In My Kitchen – July 2015

It seems I spoke to quickly last month as we have had a month of cold days.  One month down, 2 more to go.  Here’s hoping they pass mildly and that Spring shows her beautiful face with warm days.

In my kitchen…

Can’t think why I never included this a couple of months back.  It is a bottle of bubbly Pete bought for me when we were in the Game store in Maputo, Mozambique.  I only wanted it because of the kitty picture.  Still haven’t opened it so have no idea whether it is drink worthy.

Gatao Bubbly

In my kitchen…

Is a kitty mould from my wonderful neighbours Dean and Lesley.  I think I shall use it to make a few catnip treats for my fur babies.

Kitty mould

In my kitchen…

Is a birthday present from my brother Chris and sister in law Elmien and their 4 littlelies.  Thanks guys!  I hope you will come and visit soon so I can make a few cupcakes for you.

Cucake recipe book

In my kitchen…

Is a jar of homemade pickled onions made for us by our friend Cazzie.  They are nearly ready to be eaten.  Can’t wait to taste what they are like with the chilli.

Caz picked onions

In my kitchen…

Are Sistema mini sauce and salt and pepper containers from friends Frans and Yolandie.  It was part of my birthday gift from them.  They know we always take a picnic with us on the boat or when we go into the park so these containers will be very handy.

Sistema containers

In my kitchen…

Is a Thai Green Curry paste, which I am sure will be used quite often through the winter cold nights.  I use it most often for coconut curry.

Woolies Thai Green Curry Paste

What’s in your kitchen this month?

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80 thoughts on “In My Kitchen – July 2015

  1. Love the cat champagne. And I am making green chicken curry tonight because it’s so cold here at the moment we need something warming. And how lovely to have homemade pickled onions xx

    • Our weather has been as horrid Charlie – although some days are beautiful if you are outside – our home just stays like a freezer though – absolutely horrible. Can’t wait for an occasion to crack the bubbly. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo

  2. I love that wine label! We got a couple of bottles of bubbles a few months ago…haven’t decided what to do with them. I look forward to your cupcake creations.

  3. I love the kitty champagne bottle! How fun is that?! And I have no doubt you’ll make some new beautiful cupcakes with that book too. In fact, I have no doubt you could make some that look even better than that cover shot on the book. 😉

  4. Had to Google that wine as I couldn’t think where it came from (espumante). It’s Portuguese! Not known for their sparkling so intrigued to know what it’s like when you open it 🙂
    KP adores pickled onions but they have to be crunchy. Your gifted ones look like they’ll be delicious.

    • I was quite sceptical about the contents when we got the bottle but I just had to have it for the label Sally. I will report back on what it is like when I open it. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo

  5. Thai Green Curry washed down with a glass of the cat champers, yep…. just the thing to battle the ridiculous cold weather we are experiencing. Top of 5c here today. Sigh!!!
    2 more months of this makes me want to cry. 😦
    Got these cool cake pop dispenser things, looking forward to giving them a whirl. Otherwise, not a lot happening in my kitchen.
    Have a great rest of week lovely one. Squishy hugs and loves headed your way. Mwah! 🙂

    • 5C – NOOO! That’s absolutely shocking! I thought our 17C was bad. Although our house is SERIOUSLY cold in winter so it is colder inside – great summer home though. 😀 Have a beautiful day sweet Anna. 🙂 xoxoxo

  6. Miles will be very jealous of the cat mould. He would like it if we carved a statue of him and erected it in the garden. He’s a bit egotistical like that. The whole world revolves around him -if you know what I mean! Fantastic salt and pepper containers. What a fabulous idea! xx

    • At least Miles doesn’t have competition with another 2 like in our home! Wonder what he will think once wee Alice starts moving about on her own in his garden and home. Have a wonderful day Emma. 🙂 xo

  7. The champagne made me giggle. Last month when we hosted our wine and cheese party, we were at the store looking for a bottle of wine and my husband spotted a label from a local wine producer with a money face on it. All evening I called it the “monkey wine” because I couldn’t remember the proper name. Well, it stuck. Now I will always think of it as such and I can’t help but think of your kitty champagne the same way! 🙂

    • I am hoping to crack the kitty bubbly in the next couple of weeks. All this anticipating, it better be good. 😀 Enjoy your curry Vicki and have a beautiful weekend. 🙂 xo

  8. You have a lot of fun things in your kitchen this week. For dinner tonight I made fish packets with Thai yellow curry, coconut milk , and some thai aromatics like kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass, etc. so delicious maybe you can use some of your Thai curry this way.

  9. Oooh – I love a good pickled onion and homemade is even better. I’m sure you’ll enjoy those babies. Meanwhile…. That cat mould is very unusual to say the least. Quirky!

    Thanks for the tour.

  10. Tha cat champagne caught my eye right away and hopefully you will laugh with me when I thought the cat tray was for making chocolate! The cupcake cookbook looks like fun!
    Thanks for sharing your kitchen this month too!

    • I bet the mould would be perfect for making chocolates Joanne. Grand idea however I have gifted it to Glenda and will pop it in the mail for her tomorrow. She is going to be making soap. Can’t wait to see her results. Have a super day. 🙂 xo

  11. Looks like your kitchen is filled with delicious-ness! Thanks so much for sharing. Love the kitty mould. I was thinking chocolates too.

    • I will definitely have to keep the bottle Celia. I really do hope the contents are good – will crack it soon, just as soon as I have the news a flat we sold is out of our name and in the new owners name – that will be definite cause to celebrate. I have posted the mould to Glenda for her soap making. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo

  12. Thanks for letting us see your kitchen. What an adorable bottle of bubbly! Have you made any cupcakes yet? If so, hope that they turned out well.

  13. Lots of goodies in your kitchen this month Mandy but my favourite is those Sistema sauce bottles – will be keeping my eyes out for those. They always come in handy for mayonnaise, sauces & oils. How was your champagne?

    • I decided to wait on the sale of one of our apartments before cracking the bottle of bubbly. We are a few days away from registration so will know soon if it is good or not. Have a great day! 🙂 xo

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