In My Kitchen – March 2016

I missed January and February this year.  Clearly not off to a very quick start to 2016.

Thanks to Maureen over at The Orgasmic Chef for taking over the monthly installment get together and round up from our dear friend Celia.  I am looking forward to tagging along with everyone.

In my kitchen…

Is the most beautiful gift from Celia all the way from Australia!  It is currently holding a place in John Kehoe’s book, Mind Power.

Celica book mark

In my kitchen…

Are bone handled tea knives, a gift from my mom who knows how much I love bone handled cutlery.  Can’t wait to butter a scone using them.  Think I will have to arrange a tea party. 🙂

bone handled cake knives

In my kitchen…

Is a homemade cake platter.  I have been hunting for one to hold 6 “Mandy sized” cupcakes but all have been too small.  So while in Joburg, I found the perfect plate and shallow bowl which I inverted and stuck to the base of the plate using epoxy.

medium cake holder

In my kitchen…

Is a pretty blue “silpat” baking mat from my cousin Renee – which reminds me I still need to make the crackers I have been trying to make since December.


In my kitchen…

Is a gorgeous toothpick holder, a gift from my ever loving Pete.

Toothpick holder

In my kitchen…

Were some healthy snacks, fab chocies and what was my favourite spice until it was finished, all from my lovely sister in law Trishy.


What’s in your kitchen this month?

Please remember to link back to Maureen’s blog if you partake in the fun and drop her a quick note to let her know when your post will be up and remember Maureen needs all IMK posts submitted by the 10th of every month.

48 thoughts on “In My Kitchen – March 2016

  1. Good to see another pos from you,Mandy. Love these peaks into everyone’s kitchens. I was impressed by your healthy snacks — and then I saw the chocolates. Atta girl! 🙂

    • Thanks Glenda, was great being able to make exactly what I wanted. Think of you every day when I see Pete’s soap making kit in the garage. Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo

  2. I thought I could see some of Celia’s creativeness! That’s very beautiful and so typical of Celia to be thinking of others going through a difficult time. I absolutely LOVE the cake platter you made. What a clever idea and it looks wonderful

    I really hope that you’re feeling stronger every day and wish you the best. Be kind to yourself…..thinking of you all the time, Diane

  3. What a nice collection. I love bone handled knives and have two sets – one which I regularly washed in the dishwasher and one I didn’t. Take my advice – keep them out of the dishwasher!

  4. So many lovely things! Your gift from Celia is gorgeous. I too love bone handled cutlery and have a beautiful canteen of cutlery that my mum bought for me in an antique shop. Have a lovely day dear Mandy!

    • Ooo, how wonderful to have such a special gift from your mom. I saw a few beautiful canteens when we were in the UK 8 or is it 9 years ago and nearly passed out at the prices! Have a beautiful day sweet Tania. 🙂 xoxo

  5. Oh, those knives! Yes, a tea party is in order. I haven’t put together an In My Kitchen for ages and I need to, it delights my heart. I am convinced by April I’ll not feel so far behind! Happy March!

  6. I love those knives, hunting for some myself. Aren’t Celia’s book marks gorgeous? I’m lucky enough to have one as well and I treasure it.

  7. How clever to make your own cake plate! The bone handles knives are beautiful, a tea party is in you future. I’m jealous of the blue silpat, mine looks so boring now that I know they come in colors.

  8. I have a thing for the old school bone handled china, they are so retro and cool, also comfortable to hold in ones hand. 🙂 The book mark is gorgeous too. I do hope you are well my beautiful friend, you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. Big hugs and squishy hugs. Mwah. xoxo

    • Sweet darling Anna, thank you so much for your love. I am doing really well. A change up in life is always a good thing. Maybe one day we can enjoy using those bone handled knives together when you come and visit… Love and hugs to you. 🙂 xoxoxo

  9. My nanna (grandma) used to have some bone handled knives, I don’t know where they ended up but I saw a complete set in an opshop one day and they wanted AU$200 for them! At a second hand shop! I just love them, they bring back lots of memories of smothering homemade apricot jam on fresh bread with cream 🙂 Great idea with your new cake stand Mandy – love it! Happy #IMK x

    • My Nanna also had them! I hear you on the prices. They seems to be seriously expensive everywhere the world over. Pity we didn’t know then what we know now. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo

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