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