In My Kitchen – November 2013

Wow, can’t believe I just typed November which means this is our second last IMK post of the year. Β It is also very exciting that there are so many new contributors to this fun monthly peek into each others kitchens.

In my kitchen…

Is a leftover piece of cheese and caramelised onion pizza which I made yesterday for lunch.

cheese onion pizza

In my kitchen…

Are some lavender sweet peas waiting to be put in a vase, as well as some pretty pink ones which I placed at our entrance hall, so not really in my kitchen and a smaller arrangement which I will put on my desk.

Sweet peas lavender

Sweet peas pink

Sweet peas vase

In my kitchen…

Is a beautiful mini viola plant which my sister-in-law Karin gave to me. πŸ™‚

Mini viloas

In my kitchen…

Are my coriander seedlings. Β These guys are ready to be potted for the herb garden so they can join the rest of the coriander and other happy herbs.

coriander seedlings

In my kitchen…

Well, technically just outside of my kitchen are 2 fig tree slips which I planted when we pruned the fig tree. I am thrilled that they are growing. Β I planted a few others but don’t think they have survived. Β I reckon I should have seen a leaf shoot on all the slips I planted and not just a bare twig.

fig tree slips

In my kitchen…

Are some shot glasses which I use for individual place settings when we have family and friends over for dinner. Β They really work well and are considerably cheaper than mini vases.

shot glass vases

What’s in your kitchen this month? Β Please remember to link back to Celia’s blogΒ Fig Jam and Lime CordialΒ if you partake in the fun.

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74 thoughts on “In My Kitchen – November 2013

  1. Hi Mandy, Your sweet peas are gorgeous – my colours exactly. I wouldn’t mind one of those baby fig trees, mine is very sick. I know they are supposed to grow anywhere but it appears anywhere except my place. Your coriander looks great. I use a lot of coriander and am planting some seeds every few weeks in the hope of having it all summer.

    • Hi Anne. You can always take cuttings next year once your tree has re-established itself. I honestly didn’t think I would be able to get the slips to grow and just this morning I saw another cutting I placed in another pot has also taken – very happy! Have a super day. πŸ™‚ xo

  2. Hi Mandy- I love the flowers and the shot glasses! I use my shot glasses for so many things- starting root cuttings, a quick measure for olive oil, I throw water onto my pizza stone in the oven whilst baking bread with a shot glass, etc.
    I wish I could grow cilantro- it goes to seed so quickly that I find it easier to just keep buying bunches every time I go to the market!
    A great post- thanks for sharing!

    • I love having you peek into my kitchen Kim – maybe one day when we meet you will come here then you can poke around in all my cupboards. My fur babies are loving the warmer weather and are out playing and hunting most of the day. I promise I will eventually get around to doing another post for you on them. Have a beautiful day. πŸ™‚ xoxoxo

  3. Could you just open the fridge door for me and check that there is not another slice of that pizza lurking in there for me? No? Oh well, I shall just enjoy the smell of those lovely sweet peas (too hot to grow them in Spain but maybe this year I could try in England). I love the idea of the little shot glasses as place settings πŸ™‚ Mind you, I love the idea of them willed with alcohol too!

    • Oops, sorry about eating the last piece Tanya. πŸ˜‰ I adore the smell of sweet peas – such a happy smell. We shall have to enjoy a few place settings together using the shot glasses and have a few extra on hand to enjoy a wee bit of tipple out of. Have a beautiful day. πŸ™‚ xo

  4. It’s so nice to see sweet peas when we are at the other end of the year. It tells me that our turn will come again in 6 months or so!

    I covet the pizza ~ the simpler ones are always the best.

    • Diane, I think this one slice of pizza has had to go at least 20 or 30 ways now. It has been quite popular. Have a beautiful day. I cannot wait to head over to read about your renovations. πŸ™‚ xo

  5. I love the look of your pizza. It’s lunchtime and I’m starving and the uni students have cleaned out the fridge leaving me with nothing but some smoked almonds. I would love some of your pizza. Your flowers are beautiful and scream of Spring. xx

  6. Indeed! How did it get to be November already?! I don’t know where time is going right now. I love the flowers in your kitchen, but I’m especially digging your leftover pizza. That looks delicious! Always fun to get a glimpse into your world Mandy. Have a great week!

  7. I can understand having a piece of leftover pizza, Mandy. It’s happened to us all. What I don’t get is how it survived long enough into the next day to be photographed. That pretty slice would have been eaten while I was waiting for my coffee to brew. Fantastic that you’ve 2 new fig trees to one day plant in your yard. Could this be the start of Mandy’s Fig Farm? Stay tuned …

    • Ooo, Mandy’s Fig Tree Farm – sounds fun. You gonna come help pick the figs? Seems this one piece of pizza is quite popular amongst all my blogging buddies. Who would have thought. Have an awesome day John. πŸ™‚ xo

  8. How exciting to be coaxing life out of the prunings from your fig tree! One can never have too many figs πŸ˜€

    • Hi Belle, you don’t need to worry, the IMK posts will carry on in the New Year. Celia has over 40 contributors every month now so it is growing from strength to strength. Have a super day. πŸ™‚ xo

  9. Sweet Peas…take me back to fun filled childhood holidays and all the neighbours grew old fashioned flowers such as sweet peas, poppies and snapdragons. I snapped a dragon the other day, much to the surprise of the person who was walking with me. I’m envious of that coriander, it just bolts in my garden as it’s too hot & humid. It’s just about the only herb I grit my teeth and pay for. Thanks for the tour!

    • I love old fashioned flowers – they are always so pretty. I’m crossing fingers that the coriander doesn’t go to seed – I am experimenting with keeping it in a “cooler” part of the herb garden. Have a super day and hope you get to snap another dragon soon. πŸ™‚

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