Wow, can’t believe I just typed November which means this is our second last IMK post of the year. 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.
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.
In my kitchen…
Is a beautiful mini viola plant which my sister-in-law Karin gave to me. 🙂
In my kitchen…
Are my coriander seedlings. These guys are ready to be potted for the herb garden so they can join the rest of the coriander and other happy herbs.
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. I planted a few others but don’t think they have survived. I reckon I should have seen a leaf shoot on all the slips I planted and not just a bare twig.
In my kitchen…
Are some shot glasses which I use for individual place settings when we have family and friends over for dinner. They really work well and are considerably cheaper than mini vases.
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.
Gorgeous photographs. I love sweet peas and pansys.
Hi Gustoso, welcome and thanks for stopping by and for your lovely compliment. Have a super day. 🙂
A pizza slice would not survive if I were you, look at that beauty why was it a leftover
It was only left over Raymund because I ate the pizza on my own so ran out of tummy space. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
exactly what I was thinking 😉
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.
I would love to be able to send you a baby fig tree Glenda – pity you don’t live closer! How old is your tree? Maybe they reach a point of just being too old? I too LOVE coriander, definitely my favourite herb. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Mandy – it is not so old, I think life it too hard for it 😦
What a pity Glenda. xo
Sweet peas remind me of my mother! Thanks for sharing Mandy xxx
How lovely. Have a super afternoon Tandy. 🙂 xo
I love violas, Mandy. They used to grow wild in my lawn at one time. Lovely little treasures of colour.
Misky you must have had the most beautiful lawn! Have a super week ahead. 🙂 xo
G’day Mandy! Gorgeous photos indeed, true!
Your pizza got me right away and your flowers brightened my day! Thank you!
Hi Joanne, how lovely to have brightened your day. May your week ahead be equally as bright. 🙂 xo
I would love that pizza for the dinner!
What a pity I can’t send you a slice Angie. Have a lovely week ahead. 🙂 xo
leftover pizza makes the best breakfast, eaten cold!! Love your sweet peas Mandy, just gorgeous x
Thanks Lisa! Have a lovely week ahead. 🙂 xo
Pretty flowers. Our fig tree was doing very badly but seems to have perked up a bit since we moved it. I wish I’d thought to take some cuttings instead of just hacking it back and throwing the bits away.
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. 🙂 xo
I’m guessing it’s spring where you live?!!! Beautiful post. Love all of the flowers, and especially the shot glass idea!
Hi Mimi, yip we are heading into what I hope will be a beautiful summer. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
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 that you use your shot glasses for so many things Heidi. I am hoping my coriander won’t go to seed but we will wait and see. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
I love peeking inside your kitchen, Mandy!
I’m so nosy.
Where are your furry babies?
I want that left over pizza! Xxxxxxx
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. 🙂 xoxoxo
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 🙂 Mind you, I love the idea of them willed with alcohol too!
Oops, sorry about eating the last piece Tanya. 😉 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. 🙂 xo
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.
Hi Pat. Isn’t it wonderful to think how the seasons change so much and how our gardens change. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
I can’t believe it’s November already!
The leftover pizza looks delicious! I just finished eating lunch, but if a slice of that was in front of me I’d eat it right now 😉
Scary to think how quickly the year is passing us by Ada. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Is that pizza still hanging around? I could go for a taste of that right now. I love the colors of those flowers & keep forgetting that you’re heading into your growing season there.
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. 🙂 xo
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
Smoked almonds sound fabulous Charlie – not on pizza though, I don’t think. Well, I’m willing to give it a try. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
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!
Hi Kristy! Seems the left over pizza is a hit with everybody and I so enjoy having a flower or 2 in the house. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
I love flowers in my kitchen! Nice post 🙂
I love having little vases all over the house. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
So many delights! I would be terribly hard pressed to choose between so many marvels and joys. Happiness abounds!
You are so very kind Kath, thank you! Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Mandy, what gorgeous flowers you have! I love the bright colours, you can tell spring has well and truly arrived. I hope you have more luck with coriander in summer than we do, ours keeps bolting to seed!
Thanks Celia! My rocket seems to bolt to seed too. Hopefully I will have better success with the coriander. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Beautiful photo’s. That pizza looks divine.
Thanks so much Leah! Have a super day. 🙂
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. 🙂 xo
How exciting to be coaxing life out of the prunings from your fig tree! One can never have too many figs 😀
Hi Jas, I agree, figs are fabulous! Have a super day. 🙂 xo
That first photo of the pizza is making me very, very hungry. I am guessing you can keep your fig trees in the ground year round.
Hi Norma. Seems everybody would like a bite of my last piece of pizza. 🙂 Yip, our fig trees stay in the ground all year round. Pete was thinking of trying to bonsai the one but we are not sure if it will work. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Would you get fruits from a bonsai fig tree?
I have no idea Norma. I have left all the research to Pete. Wouldn’t little mini figs be adorable! Have a super day. 🙂 xo
The flowers are lovely, but the pizza looks great 🙂
Thanks very much! Hope you have been keeping well. Have a lovely day. 🙂
I must do this one day, it is really fun to peak into each other’s kitchens! I love sweetpeas and am afraid I won’t see them again til next summer, so it’s great seeing them in your kitchen, Mandy!xx
Smidge, I would LOVE to have a peek into your beautiful kitchen. I hope your winter is a short and mild one Smidge. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Blooming flowers and growing threes in November! Beautiful! Here, we have falling leaves and gray seas…beautiful too. I love November! All the best, Mandy 🙂
Hi Ela, it never ceases to amaze me how we can be in different seasons. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Love the idea of shot glasses for mini vases…very clever.
Hi Karen, thanks, glad you like the idea. It really works so well. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
i know! I can’t believe it is november either! So strange and makes me sad its almost the end of IMK! I have really enjoyed it
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. 🙂 xo
Pizza looks delicious!
Thanks very much Serena! Have a lovely day. 🙂
beautifull edible flower and micro greens!
i guess you could made a haute style fancy plating now Mandy……
I have always said that presentation of a meal is 50% of the enjoyment. Have a great week Dedy. 🙂
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. 🙂
Awsome! Love the little plants in the kitchen 🙂
Thanks very much for stopping by and for your lovely comment. Have a super week ahead. 🙂