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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I love those local caper products, esp. that caper salt..really interesting!ReplyDelete
Thanks angie for dropping by my blog. Yes that caper salt 🧂 is fabulous. Cheers SDelete
Happy end-of-February. We are also eagerly awaiting a change of seasons, but it's very very cold again today and many of our sidewalks are terribly and dangerously icy. So we hope for spring while you hope for autumn.ReplyDelete
I love your Escher cup. I've been an Escher fan for ages.
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Thanks for being here again Much appreciated. Funny how weather can be so utterly different on different sides of the world :). Yes I’m an Escher fan too! Cheers S
I've always got capers in my kitchen but I've never seen caper salt...that is new to me.ReplyDelete
I loooove the caper salt 🧂. So good with fishy dishes. Cheers thanks for dropping by S
LOL you are so funny Sherry!! It has been a reaaaaally hot summer. I used to do the bikini thing but then we got air conditioning.ReplyDelete
We have Aircon too but because it is such a huge monster I’m trying to save money by not turning it on:)
Hi Naughty lady ;-) I haven't seen the local caper products before, I must look out for them and I love the look of that cookbook, even if it is only faux. I love me a good gin tooReplyDelete
Who me? Naughty? Tee hee. Gin is the thing atm isn’t it? So trendy...Delete
I think my first comment got chewed up.... again. You are wicked Sherry, I bet you get the local tongues wagging. I haven't seen the local caper products, I must look out for them. Love me a good G&T too. Your faux cookbook looks convincing, hope the contents are as good. catcha SandraReplyDelete
Sherry, I can't stop giggling over you throwing open your shutters! Love your new mug!ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting the blog. Yep it’s kinda funny when those shutters are opened up:)
Wow, so many ways with capers. I love it and if they were near me, I too would be stocking up. I pickle my own nasturtium seeds and treat them like capers, but admit you cant best the real thing. Gin has indeed made a comeback with so many variations on it too.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining in again this month. It is lovely to see you here. Yes capers are the bomb 💣 aren’t they?:). Have a good March Cheers S
Love your Escher cup and saucer. I have not been to this exhibition.ReplyDelete
Escher was a clever artist for sure!Delete
I love the old cookbook - what a bit of treasure. I hope you'll share some of the recipes. Those caper products look very interesting - I do like capers and often throw them into a tomato pasta. Like you, I'm looking forward to the thermostat turning down a couple of notches xxReplyDelete
Thanks for dropping by Charlie. Hope to see you here with an IMK post one of these days:) cheers SDelete
Hi Sherry - great little reflections on summer in your kitchen - sounds like passerbys might have some surprises :-) I too am ready for autumn. I love your ceramics - you always buy amazing stuff - love the sit still lauren mug - you probably need a butlers pantry for all your amazing cups - and perhaps a butler too :-) I have finally got up my IMK post for the month and linked in the linkyReplyDelete
thanks johanna. i am such a sucker for ceramics and i just keep on buying more:) i really do need another pantry and a butler would be grand. thanks for joining in IMK. cheers SDelete
Thank you for your kind comment and I’m delighted to join in this month! Love your cup and saucer and the ceramics. Gin, I love gin! I’m a seasonal drinker it seems so I usually enjoy a good G&T in summer or warmer weather. As I’m in a different hemisphere it’s quite cold here now. Even in Florida.ReplyDelete
Oh, I agree about the pantry idea in the next house. I want that too.
fabulous to have you here. yay for two pantries - and a butler! cheers S
The cookbook looks authentically old and I love your two new mugs. I always wait to see what new ceramics your adding this month. (Your summer wardrobe story has me cackling!!!!)ReplyDelete
I just can’t resist handmade pottery! I have more for next month:). Thanks for joining in this month. Cheers S
Enjoy the recipe book! I so seldom use my herb scissors. And anything caper in my house is good too :)ReplyDelete
yes i'm beginning to think those scissors were just a fantasy; another gadget that sits in my kitchen drawer till the end of time:) yep love capers! cheers S
Sherry, I love your "free spirit" despite the nosy neighbors (tee hee) and your ceramic bowl, capers, and secret ingredient gin, too. So sorry to hear you've had troubles with the herb scissors though -- love mine. (Try, try again?) One quick glance at my pantry and I can soooo identify with your wish for a Butler's Pantry "next house." I'm finally up & running (hallelujah) against all odds. Can't wait to see what's up elsewhere. Thank you!ReplyDelete
thanks so much for joining us here at IMK this month. My poor neighbour; he gets a huge shock each time it happens I'm sure! cheers sherry x
I'd love a cabin out the back. I keep telling Mr Tiffin that we are going to get a shipping container. He recoiled in horror at the thought of the expense and the effort. I love Bunya Red's capers also. They have had a tough year so I think they will be thin on the ground for the next 6 months. I visited an olive farm in the Scenic Rim recently where they hadn't had one olive. Not one. They also grow limes and had no limes so it was a double harvest failure. What climate change?ReplyDelete
'Winter here we come'… oh Sherry, you make me laugh.
i am here to serve:) tee hee ... this damn heatwave this week. OMG when will it end?
Nice for you, if the weather is cooling down a bit. Here in Copenhagen spring is trying to slowly approach. I have shared my post as well with snowy landscapes from Norway.ReplyDelete
thanks so much for joining us veghog. i spoke way too soon - we are in the midst of a heatwave this week - 36C and maybe a storm if we are really likely. can't wait to check out your snowy shots. cheers SDelete
Is it just me or has it gone from summer to winter though rather than having autumn in between? How funny is your story about your neighbor spotting you topless! Oh my gosh. I can't say I've been caught topless in recent years (my teenage sons would drop dead in embarrassment) but as we've been toilet training our youngest there has been a lot of naked 3 year old boy parts running around our house the last few months. LOL The ceramic mug is beautiful, as is your National Gallery of Victory cup and saucer. Thanks for hosting again this month! =)ReplyDelete
i was lucky today. one of hubby's workers came upstairs to ask him something. fortunately i had put on some clothes today even tho it is 36C!! Funny images of your little boy. so there is a big gap between children's ages in your household? thanks for joining in IMK. cheers S