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In My Kitchen June 2015

Cherry Cake-In My Kitchen June 2015Oh my… already half way into the year… is it just me or are the months flying by and now, time for another In My Kitchen post with lovely Celia and company. Managed to salvage a few slices of this homemade cherry cake for a quick photo before it disappeared completely… we love old-fashioned homely cakes with cups of tea and coffee in our home.  Continue reading

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do you have a herb mincer?

forgotten kitchen tool

This rolling herb mincer was right at the back of the kitchen drawer and I had nearly forgotten that I  even owned one. I have no idea how long it has been in the drawer, but I know it has been there for some time.

The herb mincer was given to me, possibly by my mother on one of her visits to see me. Mum knows how much I like kitchen tools and I guess she thought I just might need one of these. With all it’s rolling blades the herb mincer looks like it will deliver as a kitchen tool, and I do like how it looks. However if memory serves me correctly I do not think it had lived up to what is was supposed to do.

The herb mincer is not a kitchen tool that I would go out and buy because I generally chop or mince herbs using  a knife, scissors or a mezzaluna. Everything deserves a second chance so lets see if I find this herb mincer useful with some of my recipes…will keep you posted.

what’s in my kitchen drawers and cupboards!

Open up your kitchen drawers and cupboards and if like me, they are filled to capacity with knives, whisks, zesters, garlic crushers, peelers, mixers, processors, bakeware, plates, bowls… you name it and it’s in there. All this kitchen stuff has accumulated over the years. Do I really need or use all of these cooking tools, appliances, bakeware etc… !

My task is to go through all my kitchen drawers and cupboards and find the usefulness of all these kitchen items… which I like to call “my kitchen jewelry.” With each piece of “kitchen jewellery”  I ask myself……. “what do I use this for”? “How often do I use this”? “Has this piece of “kitchen jewellery” any other use”? In what food preparation is it most useful”? “Can I create great recipes using this cooking tool”? Hopefully saving it from being removed to a box and sent back out into the world through the local charity shop. Or will my “kitchen jewelery”  be reinstated back into its kitchen drawer or cupboard for further use!

So… let me get start! Will keep you posted!

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