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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Kitchen Reno Day Eight


Doesn't look too different from yesterday, but if you look
to the right of the sink, you can see the dishwasher is there!
It's washing the first load of dusty dishes as I type.  Heaven!
I'll be putting that thing through its paces in the next few days!

The rest of the day was consumed with lowering the line of cabinetry
along the sink wall.  When the dishwasher was pushed into place
yesterday, it become obvious that the cabinets were too high.
So they all got lowered and leveled once again.
Tomorrow the cabinet doors start going up!


This dishwasher is from Ikea.  
Super, super quiet.  Oh my.  You hardly know it's on.
Such a change from our old one which sounded like a freight train!
(and we had paid additional for the quiet package. ha.)
The inside capacity seems a bit smaller, though, but I
refuse to complain.  It's pretty, it's quiet and it does the 
work for me.  Love that.


After all those fun sized candy bars yesterday, I was back to my
regular lunch.  I just haven't been able to get into Greek yogurt
no matter how healthy it was supposed to be!
It was thick, bitter and yucky!  Then I tried this Yoplait Greek.
It is fluffy, light and seriously good.
If you want it to taste like dessert, try the coconut.
Or this lemon meringue pie came in a close second.


51 comments:

  1. I have never had a dishwater that didn't breath in my entire life, I would dearly love one, I cannot wait till Canada gets that yogurt here!

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    1. You'll love the yogurt. Do you have Chobani Greek Yogurt? It's pretty good..but the yoplait is the best, I think.

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    2. no we don't but we have Yoplait and hopefully it won't take to long for this kind to come to our stores, we are always quite a bit behind getting the new products in Canada, we see it advertised on American television and its just a tease, lol

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    3. Oh, that is a cruel tease~ I hope it arrives soon.

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  2. Great that the 'silent' dishwasher is installed and the cabinets are lowered a tad.
    I can just see the difference compared to yesterday.
    Good luck with the doors. Wish I was there to help . . .
    The dishwasher looks fabulous and I am thinking the kitchen occupies a large area - quite sufficient for 5 men, a lady, 15 cats and a bossy bunny - not forgetting the paroquets.
    That Yoplait Greek looks Yum . . . .
    And I do believe I might be first . . . :)
    ahh ! . . . pipped at the post by Laurie . . . lol

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    1. And how did you know Laurie beat you while still typing your comment? :)

      I wish you were here to help, too! You could paint our ceilings, which really should be done with this reno...but they run through the house without a stopping point, so that seems to be a project we might not want to take on right now.

      Only 14 cats now with Grey gone. :(

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    2. Ah . . .you see I have a first class honours degree in ESP . . . lol
      No it was my old situation of having to have two goes commenting. First time I didn't see Laurie but when I finally posted the comment there she was sprinting across the finishing line with all the bloggers cheering her on . . . and booing me into second place . . . lol.
      I am good at painting ceilings with my long pole, roller and paint tray. I'll roll them if you do the cutting in . . .ok!
      Poor Grey . . . did the reno noise frighten him/her away?

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    3. Grey was missing long before the reno began.

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  3. The kitchen is looking great! Will you have glass doors on your lighted cabinets? I like that idea.
    I am not a fan of Greek yogurt eitehr but it seems to be taking over the grocery coolers. Maybe I'll try the Yoplait too.
    :0)

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    1. Yes, glass doors on those two. And let me know if you like that yogurt. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised if you haven't been a greek yogurt fan yet.

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    2. Well, I do like coconut and lemon meringue.
      Sounds quite yummy.

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  4. And just how are the boys taking having their freight train removed even if it did look like a dishwasher? ;)
    Nice dishwasher! I love looking through IKEA's kitchens. Love the deep cabinet drawers they offer.
    I know you will be so glad to have everything back in place and a floor under foot. Are you getting a new oven/cooktop too?
    Love Greek yogurt. Yum. I don't like oatmeal but really like Chobani's w/ steel cut oats.

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    1. haha...that old dishwasher even let out a big burst of steam, just like a train!

      The drawers are incredible, I will agree with that...huge! Can't wait to move into it all.

      I've had several of the Chobani yogurts and they were good...didn't try to oat one, though.

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  5. I'll have to try that yogurt. I haven't found greek yogurt I liked either.
    The dishwasher looks wonderful!

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    1. You have no idea how excited I am to have a dishwasher again. Oh my!

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  6. Was grey
    a stray
    and now gone away
    or could he come back another day?

    Shame he/she has gone . . .

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    1. Grey is the pretty girl with the Cleopatra eye liner. I've posted about her often. She is part of Velvet's first litter..born here 3 years ago.
      Of course she could come back if she's still alive,.... she loved it here and stayed close to me. I fear something got her.

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    2. Hope she is alive and comes back to you . . .

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  7. awesome! so happy for you! Dishwashers just make life better.

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  8. I bet that yoghurt would make a great wallpaper paste! Are you having a Post-Reno Party when it's all done?

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    1. lol . . . wallpaper paste . . . who else would think of that ? . . .so funny

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    2. A post reno party would be fun! Maybe at the great reveal. :)

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  9. I didn't use my dishwasher for the first couple years I was here... then used it for years... and now I don't. For just one person it does not really seem worth it and crazy as it seems, I like doing dishes. Even when at dinner parties I always volunteer to do dishes.

