Monthly Archives: January 2019

In My Kitchen January 2019

Hello everyone, of late it has been pretty quiet around this blog but I trust your new year has gotten off to a great start. Wishing you all a wonderful year ahead and hopefully it will not pass by as quick.

So this 2019 In my kitchen…

Since the last “In My Kitchen” post we traveled for a couple of weeks to spend time with family over the holiday season, something I haven’t done for many years. Although I packed a portable keyboard for my iPad with the intention of possibly doing a quick blog post… it inevitable never happened.

So, this time I got to sit back and relax while the rest of the family did the festive cooking over the holidays and wouldn’t let me (that’s for you dear sis) near the kitchen 🙂 It of course was very much appreciated because I know how exhausting (in a good way) the festive season is.

Brussels sprouts are an absolute favorite of mine and a vegetable must have with my Christmas meal. Do you have a vegetable must have on your Christmas menu? We love roasting brussels sprouts with a drizzle of olive oil, orange juice and balsamic for a change but also like them steamed. You either love or dislike brussels sprouts and thankfully everyone in our house loves them.

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A gorgeous fish knife and tin jelly mould. The fish knife was a gift from our local neighborhood coffee shop “Sonder” who noticed my love of vintage… how sweet and kind and I absolutely love the fish knife which I intend to use as a server for, you guessed, fish dishes.

No takers for jelly in our house but love using tin moulds for savory and sweet dishes, they food looks so amazing when turned out.

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Large spherical ice ball moulds and large square ice trays, do love how they look in drinks and of course you could pretty them up by adding herbs and bits of fruit or spices, just like when I make ice bowls.

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A few more gorgeous bits and pieces from Nom Living, thankfully like the last pieces, survived the journey back in the suitcase.

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Is the brand of rose harissa Yotam Ottolenghi recommends in his latest cookbook “Simple.” You might remember from the previous IMK I mentioned a rose harissa recipe of his which I found online and had made that instead, as that particular brand above wasn’t available in Bahrain. As expected, both very different, the jar brand is sweeter and not as spicy as the online version. Although I’ve had a little taste, I’ve not cooked with it yet but it does taste good.

Some anchovies on standby, saves the running around supermarkets when you suddenly find you need them.

These old-fashioned (the one on the left ) Royal Worcester egg coddler was a market find on my travels, the other egg coddler bought in a kitchen shop. Just a fancy way of serving boiled eggs without the shell, greasing the container with a little truffle oil before adding the egg makes all the difference.  

The “In My Kitchen” monthly theme host is Sherry from sherryspickings.blogspot.ie 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.

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