Wishing you all health and happiness for the new year ahead and hope it’s already off to a good start. To all my wonderful subscribers, readers and the In My Kitchen blogging community, thank you for being part of my blogging world, you have made it much sweeter with your visits and comments which I greatly appreciate. Looking forward to you joining me once more.
Sometimes old is golden and love having this old can opener hanging around. Although it does leave very sharp ragged edges, it does the trick. I am also hoping this year opens a can of roses for all.
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Are these neat granite stones ( or whiskey stones), I keep them in the small bag provided and store in the freezer until needed. Handy for chilling a little tipple without diluting if using ice.
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This was my first attempt at using an embossed stone mould for baking shortbread, a Christmas gift from my lovely friend Sarah. Used this shortbread recipe and although the shortbread came out from the mould no problem, the imprint of the design was not clear. Probably need to push the shortbread dough more firmly into the design next time? Anyone used this stone mould before and has tips to share?
Sarah also gave me these cute mason and cash measuring jugs and bowl, love the color too. If you cook and bake lots you can never have enough measuring equipment.
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Made some large ice-cubes using this red silicone mould, added some fresh cranberries, fresh mint leaves and a small slice of lemon. These large cubes melted slower and looked really festive in my water jug for the table.
A gorgeous new cookbook with hearty and homely recipes. The Great British Farmhouse Cookbook is a gift from my sister Antionette, she also loves to cook and buy cookbooks. I have already tried some of the recipes when visiting her home. The beef cobbler and the chicken in cider with apples were very tasty and delicious comfort food for the cooler weather.
You can never have enough tea towels (also from Sarah) in a kitchen and it’s always lovely to have some pretty ones, like this one printed with robin-redbreast. They are such cute little birds… Wont be using this one to dry my pots and pans.
Love these flavorsome gifts of balsamic vinegar (truffle,fig, strawberry and lemon) to mist over salad leaves and grilled vegetable. Once the containers are empty I can re-fill them. Great foodie gift Karen.
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My son gave me this pretty pinky red bamboo bowl, I hope to fill this with a delicious noodle salad and using these handy wooden chop stick servers, should make serving easier.
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We had a very decorative and colorful gingerbread house this Christmas, a gift from the lovely people from The Cake Boutique Bahrain who were spreading some festive cheer. Before demolishing the house there was a debate about where to start… so my daughter yanked off the door and I started with the jellies.
Maureen from the blog The Orgasmic Chef is now the future host of the monthly In My Kitchen posts, so hop over to her blog and see all the other participating bloggers on her sidebar. All who love to showcase their kitchen treasure.