Moving On

I am officially moved out. There’s still a lot of organizing to be done, but the biggest step is done. The closing was on Wednesday, and today for the first Friday in almost 5 years no mortgage payment came out of my account.

For the next 15 months or so I will be living with my parents while I wait for my new place to be built. I didn’t think I’d be able to sell as quickly as I did, but I’m glad the process is over. The last few months have been incredibly stressful for me, I’ve lost more sleep than I’ll ever be able to catch up on, and I even found a few gray hairs (the horror!) In the end I really just wanted to get out as fast as I could.

 

 

That doesn’t mean I did have any good times in my old condo. It was my first place, and I’ll alway remember it fondly. The space was huge, with lots of great light and a wonderfully long countertop.I’m definitely going to miss the kitchen. In honour of the big move I thought I’d take a look back at some of my favourite things that have come out of that kitchen, sort of like an In Memoriam post.

 

I’ll Never Be a Princess Pie

Probably my favourite post. I made them in honour of William and Kate’s engagement. The news was heartbreaking, but the hand pies were delicious and comforting.

Bacon Jam

What I loved about making the Bacon Jam was that I had no idea how it would turn out. Even after looking at all the ingredients I couldn’t really imagine the taste. The first bite was really quite magical.

Chocolate Nutella Bites

Another experiment. This was the first time I tried inventing a recipe for my blog, and I was really pleased with how the cookies turned out. It’s hard to wrong with a Nutella filled cookie!

Chicken Sliders With Pear Ketchup

Who knew pear ketchup could taste so good?

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17 thoughts on “Moving On

  1. We sold our house and moved out to the country about 6 months ago. It took way too long to sell it and there were days when I thought we were going to be stuck there forever. Once it was over, it was like a big boulder had been lifted off my shoulders.
    The pies in this post are lovely and I am sure you will be at home in any kitchen anywhere.

    1. Thanks! I’m looking forward to experimenting with my parents gas stove :)
      The relief when you finally sell is amazing, isn’t it?

  2. Congrats on the move and selling of your condo. It can be very stressful as my husband and I are in the midst of putting our first place up for sale. Ugh I dread every moment of it. But in the meantime I’m going to have to make your I’ll never be a princess pie. :)

  3. We closed on our home five years ago today. Now, this weekend we start on a huge painting project – five rooms… So, I can relate to the moving :-) You picked some fabulous posts to highlight. I’ve wanted to try the bacon jam since you posted it… Now, maybe I’ll get around to it – after we paint!

  4. I loved, loved, loved your NEver be a princess pies. But you forgot one of my faves, your butterscotch pudding!
    Hope you still cook and post lots while living with your parents.

  5. Congrats on the new adventure! I still have your bacon jam as a favorite to make in the near future..so there will be a little bit of your kitchen in mine soon! :)

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