January 4, 2013
In My Kitchen 2013
Happy New Year Everyone!
Well, we see the back end of another Christmas, and the start of a whole new cycle of seasons, celebrations and blogging all over again.
I hope you all had a wonderful time and got a well deserved break/rest/holiday and that you got some lovely goodies/yummies/pressies/jewelry under the tree.
For my first post this year, I thought I'd jump back in with Celia's In My Kitchen Roundup and give you a glimpse of some goodies I got under my tree this year.
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In My Kitchen.... there are thankfully no more leftovers from our Christmas feasting!
A platter of roasts- Chicken, Turkey, Lamb and Pork. Enjoyed hot, cold, on sandwiches, reheated in gravy, turned into stews, and the last few bits frozen as Ready-to-go-tv-dinners with veggies for extra busy days
Not quite as exciting as this though, with homegrown peas and carrots and super crispy duck fat potatoes
In My Kitchen... are some gruesome new cookie cutters, maybe I'll use them for Valentines Day?
In My Kitchen... are some great number cutters and stamps. I've had to promise to make a Christmas Cookie Countdown for next year!
In My Kitchen... is a great new cookbook from one of our most talented, passionate chefs, Kylie Kwong. Many great recipes here indeed
Also some great DIY tips for everything from churning cultured butter, to making my own cured ham for next Christmas
And some awesome ideas for where I'd like to go for my next vacation. I could quite happily eat my way from China to Vietnam for a month or so...
Or perhaps this Fantasy Land of Macarons takes reservations?
Anyone for a Gin and tonic macaron, or how about a Fig,burnt honey and red wine?
In My Kitchen... is also my pressie from BigJ, a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker complete with it's own compressor so we can have lactose free ice cream whenever the fancy takes us!
Very fancy-pantsy indeed!
We've already tried a couple of variations, but I think we need to tweak it just a little bit more to get the consistency I'm after. The taste though, is sublime!
And just to prove that Christmas is indeed the season of miracles:
In My Kitchen... is BigJ doing the washing up!
Greater love hath no man...than one hoping for homemade ice cream on a hot Summer day :)
So my Dear Readers, did you have a nice break and did you receive anything special under your tree this Christmas?