were faced with a similar motley assortment of implements. I don't know what my husband did with the corkscrews, but he uses a cleaver to cut large yams in half. Now I have things arranged tidily but not necessarily in places where I'll remember in order to find them. (Somewhere there's a box of old kitchen knives that belonged to my grandparents.)
    K

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  8. I'm sure those are the contents of my drawer.

    And I will be laughing all day at the hatchet story. x

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    1. Joanna, the hatchet is yours, if you want it.

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  9. What a wonderful collection - but how did they all fit in a drawer?

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    1. Um...well, they didn't really, did they?

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  10. A hatchet for chicken wings? This doesn't seem too bad. I used to know someone who would place a steak on the doorstep and take off his shoe to beat it with. This was to tenderize the steak (so I believe). I never went there to dinner again, once I learned this.
    Never mind the contents of the drawer. Look at it as a second chance.

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    1. I'm still looking at it, Fanny, and still can't make up my mind...

      Love the idea of beating steak with a shoe. Why didn't s/he just jump on it?

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  11. My drawers keep falling apart too. Need a new kitchen perhaps - but do love my falling apart one so will resist the temptation.

    Never come across a hatchet - but there may be one there...

    Anna :o]

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    1. Don't bother, Anna. We still haven't found a use for ours (and John never did make chicken stock).

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  12. Your cleaver can be put to use whacking garlic cloves with the flat side. Instant crushed garlic. Alternatively as a Halloween enhancement:)

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    1. Ah, but in that heap there are TWO garlic crushers (I never use them; I like my garlic sliced).

      Garlic crusher, anyone? ER?

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