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In My Kitchen December 2017

It’s been quiet around this blog and nothing posted for weeks. And, I missed November’s IMK post. Would like to apologize for the lack of response to the comments on the pervious post as I do appreciate your time and visits to my blog. My health took a bit of a nosedive which meant tests, procedures and the anxiety waiting on results. Thankfully feeling a lot better and hopefully will start posting more again soon. In the meantime, a quick IMK post before the deadline finishes at midnight. With Christmas around the corner and only starting the preparations, need to get my skates on. Hope you are further on than me… I haven’t even made the Christmas pudding yet!

In my kitchen…

A Microplane grater… my absolute favorite, love the wooden (walnut) handle on the master series range. We often use them for gating parmesan or other hard cheeses.

This is the first ever Christmas mug I’ve bought myself… I really fancied this one when I saw it. I’m thinking of filling it with a Mexican hot chocolate drink or a warming Turkish salep seeing as our weather has a definite chill in the air.

Bean sprouts… sprouted in a jar with a mesh lid and a stand to rest the jar on so excess water drains off. Love the crunch and fresh taste of sprouts.

In my kitchen…

Enamel spoons with colorful designs… you can never have enough spoons. Well, that was my excuse when buying them.

In my kitchen…

Sometimes I make a potato and onion frittata for breakfast, especially when the athletic side of the family come in from a long cycle. I managed to hold them off for a few seconds to take this quick photo before the dish was devoured.

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Dried some moringa leaves in the dehydrator, then ground them to a powder in a spice grinder. We sprinkle the powder over salads, vegetable juices and soups, you can also use the dried leaves to make tea. We have a moringa tree growing in the garden and with many nutritional benefits, why not make use of the leaves. The taste is quite vegetal, bit like spinach but not unpleasant.

In my kitchen…

A stylish wooden stand with a stainless steel grater for a small rock of salt. I do love having different types of salt and liked the concept of this one.


That’s it for this years In My Kitchen posts and look forward to joining you once again next year. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas 🙂

The “In My Kitchen” monthly theme host is Sherry, from If you would like to know what’s cooking or see some kitchen treasures, head over to Sherry’s blog and check out all the other IMK participants.



15 thoughts on “In My Kitchen December 2017

  1. Happy Christmas to you as well~ And I agree about the microplaner. Initially, I thought it was going to be one of those impulse purchases I may regret. But I too use it for hard cheeses, and the occasional dusting of nutmeg or cinnamon. I feel quite the “chef” using it!

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    1. Hi Debbie, hope you are settled in your new home and enjoying the snow. Yes I agree about feeing quite the chef using it 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas 🙂


  2. Hello darling Moya. I do hope all is well and you are on the road to recovery, dear friend. Always love seeing your kitchen goodies. The little salt rock and grater is fab… I have one too. Best wishes for a delicious Christmas and all the best for 2018 xxx


    1. Hi Liz, feeling much better thank you 🙂 I would imagine that many IMK participants have similar gadgets and likewise love seeing your kitchen treasures too xx


  3. Your frittata is beautiful! Funny thing: we ate frittata for breakfast yesterday, and I don’t recall ever having it for breakfast before. Ours was a leftover.

    Have a fun Christmas.
    best… mae at


  4. Nice to see you again Moya, sorry you’ve been unwell. As always you have beautiful things in your kitchen. I must bet back to sprouting, so simple and so good to eat.


  5. Moya, I hope your health improves. Both Maus and I are coveting those spoons. You find the most amazing stuff. I still covet some old spoons I saw on one of your pre ious posts.


  6. Hi Moyà
    Thanks for joining in this month. I hope you are feeling better soon I love your cute Christmas mug – it is so sweet And your frittata is making me drool I have a couple of micro plane graters and they are fabulous Have a very wonderful Christmas and see you in the New Year Cheers Sherry xx


    1. Much better Sherry, thank you and sorry I couldn’t join last months IMK. You have a great Christmas and New Year too xx


  7. Nice to see what’s in your kitchen. Those spoons are absolutely adorable and that frittata sure looks tasty!


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