Another month has flown by and time for another In My Kitchen post. Hopefully I can squeeze this in, Australia is seven hours ahead of Bahrain and today is the last day of submission. Its been a very emotional week as we had to make a very heart wrenching decision and put our loving sweet black Labrador “Spud” to sleep. I really can’t say much more right now… maybe with a little more time. Luckily I had some photos ready and compiling this blog post has been a welcoming distraction. You also might want to peek into other kitchens where the host Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial has a long list of links of other bloggers showcasing their kitchen treasures.
In my kitchen and sitting on my counter top we have Bahraini Halwa, a traditional sweet treat. But be warned… once you start digging into this sticky pot of jelly like deliciousness, flavored with saffron and cardamom… all notions of diets will simply fade away. Especially when freshly packed, topped with extra nuts and still warm. We love to have a spoonful of Halwa with Arabic Coffee or a shot of espresso. The recipe for Bahraini Halwa is handed down from generation to generation and trying to recreate this at home might prove quite difficult. I found a recipe for Bahraini halwa which you might like to try your hand at. But for me, I will enjoy halwa made from the hands of the experts and happily buy a little pot every now and then. Love these little juice peaches, also called doughnut peaches, great to snack on. They also make a delicious homely conserve which you can stir into home-made yoghurts or ice-cream, use as a topping for mini cheesecakes and custard desserts and of course perfect for serving with scones. This cake pop baller comes in handy when shaping balls of meat, chicken or fish, cake bites. cookie dough, sticky rice, shaping these foods into a uniform size. Of course you can use your hands… but hey, I’m a sucker when it comes to kitchen stuff!Reusable silicone food ties have (almost) replaced string in my kitchen and come in handy when you need to secure food for roasting, baking or steaming, adding a touch of colorful glamour when cooking. The silicone brush (can use with high temperatures) is handy for brushing foods with oils or marinades before cooking, and also for basting hot foods while cooking. When roasting a chicken for sandwiches or salads, I like to stuff the cavity with some lemon, red onion and rosemary, adding some flavor to the chicken… beats buying some of the plastic looking sliced meats you see in supermarkets. In my kitchen this cute egg timer encased in an old door lock sits on my kitchen dresser, bought from an antique type shop on one of my travels. Only for ornamental purposes and I have never used an egg timer when boiling an egg. Hanging on a wall in my kitchen is a special plaque from The Wild Goose Studio, the celtic symbols represent the cross of journeys and meetings, inspired by Emerson’s Law of Spiritual Gravitation.
“People destined to meet will do so, apparently by chance at precisely the right moment.”
Thought provoking, which Carl Jung called… synchronicity. Maybe synchronicity is at work through these In My Kitchen Posts… who knows. 🙂
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