In My Kitchen – December 2011

In My Kitchen – December 2011

Wow, the last instalment of Celia’s In My Kitchen for 2011 – can’t believe how quickly the year has come to an end.

In my kitchen…

are the these little loose bottom quiche tins that I found a short while ago, let’s just say they were an early Christmas pressie for the house – can’t wait to make some individual savoury and sweet tarts – will keep you in the loop of what I make. ūüôā

In my kitchen…

Is this awesome icing knife, a gift from my SIL and it has proven to be quite a handy little helper.¬† It’s thin blade makes for easy work when lifting hot ginger snaps from the baking tray before moulding around a wooden spoon handle and it works a charm for lifting cookies hot from the oven to a cooking rack-¬† oh and works like a dream for icing cupcakes too.

In my kitchen…

Are these fabulous large nozzles that I have borrowed from my aunt so I can practice making mashed potato shapes and icing cupcakes in one quick step.¬† If any of my South African blogger buddies know where I can find disposable piping bags, please let me know – to date I have been using plastic packets and I often squeeze a little too hard and split the bag, which doesn’t make for a fun icing experience.

In my kitchen…

Is our trusty smoker which we have used all of once!¬† Hmm, can’t remember exactly how to use it either – I do remember what a nightmare it was to clean though.¬† I will endeavour to find the booklet and hopefully bring you an exciting smoked fish recipe soonish.

In my kitchen…

Is our medical kit which has come out of the cupboard for it’s annual expiration date check.¬† I could stitch you up (only until the end of the year though as the sutures expire then), bandage most things, ease a burn, wash your eye out, put a plaster over your ouchie, clean and disinfect a cut, ease a burn, keep you warm with a space blanket, remove a splinter and even take your temperature and just for good measure help your headache go away, oh yes and safely give you mouth-to-mouth and if all else fails I have a manual to read on what steps to follow if I find you involved in a motor vehicle accident, bleeding, unconscious and what positions to lay you in, all the while wearing my surgical gloves.

In my kitchen…

Is my ever loved florist tape Рit is the most awesome stuff to bind a couple of flowers together to give to family and friends.  It stretches and sticks to itself while holding your flowers together.

In my kitchen…

Is a bowl of coral, each piece personally selected from the beaches on the island of Mauritius which I brought home as a reminder of our years there.

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.

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