Tuesday, 7 July 2015

In My Kitchen July 2015

Do I even bother to say how damn fast June went by?  You know it did.  We had an action-packed month, full of fun and festivities.  I was very lucky and enjoyed a wonderful birthday month with gifts and outings.  Mr P. bought me a new camera, so no pressure there when I am taking photos for the blog:)  I have not actually read the manual yet, nor put the battery or whatever it is inside it.  I did pick it up the other night, and we both said yep we must check out how it works soon...

new, slightly scary camera 

This is going to look like a lot of stuff peoples, but remember it is over 2 months, and it included birthday gifts:)

this is by the mother of the famous Hugh! I didn't even know he had a mother:) 

lovely EVOO from Patrice's farm  

my fave but I always say that, don't I? 

another of my faves - yes it's not local but it is yummy 

I love a fishy napkin 

great little cheese knife  

definitely a huge fave of mine  

birthday gift from Princess Pia - I have used it already!

these are so addictive  

have yet to try this one!  note the book on the table - can't wait to get doodling:) 

Miss Phryne Fisher Mysteries cup and saucer - I love Phryne!

got this one with a birthday gift voucher from SIL

such cute measuring cups from my Melbourne Cuz 

I hesitate to tell you there were more gifts, and more still to come in the mail.  Mr P. keeps saying they are going to arrive next month.  We had a (freezing) movie night in our car-port, watching The Princess Bride.  It is not often we get a chance to rug up in sunny Brisbane, so even though we shivered, I think we all enjoyed putting on the layers and drinking hot chocolate.  Our friend the Marvellous Miss M. brought along her 8 year old son for his first viewing of this fab movie.  Oh, how we quote it!  We first saw it in Philadelphia when we lived there for a few months, and have always had very fond memories of seeing it with our dear Quaker friend.  I think it was a big success with the 8 year old, too.


Mr P. at the controls; notice beanies and blankets of freezing guests  

Come along and join in with the wonderful Celia from Fig Jam & Lime Cordial who kindly looks after our monthly meanderings in everybody's kitchens.  I promise you will enjoy a wander through lots of amazing kitchens all around the globe.


36 comments:

  1. Hope you had a fab birthday your camera looks fa, and I love those measuring cups I would love those x

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    1. thanks sarah. they are such pretty measuring cups. such a shame the yellow one cup measure broke in the post!

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  2. Mr P as I am known here. I back up S about The Princess Bride. Fabulous classic movie which everyone should see in the discomfort of the carport!

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  3. love the sound of that sour cherry jam! and what lovely goodies in your kitchen this month. Enjoy learning how to use your camera :)

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    1. Thanks Tandy. I am too scared to check out the camera yet:)

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  4. WHERE DID YOU BUY STONEWALL KITCHEN ANYTHING??? They are from Maine where I'm from and their roasted garlic and onion jam is my all-time fave along with their wild Maine blueberry jam. Last year my daughter-in-law sent me a case of both and they were gone way too soon.

    For what it's worth, I always assumed our Hugh had a mother. :)

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    1. hi maureen
      you can buy stonewall from alfresco emporium online or you can go down the coast and buy it first hand at Bundall!:) I knew hugh had a mother but i didn't know she was a famous mother!

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  5. happy birthday - I think you must have been well and truly spoiled so if you don't want those macadamia chocolate just send them my way - ha ha - seriously it all looks great - that pie dish looks very useful even for storing leftovers in the fridge - and I love the princess bride - heard it quotes so often before I saw it that when I first saw it everything fell into place

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    1. thanks johanna
      i had a great birthday. those rose macadamias are the best. love the princess bride!

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  6. I love cherry jam but have never had sour cherry jam but since I love sour cherries I dare say that I'd love this even more than regular! And this year has gone by crazy fast! :o

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    1. hi lorraine
      yes this year has just zipped by. and this jam is great.

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  7. oh nice! I went to screening of Princess Bride in a park just before I left Melbourne last year :) Love those measuring cups too!

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    1. hi cate
      they are such cute cups aren't they? i really love them:)

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  8. O.M.G!!! Your kitchen is positively overflowing with goodness. I love ALL the things, especially the sour cherry jam, that tea cup, and the butter knife.

    Love your movie night fun! Bring on Summer so I can go back outside. Canberra winter is killing me.

    Happy Birthday, enjoy the continued festivities. :)

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    1. thanks anna
      i had a great birthday. and the movie night was such fun.

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  9. I'm with you - June went in the blink of an eye. Happy belated birthday - you have a lot of gorgeous tasty goodies in your kitchen this month,

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    1. thanks nancy. it will be Xmas before we can blink:)

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  10. Grumpy Grandma's... ha! that made me laugh. I can just picture an older woman dishing up olives and going hrmphh every time a tub rolls off the assembly line!

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    1. yes it is funny . I love that name.

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  11. What a great new camera and hope you enjoyed your birthday! My eyes stopped at Rose Obsession or Obsession for Roses ...as ALL I saw was chocolate! lol
    Thanks for this month's kitchen views too!

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    1. i know what you mean joanne. those chocs are to die for.

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  12. Sounds like you had a great birthday Sherry. I'd be very happy with all of those presents as well. Will be looking forward to seeing your new pics ;)

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    1. hi Jem
      yes it was a very nice birthday full of fun and gifts. that camera! eek still waiting for me...

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  13. Happy Birthday Sherry! Those cookbooks/memoirs look great! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. thanks Emily. i had a great time. yes i am looking forward to diving into those books.

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  14. I love the look of that book by Hugh’s Mum. Right up my alley, I think. The knife, the jam and relish, the napkin (oh, the napkin!)… I love it all.

    Thanks or the festive tour!

    ps: Who knew Phryne had branched out into china! When is she moving into hats, I ask?

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    1. oh yes fiona
      you can buy all sorts of Phryne goodies!

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  15. You are very spoilt aren't you Sherry?. Nice to have a new camera....you just have to read the manual. I never get time to read them!.

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  16. Always so many wonderful and exciting things in your kitchen, the most exciting this month is your wonderful camera. Once you are more comfy with it, you won't be able to put it down. Hope you had a wonderful and happy birthday.
    :-) Mandy xo

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    1. thanks mandy I had a great birthday. am looking forward to getting to know the camera once i am well. i have had a virus for a while and still feel ill. :(

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  17. Belated Birthday wishes Sherry. You have so many wondrous things in your kitchen, I am particularly envying those fruit shaped measuring cups. How cool, and I love the name - Grumpy Grandma and those rose flavoured dark choc nut - yum.

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    1. Thanks shaheen. I had a lovely birthday. Those rose flavoured nuts are so yum. I can't resist 😀

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