September was interesting, and quick, and busy. We took a road trip back to Maryborough to pick up the sculpture that I bought in August. She sits proudly in our lounge room on the plinth made by an old friend. Spring has sprung; flowers are blooming and it's getting warm again. They say we may have a La Niña summer, so cyclones and rain are expected. We could certainly do with some rain, as the brown grass testifies.
Time for another IMK; I have no idea if the link will work this month, so it may come to me doing manual links again. We shall see, my friends! Please do join in, if you can. Tell us about your kitchen and garden delights: foods, produce, recipes, cookbooks, gadgets etc. Just to make it abundantly clear once more: In My Kitchen is about your previous month's kitchen goodies, feasts and events. I am more than happy to include everyone, but your post needs to fit the theme!
In My Kitchen:
This is Italian juniper wood hand-carved by Wyldwood Spoons. They use various types of foraged wood, and carve them in the forest. It is a beautiful implement, and sits happily with my (many) other spoons. Stop that laughing, Tiffin Fiona!
|sweet little jug by Starr|
I love jugs! And this gorgeous tiny jug by Starr was irresistible. Starr has just opened her own gallery in the historical town of Ipswich. Mr P. and I headed out there for the opening day, and I fell in love with this sweet jug. It joins the other Starr pieces I have, like the Easter bunny, a platter, and a cup and saucer. Such cheerful and colourful pieces.
|more herbs and spices from Herbie's|
I ordered a few more herbs and spices from Herbie's, as they can be hard to find in the shops. I love the freeze-dried chives!
|and there's homemade strawberry jam|
Our good friend who lives nearby bought some strawberries on special. I think she ended up with four kilos! So she made jam, and gifted us a (huge) jar of it. Thanks Miss M!
|as per the label|
Okay, what's this weird stuff, you ask? Apparently there were a couple of blokes on a TV show - Shark Tank - who invented this vegan seasoning, and now make mega bucks selling this stuff. I've only used it once in a stew, and couldn't taste it at all. I guess I'll have to try it again, maybe on a boiled egg:-)
|we ate pecan and almond loaf|
Having bought a kilo of farm-fresh pecans, I had a few lurking so I made this loaf. And it was delicious, my friends - moist and nutty. I even forgot to add the glacé icing it was that tasty.
|and I made some relish|
And I made eggplant relish. The recipe called for 375 mils of oil! What the?! It was just swimming in oil, so I strained it through a strainer, and now it's not at all bad. I had it on a snag sanger (sausage sandwich) today and I found it pretty good.
|the anthology in which resides my story|
And here's a wee bit of boasting: the anthology where my (short) story sits. I was so very chuffed to have it chosen for this anthology. As you can see, it is stories and poems of grief and loss. There are so many beautiful stories in it.
Okay folks, that's it from me. Now add your post so we can all enjoy your In My Kitchen happenings. Everyone is welcome, but stick to the theme, my lovelies. I've had a few more weird and wonderfuls lately, but you know the drill - kitchen and garden items and events over the past month. Okay!? Thanks!
The link is open from the first to the thirteenth of the month, but if you are running late, just Tell me about it! I get no magic feedback when you've done a post - it has to be done by you via the linky, or by me manually. I am very happy to add it manually if you're late or having problems adding your post. So here's how to join in:
1. Add via the Add Link button at the bottom of this post. Instructions can be found on the sidebar of this page, under the Add your IMK link OR:
2. Comment on this post, providing a link to your post so I can add it manually to the list below OR:
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