It's February, it was our wedding anniversary on the first, and wow, we must be old - our 35th! Crumbs, I don't know where the years went. Mr P. arranged the whole shebang (in our friends' backyard), and I just turned up in a pink dress that I'd bought the day before. He had a female 'best man'; we had 30 guests, and the food was catered by a local café. And it cost about $500 all up. I'm thinking that even all those years ago, that was a bloody cheap wedding:-)
So it's time for another IMK. We're sweltering away in another hot, humid Brisbane summer. And thankfully, the border with New South Wales is about to come down next week. I can't wait to head over the border and check out our fave art gallery and our fave seaside towns on the 'other side'.
I hope your January has been a good one, and I look forward to checking out your IMK posts. Feel free to let your foodie blogging friends know they are welcome to join us! Just a reminder: IMK posts are about your kitchen (and maybe garden) happenings over the past month. Dishes you've cooked, or preserves you've made, or herbs and veg in your garden, kitchen gadgets, and goings-on. You get the picture:-) And one curveball! Throw in whatever you fancy.
In My Kitchen:
|leftover panettone with raspberry and lemon sorbets|
Our friend Princess Pia gave us a lemon-scented panettone. I tore it up and made layers of panettone, interspersed with layers of sorbets. Then fresh raspberries and blueberries went on top. Yep, it was delicious.
|my cousin sent me this|
My cousin always sends me interesting food items for Christmas; here we have some coconut bacon. It was ... interesting, but I'll stick to the real stuff. Sorry, little porcine beasties!
|I bought more olive oil, and olives in apple balsamic|
I like to buy boutique olive oil, and I got some olives in apple balsamic too. Very tasty!
|my homemade Worcestershire sauce after filtering|
I ended up with these three bottles, after my sauce had matured for a couple of weeks. I filtered out all the bits and bobs, and bottled it. I put in plums this year too, which gave it a fabulous texture and flavour.
|ceramic plate with gum flowers|
I grabbed this little beauty in Kingaroy. It's made by a local artist - Fay Stumm, and depicts gumnuts and flowers (as in eucalyptus gum trees).
|a gift from a friend|
Gotta laugh at this one. I shall enjoy shoving his head into a filthy saucepan!
|Hojiblanca olive oil|
More oil. I loved the name of the olive variety: Hojiblanca. It means white leaf in Spanish.
|my curveball - a carpet python having a snooze in the windowsill|
Well, I headed into my study on the weekend, to find this little (did I say little?) beauty snoozing away in the windowsill. S/he was all curled up, in about three or four loops. That's her head at the back right. S/he stayed for a couple of days - digesting something I guess - then headed out to pastures new. That's me done; now it's your turn.
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