I have missed compiling these “In My Kitchen” posts, however, I do hope this post finds you well and coping with what is happening around the world right now. Hats off to Sherry and thank you for keeping the “In My Kitchen” community of bloggers going strong. And while away from blogging on this platform, managed to take a few photos here and there in the hope I would get back to this space.
Because the borders between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia (due to covid) where closed last March, delivery of my pizza oven got very delayed and only received it end of September. Our weather is much cooler now and the summers intense heat has dissipated, so making pizzas outdoors is doable, especially during the evening. So far managed to make some lovely pizzas and focaccia which the family enjoyed but lots more experimenting to do. Although not a wood fire pizza oven (not sure I would have had the patience for such), gas makes it much easier.
Making use of the residual heat from the pizza oven and semi-dried some large tomato halves. I love home-dried tomatoes over shop bought, which I find very leathery and acidic.
Usually store the tomatoes in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, I do go through a fair amount so like to keep a supply going. And the lovely olive oil bottle ( first photo) reminds me of the lovely trip last year when we visited Italy.
A friend kindly passed on the remaining months of her masterclass subscription and delighted to see a Rose Harissa recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi in his middle eastern cooking videos. Although he recommends a Belazu brand of Rose Harissa in his cookbooks, my stocks had run out and luckily I had the specific dried chillies, ancho and Kashmiri to make his recipe.
With all the delays in shipping finally managed to get Ottolenghi’s latest cookbook “flavors”… looking forward to trying new recipes.
Fresh lemons and lime from the respective trees in our garden. I picked the lemons before turning yellow as I find they rot or get destroyed by bugs while waiting for them to turn yellow.
Chocolate gift from a lovely friend…and of course, a good time to brew a cup of coffee.
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