|artwork by sherry's pickings
So here we go again, folks. I'll just get the housekeeping out of the way first. As you know, there has been a change to Data Protection laws in the EU, which started on 25 May. So if you have a blog or website that is read by anyone in the EU, you have to comply with their rules. My blog (and yours) now has to have a new warning/notification come up about cookies and so on. And depending on where you are in the world, you will see this, or not. Hilariously, I got an email from Google telling me they had put up the notice for me - except I can't see it 'cos I'm not in the EU. I had to ask an English friend to check it for me. Yep Aok.
Phew, now that's out of the way, let's look at some new bits and bobs in my kitchen:
|just a few goodies
For some reason, it's really hard to get caperberries these days at the supermarket, so I ordered them from an online provisions store. Plus a couple of other delicious goodies, as you can see. I just can't stop opening the fridge and sneaking a caperberry or two.
|little red jug
This cute little jug was a gift from my cousin. She knows how I love a jug. Oops, please ignore the dust.
|some more olive oil to keep me going
I love to have different kinds of olive oil in my pantry, so here we have hojiblanca, which means white leaf. This is a Spanish cultivar, which has aromas of cut grass and artichokes, apparently. I haven't opened it yet, so I can't confirm one way or the other.
|my Gromit tea towel
Any Wallace and Gromit fans out there? I am, so I had to get this cute tea towel. Oh, and of course Gromit himself. He is actually much bigger than this photo suggests. He is currently acting as The Kitchen God, overseeing my culinary efforts. You know, that Chinese/Vietnamese domestic god who protects the hearth and family. Though Gromit is not of the pertinent ethnicity, his doggy protection is most welcome:=)
|have a guess?
Yes you're right. These are paper loaf tin liners. I was so happy to find these in a local appliance store. I have a thing about lining baking tins, so this is a relief. Just butter the tin, and pop this in!
|Martin Boyd Pottery ramekins, filled with lemon cream
For those not familiar with the Boyd name - they were a well-known Australian family of artists, sculptors and potters, though Martin was actually a writer. Apparently these ramekins were very popular in the 1950s, when nearly a million were made. They come in a huge range of beautiful colours. I love the design, and the way the interior colours are different to the exteriors. I have been going a bit crazy making lemon creams, and chocolate pots in these little beauties.
|our new one burner hotplate, with the grill pan in the background
I know, this is kind of weird to show you, but we are so pleased with it. I really don't like frying, and I hate to have grease flying about the kitchen, so we bought this! Mr P. takes it out to the deck and happily cooks away on his grill pan. Et voilà, you throw away the brown paper with all the grease on it.
That's it for this month from me. Happily waiting to hear from you, my friends. By the by, I have decided to change the end date for IMK this month. I know, I know, I'd only just changed it last month. But - as the Millennials say - epic fail :=) We actually had less participants, even with more time. Now the end date is 5pm on the 13th of the month. Subject to change at a later date - tee hee.
Once again, here are your options for adding your lovely IMK posts. Oops, a wee bit more housekeeping. Inlinkz, the linking tool I use for IMK has updated recently. So in order to add your posts (i.e. if you prefer that I do it), I must have your email address. Inlinkz demands one! I used to be able to leave it blank, but no more. I am happy to do this for you, but just let me know and leave your email address too.
1. Adding via the link button at the bottom of this post. Instructions can be found on the sidebar of this page, under Add your IMK link
2. Comment on this post, providing a link to your post so I can add it to the linky list below
3. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org, with your link or any queries about the link process
Ed: Still having problems with my blog and comments and the link-up folks. Sorry about that. It seems the only way you can see all the links (and be able to open them) is to hit on the line below where it says "an inlinkz link-up." This brings up all the links. Hopefully I can fix this all up soon. Very frustrating atm! Cheers sherry