In my kitchen this June, a rich buttery short crust pastry to line one of my favorite tart tins with. The rectangular shape makes a nice change from the usual round tart tins and as you can see, used many times. And of course, one of my baking essentials… a wooden rolling-pin.
On a recent trip abroad brought some goodies back with me, a hard cheese called Belper Knolle made with raw milk, matured with garlic and covered with black pepper. Thought I would buy the handy wooden cheese shaver as well.
Also, bought some beetroot powder to add to a few recipes and some dried blue cornflowers and marigold blossoms to decorate with. In a pervious post, sprinkled marigold blossoms on top of the Banana and Coconut Three Milk Cake to add a little color. Haven’t used the raw liquorice yet but intend to make some ice cream with it. Apparently you can add liquorice to stews? It’s not an ingredient I have used in my cooking before. Any suggestions?
My first honey harvest… well not really a harvest! I had to remove some fresh comb that collapsed inside a beehive. Poor bees, I felt so sorry for them. None the less it was pretty exciting to taste its mild sweet flavor. Nice color too. I expect I would have much more honey to harvest if it were not for a split and a swarm… but that’s another story.
Never a dull moment with this diamond finger knife sharpener. Easy to use and one of my favorite.
Keeping it local… bought Peninsula farms delicious goat cheese, a new dairy product recently introduced into the market. With a home delivery service, got my lettuces and cherry tomatoes delivered too. Thought I would throw in a bar of natural goat milk soap to keep by the kitchen sink.
The In My Kitchen monthly theme is hosted by Maureen from Orgasmic Chef. What treasure or goodies do you have in your kitchen this June?