In My Kitchen – December 2015

Wow, the end of another year!  Before we wipe our eyes we will be sharing bits and piece in our kitchen in 2016.

As always a big thank you to our friend Celia for bringing us all together each month with these fun IMK posts. 🙂  I am looking forward to next year. xo

In my kitchen…

Was one of my favourite meals, Green Thai Curry Chicken.

Spicy Chicken Curry 3

In my kitchen…

Are a few “inherited” glass pieces from new friends Anton and Diane.  Their mom/in-law passed and I was lucky to receive a few treasured pieces.  Mints have never looked prettier in a crystal lidded jar.

Anton & Diane 1

In my kitchen…

Is probably my favourite piece from Anton and Diane as it reminds me of a mixing bowl my Nana had.  Funny how the brain remembers things as my aunt still has my Nana’s bowl and it looks quite different to mine.  I was so excited about this bowl that I had to use it right away.  I will share the recipe soon.

Anton & Diane 3

In my kitchen…

Is a matching serving dish and bowls, also from Anton and Diane.  The bowls are the perfect size and just what I have been looking for.

Anton & Diane 2

In my kitchen…

Are more gifts from Anton and Diane.  These mini baking tins are adorable.  I see some Christmas baking coming on.

Anton & Diane 4

In my kitchen…

Is the most wonderful gift from our neighbours who are only out at the river over weekends.  I keep an eye on their home when they aren’t here, well only when I have to really and they gave me a loving gift as thanks.


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 and drop her a quick note to let her know when your post will be up and please note Celia needs all IMK posts submitted by the 10th of every month.


44 thoughts on “In My Kitchen – December 2015

  1. Can you believe how fast time is flying? It always does at this time of year it seems. Your new dishes are fantastic! I love the matching set as well as the little crystal bowls. And I do hope you share your recipe in the beautiful mixing bowl soon. Have a great week Mandy! Here’s to an amazing end to 2015. 🙂

    • Can’t believe the start of another year is only 30 sleeps away! Its always so lovely getting unexpected gifts especially ones that have been previously loved. Have a wonderful week too Kristy. Bet you are counting the days now! 🙂 xoxo

  2. Hi Mandy, it is so nice that you get to cherish some of your friends’ family pieces. I love it when things get reused rather than just thrown out.

  3. December got here way too quickly, Mandy. Each year seems to pass a little faster than the last. How nice that your friends thought of you and gave you such lovely pieces. I’m glad you’ve put them to use. Too often these things get put away, never to be seen again. I’ll be looking forward to seeing that green curry chicken recipe. Yum!

    • Tell me about it John. I seem to get a little bit more behind each year with festive shopping. Maybe I should start around Easter, then I will keep up with things. 😀
      I have loads of bits and pieces in my kitchen and make sure I use as many of them as often as I can.
      Hope you got a chance to have a look-see at the curry recipe, it really is scrumptious.
      Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo

  4. I love your new glass pieces; they will be so useful and add a touch of glamour to all the contents. The gift from your neighbours is gorgeous too – how thoughtful of them xx

    • I have used a few of the bowls already and can’t wait to get them out again. It’s always nice getting something you wouldn’t ordinarily buy for yourself. Have a beautiful day Charlie. 🙂 xo

  5. Thank you for the peek inside your kitchen! I have the same glassware which I inherited from my grandmother. I’m too scared to use it in case it gets broken. Maybe I will have to put a piece out for Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing
    Gourmet Getaways

  6. Such lovely gifts Mandy. The crystal covered bowl is indeed perfect for mints. Too bad I can’t keep things like that in the house though as I have three little monsters who would take all the mints and hide them in their beds to eat them all at once! I am looking forward to you curry recipe, we all enjoy it and new recipes are such fun to try out.

    • Seems I have a few hands in the house who also enjoy the mints although thankfully I have not found any in a bed yet. 😀
      The link the the curry recipe is in the post if you would like to have a look-see.
      Have a wonderful weekend ahead. 🙂 xo

  7. I just love the mini baking tins. I’ve wanted to purchase them for the longest time. Now that I’m ready to start baking again, I will definitely pick them up. Love learning what’s in your kitchen Mandy :).

  8. That green thai curry looks gorgeous. I have a mixing bowl just like yours. I love it so much. You are far more organised than me this month. I’ve just sat down at the computer to start thinking about this months IMK. Have a wonderful week. Emma xx

  9. Mandy, such wonderful gifts and it’s lovely to give second hand items a loving home. Happy December x

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