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.

Terry’s Thai Curry with Butternut

Our friend Terry made us this super tasty meal a while back and he was kind enough to share his recipe with me, thanks Terry. 🙂  I made a slight adjustment here and there and served it with basmati rice and pappadums.  It was an absolutely delicious meal which I am sure will be one of those recipes we serve to family and friends for many years to come.

Terry’s Thai Curry with Butternut


15ml vegetable oil
8 -10 chicken thighs
30ml Thai green curry paste
15ml brown sugar
Zest of 1 lime
400ml coconut cream
10ml soy sauce or fish sauce
500g butternut cubed
Juice of 1 lime
Handful coriander chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and brown the chicken then set aside.
  2. Add the curry paste and sugar to the pan and cook for one minute.
  3. Add the zest, coconut cream, soy or fish sauce and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add the butternut and chicken and cook for 30 to 40 minutes until the butternut is cooked.
  5. Stir in the lime juice and coriander just before serving.