Exciting Arrival #1 / Kitchenaid Artisan mixer

- March 12, 2012 -

"gourmet wood-fired pizzas"

After a disastrous stint on ebay (which resulted in a heavy-duty Kitchenaid arriving with so much damage that we had to send it back – we’re still waiting for our refund…), we decided to shop local for our new Kitchenaid mixer, and found an excellent kitchen shop in Banbury called Abraxas. The ladies in the store were incredibly helpful – this little shop, full to the rafters with beautiful cooking and kitchen objéts, had more Kitchenaid mixers for sale than two branches of John Lewis and a Debenhams combined. They were also cheaper than John Lewis. We opted for the metallic grey enamel finish (why pay an extra £100 for a stainless steel version which will require constantly polishing) which looks very handsome indeed. Almost too beautiful to use. Now to decide one what we’re going to make with its first use… Some homemade bread, we think.

"gourmet wood-fired pizzas"

"gourmet wood-fired pizzas in the Cotswolds"