I'm almost 50 now so things were different when I was little. My mum kept her flour in a large metal box. The box was from baby food in the 50s or 60s, most probably from my food. There was some cheerful baby face on the box and some name or other for the baby formula. She scooped the flour with a wonderful bakelite flour scoop. The metal box rusted away over the decades but the scoop is still in my flour box in use. (Though my box is made of plastic with tight silicone seal, I am paranoid when it comes to moths.)
But since I use more than one kind of flour (there is the usual wheat flour, the blé noir for galettes, and the dark rye flour) I always had to switch the scoop from one box to another. It's just so practical. And it has a nice size and handling. And it always reminds me of the in milk steamed sweet dumplings called 'Buchteln' we cooked on sundays (I still have the brown glaced porcellain bowl, too, in which mum served the vanilla sauce that belongs to the dumplings).
Anyways, this switching from box to box was tedious. And I really love wooden spoons, so I asked a very nice wood carver from Romania who sells his stuff on etsy, if he would make me some flour scoops like the one I already had? And he did. They arrived yesterday.
Aren't they just lovely? I love wooden spoons. I love cooking with them. I love the feeling of wood in my hands. Never got used to the plastic kind.
On a more exhausting note, this is how my studio space to come looks right now:
It's a whole small flat with a small kitchen space, a small bathroom with shower, the main room, divided in two smaller spaces and a rather small room where I plan to put my office stuff in.
Originally, I wanted to go all natural. Clay plaster, lime-casein-paint and so on. But after a closer look at the walls today, I decided to stick to modern age stuff. The wall material is too mixed up. I would have to sand off every wall completely before I could plaster it. All this when I only want to move in as soon as possible. So, come monday, I will invade the local DIY store and get the usual filler, primer and paint. BTW has anyone and idea how to get rid of cigarette smell?
While packing for vacation, we noticed that DH needed some new socks. So the first thing I did was knitting him this nice pair in green. I have no idea what kind of sock yarn or where I got it from, I found it in my stash and used it. He loves them. That's all I need to know.