Friday, 2 January 2015

In My Kitchen January 2015

Hello folks to 2015.  I am positively reeling from the Christmas whirlwind, and cannot quite believe that it is all done and dusted for another year.  Mr Pickings and I have decided that this Christmas we will go away for the big event and just relax.  We did exactly that one year and fled to Melbourne by ourselves.  It was positively blissful to just have room service in our hotel room and do nothing on the big day.  Though I have a feeling my cousins and aunt down there may want to do something big!  I actually thought I had ended up with nothing to show for In My Kitchen this month but it turns out I do have a few things for show and tell. So here they are - my Xmas goodies.  I hope you all ended up with something splendid.  Join in with Celia from Fig Jam & Lime Cordial if you too want to show off your new kitchen lovelies.


my gorgeous Mason & Cash mixing bowl with hedgehogs running along the bottom

this will be useful - thanks Maureen for the hint about this one

who can resist that big, boofy face? 

pressie from Mr Pickings - I love Annabel 

believe it or not this is a teeny Bison bowl - so cute 

yep more Falconware!

delightful handmade ceramics from a Gold Coast artist

nope not Falconware, it is Romanian!

this is amazing!  I have used it a few times already 


I was lucky this Christmas to get lots of foodie gifts from family and friends.  I hope you did too!   Hasn't it been a crazy, mad time of it lately?  I wish everyone all the best for 2015, and hope to see you all around the virtual traps.


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  1. Tha Mason bowl and the Romanian jug with gorgeous wooden implements- I am in love with these things.

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    1. thanks! they are lovely. Hubby bought me the jug (with a little prompting) and i decided to treat myself to the bowl. I love hedgehogs! and all the rest of the animals in this set of bowls. mm i may have to buy the rest:)

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  2. I have serious enamelware envy. Love, love, love that jug. Oh, and I have mixing bowl envy too. Those hedgehogs are too cute.

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    1. thank you. i just adore enamelware and my cupboards are getting full of it. and the hedgehogs- i couldn't resist.

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  3. What a novel idea just escaping and taking refuge in a hotel and getting room service! I think I'd like to do that one year! :D

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    1. It was a fabulous thing to do Lorraine. I recommend it!

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  4. What a great kitchen this month... I Love your Mason and Cash bowl... Where did you get it? I need some new bowls desperately! That salt looks so good! What have you been using it on? Thanks for sharing! Liz xx

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    1. hi liz
      i got the bowl online- from Tableking.com.au. they were very prompt and the bowl arrived safely. the salt is wonderful; i have sprinkled it on top of home made sausage rolls, and on the roasted capsicums i made and on scrambled eggs. it is gorgeous.

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  5. Oh, lots of lovely things in your kitchen this month- Sherry.

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    1. hi rachel
      thank you! i was lucky this xmas. such nice things. hope you got some goodies too.

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  6. Sherry, I love the shape of your Romanian jug. Its fabulous. Did you buy it locally?

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    1. the jug was bought online from Odgers & McClelland Exchange Stores. it is fab for storing all my wooden spoons especially the really long ones:)

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  7. Sherry, I love the shape of your Romanian jug. Its fabulous. Did you buy it locally?

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  8. Sherry, I enjoyed visiting your kitchen. I just did my first ever post for In My Kitchen and am having a lovely time visiting all the participants. It's such fun peeking into the kitchens of other food bloggers and discovering new blogs.

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    1. how lovely to see you here jean. It is always great to see new bloggers for IMK; well, i have only been doing it for 8 months myself:) It is wonderful fun isn't it getting a peek into lots of other kitchens? Happy new year.

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  9. I'm googling the food styling book right now. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. i have only had a brief look Clare but it seems really useful. i can't wait to get into it more deeply.

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  10. Hi Sherry, your Christmas sounds perfect... how nice to retreat that way! Love, love, love your Mason & Cash mixing bowl! And swoon over the enamelware, which I've been fond of since childhood. I heard Matt Preston talking on RN about his cookbook, it sounded fabulous... but, lordy, I don't need any more cookbooks, know what I mean! : ) That food styling one has caught my eye. Thanks for the peek into your world... happy new year!

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    1. hi lizzy
      thanks for visiting. i adore the mixing bowl, and love the enamel. i know what you mean about cookbooks- i have too many! but I love them to bits. happy new year.

