In My Kitchen – November 2014

How did we get to the second last month of the year so quickly!  Clearly there is truth in time passing quicker the older you get.

As always a big thank you to Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting this fun monthly event.  It’s great fun peeking into so many beautiful and different kitchens each month.  Please remember Celia needs all IMK posts submitted by the 10th of every month.

In my kitchen…

Are the most magnificent mini roses from our garden.  I bought 2 new rose bushes seeing as I killed our best rose bush when I transplanted it a couple of months ago.  My sadness of losing the other bush is quickly forgotten with these beautifully coloured roses.

Garden roses

In my kitchen…

Is millet.  For the life of me, I cannot remember who’s blog I saw millet on so my apologies for no link love.  I will post a millet and grape salad recipe next week.

Millet

In my kitchen…

I found 2 new varieties of Pete’s coffee pods, up to now I have only been able to find the Foreign Ground Brazil Single Origin.

Cofee pods

In my kitchen…

Is our new 56 litre LG Mirror Microwave.  Sorry it is not a picture of ours but I ran out of time so quickly got this one from the brochure.  I am not entirely convinced this new modern “metallic” look works for me as each item (fridge, dishwasher, washing machine etc) is a different shade of “silver” even within one brand so its’ awfully difficult to match items.  Bring back classic white which doesn’t date and matches everything.  I have two complaints about this new edition to our kitchen.  Even though I only use it to reheat and make the odd gravy, I still want to be able to see inside the unit when it is on – some genius thought about the aesthetics (not sure why you need a mirror on a microwave – possibly do your hair while heating lunch?) and not the functionality so you are left guessing when something is going to boil over!  It doesn’t have a kitchen timer either which was so handy on our old microwave.  My suggestion to you would be not to buy a mirror unit, unless you want to sit in front of it to do your hair or make-up.  I have also had many unsuccessful calls to LG, their service is shocking – they are useless!  Right rant over.

56l lg mirror micro

In my kitchen…

Are “Nigerian” from Lebanon ice cream powders.  Pete, like me, loves finding something different on the shelves in supermarkets and he came across these.  Albeit they are instant – mix powder with milk, he says they are really very nice.  I will report back on what I think.

Ice cream powder

In my kitchen…

Is the smallest tin of condensed milk I have seen – 78g.  Pete knows how I love small, what I call “nunu” things so when he found this he couldn’t resist buying it for me.

78g condensed milk

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.

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In My Kitchen – April 2012

In My Kitchen – April 2012

Another month has rolled around which means it’s In My Kitchen time again.

In my kitchen…

Are the most beautiful red roses from our garden.  Often people will ask me what roses they are and with my vast knowledge reply red roses – sadly, I couldn’t tell one rose from another.

In my kitchen…

Is my new mini spatula.  I have never owned a small spatula so never realised until now, just how handy and useful they are.  Might have to get another one.

In my kitchen…

Is a tortoise shell I found while out riding.  I was fascinated to see how the shell had started peeling off until I was told that this little one was burnt in a fire and this is the reason for her outer shell casing to be falling off.  It really saddens my heart to think how she must have suffered!

In my kitchen…

Is some edible glitter for sprinkling on top of cupcakes and the like.  I have been searching high and low for it and finally found a few tubs in Johannesburg whilst visiting with my folks – I am sure to be sorry that I only bought one but since arriving back home have found out where I can source more here in PE when stock is available.  I will post a few pics of some cupcakes sprinkled with this beautiful (fairy dust) soon.

In my kitchen…

Is ANOTHER little milk jug – I am such a sad case not being able to resist these little jugs.  I found this whilst out shopping with my mom .  It was close though, I nearly bought 2!

In my kitchen…

Is a piping bag I found at a very reasonable price.  It works really well too.  I just need to find better nozzles now – mine are a little “cheap and nasty”.

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.