Updating my kitchen

Posted by / 18-Dec-2017 19:20

I eat it like candy and it’s so hard to stop after just one piece!

Luscious, naturally sweetened and packed with flavor from fresh carrots, pineapple, coconut and spices, with a hint of molasses, our Carrot Cake Jam tastes just like carrot cake. By now, you probably know how much I adore carrot cake. Here on the blog you can find our Carrot Cake Cheesecake Cake and Paleo Carrot Cake with Cashew-Coconut Buttercream. First, in lieu of using a pear, I felt that an apple was best suited for our Carrot Cake Jam recipe.

I once had a friend tell me 20 years ago that, “If you’re going to do a project and don’t use Purdy or Wooster brushes, it isn’t worth doing.” That was 20 years ago before the DIY craze and it still holds true today (in my experience).

NOTE: Last winter, I removed the doors and repainted the upper cabinets because I found the Old White to be too cream-colored, but another option you may want to try is Annie Sloan Pure White chalk paint.

Golden raisins (sultanas) would be especially lovely.

The reason why I left them out is because the recipe I have created around this jam will incorporate them.

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I used a $5 sample quart to repaint the entire set of uppers. Once the cabinets were dry (and the kid was asleep) I started painting. I originally bought two cans of chalk paint (one Old White and one Duck Egg Blue.) If you use white paint, it will take several coats to achieve the look you want. Yes, but if you have an iced coffee/wine and some good music, you’ll be set. I don’t have time to think about my cabinets too often. I used two different colors because I think it makes the kitchen feel a little bigger with white on top. Yes, I think chalk painting the cabinets was a fast, affordable and easy way to makeover our kitchen.