June and it's finally getting a bit colder here in sunny Brisbane town. Still sunny but cool. We are heading out soon for sushi and I may have to wear a big scarf!... And I did indeed put on my warm winter coat and a scarf last night. I'm sitting here now with two scarves, and socks on my feet (well, where else would I have them? Silly me.) Brrrr....
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So, in my kitchen:
|home made hummus|
I whizzed up a batch of hummus one recent morning, adding some lime pressed olive oil. So delicious! And so good for your gut health.
|bags of grated cheese heading for the freezer |
I had a block of cheddar and one of parmesan in the fridge, heading to oblivion, so I grated them up and shoved them into the freezer. So handy, so thrifty, no waste:-)
|yep another cookbook for the shelves|
This book was put together by generous cooks and photographers to help farmers in need who have been living under the terrible stress of prolonged drought then flood. Many farmers had been hand-feeding their stock for months, only to have them swept away and/or drowned in recent floods. So heartbreaking for them. Proceeds from the book go towards helping the farmers.
Who could resist Nonna's spaghetti sprinkle? Not me. A mix of herbs, chillies and spices, ready to be thrown over pasta and olive oil. Gotta try it soon.
|more salt! and some sprinkles|
Lady J. and Lord N. came to dinner bearing gifts including this shark peeler: it peels, it shreds, it slices, it juliennes - a master of all trades in fact:-)
|a fancy shark peeler from friends|
|raw local honey|
They also brought us this raw honey from up the coast, at Mount Kilcoy. As you can see, it is an Aussie product, and unprocessed. And it has a cute bee on the label. Winner!
I forgot to put up a photo of hubby's cake last month, so here it is. I made Nigella's birthday custard sponge, and went wild with chocolate ganache and sprinkles. I think she'd be proud.
|Mr P.'s birthday cake|
I'd just run out of the curry powder I use, so I dashed out to the local spice store to grab a packet, and noticed this cute little supoon. Yes it is indeed a supoon. Perfect for scraping out tall jars etc. I thought of giving it away as a gift, but I loved it too much.
|as per the label|
I have a beautiful cup and saucer and a plate made by the delightful Starr, so I had to add this sparkly little bowl to my collection. It is full of colour and shine; just so pretty.
|a gorgeous little bowl by Starr|
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