December and the last “In My Kitchen Post” for 2015. It’s been fun peeking into the kitchens of others, discovering new ingredients and kitchen treasures you never knew existed. Also, lovely being part of the In My Kitchen blogging community which the wonderful Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial created.
I have to thank Celia for kick starting my sourdough craze. Celia is also responsible for me wanting to acquire a traditional proofing basket… a new present for my sourdough starter “Sabr“.
In my kitchen pretty new plates with a gorgeous blue patterned border, adding color to my tableware.
In my kitchen… segmented pink grapefruit and made a spiced sugar for grilled grapefruit with star anise sugar served with an elderflower yoghurt. This lovely recipe was from the Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully cookbook Nopi and prepared for our cookbook club. We sampled around sixteen dishes from the Nopi cookbook and they were all truly delicious, looking forward to cooking many more.
In my kitchen is the “Soup for Syria” cookbook. All proceeds from the sale of this cookbook go towards the unfortunate plight of the Syrian refugees and in my next post will share one of the delicious soup recipes.
In my kitchen some sea green hand-made pottery from Roundstone, Connemara. Lovely souvenirs as a reminder of an amazing few days spent on the Lens and Larder photography retreat in Ireland.
Picked up some hibiscus sea salt at a market, the pink color is really pretty but the salt overwhelms the tart taste of hibiscus.
Christmas pudding mix in the making and I love to using my spherical mould for steaming them in. Thankfully I am a little more organized this year and not using my last-minute Christmas pudding recipe.
These gorgeous new espresso cup and saucer sets are from Silsal Design House and embossed with Arabic calligraphy, the words translate, “Bon Apeptite. I have already filled them with a delicious Chocolate and Coffee Cream recipe, perfect individual servings for entertaining.
In my kitchen used these tart quince to make quince paste, a sweet partner for serving with cheese.
Celia created this friendly and fun community of bloggers from around the globe and five years on, is now passing the In My Kitchen torch to Maureen, Orgasmic Chef. Maureen will host the in my kitchen theme starting next month. Thank you Celia, it has been a joy blogging with you and participating each month 🙂 🙂