June 3, 2013
In My Kitchen- June
Do you ever wonder what's going on in other kitchens?
My kitchen is often in a state of controlled chaos
Ingredients spread over the benches, magazine pages scattered, pots bubbling on the stove, freezer contents spilling over to the sink for defrosting, and hand scribbled notes peppered over all so I know what I'm doing with each item and don't mix them up. This all needs to be put away by meal times though, this is
Lovely MiddleC does the dishes every night and tidies the kitchen. I HATE clutter on my bench tops, so it's lovely to have a clean slate every morning- and so much fun to mess it up again!
If you are as much of a sticky-beak as I am, and love to peek into other kitchens around the blogisphere, check out lovely Celia's blog for the links to this months In My Kitchen posts
In My Kitchen this month:
Round two of Sous Vide machine
The first one lasted just two uses before dying. Very disappointing, I've historically not had great success with Sunbeam products, but I'll try again and see....
A few of the ingredients lying on my bench
Dry Broad Beans and Red Lentils- recipe coming next post!
Can you believe Camel Burgers! I found these at Coles, not some weird exotic deli, just plain old Coles Supermarket. Sadly they do contain breadcrumbs :( but I will pinch off the tiniest bit just so I can say I've tried camel. My family never knows what they'll get when they sit down for dinner, I like to keep them guessing :)
Lovely Laksa Party
LittleJ's choice of party food to celebrate her birthday!
Big bowl of delicious homemade laksa soup with chicken and tofu puffs- paste and all made from scratch; bowls of noodles and accompaniments so the girls could put together their own creations
Handfuls of Henna
a lovely friend of MiddleC did a wonderful job of henna painting for the party, and the girls were very excited with the results
Some exotic ingredients that I'm looking forward to playing with:
Wild Willow Water, and Bergamont Syrup
Bergamont is the flavour infused into my very favourite Earl Grey Tea, so I'm really interested to see what I can come up with this one
Yet more cookbooks!
Both needed to help me have a good understanding of the Sous Vide technique. Definitely not the usual home cook recipe books, more technical and focused
The most gorgeous Tea Cosy from MiddleC
So pretty indeed, and just what I've always wanted. I think she finally realised that she was never going to get around to knitting one for me, so she chose this lovely specially to match with my favourite Tea Set
Freezer Foraging to go towards dinner
I was a bit buggy this weekend, so didn't get to the market. Instead I rummaged in the deep freeze and came up with some always-handy mince meat (no it doesn't say Mice, the bag is just folded), some oven dried tomatoes with garlic and herbs, and a good slurp of tomato pasatta from our Summer garden bounty....I'm thinking maybe pasta dish would tie these all together?
So my Dear Readers, are you a tidy or messy cook, and what"s going on In Your Kitchen this month?