In My Kitchen – February 2013
I missed doing an IMK post in January so it seems like forever since I shared anything from my kitchen with you.
In my kitchen…
Are two of my favourite tray cloths – I can’t remember when I last made up a tea tray. Think I should bake some cookies and have a little tea party.
In my kitchen…
Are pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, poppy and linseed all awaiting to go into a loaf of bread.
In my kitchen…
Are the first figs of the season. 😀
In my kitchen…
Is a NoMU sleeve of spices which I was given by Pete’s nephew Simon. The sleeves were sponsored by @NomuChirps for Simon’s conference @JSinSA which was held late last year. I will hopefully be sharing some recipes soon.
In my kitchen…
Is a new addition to the family – a gorgeous kitty fridge magnet which I received from Simon and his lovely wife Elaine.
In my kitchen…
Is another brick of palm peet – I battle to find it on occasion so bought an extra one just in case.
What’s in your kitchen this month? Please remember to link back to Celia’s blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial if you partake in the fun.
Love your tea tray cloths, I also have a few from my granny and never use them. Thanks for reminding me. Cute kitty magnet 🙂
How rude, your comment went into my spam folder! Sorry about that. Have a lovely afternoon. 🙂 xo
I love those fresh figs!!! Napkins are pretty too, Mandy.
Thanks Angie. I can’t help buy enjoy one each time I walk passed the fruit bowl. Have a lovely afternoon. 🙂 xo
Those figs look beautiful! You won’t believe it, my camera is broken and I can’t even send it back to England to be fixed as the company I bought it from has gone into liquidation 😦 (it’s not even 2 years old) They are wanting more than half the cost of a new one to repair it, I am still deciding what to do. So no new posts from me.
Oh no Sue – how terrible! I am looking at upgrading mine and having heart failure at the costs involved and getting quite befuddled with what to upgrade to – I seem to have narrowed it down to the Canon 650D or 60D. The 60D is QUITE a lot more expensive though. Makro have great specials on at the moment – SO tempted to go for the 650D. Thankfully my Dad has offered to buy my current camera from me which helps a lot. What is your “broken” one again? Have a super avie. 🙂 xo
Snap, I have figs in my kitchen too… aren’t they just delicious! Happy cooking (and eating).
Hi Lizzy, what are you going to be making with your figs? 🙂 xo
If you do set up a tea tray, I’ll gladly pop by:D Especially if you make a loaf of bread. Those figs!!! Unbelievable, we never get anything like them here. I can’t wait to see what you cook up in the next little while:) xx
Smidge, you will have to come early to enjoy a few figs before we enjoy our tea. 😀 Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
I just love these posts. It’s so lovely to see inside people’s kitchens. Those figs look really special. I’ve just started to see them in our shops too. And those embroidered cloths look like heirlooms xx
I think I shall treasure the tray cloths and keep them for my nieces on day. Wonder if kids will still like that kind of thing in years to come. Have a lovely day Charlie. 🙂 xo
Mandy, look at your figs!!! How wonderful – I’m guessing they’re the ones from your tree? And your tray cloths are exquisitely embroidered – they must be a sheer joy to use! So nice to peek into your kitchen again – we missed you last month! xx
Hi Celia, yip the figs are from our tree and they are fabulous again this year. I’m pleased to be back in the swing of things with IMK posts. Have a happy day. 🙂 xo
Tea party sounds lovely.
The kettle is always on so come over… 🙂 xo
Mmmm all those delish seeds in a bread 😀
This is a definite must make loaf CCU. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
I love that tray cloth. It’s beautiful!
Thanks very much Misky. Have a super afternoon. 🙂
first figs of the season, a truly wonderful celebrationa!
Oh yes, absolutely! Hope you enjoying all the skiing. 🙂 xo
Such gorgeous figs! I love all things figs myself. You are quite lucky to have your own tree 🙂 And those seeds will surely make a lovely loaf indeed- so healthy!
Hi Emilie, thanks for stopping by. I am being quite indulgent and gobbling up figs every day. Here is a link to the previous seeded loaf I made http://wp.me/pT5Tj-1EE, it was fabulous. Have a super day. 🙂
Can I come round for tea and while you’re sorting out that tray I’ll nip outside and steal a few figs!
Absolutely! Are you on your way yet? Have a super day Tanya. 🙂 xo
Mandy! Those figs! Wow! We battle to beat the birds to ours. You are so lucky.
I must admit the birds to gobble up more than their fair share but I have yet to find an effective method to deter them. Have a super day. 🙂
Awww theb eauty that is a fig. You definitely had my mind thinking of different dishes 🙂
I never realised that so many people enjoy figs as much as I do Kay. Have a super day. 🙂
Lucky you to have such a large bowl of fresh figs in your kitchen. When they are available here, they usually are two for $3 and that is considered a good price.
Karen, I have dozens and dozens to share with everybody, what a pity I can’t get them to you. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
I would be in fig heaven if I was your neighbor. Have a great day as well.
Those figs look wonderful
Thanks Raymund, they are delicious! Have a great day. 🙂
I too am drooling over that bowl of figs.
They really are fabulous this year Norma. What a pity I can’t sent a dozen your way. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
The figs are lovley- wish I had a treeful!
Love the seeds for your bread- I haven’t made one with nuts and seeds for a long time.
And tea does sound just right for IMK posts. It feels like a visit with friends in the kitchen!
Hi Heidi, hope you have been well. This is the recipe I used for the previous seed loaf I made – http://wp.me/pT5Tj-1EE it was delicious! A cuppa with blogging buddies is awesome. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Embroidered linens–so lovely! I have some from each of my grandmothers and from my mama, all treasured as much for the connexions as for the beauty of the objects. As for the other goodies in your kitchen, all marvelous, and I admit to having fresh-fig envy! They look beautiful *and* delicious.
Oh Kathryn, how very special that you have 2 generations of embroidered linens. I will enjoy a couple of figs just for you today. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Will you look at those figs!!! So plump and fresh. As much as I like these looks into your kitchen, Mandy, I think the figs stole the show this month. 🙂
The figs do a tendency to steal the spot light John. 😀 Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Love those little tea cloths but they would look even more beautiful with some lovely baked goods made by Mandy displayed on top… LOL Take care, BAM
You are very kind Bam, thank you! Have a super day. 🙂 xo
The tea tray cloths are lovely Mandy! Looking forward to your new recipes with the spices as well. 🙂
Thanks very much Kristy. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
I have serious fig envy right now! Makes me want to make drunken fig jam. Thanks for the tour! 🙂
Ooh, drunken fig jam – scrumptious! Have a super day. 🙂 xo
So jealous of your figs! I bought some yesterday and some ants devoured them last night because I left them on the bench!
Hi Christie, thanks for stopping by. We have a major ant problem at the moment too. The bees have arrived and it’s quite a task picking figs without being attacked. Have a super weekend. 🙂
I just love seed loaf 🙂
I’m sure you have loads of great recipes for your bread machine. Have a lovely Saturday. 🙂 xo
I just love your IMK posts & I keep saying I’m going to join in – so much fun. Love that little kitty magnet you have. Now are those figs from your own tree? I’m looking outside now thinking how long it’s going to be before all the really fresh fruits will be around here…long time.
Diane, it would be awesome to see inside your wonderful kitchen every month. I look forward to when you do an IMK post. Yip, the scrumity figs are from our own tree, such a treasure. I will enjoy an extra fig just for you today. Have a super day and stay warm. 🙂 xo
Love your darling kitty magnet! Sweeet. Xx Meowwwwww.
Hope you are well my friend. 🙂 xoxoxo