First, a confession…I’ve shamelessly fallen off-the-wagon, so to speak. In a new year IMK post, made a resolution not to buy any more “stuff.” Five months in…oh well…guess will try for the rest of the year.
In my kitchen this June…
Is culprit number one… a sprouting dish. Isn’t it lovely! Found in a gorgeous kitchen/home store while wandering around the picturesque streets of Bruges. Years ago I owned a stackable sprouting dish which I used for sprouting mung beans… I’ve no idea what I did with it and if I remember correctly, it was pretty awkward to use. At present I am growing cress and took this photo on day five. I know you can do the same on moistened kitchen paper in a container using a variety of seeds but with summer air conditioning on full blast, would constantly find the paper drying out. Apart from making egg sandwiches with cress, cress makes a lovely garnish for food, especially my beetroot cured salmon.
In my kitchen…
As this was my first time visiting Amsterdam, how could I not bring back a few useful and pretty blue souvenirs.
In my kitchen…
Is a lovely new flour shaker from Mum. We love to visit kitchen shops and she thought I might like a new one… guess she was right. Recently attended a sourdough dough workshop in Bread Ahead’s Bakery School at Borough Market, London. We all got to keep our dough scraper and some rye flour to feed our starter with. A very enjoyable few hours doing what I love… but I have to thank Celia from figjamandlimecordial for kick starting my love of sourdough bread and sending me some of her dried sourdough starter (Priscilla) over two years ago. I still have my sourdough starter named “Sabr” (which means patience in Arabic) on the go.
Although I haven’t opened this jar yet, I’ve already tasted these delicious sweet syrupy cherries on another occasion. My brother and sister-in-law stocks these gorgeous Amarena cherry’s in their store/coffee shop in Ireland. The blue decorative jar is so pretty and I intend using it for flowers for my table when all the cherries are gone. Also, these cherries would be perfect for serving on top of this homemade vanilla chocolate chip ice cream.
Some thoughtful gifts from family members from their travels…pretty bowls and a decorative oven dish.
I knew my new years resolution wouldn’t stand when my eyes fell upon this beehive cakelete baking tin… and a girls got to have some more kitchen bling, a vintage look cake tester.
The cutest honey dish and forest honey… another gorgeous gift from family. I love trying different types of honey and comparing it with honey from my own bees.
Although we have an amazing array of wonderful spices available in our souk, on my travels I usually replenish a few staples for my store cupboard. Different paprika, sweet and smoked and dark Urfa chilli flakes. This was my first time buying angel hair chill… used more as a decorative garnish as noted on the packet.
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