Tuesday, 2 December 2014

In My Kitchen December 2014

Will I even bother to say how darn quickly this month, and end of year has come up?  Yes I will!  Eek, I am panicking. To-do lists coming out of my ears, and piles of gifts and wrapping paper everywhere.  The tree has gone up and is getting closer to being decorated.  Most of the Xmas lights are up, but there are still lots of bits and bobs needing attention. Aaaagh!  Maybe some of my home-made Irish Cream will soothe my tangled nerves.  Anyway, here we are once again joining Celia from Fig Jam & Lime Cordial for the monthly roundup in our kitchens.  Join in, if you can!


pretty purple tumblers-I love a good spotty item


more Falconware- who knew they came in grey?!

this book is fabulous-so many recipes to try.  Thanks to the blogger who put this one up:) 

lovely dark green plate from a shop in Morpeth.
Thanks to Lorraine for the post about this little country town

gorgeous ceramics from Milly Dent Design

who can resist rose-scented dark choc or dark choc pecans?

farm fresh NSW pecans direct from the farmer

an assortment of goodies- all delish!

more of Milly!

wonderful QLD caperberries-yum!


thanks to Maureen for this suggestion 

I bought a new stick blender + accessories= love it! (these are some of the accessories)


I  had a lot of fun in November collecting items for my kitchen, and I know we will all be super-busy with Xmas, and I am hoping everyone ends up with lots and lots of fabulous foodie gifts.  To all the other IMK'ers, Merry Xmas- just in case we don't "meet" again till next year.



29 comments:

  1. Might just have to get that preserving book!

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    1. Oh yes it is a fab book. Worth getting.

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  2. Yes, I have been meaning to seek those books out since Maureen wrote about them - thanks for reminding me. What a great November kitchen - Sherry.

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    1. hi rachel
      have a great xmas. i am panicking a bit! so much to do and cook.:)

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  3. No, I didn't know they came in grey and now I must have it... and the plate and bowls and books...

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    1. yes i was amazed when i saw the grey Falcon ware. I just love it! merry xmas.

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  4. Yummy kitchen this month... and so many lovely plates and bowls... where do you keep them all :) thanks for sharing! Liz x

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    1. Hi Liz
      I just keep shoving them into cupboards!:))

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  5. G'day! Love your tumblers, pottery and one can never have too many cookbooks! Love the can it, bake it, smoke it title!
    Thanks for this month's kitchen view too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. hi joanne
      i agree about the cookbooks. i just can't resist them. and that one is a good one. thanks for visiting.

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  6. Yay Sherry! Love the grey Falconware and you're more than welcome re Morpeth!! :D Lovely plate!

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    1. hi lorraine
      yes morpeth is a cute little town and so many nice things to buy:) I really like the grey falcon ware. I hadn't seen it before i got to a kitchen shop in mosman. so nice.

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  7. I just keep stuffing it all into my cupboards Liz! And the old stuff goes downstairs and gets hidden away. Thanks for visiting. Merry Xmas.

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  8. That stick blender will be very handy and I must get a copy of that book, 'Will Write for Food'. I'm like you in that I'm starting to panic that I'm not better prepared for Christmas. I'm feeling behind on all fronts xx

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  9. Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It looks right up my alley. I love the tagline about 'salty snacks'. I need to get my finger out and get some of those Bunya Red capers. I keep meaning to do it but things get in the way. Looking forward to more IMKs next year. Thanks for beinga regular reader of my blog and taking thetime to comment. xx

    I got your note re: the sauce BTW. Thanks : )

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    1. hi fiona
      yes it is a great book. i like the caperberries. and so good that they are from QLD. Glad you got the note about the water. i think it may even need a wee bit more when i bottle it. i enjoy reading your blog!

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  10. The ceramics are beautiful. The canning book looks great, may have to think about adding that to my collection.

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    1. hi gretchen
      yes it is a handy book for sure. and i do love the ceramics in my kitchen.

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  11. lovely peek into your kitchen - I love that green and marbled crockery and the fancy chocolates - and would love to flick through those books - esp the canning book (is there much veg smoking?)

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    1. hi johanna
      i haven't had much of a look at the canning book except for the Worcester sauce as that is what i am currently making but it looks like a lot of fab recipes. yes the chocs were very tasty!

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  12. I enjoyed my first visit to your kitchen and love your Milly Dent ceramics! I'm a big fan of Diane Jacobs' writing after hearing her speak at a conference - focused, practical advice plus a sense of humor.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I love the ceramics too!

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  13. Coconut chilli sauce totally intrigues me.

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    1. oh it is yummy shaheen. so good for marinating chicken and other meats.

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  14. Did you like the book? I keep my copy out to remind me not to be a crap writer. (It doesn't always work)

    Your preserving book reminds me how much I want to buy a smoker. :)

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    1. to be honest maureen, i haven't read it yet. i have had a quick peek and it looks interesting. i will get to it like all the other books i have piled up. you know the japanese term - tsundoku? meaning piles of unread books lying all over the house and yet you keep buying more? well that's me to a T.:)

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  15. Falconware comes in grey? Wow, that looks gorgeous and matches perfectly with your grey table top! Or is that a large wooden trivet? Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and all the best for 2015! :)

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    1. Hi Celia
      Yes I was amazed to see grey falconware. It is lovely. That is a cut off piece of VJ board that I painted pale blue so I could use it for setting up photos. Happy new year!!

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