I have always considered myself quite a nice person. I like food of all shapes, flavours and colours. From every country and continent. I don’t discriminate, I am an equal opportunity eater. It’s only the doctors who say I’m intolerant. And certain foods who refuse to tolerate me. They certainly refuse to recognise and respect my right to eat them without major physical discomfort and distress.


Gluten and lactose are not my friends.


Despite the negative attitudes surrounding me from many of those I love best, (cakes, ice cream, hot toast) I decided to become a chef. Not always easy when you live in a bread and milk filled world. I like to think that this has helped me become a better person as I embrace my differences and refuse to let the gluten get me down. I believe InTolerance. I am the InTolerant Chef.

Food should not be about what you can’t eat, but what you can and what you enjoy eating. This blog is about my journey of cooking and eating and discovery. It’s not a definitive guide to allergy awareness nor do my intolerances make me an expert. Your body is your responsibility, not mine. I only know what works for me.


I can tell you this..... No glutens were harmed in the making of this website.

May 8, 2013

In My Kitchen- May

 
 
 
With the Merry Month Of May comes Present Season at our house


Birthdays and Mothers Day galore which means lots of goodies for this months In My Kitchen post, hosted by delightful Celia, over at  her lovely blog http://figjamandlimecordial.com/ I was lucky to spend some time with her wonderful family (and chickens) recently, and can assure you that this lady is very special indeed. So I hope you head on over and check out what's going on around the world with the In My Kitchen posts this month



In My Kitchen this month you will find......

The best book you'll buy all year! A wonderful story of the awesomness that is Lorraine Elliot of http://www.notquitenigella.com/ and her love of everything Food. Please make sure you buy a copy or three and you should most definitely subscribe to her wonderful blog for daily dosages of her adventures in travel, cooking and eating around the globe. It's nice to have friends like this to live vicariously through when our own lives are not quite as exciting sometimes :)






An awesome little charcoal BBQ for my Satay Sticks. Perfect for that smoke kissed flavour that makes all the difference for authentic taste






A gift from MiddleC, another of Yotam Ottolenghi's bright and vibrant take on cooking- this time focused on the various varieties of vegetables






Isn't this a cute little petits four pan? I can feel an excuse to bake up some goodies for a gluten free High Tea coming on!






Fabulous Pepe Saya butter. Smooth and Oh-So-Creamy, quite expensive at about $8, but a world away from the cheapy no name brands in the supermarket. This one's not for cooking but for slathering on some homemade gluten free crumpets instead  http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com.au/2010/12/crumpets.html






Oh My Goodness amazing Truffle Honey. I am in love.... this is just so good and it has such a strong truffley flavour that is so decadent and indulgent and I want to drizzle it on everything! You can get this addictive deliciousness from Lario International, but don't be put off at $42.50 a jar- it is worth every cent indeed





These are some whole candied Clementines
I'm not sure what to do with them yet, but they looked so glossy and pretty that I couldn't resist them





Delicious and healthy Avocado oil, gifted to me by Bridget The Internet Chef. Rich and tasty and I love the lime flavour one on crisp tart green salad- yummo!





A present from my Bloggy Besties! Thanks Lorraine, Celia, Charlie, Tania,  and Brydie who took me to a wonderful gluten free High Tea on the weekend. Stay tuned for more details :)






What lovely little vintage cutlery, snapped up for a song at the markets. I particularly love the little sugar tongs- very elegant indeed





Now these are actually for my Kitchen Garden- an itsy bitsy Wasabi plant, and a wonderful Vanilla Orchid! I know that it's much easier to buy them form the supermarket ready-to-go, but this is more fun





Also a lovely little Pomegranate tree from Pony, Party Mistress Extraordinaire! After a sad episode recently where I drove around the neighbourhood looking for a pomegranate tree to steal fruit from after being let down by no less than 5 supermarkets, I'm grateful to have my own supply to keep me from a life of crime




And last but definitly not least.....(drumroll please).......... A Sous Vide machine of my very own!!!
The photo is just a copy though because the shop accidently gave us the wrong product  -d'oh!- but it's arriving tomorrow and I can hardly wait to play around with it. Thankyou BigJ, MiddleC and littlej for such a cool birthday present- I promise you will get to reap the rewards of your generosity through many delicious dinners to come xox


Duos™ Sous Vide and Slow Cooker


Don't I have some lovely goodies to share this month indeed!
So Dear Readers, what's going on In YOUR Kitchen this month?