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  11. Escape is a great idea but I'd miss the cooking and the leftovers. I want a holiday AFTER Christmas :)

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    1. that is true maureen - cooking and left overs are great but it is nice every so often to just run away!:)

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  12. What a wonderful mixing bowl. Also love the ceramic bowl, how cute! Happy New Year!

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    1. thanks gretchen. happy new year to you!

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  13. Sherry, if you love Falconware, have you discovered these guys? http://www.thelostandfounddepartment.com.au/ ? Maybe I've said too much !! : ) Enjoy your January, cheers Kirsty xx

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    1. thanks kirsty. i have had a quick look at this already. oh dear too many nice things:) x

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  14. Those hedgehogs are adorable Sherry. I wouldn't have noticed them if you hadn't pointed them out. As to the Falconware...I think there may need to be an intervention. Thanks for the tour - there was plenty to see! cheers Fiona

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    1. i think you may be right fiona. falconware is taking over my kitchen:) but i love it.

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  15. I'm pleased to hear you had a lovely Christmas. Who doesn't love room service! I love your hedgehog bowl and I just know you'll get great use out of it. I love the colour. And enamelware! It's so popular right now. I must get on the bandwagon xx

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    1. hi charlie
      yes i love that green bowl. i am starting to like green a lot lately:) You see enamelware everywhere these days- so trendy in restaurants and mags.

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  16. Happy New Year Sherry, what a lovely green mixing bowl, it's just stunning! Cookbooks are always great, I think as foodies we just can't get enough of them! Looking forward to some great inspiration from you with those beauties. Lovely meeting you, see you next month for IMK

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    1. thanks! and happy new year to you. i love cookbooks and i have so many recipes i am dying to try out. and heaps of recipes cut out from mags too. Eeek i need more time:)

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  17. I'm in love with your Christmas goodies! The Mason bowl is a stunner, as is your Falconware. Happy New Year!

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    1. hi marian
      hope you had a great xmas and new year's. yep that mason bowl is so gorgeous! i would love to get the other 3 bowls in the set.:)
      cheers
      sherry

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  18. I love the idea of escaping the bustle of the season and setting up shop somewhere else. I may just steal this next time I'm feeling overwhelmed :)

    I do love those little hedgehogs and that flavoured salt looks amazing. Happy New Year to you! x

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    1. hi lisa
      running away is such fun! i recommend it every now and then. the bowl is fab and the salt is just amazing. i do love a good smoked salt. cheers for the new year. x

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  19. There can never be too much Falcon Ware! And I so love those Mason and Cash bowls but I know they're going to be too heavy for us to handle. Look forward to hearing what you think about the Annabel book - she's a lovely lady and a great chef! Have a fabulous 2015! :)

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    1. hi celia
      you are so right. Falconware rules:) The hedgehog bowl is surprisingly light, unlike the Hairy Bikers' bowl i have which is stoneware and weighs a ton. (I still love it) I do love Annabel- she is the best.
      have a great 2015.

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  20. I certainly recommend the 'going away for Christmas' approach - far more relaxing! I hope you had a good time amid the whirlwind though and your kitchen is certainly looking great. What a lovely selection of books!

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    1. hi kari
      the cookbooks are great and i am looking forward to trying out lots of recipes. very lucky this xmas.

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  21. fantastic stuff - I really want your hedgehog bowl and your smoked seasoning - just in case you get tired of having them about :-) and I love your other new pieces of cookware. and I think I could do with a food styling book - hope you find it helpful and fun

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    1. hi johanna i am addicted to the smoked salt already and happily chuck it into everything. and i love my hedgehogs. i must get around to reading more of the food styling book. it is so interesting- she even tells you how to cook a particular dish so it looks right!

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  22. oh I love it all! The enamelware, the books, the little bowl. I've been eyeing off that food styling book for a while now. Might need to pop it higher on my list

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    1. hi Mel
      hope you had a great xmas break. yes that food styling book is great from what i have read so far. am keen to delve into it more...cheers for 2015 x

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  23. Hi Sherry,
    I just adore that hedgehog bowl and wow that salt sounds interesting!!
    Warm regards, Jan

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    1. hi jan
      the salt is really great on all sorts of foods. i love it! and yes i adore the hedgehogs. so cute.
      thanks for visiting. x

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