Tuesday, 1 August 2017

In My Kitchen - August 2017

This is a quick IMK from me this month as we are currently driving back from Rockhampton.  So this has been put together before we left for Mr P.'s uncle's 80th!  I really hope you can join me in our monthly foray into global kitchens.  It is always a blast, and I thank you for being part of it.

As you may have noticed, there is no longer a sidebar for participants as the links are available through the little thumbnails when you link up.  My instructions on how to join in are here: http://sherryspickings.blogspot.com.au/p/how-to-add-your-in-my-kitchen-link.html  


So here's a few new things in my kitchen:



lovely sugar bowl for my birthday from Princess Pia 



another gorgeous cup made by Miss B. our potter mate 



birthday gifts from my cousin



cutest little milk jug




I love these ceramic spoons from my cousin  



prizes I won!

I entered the Neff recipe competition recently, and managed to win myself some Mount Zero goodies.  I love citrus-pressed oils, and I have a thing about salts; there are so many different kinds in my pantry. These 2 are chilli salt, and kalamata salt. 




home made cranberry relish 


We had a Christmas in July dinner for my sister and nephew a couple of weeks ago.  We did the whole turkey and roast veg. and relish and cauliflower gratin and gravy and...You get the picture.  I made cranberry relish with some frozen fruit I had in my freezer.  It was damn good!




Japanese goodies


Finally I got myself to the Japanese Mart down the road.  It was such fun.  There was a lovely Japanese man handing out green tea samples. The shop itself is full of Japanese foodstuffs; no idea what:=)  The raspberry Kit Kats were divine - and pink!  The soft salad, next to the Kewpie mayo, is actually rice crackers, full of MSG, bonito and shellfish apparently.  Bloody delicious I tell you folks.  I kept chuckling every time I looked at the packet.  What were they thinking when they translated rice crackers?!





   

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44 comments:

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  2. Nice selection of things in your kitchen! All the Christmas in July posts are fun!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mae
      Thanks so much for joining in this month Lovely to have you here. Yep Christmas in July is a big thing here:). Lots of restaurants get in on the act. We are enjoying the sun and sea by the bay before driving home tomorrow. It has been a big trip.

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  3. Sherry, what a delightful "quick" link. Safe drive back from Rockhampton! Loved your glassware, and homemade or recently acquired) goodies -- especially the ceramic spoons from your cousin. I've been similarly blessed. :) xo

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  4. P.S Will add my August IMK link this week. (I've been looking forward to that since June.) Thanks again for hostessing!

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    1. Hi kim
      How's it going? Thanks for your kind words. Am happy to know your post is coming soon :)

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  5. I received a gift of Gewurhaus (or whatever it is called) spiced sugar and cocoa. It was delicious with just the faintest hint of warmth in it from ginger. It was very luxurious. I'm sure your jars will be equally luxurious. More fabulous spoons I see ... I am happy to report my post will be up tonight : )

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    1. Thanks Fiona. Will wait for it expectantly:)

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  6. Such lovely things in your kitchen this month. I devoted all last month to 'Christmas in July' recipes - YUM! And now, I'm in a little conundrum as to what to blog about food wise in August. Thanks for hosting xo

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    1. Thanks Shari. Am sure you will find something great to post about :)

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  7. Hi Sherry, I looove that little milk jug.

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    1. hi glenda
      isn't it cute? love those cows:)

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  8. Wonderful ceramic spoons, Sherry! Did your cousin make them or can they be purchased? I have been to the Gewürzhaus shop. You can smell it before you see it! I loved that shop so much! Their curry blends are amazing! Safe travels!

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    1. hi marcellina
      i will have to ask my cousin where she got them. probably overseas. she travels alot!:)

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  9. What beautiful new additions! I love Japanese kit kats too :D

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    1. i must go back and check out what other flavours they have in the store. it is such an amazing place!

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  10. That milk jug is very cute. I love your spoons and would not mind a couple here for my salt pig. Hope you had a safe journey :)

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    1. yes thanks Tandy. home safe now. it was a lovely break. yep i love that milk jug too:)

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  11. Quite a few cups there Sherry. Mt Zero products are great - nice little prize. They also do biodynamic red lentils and Farro now.

