Off to a colorful start and “In My Kitchen” this January is a gorgeous pitcher from the Alpine region of France, given to me by my dear friend Sarah … no doubt this will be filled with lots of cheer throughout the year.
Years ago I remember seeing some beautiful antique tiffin tins in a magazine and since then had been looking out for something similar. Thought I might spot one when I travelled to India, but ended up finding this lovely hand panted tiffin tin in York, England.
Recently acquired my first Yotam Ottolenghi cook book Plenty More and look forward to trying many recipes from his book, which are all vegetarian. Flicking through the cook book certainly whets the appetite and could almost make you think about turning vegetarian. Plenty More is also the cookbook chosen for our next cookbook club gathering later on this month, so certainly looking forward to that. And not forgetting to mention my handy wooden cookbook stand that keeps pages from flipping over, and from getting the cookbook covered with splashes and spills… in my kitchen I can get a bit messy sometimes.
A large heavy granite pestle and mortar (Jamie Oliver’s) sits in my kitchen, one of the many kitchen things my poor mother dragged out in her suitcase over the years. Love using it for crushing and grinding whole spices, rock salts, making pesto, curry pastes and cracking nuts. One of my essential pieces of kitchen equipment and looks great on a kitchen countertop.
My lovely arabic coffee pot needs a bit of polish but still has lots of charm as it is. Given as a birthday gift many moons ago and a lovely reminder of Sue, a lovely friend who lived in Bahrain some years back.
Once again joining up with the lovely host Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and other bloggers from around the globe for the monthly “In My Kitchen” posts, showcasing all our kitchen treasures.