I remember a number of years ago, I organised a surprise dinner for him with about a dozen friends at an Indian restaurant. I had to pretend to ring up and book the restaurant while he was in the room, as though it were a sudden decision. He didn't have a clue. AND, we were away that weekend camping, and I had to hurry him along to get back in time, as we were a couple of hours away from home. I guess there are some benefits to being married to a very literal-minded fellow:=)
|my old-time phone doodle|
And now onto In My Kitchen this month. This is just a gentle reminder folks - please let me know if you've done an IMK post. I often find myself dawdling happily through your lovely blogs, only to see you have done a post, but forgotten to tell me or add the link. (Sorry Shari, not having a go at you). The link now goes till 3 pm on the 11th of each month, as I want to give overseas bloggers till their 10th day. Oh, and I am fine with adding your link myself; please just let me know.
In my kitchen:
|more goodies from Tasmania|
On our recent Tassie trip, we visited an antiques shop where I got the bone-handled cake knife. And I bought this lovely wooden spoon at Salamanca market. They have such gorgeous woods down there; this is a beautiful sassafras wood stirrer/spatula.
|cute little EVOO bottle|
I do love Italian olive oil, though I usually only buy Australian - you know, the whole local and regional thing. But this little bottle was irresistible! And the jars come in terracotta and yellow too. I confessed to Mr P. that I might have to buy them all.
|lovely charcoal grey cup|
On our trip to Ballina last week, we visited our potter mate Miss B. from Red Door Studio, and I came home with this little grey beauty. Isn't she a clever little sausage?
|love this gourmet salt|
This is a tasty mix of salt and pepper and herbs, all made down in Byron Bay, where the hippies reign supreme. Well, they did till the Hollywood set moved in again. So now we have Hollywood hippies!?
|oh boy, another cookbook|
I'd heard of this blogger and seen her book in the online stores, but had never really checked her out, till the other day. She is an interesting mix of Jewish and Chinese; married to a Mid-West beet farmer, and now lives out in the (U.S.) sticks. She even has to make her own takeaways (poor wee thing), as they are not near shops. I've made the doughnuts so far (in my previous post), and look forward to trying out a few of her other recipes.
Who could pass up a taste of these delicious looking berries? Healthy, see? Fruit! As you can see on the label, they're handmade in Tasmania. They didn't even get to come home with us, 'cos we ate them that very day. And who is that spooky man in the background? Honestly, I hadn't seen him before in the photo, and there was nobody there. Ghosts?!
|and another tea-towel|
This gorgeous tea-towel is from New Zealand, a gift from a friend. Aren't the colours wonderful? I do love a useful present.
|some Japanese goodies|
Our mate Princess Pia has just come back from a quick cherry blossom tour of Japan, and brought back these cute little numbers. I think there's a bit of strawberry in there somewhere, and who knows what else?
|our gorgeous new, 4-door fridge!!|
At last, we have a new fridge. Some readers may have seen on social media that our old fridge died a sudden and very smelly death. The smell was horrendous! And we had to throw out nearly everything. All the produce that I had just bought; anything porous, and just anything that smelled. Paper labels literally fell of the jars and bottles! And they assured us that the gas wasn't harmful to us, only to the atmosphere. Geez, really reassuring.
Once again, I have more stuff to show, but I won't delight you with that till next month. Looking forward to seeing you all here. And hope you had/are having a great Easter break.
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