Monday, 2 March 2015

In My Kitchen March 2015

Funnily enough, I had nothing new to show in this month's IMK, so I thought I would probably not jump in this month BUT!  We went to Melbourne for a wedding, and I ended up with a few goodies. They have such wonderful antique and curio stores down there; it is very hard to resist them!  I did manage to restrain myself and only bought a few things.  Mr Pickings the designer, is an artist of the organisational and spatial kind so he very kindly packed things away in his suitcase for the journey home.  His case was just a few kilos heavier than when we went down:)
Join in with Celia from Fig Jam & Lime Cordial for a monthly roundup of bloggers from all over the world showing off the latest lovely things in their kitchens.

my niece gave me this lovely book 

isn't this superb?  Robert Gordon pottery with saltbush glaze- I love it to bits! 

well you have to visit Burch & Purchese when in Melbourne !

adding to my collection of bone-handled knives  

not strictly a kitchen item but very useful:) 

I adore smoked salt

oh yeah baby!  looking good on ice cream 

old fashioned whisk; you press it down and it spins.  Who knew?! 

simply gorgeous Del Kathryn Barton plate


So I guess I did end up with some goodies after all!  I was very lucky to receive the book from my niece who is a keen baker and clever cook.  Her  brother's 21st cake was a chocolatey delight.  I am planning on making a chocolate cake with the spread and the nibs.  If you get a chance to go to Burch & Purchese when in Melbourne, run for it!  At the moment it is full of marvellous, delectable Easter delights.  You won't be sorry.  (no, this is not an ad:).  I just loved it!)



who could resist such cuties? 

34 comments:

  1. Great selection Sherry! I love those bone handled knives and the white chocolate and violet cream sounds intriguing! :D

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. I love my bone handled knives. I have quite a few. I remember not so long ago when they were incredibly cheap. Not any more:)

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  2. Looks and sounds like you had a great time.

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    1. Yes i love it too. so cute and useful.:)

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  4. Oh, yes, plenty of lovely things in your kitchen - Sherry - love that old fashioned whisk!

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    1. hi rachel
      me too. i was so lucky to find it in this amazing shop in the hills where i lived as a child. Melbourne has such great stuff!

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  5. That plate, please, THAT PLATE :D

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    1. Hi lily
      Isn't it fabulous! Love it to bits x

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  6. Melbourne is a great place for kitchen finds! Your new book and crockery look lovely, and I do love cocoa nibs.

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    1. hi kari
      cocoa nibs are new to me so i can hardly wait to try them. melbourne is so fabulous; so many stores, so many goodies. can't wait to go back!

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  7. Oh, you really did end up with some treasures. And if Lily Lau gets the plate, I want the bowl. :)

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    1. ha ha! :) yep the bowl is yours when i die:)

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  8. G'day Love your old fashioned whisk and your post made me smile today!
    Thanks for this month's IMK kitchen view also!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. hi joanne
      yes i adore that whisk. i didn't even know how to work it till a friend picked it up and showed me that you push down to make it spin. thanks for dropping by.

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  9. Some fabulous goodies there! Love the penguins, I adore penguins!

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    1. Me too and what could be better than chocolate ones? Thanks for visiting.

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  10. ooh white chocolate and violet sauce sounds lovely. I make a Violet and Parsnip cake and can see this to be a super addition, thank you for allowing us a peek through IMK

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    1. Violet and parsnip? That sounds amazing. Do u use violet essence or liqueur or flowers?:)

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  11. Lots of great things Sherry, I love different salts but haven't had smoked before, what do you use it on?? that white chocolate and violet sauces sound like something I'd love to try!! Jan x

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    1. hi Jan
      i am a bit of a fanatic with salts. i use the smoked salt on just about everything. I bake salmon fillets or chicken breast in the oven and sprinkle this over. It is great on oven baked chips too. anything really!

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  12. Hi Sherry! What lovely things in your kitchen, that plate is fantastic! I'm curious about the white chocolate and violet sauce, yum! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. hi emily
      i haven't tried the choc sauce yet. i bet it will be great on ice cream. i think Del Kathryn Barton is a great artist and i adore the plate. thanks for visiting.

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  13. The spread and nibs look so delicious, can't wait to see what kind of cake you make with them. The salt sounds great too, so many possibilities!

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    1. hi gretchen
      yes i am looking forward to using the spread and nibs too. i loove smoked salt!

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  14. For someone who didn't have much to share, there's seems to be an awful lot in your kitchen. I see violets have made a reappearance in the white chocolate sauce. A match made in heaven. That little whisk is cute but the Del Kathryn Barton plate is divine. xx

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    1. hi fiona
      it was all due to going to melbourne! yep i adore that whisk, and the plate is just wonderful. it is even food safe clearly as it is ok in the microwave and dishwasher - not that i want to put it in either:)

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  15. I love that whisk!!! Well, to be honest, everything you have this month is outstanding. :)

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  16. I absolutely love bone handled cutlery. I recently saw a complete canteen in an antique store. Nearly fell over when I saw the price.
    Have a wonderful day and thank you for the lovely peek into your kitchen.
    :-) Mandy xo

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    1. yes i can't believe the price of these nowadays. you could pick them up for a song not so long ago! now i hunt around and have to pay up to $10 for each knife!! thank goodness these were only $6 a piece.:)
      thanks for visiting mandy.

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  17. What an intriguing collection of treasures. I especially love the magnifier and the whisk, practical yet whimsical additions to your kitchen.

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    1. Thank you. Yes the magnifying glass is very useful. And I adore that whisk😃

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