Someone said Christmas is only eight weeks away! Who was that sadistic devil?:-) Every year, I say 'no Christmas', and every year I lie. Mm, let's put that on the backburner for now, and check out our latest kitchen gadgets, produce, cookbooks, foods, meals and so on. Join in one and all. Everybody welcome, as long as your post fits the theme. We share all sorts of kitchen and garden produce things, with a few curveballs now and then. In fact, let's make that a thing for IMK from now on - feel free to add one curveball each month!
|and here's my curveball|
Here is mini-Bob, my curveball of the month. Made from old timber, and a vintage Japanese fishing float by Christian Newton. He sits on my desk, watching me type. Bob not Christian :-) So adorable!
In my kitchen:
|and there is more salt!|
Just what I need - more salt. Ha ha ha. I really don't, but I have a bit of an addiction to buying different sorts. So yes, the salty tideline is getting higher in my veins...
|I bought another book|
I read about this book on another blogger's page - and I forget who it was. So thank you, fellow blogger for putting me on to this one. It may have been Marg from The Intrepid Reader. I'm looking forward to reading it.
|and I bought another tumbler|
I need another tumbler like I need a hole in the head, but does that stop me? This is by Susan Simonini, who moved a few years ago from sunny Queensland to coooldddd north western Tasmania. Not my best photo; it's actually a lovely thing.
|I won ice cream in a tin at Eat Street market|
What's that, you say? How can ice cream be in a sealed drink can? I hear you, my friends. I have no idea how they do it. Great ice cream though. We won it 'cos our ticket into the (drive-by) market had a '9' on the end. Weird huh???
|I made chicken and lemon|
I made this one again. The recipe is from a freebie supermarket mag. A whole lemon is thinly sliced and cooked up with the chicken thighs. Soooo delish! I made it twice.
|I bought spiced rum|
I've always loved the books of John Wyndham, including The Kraken Wakes, so this bottle appealed to me enormously. You will see this spiced rum in a post soon.
|and yes, another spoon or two|
The dark spoon is made from waste ebony, and the lighter scoop is coconut wood from old trees (I mean trees that have fallen down, or need culling). I bought a few of these as gifts, but how could I not keep these two babies?
|Miss B. sent me a tiny salt cellar|
Our mate Miss B., the potter sent me this wee darling. We haven't seen her since early this year due to Covid, but soon ... Just gotta print me out a border pass!
That's it from me for this month's IMK. Hope to see your posts here by the 13th, my friends.
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