The apartment I’m in is quite modern, and compact. The owner has used IKEA to advantage, especially in the kitchen.
There is no dishwasher and the storage is rather limited. So here’s how the dishes are dried and stored.
The wet dishes are left to drain on this special mat.
Once they’re semi-dry, they’re put onto this rack, which also acts as the place for storing the crockery until you need it again. Simple, effective. Shut the cupboard doors and off you go to have some fun.
While we’re being all domestic, I’d better tell you about another nice meal I had. (Lucca is proving very tempting, food-wise.)
For starters, I had a delicate cheese soufflé topped with porcini mushrooms. That left me scraping the dish, wishing for more. The next dish was a humble farro soup, which I absolutely adore. Farro is a type of hulled wheat, which can’t be threshed, it might be spelt, emmer or einkorn. I really don’t care, I love it!