I don't have much to tell you about July, my friends. It flew by like every month; I blogged, I cooked, I wrote stories (one of my short stories will be published later this month btw - yay!), I ate, I visited galleries, and I had a damn fine time. I really hope you all did too. And I trust you all had a marvellous foodie month of it. So let's cut to the chase, and check out my kitchen:
Some readers will remember that I went to a cooking class for my birthday in June, with Belinda Jeffery. I bought another of her books, full of easy and tasty recipes. I haven't made any of them yet, but I will, I will. I'm not spruiking her classes, but if you get the chance to go...
Our wonderful neighbour and friend Princess Pia brought over some organic lemons from her tree. Mr P. has been having them in hot water, as he has been sick with a cold. Oh, the green one is a lime from another friend's tree, in fact. I love their knobbly, speckled skins.
|at last! our new gas oven|
Finally our new oven turned up, after a lot of pestering by Mr P. Can't wait till it is actually in the kitchen. I've been baking in an oven with a door that doesn't close all the way, so I've had to add 30C to the cooking times for everything!
|you know who! such a cute teapot|
I love anything Alice, so this was a lovely gift from a dear friend who knows of my predilection. I'm not much of a tea drinker, but I adore this sweet, little pot.
|chicken and chickpea dinner|
This is such an easy dinner. Chop everything up, brown it off in a large frypan, and chuck into the oven for 50 minutes. Yep, the Princess's lemons are in the foreground.
My latest Wallace and Gromit figurine; this is Feathers McGraw under the guise of Game of Cones. He is just adorable, and sits next to my kitchen angel, overseeing my kitchen activities.
|the beautiful Frida Kahlo|
My cousin knows I love Frida, so she gave me this lovely china plate, and some paper napkins with her image. I always say Frida must be turning in her grave to see how many people are ripping off her image for lots of money:-)
|my birthday bowls|
The lovely Miss B. made me a couple of stoneware bowls for my birthday. They are delightfully solid, and beautiful. The clay is very dense (I think), so even when you are having hot soup, the bowl doesn't get too hot to hold. Winner!
That's it from me. Now it's your turn, my lovelies. Feel free to join in, everybody. We love our regulars but new foodies are always welcome to join the party. Here's how to do it, below:
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In My August Kitchen:
|Not Quite Nigella|
|The Napoli Alert|