In The Kitchen With…Mess in the Ness


Inside food bloggers' kitchens....

It’s that time of the month again when we get the opportunity to satisfy our urge to be a little nosy and see inside one of Foodies100 blogger’s kitchen. This month we are having a peek into Susan’s kitchen. Susan writes the blog Mess in the Ness, and is based in Inverness, in the north of mainland Scotland where she writes about her foodie adventures in her Highland Kitchen as well as foodie and travel highlights. Susan also co-runs Let’s Bake Inverness and enjoys swimming (including wild swimming in the summer!) and trying to improve her photography.

Over to Susan…

Mess in the Ness_shelfCU

When we moved into our home three years ago, (which as a manse, means that we can’t do anything major like redesign rooms or knock down walls) I immediately spied a potential project of sprucing up the big walk-in store cupboard in the kitchen. At that time I had been pinning ideas like no tomorrow, and one of the ideas I liked involved using chalkboard paint to label shelves, so I decided to do my own version. It was a relatively quick job to do, the most time consuming part was deciding how to label each shelve in the cupboard. Not pictured is the bottom shelf which houses cake tins and towers of Tupperware which really needs some organisation!

Mess in the Ness_shelves

In the last year or so, I’ve really got into breadmaking, and love visiting local farm shops to stock up on different varieties of flour. As you can see from my hamper, we currently have a range of Perthshire based Blair Atholl Watermill flours. As well as visiting there to stock up, they have a lovely tearoom where you can sample bread, scones and cakes freshly made on site.

Mess in the Ness_breadmaking

It was pointed out to me recently that I seem to love collecting milk jugs – maybe I do, it certainly hasn’t been intentional to build a collection! My favourite one is the old school milk carton/geometric cow design – visitors are always amazed that it’s from a supermarket and not a fancy home interiors shop!

Mess in the Ness_jugs

I love finding vintage kitchen bargains and blog props, and while I don’t have space to keep these in the kitchen, I did find some lovely vintage foodie postcards in a bookshop while I was in York last year. They brighten up my blank wall (and were only 20p each!)

Mess in the Ness_postcardsCU

Thank you to Susan for inviting us into her kitchen, to find out more Susan can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Foodies100 In the Kitchen with...Uk Food Blogger Mess in the Ness

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