31 comments:

  1. Aww I'm so honoured to be a part of your list Rebecca and thank you so much for your invaluable help with the launch food too! Close to 40 people have now told me how much they loved the food and that's out of 60 (with the other 20 I haven't actually had a chance to speak to them!) xxx

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad it was such a sucess Lorraine, you have certainly worked hard enough to get there! Thanks for letting me be part of your special night too :) xox

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  2. Can you please come back? I miss you already! It was SO much fun Becca, and I love all the things in your kitchen, especially the sous vide machine! Talk soon darling! xx

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    1. I'd love to come back too Celia, you'll have to visit me next and help me figure out this damn machine!! xox

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  3. Okay, the get-together with the ladies and the sous vide win hands down. I want to live in your kitchen!

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    1. You're more than welcome to Maureen...as long as you do the washing up! :)

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  4. oh my - I would love to hear more about this new machine of yours!!!

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    1. Hi Lisa, I'll post about it as soon as I get the hang of it....that might be a while though...

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  5. Wow, some goodies there Bec! I am thinking of adding Plenty to my bookshelves... is it great? Love the candied clementines.

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    1. All his books are great Lizzy, and I love how he makes me see the same-old-veggies in a totally different light!

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  6. Wow! You sure do have a lot going on. I love your sous vide. Do you have the machine that seals the food in the bags? I need to get both. And I love your clementines. I usually use them to decorate cakes. So glad you were happy with your gifts - it was very special sharing your birthday with you xx

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    1. Hey Charlie! I've had the sealer for a while now, but I did see a package deal of both machines a Harvey Norman for $299 which was a pretty good price. Thanks again for the wonderful cake sweetie- it really meant a lot to me, and thanks for sharing my day with me too :) xox

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  7. Wow you really got lucky this birthday. I am sure you will use that sous vide machine very well. It was so good to be able to share your birthday, and fabulous you loved your present. I hope your poor arms have recovered after all that work. It was such fun to do that. Come back and visit soon,please. Also thanks to your gorgeous fast paced hubby who did such an amazing job x

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    1. Tania- you are the BOMB! You did such a great job at the book launch even though you had a crappy weekend. The only down side to the night was that I think that BigJ reckons he's earnt the rest of the year off dish washing duty.... I tell him he's dreaming! :) xox

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  8. Super cute cookie mold and tea set !

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    1. Thankyo indeed! I sure was blessed wasn't I?

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  9. Happy Birthday! What a lovely haul of loot :-)
    XO

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    1. Thanks so much Janet! I hope you guys are doing OK? We're thinkig of you all xox

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  10. Happy birthday Bec - enjoy playing with your sous vide machine, too! I have a jar of nose-bleedingly expensive truffle honey in my kitchen too - try it drizzled over a good ripe brie - bliss!

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    1. I think I have a problem Amanda...I have had to put the honey on a very high shelf to stop myself eating it all at once with a spoon!!

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  11. What an amazing swag of goodies you received for your birthday! I have never even heard of a wasabi tree before;)

    It was great meeting you on Monday! Hope you had a lovely birthday xx

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    1. I sure was blessed wasn't I Julie! Luckily wasabi likes our cold winters so it should feel right at home here. It was lovely to meet you too and put a face to your name :)

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  12. Ottolenghi!! Wants!!! Cute little BBQ Thing.. WANTS!

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    1. Come visit and we can share! Go and buy the cookbooks as soon as you can- they are fabulous indeed!

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  13. I really craving for the sousvide kitchen toys...
    but it's away too pricey here, the cheapest is about 899 USD,
    i stick to my old rice cooker, it keep stable on 65 Celcius,,,hehehe

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    1. What a great idea! This little unit was under $200 here, but it is quite small. I figure I'll see how much I actually use it before forking out the big bucks :)

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  14. Hi Rebecca,

    Love the blog! I've been trying to respond to an email you sent us here at Radisson Blu, but your email keeps bouncing. Do you have an alternative?

    Steph
    droesch@radisson.com

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    1. Sorry about that, I've sent you another address to try. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. Such lovely personal things in your kitchen. The candied clementines in particular look so good.

    I am sternly averting my eyes from the Sous Vide machine - not because I don't want one but because I already have too many gadgets and not a lot of storage!

    Such a shame. :-(

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  17. The vintage cutlery is beautiful! I love vintage things like that, I really wish there were more nice flea markets around!

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