I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds good. I mean, coffee is great with everything. And I'm careful to buy Aussie honey, local if possible, since a lot of the stuff you buy in shops is Chinese, and not even real honey, just rice bran syrup with a dash of honey. So buy carefully, folks. Lesson over :)
|olive oil, and birthday plates|
As regular readers will be aware, myself and a mate went off to Northern Rivers for a cooking class on my actual birthday. We stayed at Brunswick Heads, a gorgeous little coastal village. She bought me these lovely serving plates "for the blog." I had better make something wonderful to put on them. I do have a cake recipe I'm dying to try out...
|ceramic oil decanter|
Yep, another gift, another beauty from our potter mate Miss B. I love its sinuous lines, don't you? And so useful too - always a winning aspect to any gift, I feel.
|oh no, another cookbook?!:)|
Just what I need - another cookbook, ha ha! Here we have Joanna, superwoman, mother of five, interior designer, cookbook author, tv host and so on. I've not had a good look at the recipes yet, so I can't tell you if they will be useful. Here's hoping for some gooduns.
|Japanese soy sauce mini jug|
My cousin brought this wee jug back from Japan for me. It is so very cute. (Oh yes, that's just reflections on the jug from the cloth.) We love soy sauce in this house, though we mainly use organic, wheat-free tamari, so this little jug gets a workout.
|pear slices tossed in olive oil and salt, and baked|
I chopped up a few too many slices for the pear bread I made recently, so I turned them into pear chips. Very delicious!
|a knife and a Japanese wood cutter|
The two way wood cutter is also a gift from my cousin. I love the way you are told to 'Enjoy Cooking Time!' I'm a bit afraid of this cutter to be honest. My track record with mandolins is not good:=) I bought the knife after the cooking class I went to for my birthday, even though my mate sliced up my finger with one of them. (Sorry to dob you in, Lady M.)
|a Japanese strainer|
Another useful gift from my cousin. I used it for grabbing peas out of the saucepan, but who knows what esoteric uses it may really have?:=)
|and another one:=)|
This is such a fabulous cookbook. I've already made one recipe from it, and am about to make another. Nice to find an author whose flavours and methods suit me so well.
|Violet the violinist|
Almost in my kitchen is Violet, a new artwork I bought myself for my birthday. Well, that was my excuse anyway. I love her fat thighs and the paintbrush which is her bow. I can almost hear her playing sweet sounds...
Hope everyone had a great July, and hope to see you here for IMK - August. Cheers, Sherry.
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