It is a great workspace for me and Mr. Payne (and our little helpers), with enough room to mess about with our different food projects. As we strive more and more towards self-sufficiency, we find ourselves increasingly making things from scratch: breads, jams, pickles, fruit juices, ice cream, butter, as well as the everyday food. And the great and so gratifying thing about it, is that when we do our weekly shopping, we notice that we buy less stuff! The inspiration we get from that keeps us going on, and having a kitchen that allows for these projects, is essential.
The other part of my love for this room, comes from the life that goes on in it. It is the centre of our family: where we play, dance, draw, paint, do homework, sew, eat (obviously), read, talk. This room embraces our living together, it is truly the heart of the house.