    Greek yoghurt - I like the thicker taste but I have to be in the mood for it. Perhaps you like the one you are holding up because it is 2% as opposed to a thicker mixture. I cut Greek yoghurt with berries or honey or sometimes with savoury items like veggies and pesto. Otherwise it can be like eating a bowl of sour cream! But I find it lasts longer that way as I don't use as much of it. Coconut and lemon sound delish! Danone Activia is my favourite brand and they have a Greek version too but I have not tried it yet.

    Kitchen looks B-E-A-U-T-F-U-L! You must be so happy now that you are able to clean and wash. Me... I would be sitting with my feet up surveying my surroundings - ha!

    I like Eddie's "paroquets" - perhaps they are French parakeets? :-)

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    1. You are a lifesaver at dinner parties, then! How sweet of you. I don't mind doing dishes occasionally, especially in the winter when my hands are cold.

      I have sat and looked at the kitchen quite a lot, trying to figure out what will go where. I can start moving in to the cupboards this weekend. Every little things needs washed first though....darn dust. haha.

      I did laugh at the paroquets! Maybe I should make little berets for their sweet heads? haha.

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    2. Ha! That would be too funny!

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    3. It really would be! Too bad they won't let me make them costumes...lol....halloween would be so fun here with all my critters!

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    4. I just call them budgies - we use that word here in BritLand . . . lol :)

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    5. Can you imagine? That would be a hoot! Maybe you can Photoshop outfits on them... 'cause you don't really have anything else to do, do you? Ha!

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  10. Oh... and I like the lamp in the far left of your studio shot.

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    1. That is a plain black floor lamp and I used a small wicker waste basket as the shade. It's one of the prettiest lamps I have! So funny!

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    2. You're kidding! Looks so darling.

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    3. I know...isn't that crazy? And shades are so pricey! I made a little hole in the top so the finial could still screw on...looks like it was made for it.

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  11. A silent dishwasher you say
    That is an improvement over the loud ones on display
    I use one whole dish at my sea
    Wash it when done and good to go for my ocd
    No need to use the dishwasher at all
    Mine just stores cat toys at my hall lol

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    1. A huge cat toy drawer!
      Who could ask for more?

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  12. You should try the Oikos Greek yogurt (blue container). Definitely the best in my opinion. The lemon meringue, key lime, coconut, and apple pie flavors are delish!

    Laurie

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    1. i can't remember if I tried that one! apple pie sounds good....

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  13. Greek yogurt sounds delicious Betsy and the kitchen look beautiful.will be amazing Im sure!

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    1. Cabinet doors are going on today so i can move my dishes back in....after i wash the dust from all of them! ha. But it's exciting! Now I have to figure out where everything should go! They are all different from my old ones...drawers in different places, etc....I'm lost! ha.

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  14. exciting, can't wait to see it finished Betsy!

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    1. Me either....I'm ready to start living in it!

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  15. Hi Betsy - it's great those lovely working men are prepared to alter as you go .. they sound amazing to have around. I can see the dishwasher is wonder number 1 at the moment .. and it will be tested won't it?! Good luck and enjoy those yoghurts .. and the weekend ... next week lots of changes ...

    The steam train washing machine (ex) ... sounded fun for the boys .... happy weekend .. Hilary

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    1. This coming week the changes will be big...I sure am looking forward to that! Today is washing day...as many dishes and glass pieces as I can. ha.

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  16. Congratulations on the new kitchen. Would you be willing to share the brand / model name of your new dishwasher? It's quiet, but does it clean the dishes well, without having to pre-rinse? Thanks!

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    1. Hi there! No, I don't mind at all. It's an Ikea Renlig model, stainless interior. I've only done two loads in it and they were basically just dusty dishes and not food laden. I'll let you know, though, so stay tuned. I need to put it to the test with some baked on lasagna pan or something like that. ha. So, my thoughts so far are that it is quiet. The racks are different than my other and seem a bit smaller but I think it's just a matter of finding the best way to organize what goes where. Also, our contractor said that we didn't have the old dishwasher hooked into the garbage disposal like we should have. He hooked this one in properly. Makes me think the solid food will go through the correct way now.
      Oh, and it didn't come with a water line package, so that will be needed if you purchase one. And an adapter to make it compatible to your pipes. Both relatively inexpensive and easily found at Lowes. At least that's how ours was.

      Hope that helps...I'll give more info as I have it.

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  17. Sure... a real dishwasher. Rub it in! ;)

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  18. I'm glad I stumbled across your blog today. Your kitchen is coming along great. My dishwasher is loud, too, so I can imagine how much you're loving the peace with the new one. I have also never climbed aboard the Greek yogurt bandwagon. I just never liked the taste, but I'll give the Yoplait a try and see if I'll be a changed woman afterwards... lol. Great blog, by the way. Have an awesome weekend... :)

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  19. I didn't even know that Ikea sold dishwashers. I am pretty finicky about loading our dishwasher a particular way so I imagine that I would have an adjustment period if we ever got a new dishwasher.

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  20. Betsy, your dishwasher looks just like mine from that door photo. Is it a KitchenAid? if it is, I can relate. I have had mine for two years and it is wonderful. And, yes, SO QUIET. The first few times I ran it, I thought it wasn't running and that something was wrong. That was a great surprise! I happened to try some new yogurts this week - Chobani Mint Dark Chocolate and Banana Dark Chocolate. Both delicious. Try them if you get a chance. Can't wait to see your cabinet doors.

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