I boldly throw open the shutters, boobs bared, to find him dangling from his rooftop, paintbrush in hand. He splutters and turns away, while I slam the shutters ... well - shut. Mr P. is so used to this habit of mine, that he always asks if I'm decent before bringing anyone in. Quite often I'm not - decent that is. Sorry, my thoughts are meandering here. Let's get on with In My Kitchen.
|a look into my pantry|
I love my pantry with its casement window, but I keep saying to Mr P. that I want a butler's pantry too in our next house! One is definitely not enough for a blogger, don't you think? Otherwise I want a cabin with a kitchen, out in the backyard ...
So here in my Kitchen:
These are local products, grown chemical-free on a farm not that far from Brisbane. You can see that anything 'caper' is a hit in our household. I have tried to buy Australian capers regularly but it seems there are not that many farmers growing them here, sadly. So when I can get them, I happily stock up.
|another ceramic mug|
You know I'm a bit obsessed with ceramics, and here we have a gorgeous new mug from a potter down in Northern New South Wales who calls her business 'Sit Still Lauren'. It has an indentation for your thumb so you can hold it easily. When Mr P. saw it, he said it was faulty and I should send it back. Silly Mr P.!
|salt and scissors|
My cousin gave me the salt, which comes from a farm in Victoria (where she lives). The owners are a young couple who grow the garlic and turn it into gourmet salts. Salt - another of my food obsessions:-) I thought I'd join the trend, and get me some of these herb scissors. I tried them on parsley (not so successful), but I'm hoping other herbs will do better.
|cute cup and saucer|
I bought this at the National Gallery of Victoria, when we were in Melbourne recently. They were having an M. C. Escher exhibition; this cup and saucer is in his style, apparently.
|another gift from my Melbourne cousin|
This classic dry gin is made in Victoria by the Original Spirit Co., which was set up by two young men a few years ago. The gin is made with the usual suspects like juniper berries and coriander seeds, but includes seven (secret) native Australian ingredients too.
One of our nieces gave me this delightful copy of a pseudo old-fashioned cookbook, filled with granny's recipes (not my granny but somebody's). It is a really sweet book, full of handwritten recipes and notes. Can't wait to try the wonderfully old-fashioned dishes.
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