Who hath not owned, with rapture-smitten frame, the power of grace and the magic of a name?
Thomas Cambell 1777-1844
I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful responses, unusual suggestions and the comments that I can’t share, however, which were appreciated. Our room now has a name.
6 Chiminea Cosina
5 Fuego de cosine
1 And the winner is……… Pantry!
“Originally: a room or set of rooms in a large household in which bread and other provisions are kept.
(My household is not large)
Later also: a room used for storing china, silverware, table linen, and glass;
(That covers part of it.) Throw in a crock or two, some pots, skillets, iron, and spices, and we are all set. I have a pantry.
Our next addition to the “Colonial Table” room will be a Cage Bar. The plans are drawn and the wood is stacked on the floor. The first boards have been cut and we are on the way. I’ll post pictures when it gets further along. However, for now I’m listening to the heat bugs buzzing out my office window and the weather man is putting hazy, hot, and humid on all the days ahead. I think it might be a while before I start a fire in the hearth. I do hope there will be a few nice dry days soon, so I can fire up the bake oven and pop something in.
Summer is official here; can strawberries and blueberries be far behind? Hmm, small cakes or tarts anyone?
Actually, I thought pantry was the most logical name… but thought your research had counted it out. Glad it has a name! Welcome to the cooking world, Pantry! 🙂 Miss you at ALHFAM!
Sandi: I was a member of that Culinary Historians early on. The meetings were so interesting and informative. I enjoyed working with and learning from the other members. Many were VERY professional—way above my experiences.But, I learned so much. Unfortuntely, I do not have a hearth to work with.
Earlier in our Fall Festival Tyme events here @ Blue Slope many reenactors demonstrated hearth cooking. Visitors were always very interested.
thank you for sharing your experiences throught his e-mail, Sandy