In My Kitchen – June 2013

In My Kitchen – June 2013

It honestly feels like yesterday that I put May’s edition together.  The year is flying faster than I can keep up with, so before any more times runs away with me…

In my kitchen…

Is more for the baking drawer!  I finally got hold of some icing couplers which I have been wanting for a long while.  It is so much easier to use one icing bag with a coupler to easily change nozzles to ice different patterns – now if I could just get hold of a coupler or two which are slightly bigger than these to fit my other nozzles.

Icing bag couplers

In my kitchen…

Are 2 icing nails – I have watched a tutorial on how to ice a rose – not so sure the practical will be as easy though – I will practice and report back soon. 🙂  I see much hilarity in the near future.

Icing nail

In my kitchen…

Is MORE glitter – in fairness I don’t have silver in my collection and it will look super pretty on those roses I am going to ice.

Silver glitter

In my kitchen…

Is the most adorable and treasured kitty printed tea towel, a gift from a friends who recently spent a night with us.

Kitty kitchen towel

In my kitchen…

Is Pete’s new Italian coffee pot.  He wants to make coffee in it on the fire – yip that’s my pyromaniac hubby for you.

Pete's coffee pot

In my kitchen…

Is a fabulous bottle of olive oil which I bought when we stopped in at Humansdorp at Le Chameleon.  It is my favourite place to stop on our trips through to Plett to visit family.

Olive oil

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.

56 thoughts on “In My Kitchen – June 2013

  1. I can’t wait to see your iced roses. I’m sure you’ll do great. I wouldn’t have the patience for it. It stresses me to even think of attempting that. 😉 And you’re right, this year is flying by!

    • I will get cracking on some icing roses when I get back home from our little getaway Kristy. Pete has whisked me off to Mauritius for a wee holiday! I cannot believe I am back here. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo

  2. I know what you mean about time getting away … lived a lot of life, but haven’t posted since my last IMK! Such is life. Can’t wait to see the glittered roses! And more olive oil is always a good thing. 🙂

  3. I cannot wait to see the creations you’ll make with all of your new icing equipment. And with icing, should there be any mishaps, you can eat the evidence! I have that very coffee pot in my kitchen. I no longer drink caffeinated coffee — unless it’s brewed in that pot. So, when I make a pot, that cup of coffee will give me a real jolt!
    Thanks for this month’s glimpse behind the magic curtain, Mandy.

    • I think I would be the size of a house if I had to eat all of my mishaps John. How cool that you and Pete share a like of coffee pots. Sorry if I haven’t been around but as you will see from my post tomorrow, Pete has whisked me away for a little holiday… Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo

    • Hi Sue, an icing nail is a thingy you use to build icing roses and flowers on – I will try my best to learn super quick and put a post together of how to make one. What you do is hold the nail part in your one hand and with an icing bag and special shaped nozzle pipe icing onto the round top piece to form a rose. That was very badly explained – sorry but the sun and sea is awaiting my arrival – we are in Mauritius – woohoo!!! Have a super day. 🙂 xo

  4. You have quite many goodies in your kitchen. 🙂 My baking drawer is a mess and I’m embarrassed to share. hahaha…I guess I just love baking so much and I always look for new tools that I can use (or not). 😛 Thank you so much for sharing. I think I need to get myself one of those espresso pots!

  5. Hey! I used to have a coffee pot like that and used it for my morning cappucino but the handle finally broke off 😦 I’m looking forward to seeing the roses. Are you soaking up the rays on the rock right now and taking amazing photographs for us?

    • Hello friendy. You can get the coffee pots dirt cheap at Checkers. First 3 days here have been a whirlwind of catching up with friends and a day in Port Louis. Tomorrow will be the first official day of holiday. I did however managed to make friends within the first 3 hours of being here with an adorable kitty – she pops passed every afternoon for a bowl of milk – I am trying very hard to be patient to get some photos of her. Sadly only taken a couple of other shots to date but will rectify that tomorrow. 🙂 xoxoxo

  6. Oh my favorite series (that allows me to peek into your kitchen! :D)! I’ve been curious about the coffee pot. I’ve seen a lot of those pots in food blogs and Instagram feed… I need to research to see if it makes exceptionally good coffee than french press. 🙂 Can’t wait to see next month to see inside your kitchen. 😉

    • These are such fun posts to do Nami. I am not much of a coffee boffin myself but my hubby enjoys coffee made in this pot. Have a super day and looking forward to catching up with you when I return vacation. Have a super day. 🙂 xo

    • If and or when I get it right to ice a rose, I will do a little tutorial. Before I could find any, I made one using a nail from the garage and the bottom on a small tin – wasn’t too bad but these are so much nicer. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. 🙂 xo

  7. I love Pete’s coffee pot & good luck to him with putting it through trial by fire. It reminds me of my neighbor who put his percolator on the grill when we had a winter power outage…and closed the grill lid. Never mind the platic and glass parts on the percolator – he left it out there & heard a big explosion when the thing blew up – blew the lid right off the grill! (p.s. I’m not sure if this comment is coming through all right. Grrrr…just got a new compuer w/Windows 8 which I’d like to personally return to Bill Gates! Thisis by far the worst windows release I’ve ever seen).

    • Hi Vegan Kat. I LOVE sprinkling glitter over the top of my cupcakes. I think that silver is my favourite though as it shows up best out of all of the colours. Have a super day. 🙂 xo

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