Review: Corners of my home – the kitchen

kueche aufdemkamin
fruehlingsfenster kuchentischkamin

This is our living-in-kitchen. We nearly spend the whole day here, from morning’s breakfast to lunch-time; from afternoon tea to dinner.

In the early mornings I often spend my quiet time praying and reading a book with a cup of tea in front of the fire-place. When kids wake up we take breakfast together sitting on the bar-chairs around the counter, planning the day and enjoying the sun coming in through the windows.

Here it’s where we learn, where we are creative, where kids play most while I am preparing food or washing dishes.

kuechenhelfer maisgrillen-feuer
lieblingsecke-kuche suhlundtuere
Here it’s where we learn, where we are creative, where kids play most while I am preparing food or washing dishes.

It’s also the kitchen where we take all our meals, where we often sit having a look outside to watch what’s going on and to be thankful for the beautiful nature around.
And it’s the place where we share our winter evenings now with daddy, reading books, enjoying the fire and being just together.

basteln taginegewuerze
kochbuecher nachmittagstee-kueche

The kitchen is my most preferred room in the house and that’s what I always wished it to be. It is a mixture of Western and Moroccan living-style, it is a working area but also a cosy oasis and a good place to connect and to meet as a family.
Here we share our dreams and reflect our days, here we comfort and cuddle, and here we celebrate the seasons, kid’s art and the beauty of every day.
Alhamdulillah, here we get warm on cold winter days and here we cool down after a hot summer walk…

Thanks God, the kitchen really is the heart of our home!

originally posted the 8th August 2008.

10 thoughts on “Review: Corners of my home – the kitchen

  1. Coucou Itto, je confirme que ta cuisine est un lieu magique, elle a le don de réchauffer les coeurs même à distance.

    Quels plaisirs de retrouver ta maison, son ambiance, et tout ce qu’elle comporte comme souvenirs agréables passés avec toi.

    Bonne et agréable journée

  2. Liebe Itto,
    ich habe mich schon lange auf die Fortsetzung von Corners of my home gefreut! Da die Küche auch mein Lieblingsraum in jedem Haus ist und wir nun auch endlich eine Wohnküche haben, freue ich mich sehr über den heutigen Eintrag und die tollen Fotos. Das sieht alles sehr gemütlich aus! Toll finde ich die Kombination mit den kleinen Tischen und den Hockern als Arbeitsplatz für die Kinder – so einfach und praktisch! Danke, dass Du uns an Deinem Leben teilhaben lässt! Das macht echt Spaß!

    Ich bin gespannt auf mehr Fotos und sende liebe Grüße aus Bremen

  3. Liebe Itto,

    deine Küche ist in der Tat ein wunderbarer Ort! So hell und freundlich, da lässt sich’s bestimmt gut sein…

    Mich würde es auch interessieren, wie weit entfernt du von deinen nächsten Nachbarn wohnst (bei mir ist es etwa ein halber Kilometer). Hütet ihr Frauen auch gegenseitig eure Kinder, oder lebt man als Familie eher in einem “geschlossenen System”? Gibt’s einen Kindergarten, eine Schule in deinem Dorf?

    Ich lese soooo gerne deinen Blog – herzlichen Dank dafür!

    Liebe Grüsse,


  4. Assalaamu Alaykum,

    How beautiful ma sha Allah. I LOVE your posts about your home and your surroundings … I LOVE all your posts ma sha Allah!

    I think it’s great that the kitchen is the centre of your home. As I was growing up our kitchen was the centre of our home and I hold lots of nice memories of it. In sha Allah you’re kids will too!


  5. salam sister brooke,
    yes indeed it is a big box, but usually I do not use it at all… I do not like this chemical stuff and like my food even if it is not that yellow.
    itto xxx

  6. dear katarina and ummadam,
    my closest neighbours live about 500m away, on both sides. we live in a free corner between 2 villages, but there are already new constructions nearer to us, so soon I will have closer neighbours, inchaallah.
    itto xxx

  7. Assalamualaikum wr wb,

    chanced upon yr blog yesterday. And only manage to read yr entries today. All i can say is i really love your simple way of life. It reminded me of my visit to India, to visit my grandparents. Totally adore the simple lifestyle, mashallah ! I have started sewing recently, m definitely bookmarking yr page !!! And its so beautiful out there, subhanallah. Take care sis.

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