In my kitchen this October are some beautiful ingredients, barberries, dried rose petals and saffron sugar crystals. These gorgeous ingredients are as pretty as a picture and a gift from foodie friend, Fifi. I plan to use some of these ingredients with persian recipes from a cookbook I have, that use barberries and rose petals. The tart flavor of barberries are perfect for mixing into salads too. Sometimes I make rose petal sugar to dust over shortbread biscuits and Madeleine’s and use rose petals in this salted nut-brittle recipe. On occasions, use rose petals to make this rose petal and white chocolate no-churn ice-cream.
The saffron sugar crystals add a lovely warm sweet flavor to teas but you could use them to flavor other drinks and custards too.
Picked up these old indian measuring cups from an antique shop when visiting our local Manama souq many years ago. They do need a good polish, but love them just as they are.
In my kitchen is a new Mexican cookbook by celebrity chef Marcarita Carrillo Arronte. She recently visited Bahrain as part of a cultural event and cookbook signing to promote authentic Mexican food. Not a fan of Mexican food but she may have changed my mind as I explore some new recipes from her cookbook, Mexico. This was also the book chosen for our cookbook club and the reason I had these Habanero chillies, they certainly pack a punch.
In my kitchen we love salads in pretty big bowls. Salads you throw together using healthy ingredients from the fridge and store cupboard. No-recipe needed kind of days and perfect for serving for lunch or dinner.
This was the last remaning slice of a honey-caramel tasting date cheesecake from the cookbook Sun, Bread and Sticky Toffee. Loved that I used dates from our own date palms in the recipe.
Also in my kitchen, a lovely olive dish, a gift from June :), goes perfectly with these cute olive picks.
Love filling this bowl with the clean flavors of asian food, like this asian style salad with prawns and using chopstick to eat with. And of course, chopstick rests are a must… especially when they look like a curled up cat.
With the year-end fast approaching… once again joining the host and other bloggers from around the globe with the In My Kitchen monthly theme run by Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. What treasures do you have in your kitchen?