Monday, 2 February 2015

In My Kitchen February 2015

January?  What do you mean it's over already?  But I'm not ready...wait on!  oh alright, it's February - what can I say? Here we are again!  The 2nd month of the year has already started, and it's our wedding anniversary on the first too.  I didn't have a huge month in the kitchen, as my knee gave up the ghost, and I got some weird virus-y thing so I was in bed a lot of the time.  A dear friend sent me a surprise package of items for blog props, and I managed to sneak in a blogging gift for myself, so all was not lost on the blogging front.  So here is my fore-shortened IMK post for this month. Join in with the lovely and generous Celia from Fig Jam & Lime Cordial if you feel inspired to share your kitchen triumphs and/or goodies with other like-minded bloggers.


a fabulous book from the Shetland Islands

local coffee roasters - organic coffee

raw honey from northern NSW- untreated, unheated, natural!

tea towels from a friend 

my new Mad Millie 9 litre preserving pan 

more tea towels

and for a Japanese twist - instant miso soup and a tube of wasabi!


You can just see the novel I bought recently by Ruth Reichl, called Delicious.  I have enjoyed her memoirs immensely, so am hoping her first novel is equally entertaining.  I loved her stories about dressing up in costume to go to restaurants when she was the NY Times food critic, hoping that she would not be recognised.  She also would book under false names, something I do myself.  Not because I am famous and may be recognised (ha ha), but because I am sick of spelling my name(s) and they still get it wrong.  Much better to use Smith or Jones!

And I must say an extra thank you to Celia for posting me an envelope of her dried sour-dough starter.  I promise to have a go at it when my knee is better!  Have a great February, fellow IMK'ers!



28 comments:

  1. What a great collection of items! I can't wait to see what you cook from the Shetland Island cookbook! :D

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  2. it is a fab book lorraine. lots of good ideas in it.

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  3. Happy anniversary - Sherry - I too loved Ruth's book about being the NYT food citric - thanks for reminding me about Delicious.

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    1. thanks rachel. we had a lovely day. we drove down to northern nsw and went to the tweed river art gallery - one of our fave places. yes i loved ruth's books! so funny and entertaining..

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  4. That honey looks so good, all natural is the best :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. Hi Sherry, great array of goodies!!! Love that lemon tea towel, makes me smile with that gorgeous summer yellow....book sounds interesting too.
    Cheers,
    Jan x

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    1. hi Jan
      yes i can't wait to dive into that book. so many interesting recipes. and the tea towels are so bright and gorgeous. such a nice friend i have!:)

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    1. thanks! they are lovely. thanks for visiting.

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  7. The honey looks delicious! Your tea towels all looks wonderful as well. I use a fake name too as nobody can ever spell Dalrymple either!

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    1. yes you would think my names were fairly easy but no! they always get it wrong. thanks for dropping by.

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  8. Hi Sherry, happy anniversary :) lovely to read about your new things. I hope your knee gets better soon

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    1. thanks elaine,
      i think the knee is on the mend. it is taking weeks. grrr! i must have given the knee-cap a really good - or do i mean bad:) - whack. thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I've read Ruth Reichl's book, it was great fun. I hope you enjoy it. Hips and knees are our downfall.

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    1. thanks liz. i hope it is a good read! knee still not great but i can walk:)

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  10. I laughed about using a 'false name'. My surname is Ryan so my friend often uses it when she goes out as both her maiden and married names require spelling. Feel free to use my name on your bookings Sherry! Thanks for the tour - you'll be back in the kitchen before you know it. Fiona xx

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    1. thanks fiona. i like to try on different names; it is fun. the knee is a bit better this week. :)

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  11. nice goodies in your kitchen this month and I see the preserving pan has already been used :)

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    1. thanks tandy. yes i love that pan already!) the handle stays cool even after an hour and a half, and it is so easy to clean. love it. !

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  12. I'm very envious of your preserving pan. I'm a sucker for a good pan.

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    1. oh yes it is an excellent pan. so glad i got it. and it was on special so extra good.:)

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  13. Yellow & purple tea towels add such a light bright pop of color to the kitchen. I'm still smiling at the false name tale - even spelling mine causes confusion.

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    1. The fake name seems to have struck a chord with a few people!:) I actually used my hubby's name the other day to book something, tho his is much worse than mine to spell. No one ever gets it right but it is a lark to use another name. Yep i love those tea towels..

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  14. Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your knee! Hope you're up and about soon. And happy belated anniversary! Beautiful big preserving pot and the name of the coffee roasters made me laugh - none shall sleep indeed on caffeine! :) Have fun with the starter if you ever get around to using it, but please don't worry if you don't! It's just a bit of fun.. x

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    1. Hi Celia
      Knee is a bit better! Still limping. Thanks for anniversary wishes.
      Xx

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  15. Happy Anniversary, Sherry! (Hope your knee -- and YOU -- feel better soon, xo) Loved your assortment of tea towels... and wasabi! My fave snack (to date, lol) is Feng Shui Hot Wasabi Coated Peas. (Soooo addictive... think you'd love 'em!)

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    1. Hi Kim
      My knee is a fair bit better thanks. Still limping. I do love wasabi!

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