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    1. Hi Francesca
      Yes I do love citrus pressed oils and the lovely salts It is always hard to choose what to buy from mt zero Thanks for dropping in :).

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  12. I know you love a good salt Sherry and so do I. That chilli salt though... :)

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  13. What a wonderful month with such lovely birthday gifts. I especially like the milk jug and gorgeous ceramic spoons. Sounds like you also had a nice Christmas in July, here it is much too hot to think about those foods right now!

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    1. Hi Gretchen
      You have picked the beauties I think. Everyone seems to like the jug and the spoons 🥄 We have had a very mild winter this year and it is a stunningly beautiful day today Lucky! Thanks for dropping by.

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  14. I love those ceramic spoons what a thoughtful gift from your cousin.

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  15. Hi Shaheen
    Lovely to see you here. Thanks for joining in this month. Yes those spoons are pretty aren't they? Such good taste she has :))

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  16. What lovely ceramics - I really love that kindness cup - I love gewurzhaus but stay away mostly because it has so many temptations - do they have one in Brisbane? And your Japanese purchases were amusing and fun.

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    1. hi johanna
      sadly we don't have a gewurzhaus shop in brissie. i wish we did. i can't wait to go back to the Japanese store to check out more fun stuff. thanks for joining in! cheers.

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  17. Just love the milk jug with the cows and the ceramic spoon... if you ever need a home... my hand is up. Happy August Sherry and congratulations on winning some lovely products :)

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    1. thanks Moya. they are cute. yes it was great winning some prizes. i am never very lucky with competitions:) our neighbour just won herself a brand new SUV. some people have all the luck...

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  18. Happy Birthday, belated. The milk jug is adorable, and your sugar bowl would make anyone cheery in the morning. Interesting spoons, very fun shapes. It has been a very boring month in my kitchen, just trying to see if there is enough to put together a post.

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    1. hi Liz
      thanks for commenting. hope you can rustle up a post! but anyway next time...

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  19. Hi Sherry, heavens, August already!? Not sure I'll be able to join IMK this time (first one I've missed in many years!), but delighted to peek into your kitchen. Love that coffee cup, the milk jug and the sugar bowl. So lovely xx

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    1. hi Liz
      you are a champion in any case. never having missed an IMK post is stellar. there's always next month:) xx

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  20. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas in July & Happy Birthday! I just adore those ceramic spoons. Are they big to use as salad servers? What a great little prize you got for the Neff competition :) Congrats. Added my link above & thanks for hosting a wonderful party. I look forward to getting to everyone this month x

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    1. hi Nicole
      thanks heaps for joining in. Everyone seems to like those spoons. My cousin is trying to remember where she bought them:) They are fairly small so not much good as salad servers. Thanks again for your IMK post. cheers sherry

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  21. I just love those ceramic items, especially the cow jug and the spoons! The olive oil also looks very nice. Luckily I also had time to share a couple of things this month! Thanks for hosting!:)

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    1. thanks for joining in VegHog:) lovely to have you here. yes those spoons are a big hit with everyone it seems. kinda cute aren't they?

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  22. Hi Sherry,
    I love your spoons and the other treats in your kitchen look delicious, chili salt and cranberry relish sounds good.
    I have posted my IMK and added the linkup and badge!

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    1. thanks so much snowwoman for joining in with us this month. and especially for adding my badge. much appreciated. yep those spoons are a huge hit. love 'em..

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  23. That cranberry relish is such a vibrant colour! I hope you enjoyed the 80th celebrations and thanks as always for hosting.

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    1. Hi kari
      Thanks for being here:). Lovely to see you. Yep the party was fun considering everybody was over 80 :)

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  24. Hi Sherry, congrats on winning the recipe competition.The gourmet basket simply amazing - can't never get enough supply of good olive oil and salt. I love your cranberry relish! Oh the raspberry KitKat simply divine for sure.

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    1. Hi Aida
      Thanks for dropping by:). Yep the relish turned out well and kit Kat was delish. Never had raspberry before. I have so many oils and salts. I'm addicted:)

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