Hoping you can join us here for In My Kitchen this month. I don't have a whole heap to share, but just wait till next month. I bet I have heaps of glorious stuff from Tassie, which is known for its fabulous produce, and fish and oysters and cheese and chocolate ...
Definitely no snow in my kitchen, but here we have:
|DIY parsley paste|
I had a bunch of parsley looking much the worse for wear, so had to think what to do with it. Huh, lightbulb moment - stick the bunch in a glass of water for a couple of days to refresh, then zap it with salt, pepper and olive oil to end up with a paste that I could use in all manner of things like stir-fries and stews. Fabulous, and so thrifty!
I love trying all sorts of different salts; smoked being my fave of all time. Gave this one a go; not my fave, but it's okay, just very salty:=) Of course you say, but I mean it is just too salty for me. Too sharp, too bitter. Never mind, I shall make use of it.
|jam and marmalade|
Stonewall Kitchen is an American brand, so even though it goes against my mantra of buying local, I sneak these into my kitchen. And after giving myself a good talking-to, we devour them with pleasure.
|silver ladle and cake server|
My bestie MM, she of the finger-slicing episode, gave me these lovely silver items for my birthday. So pretty! And don't forget 'useful', always a fave attribute for everything I buy or get gifted. Can you see me reflected in them?
|that's mine - the chocolate heart|
OK, some explanation needed. The choc heart cake in the foreground was definitely in my kitchen at one point. I made it for the Love Your Bookshop Day bake-off recently. I didn't win, but all the cakes went to a half-way house for their arvo teas. So I felt very chuffed that I could help others, as well as have a lot of fun in the making and baking.
|Wanda and Fiona judging the cakes|
Here we have the judges, Wanda and Fiona (the Avid Reader Bookshop owner). They judged mine first. Eek, nail-biting.
Well, that's about it for me this time. Please join in my lovelies; I'd love to see you here. (the link ends on 13th Sept, fyi.)
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