Saturday, 1 August 2020

In My Kitchen - August 2020

Well, the last week or two has been a bit discombobulating - a massive branch from our tree fell onto our neighbour's tin shed, and kept on going into the other neighbour's backyard.  Hubby, myself and another neighbour spent a Sunday afternoon chopping it up.  Then our gas hot water system blew up, and the new and very expensive system hasn't worked since they put it in.  Grrrrrr!  Let's hope this month is a bit better.  I need a hot shower, or even lukewarm :-)  This is the coldest month of the year, after all.

Not much to tell for In My Kitchen in these Covid days, but I do seem to have more going on than I first thought.  Here goes nothing (as Lando says in Star Wars VI):



new-harvest EV olive oil
I love this time of year when all the new-harvest olive oil is available.  I bought this one online, and shared it with a friend.  Grassy and fresh!  Yep, the oil, not the friend.  (Sorry, couldn't resist.)



another book of essays

I was so sad to see that this writer had died tragically young.  I love her essays; her friendly tone, her handy hints, her useful recipes.  I really enjoyed her first collection of essays, and this was just as good.  And her little girl was only eight when she lost her mum; so very sad.


and there are vinegars...

I love collecting all sorts of vinegars: the sour cherry I bought online, and the chardonnay I bought on our weekend away for my birthday.  We went to a wine-growing region, where they also sell vinegars, and jams, and chocolates and relishes ...


and relish and jam and harissa

I love preserved lemons, so I had to try this harissa.  Really good with chicken and fish.  And the red capsicum relish is one of our faves; fabulous on everything:-)  


enamel cup and wooden spoons

I can't resist enamel cookware, or wooden spoons!  We stopped in at Jersey Girls CafĂ© while we were on our break.  They sell cheeses from the jersey girls (cows), have a range of local produce, and stock these gorgeous wooden spoons handcarved by a local artisan.  Yep, I'm as mad as a hatter about spoons, but I don't care.


Nutella muffins

I made muffins, with Nutella and bling - of course!  Yep, I'm a Nutella nut, and a bling nut.  My cousin gave me gold bling dust for Christmas; I have to get me some more of that fabulous stuff.  Though gold and silver stars are pretty fab too.   


Princess Pia in my birthday apron

Here we have Princess Pia modelling one of the the cute aprons made by my dear friend Ms MM. for my birthday.  Lucky me!  She even put my blog logo on the pockets.  And doesn't the Princess look the business?  



Robert Gordon/David Bromley pourer

Robert Gordon is a well-known pottery company based in Victoria since 1945.  The family business has been passed along through three generations.  David Bromley and his wife Yuge are Australian artists and designers.  They collaborated to put out some gorgeous pieces of kitchenware, including this 150 mL pourer.  So sweet.  Like I needed another jug?  Tee hee - heck no, but who cares?

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28 comments:

  1. Sounds like that you had quite an eventful week, Sherry. That preserved lemons harissa sounds really intriguing and I wouldn't be able to resist the beautiful wooden spoons and enamel cup too.

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    1. hi angie
      thanks for dropping by. it has indeed been eventful. keep safe.

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  2. I read Laurie Colwin some time ago, and yes, her early death was very sad. Her daughter, Rosa Jurjevics, now around 30 years old, grew up to be a man named Felix, who writes sometimes.

    I hope your household catastrophes all are quickly and permanently resolved!

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. oh i didn't know that about her daughter becoming a son. the hot water still not fixed! one day...

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  3. Hi Sherry ! You're the first one to ring in August already !! We all are still in July, here in Canada. Joining your party for the first time.
    PS. OH and I do hope, your troubles disappear quickly.
    Much love
    Naush
    www.doodlebuddies.net

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    1. hi Naush
      I may have to delete your post - sorry but it's not an IMK. thanks for the contact tho. keep well.

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  4. Oh I hope your hot water system will be fixed soon. It just had to stop working in winter, just like my AC here in hot summer months!

    So sad to hear about the young author’s passing.

    I too love enamelware. It’s hard to find good quality ones now, and they can be expensive.

    Take care, Sherry.

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    1. hi Nil
      thanks for dropping by. Feel free to join in IMK sometime.

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  5. I hope that your hot water system is fixed soon. I can't think of anything worse right now than no hot water. Actually I probably can, but that is right up there!

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    1. thanks marg. they still haven't come to fix it! it had better be soon... cheers S

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  6. That new harvest olive oil looks incredible! I wish I had such wonderful local produce. The vinegars also sound very good.

    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. yep we are lucky to have such good produce available to us. enjoy your Sunday!

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  7. You have to have hot water! Hoping that gets repaired son. I'd love to spend a cold month down there and grab some books I can't gte here and some food goodies.

    I am not ready with my kitchen post but wanted to say hello. I'm hosting at Food 'n Flix this month so I needed to get that announcement post today. So, I'll be back. Just hello for now and tell you I love Nutella as well.

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    1. hello tina
      nice to see you here. Yep nutella is the best! hot water should be fixed next week i hope!

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  8. I love your kitchen posts and eventually will join in the share. Meanwhile, I just like to be here! Isn't Laurie Colwin the best? I remember loving all her novels but the ones I saved were Home Cooking and More Home Cooking -- her essay style rocks and some of the recipes were good ones. I need to re-read those.

    I'm sorry to hear about your hot water heater. Mine is dying a fast death and I'm going to have to replace it very soon. Not the way I wanted to be spending more than I had planned this month. I hope yours is working well soon.

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    1. thanks for dropping by jeanie. yes i'd love to have your post here one day:) the hot water was about twice what i thought it would cost - eek!

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  9. Sorry to hear about the branch, and even more sorry to hear about the hot water situation. I hate not having a hot shower. Laurie Colwin is wonderful -- and her recipes always work (not all cookbook authors can say that). I remember when she died. She was writing a monthly column for _Gourmet_ magazine, and she had delivered a year's worth of columns right before she died. So each month they ran one of them, until they ran out. Voice from the grave sort of thing. Spooky, and kind of sad. Anyway, good stuff in your kitchen. Thanks.

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    1. hi KR
      well things are looking up except for Victoria down south- they are going into lockdown and curfew from tonight. let's hope it stays all good up here in QLD! keep well.

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  10. It's so hot here we can barely go outside. Your oil and condiments look delicious. My husband is a BIG fan of preserved lemon which we sometimes make ourselves.

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    1. yes i make preserved lemons now and then too. the harissa is great!

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  11. You have had quite a manic time of late, hope its all calmed down now. I love the wooden spoons and was sad to read that the author Laurie Colwin of the book had died young, i will look out for the book now that i am getting back into reading.

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    1. hi shaheen
      yes things have calmed down a fair bit tho we are still waiting for the hot water to be finally fixed. hope you're keeping well.

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  12. What a lovely collection and how nice to have your logo on the apron! :D Glad to see you're adding to your spoon collection!

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    1. thanks lorraine. there can never be enough wooden spoons!:)

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  13. Looks like you have added a number of items to your kitchen. I love my vinegar too and flavored oils as well.

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    1. hi judi
      yes i always have a big collection of oils and vinegars. keeps it interesting.

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  14. You do have a lot going on and I hope that your hot water situation has been resolved! I always enjoy seeing what you're collecting. That olive oil looks wonderful!

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    1. hi debra
      the hot water still has to be fixed properly tho we do have some hot water going on:) yep fresh olive oil is the bomb!

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