In My Kitchen…it’s been awhile and it happens… you fall from the flow of blogging and recipe writing. A full and slow computer hasn’t helped matters either and I’m trying to resolve these issues. Why do computer up-dates make matters worse! Anyways, I really could go on a rant… but much prefer getting around to what’s in my kitchen this June and of course, checking out treasures and goodies in other kitchen too.
A few bits and pieces In My Kitchen…
The only time we use this fish scaler is when the men have gone on a fishing trip and come back with a fresh catch… then it’s pretty handy to have one around. Mind you, if you’ve ever scaled a fish you’ll find fish scales get everywhere.
One of the last cookbooks bought from our lovely cookbook store that sadly closed its doors, and this also brought an end to our wonderful cookbook club gatherings.
Flour, Water, Salt and Yeast makes a lovely early morning read (plenty of information) when all is quiet in the kitchen. I’ve yet to delve into the recipe section of this book and look forward to trying some of his recipes. Have any of you lovely peeps tried this book?
Some lovely authentic products from Palestine bought at a local pop-up event. Added another wooden maamoul mould to my collection.
Had to restrain myself and buy only one of these beautiful handmade ceramic plates because I knew there will be other visits.
Freshly roasted coffee beans stored in this clever airtight container by “Prepara”. As you push the lid down into the glass jar, air is pushed out through oneway valves in the lid creating a tight vacuum and keeping the coffee beans fresh.
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Can’t help but fall in love with a bundt tin which transforms a plain cake into a master piece. A simple dusting of powdered sugar using a tea leaf infuser is all that is needed. One thing I’ve learned over the years… do not go lightly when greasing these decorative tins.
A recent visit to Cyprus and space in the suitcase that needed filling with a lovely olive wood serving board and olive dish. We also use lots of sea salt and olive oil (the one from Spain was a lovely gift) with cooking and you can never have enough.
Although I knew of carob products… this was the first time buying carob syrup and powder. I’ve yet to experiment, so any tips are welcome. In my opinion carob tastes nothing like chocolate… what do you think?
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Rosemary was the ingredient of the month for my cooking challenge over on instagram, one of the recipes made using rosemary was this delicious Salted Caramel Focaccia with candied orange, I posted this recipe some years back and hadn’t made it for some time. Perfect for late weekend breakfast.
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.