In My Kitchen – May 2014

May, my birthday month has arrived and so far it has not been too cold, yippee, although I am already starting to count the sleeps until Spring…

In my kitchen…

Is a set of broad shallow pasta or soup bowls.  There were dirt cheap so I quickly bought a dozen, not that I could seat 12 people for dinner but I couldn’t resist.  Never no, I might have a soup followed by a pasta course – just so long as there are only 6 of us at the dinner table.

soup pasta bowls

In my kitchen…

Is a batch of rusks ready to go into the oven.  The kitchen has the most wonderful smell while these are baking and drying.

unbaked rusks

In my kitchen…

Is the most magnificent chicken stock powder.  I used it when we lived in Mauritius and then my mom found it at a Chinese store in Johannesburg and has been keeping me in regular supply.  I use it to make liquid stock, add it into gravies for extra flavour, sprinkle it over a chicken before roasting and quite honestly could eat it straight from the tin.

Chicken stock powder

In my kitchen…

Is an organic quinoa.  Not sure it is any different to the previous quinoa I bought as quinoa on it’s own tastes pretty much like nothing but when made into a salad using the recipe I got from my sister-in-law it is an absolute winner.

Organic quinoa

In my kitchen…

Is an unidentified bone.   I may have asked this question before, so my apologies if I have.  Do you know what it is?  We found it on the beach so assume it has to belong to a sea creature of sorts.

unidentified bone

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.

In My Kitchen – July 2012

In My Kitchen – July 2012

This month’s In My Kitchen is brought to you from a very cold kitchen.  Winter has not been very kind of late and the temperatures are well below what I can digest.  I am in no less than 3 pairs of socks at any one time.  This is the first winter we have had an electric blanket – oh what heavenly bliss – knowing that I can climb into a toasty bed at night makes this cold weather that much more tolerable and the fur babies are enjoying the benefits of a warm bed too. 🙂

In my kitchen…

Is a huge bowl of lemons which I have just harvested from our 2 trees.  I am only showing you the prettier ones.  There are some that look very peculiar with knobbly bits and blemishes.  They are all fabulously juicy and I am guaranteed to be making more than one Lemon Meringue Pie and recently found what looks like a super easy lemon and poppy seed cake – naturally though I will be turning it into muffins.

In my kitchen…

Is the sweetest Honey Pot which I received from a boss forever ago.  Sadly I don’t use it very often as the ants always find their way through the little gap in the lid.

In my kitchen…

Are my “antique” little Mustard Spoons which haven’t been used in a while.


In my kitchen…

Are two bowls which I bought at the local supermarket when we were living in Mauritius.  Not quite sure why I never bought more, they were dirt cheap.  The famous hindsight…

In my kitchen…

Are 2 wooden bowls which used to belong to my FIL.  I was recently reminded of them when I saw a post over at Misk Cooks.  Misky was looking for and eventually found wooden bowls to use for course salt and pepper.

In my kitchen…

Is a jar of pickled onions gifted to us from a friend.  Thanks Cazzie.

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.