Will I say it? Will I say it? Yes, I will - just under eight weeks till Christmas!! OMG! This year flew by, didn't it? I won't be sorry when it ends; it has not been a great year for the Pickings' household, or for various friends. But the least said about that the better. You know the old saying: "Least said, soonest mended?" So my lips are sealed :=)
Am I the only one who doesn't like Octobers and Augusts? I mean, I don't like them in general. Am I nuts? Mr P. said 2023 has to be good because it's a prime number! Well, interesting - here's hoping. Anyways, onwards, my friends. Let's take a look back at October, the month that was. Please join us, my virtual, global friends. All welcome.
In My Kitchen:
|yep a garlic crusher and a cute little cup|
|there was another big batch of tomato and capsicum relish|
|and another Japanese tumbler for my morning coffee|
|a purple-tinged handmade Murasaki glass tumbler|
This is handmade in Japan by Toyo-Sasaki Glass; a beautiful lead-free crystal enhanced with a Japanese violet colour. So lovely.
|and organic lemons and a lime from Tassie friends|
Our mates from Tasmania were up, bringing organic lemons (Meyer I think) and a lime from their trees. I have made preserved lemons and a chicken with lemon dish. So wonderful with their soft, pliant, thin skins. Yep, gotta say it - the fruit, not the friends :=)
|and a surprise gift from my oldest friend|
This was a marvellous gift from my oldest (longest-known) friend who lives over one thousand kilometres away. We usually catch up once a year but due to the global pestilence, we haven't seen each other for quite a while. Soon I hope ...
|lemons preserved with bay leaves and peppercorns|
And into the fridge they go, to mature. I added some native pepperberries too for a bit more flavour.
|and finally my curveball - a sculpture by John Shaw|
This wonderful piece by John Shaw (a former pilot with Royal Brunei Airlines) is carved from a piece of maranti driftwood that he found on a beach. I call her Twiggy!
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Tell us about your kitchen (and kitchen garden) happenings over the past month. Dishes you've cooked, preserves you've made, herbs and veg. in your garden, kitchen gadgets, and goings-on. And a curveball is welcome - whatever you fancy; no need to be kitchen-related.
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