August 5, 2013
In My Kitchen- August
August, Winter's last fling
And today Winter is flinging furiously with damp drizzle and wind straight off the snow fields! After a sneaky taste of Spring last week we are back to doonas and down filled parkas for at least the foreseeable future.
The best way of cheering up on such a dreary day is to go visiting some Bloggy Besties around the globe with Gorgeous Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and her monthly In My Kitchen roundup. A nice cup of tea and I'm ready to see what's cooking- want to come along?
This month, In My Kitchen are......
Some lovely cookie moulds from a little Middle Eastern shop that's opened up locally. They have a little bit of everything and it's great to know I can grab my stocks of tahini and carob molasses just around the corner
Some amazing spice blends and some beetroot powder from Herbies. I've been really looking forward to trying his Super Ras El Hanout with over thirty ingredients, including lavender and rose petals, and even a very Australian Lemon Myrtle too
This is mouth-burningly-brilliant indeed! You really have to like it warm though to appreciate the true beauty of this product. I like to add SMALL spoonfuls into sauces, and it goes so well in white sauce for corned beef or lamb too
Some lovely Black Sesame Oil, still toasty and nutty, but slightly milder than the usual variety
My Daily Juice- today it contains beetroot, purple carrot, fennel, mint, pineapple, green apple, ginger, lemon, celery and broccoli stem. Great for my liver and imunne system and luckily also delicious!
A few exotic spices from Herbies as well- I've been trying to track these ones down for ages, and I can hardly wait to try them out
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Truffled Sheep Cheese. So delcious and speckled full of truffley treasure. I'm thinking of making a Truffled MacNCheese...what do you think?
MiddleC cooks dinner one night a week, and this week she made a yummy gluten and lactose free Lasagne. Meaty and melty, rich and wonderful for this InTolerant Chef indeed!
This is littlej's contribution to the family- Rainbow Layer Cake. No help given at all, but talk about a sugar rush overload!!
So Dear Readers, what's your favourite spice blend and what's cooking in your kitchen this month?