Something a little different this week. This post is inspired by Celia’s blog, Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and she runs a monthly theme “In My Kitchen“, where bloggers showcase some of their kitchen treasures. If you are a blogger why not join in and let us have a peek at what’s in your kitchen.
In my kitchen you will always find vanilla and lots of little spoons. Filled with vanilla paste, this heart-shaped spoon with an infinity knot on the handle symbolizes how much we love the flavor of vanilla in our family. It’s easy to make your own vanilla bean paste, especially if you bulk buy vanilla beans.
In my kitchen I can journey into the world of Italian truffles with this beautiful and informative book on “Truffles The Divine Earth” by Serogio Rossi. Can you imagine the joy of finding the largest white truffle ever recorded weighing in at 1497 grams and valued at 333,000 dollars. That’s a lot of truffle happiness. The book and truffles were a gift from a lovely friend. 🙂 🙂
I like to hoard jars and containers and needing extra props for my photography, could not throw away this lovely ceramic jar. It was once filled (pulled from a keg) with a gorgeous mustard from the Maille boutique while visiting France… bit of sentimental value in there too. In my kitchen it makes a perfect vase for holding these beautiful leafy flowers from the frangipani tree… I wish you could smell their gorgeous perfume. These pretty flowers add a lovely splash of color to a table setting when entertaining.
This cute set of measuring bowls are from Pachachic, a lovely shabby chic store in Bahrain. You will definitely see these bowls feature in some future photos, a perfect size for some of my food photography. Of course, they would also make a lovely gift for someone. The set of measuring bowls (there are four) are from the Katie Alice collection and when I first spotted them, they reminded me of an old-fashioned bowl my mother used in her kitchen.
I always store a container of Tahina (sesame paste) in my kitchen for making family favorites like baba ganoush and hummus. We also like to use tahina as a dip for vegetables or a sauce for some wraps. Love this wonderful ingredient.
What special treasures do you keep in your kitchen?