In My Kitchen – August

I missed out last month due to being disorganised, but after spending most of last weekend catching up on important blog business, I have been able to make sure I have an In My Kitchen post to contribute this month. If you would like to join in the monthly tour of ‘In My Kitchen’ and to see what others have in their kitchens, pop over to Celia’s blog, Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for all of the info.


Last month we had a very belated house warming party. We borrowed DFM’s spit and Key ordered a rolled pork and a rolled lamb. The meat was on all day and it when we tucked in for dinner, was absolutely delicious. Yes, this is clearly not technically in my kitchen, but no one cooks a spit inside :)


In my kitchen are the sides that we served and the meat shredded up ready to tuck into. I kept the sides simple doing a homemade coleslaw, tabouli, simple garden salad and roast vegetables. We made gyros with the leftover lamb and tabouli the day after and they were scrumptious too!


In my kitchen is some new wines, ports and a scotch whiskey. We were spoilt and received these as housewarming gifts. I’ve already cracked one of the ports open. Key doesn’t drink it, but I got a massive love for it from my dad.



In my kitchen is a Jamie Oliver board and tea towel. More gifts from our housewarming! Our friends had no reason to buy us anything, but I must say they clearly know us both very well and gifted us with some absolutely excellent gifts.


In my kitchen is some carob molasses. I found this at a deli that I frequent and I absolutely had to get it. I’d never heard of it, but I’ve already looked up some delicious-looking recipes to use it in, including this carob molasses cake with honeyed ricotta.


In my kitchen is a very large bowl of eschalots. I started doing the majority of my groceries online last month. Since starting to work full time again, I found that it was taking up too much time each evening buying groceries on the fly. So now I’m trying to come up with somewhat of a meal plan for the weeknights each Sunday night and then putting in an order. I’m not quite used to the quantities on the ordering system yet though and they can be a bit confusing sometimes, hence the large amount of eschalots. I was only after 4 haha! I’m sure they will be put to good use though.


In my kitchen is this pad thai sauce that I picked up at the supermarket the other day. There was a really good pre-made pad thai sauce that we bought in Singapore and I haven’t been able to find one here that matches its quality. I’ll give this one a try and see how we go.


In my kitchen are some Herbie’s spices. The lovely Liz from Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things coordinated a few Canberra blogger perks this month. A big thank you to Liz, she works so hard on coordinating us lucky Canberran bloggers. Herbie’s Spices and Cooking Coordinates combined forces to give us a freebie of Herbie’s Roast Vegetable Herb Mix and Mulling Spices. When I was there picking them up, I also stocked up on some chipotle peppers and bouquet garnis, because they are some of my faves.


 In my kitchen is some tea. I love tea! There is a new artisan / gourmet section in one of the aisles at Coles and this is where I found these teas. They are delicious, I could drink tea all day :)


In my kitchen are these Chocolate Chat chocolate bars. One was salted milk chocolate and the other was raspberry. I also found these in the new section at Coles. They weren’t cheap, but they were absolutely delicious. Some of the best chocolates that I’ve had in a long time!


In my kitchen is some more tea! I put another iHerb order in this month and I stocked up on this brand which is my favourite tea. I haven’t tried the green tea yet, but the Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut tea is so good. Probably my new favourite in fact.


In my kitchen is this super cute, wasabi flavoured Kewpie mayonnaise. I love this mayo, but I’ve never seen the wasabi version before. Key made chicken schnitzel burgers for lunch today with crunchy lettuce and this wasabi mayo. They were absolutely delicious. The mayo has a really good wasabi kick to it, which I love! And yes, it is quite green in colour :)

Thanks for reading my In My Kitchen post and don’t forget to head over to Celia’s  blog to see what is in everyone else’s kitchen this month. 





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Hi! I’m Taryn. The Wooden Spoons is a food blog and collection of wooden spoons, recipes and stories. I’m a Canberra fan-girl with a passion for all things food. I love South East Asian food, fusion food done well and slow cooked anything. I don’t get quinoa, have a mild phobia of milk touching my skin and custard from a package freaks me out. Thanks for joining me on my cooking and food adventures.
  1. sherry from sherryspickings Reply

    ooh yes i agree with everyone else. carob molasses sounds amazing and that kewpie mayo- gorgeous.

  2. Elizabeth Reply

    That Carob Molasses is something I definitely want to try and I was just at my local Japanese store and saw and bought the Wasabi Mayo too!!! Us foodies think alike as I first tried mine on chicken schnitzel with dinner :) Thanks for sharing! Liz x

    • Taryn Reply

      Wasn’t it perfect with a schnitzel? Thanks so much for stopping by Elizabeth :)

  3. Miss Food Fairy Reply

    I’m loving your Jamie Oliver bruschetta board – such a great addition to any kitchen (I’m a little jealous as I’d love one or two ;)) That spit looks amazing – nothing like slow cooked meat done on the spit. You have some wonderful condiments – molasses and pad Thai paste. I’m a bit of an Asian cuisine enthusiast too. Thanks for sharing IMK

    • Taryn Reply

      Thanks Miss Food Fairy :)

  4. Jennifer from Milk and Honey Reply

    I have to get some carob molasses just to make that cake. What a find. Thanks for the tour.

    • Taryn Reply

      I’m excited to try it out this weekend as well! Thanks for the visit Jennifer :)

  5. Anne Reply

    Carob molasses sound interesting and that chocolate looks delicious. Wasabi mayonnaise – what an idea :) Just to be geeky – whisky from Scotland, whiskey from Ireland (though I’d pass on the whisky and just drink the port).

    • Taryn Reply

      Hi Anne. I never know whether to call it whiskey or scotch, and apparently the muscat and tokays aren’t technically ports either haha. Never mind, they are all delicious!

  6. Joanne T Ferguson Reply

    G’day! Enjoyed this month’s kitchen view too!
    LOVE how the spit actually moves too…amused me in a fun way today! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Taryn Reply

      I do love a daggy .gif :) Thanks for the visit Joanne!

  7. InTolerant Chef Reply

    Lots of great goodies indeed- want that mayonnaise! :)

    • Taryn Reply

      It’s got a really great kick to it too…yum! Thanks for the IMK love :)

  8. Fran Reply

    I love fortified wines, too much, hence I have none, they all keep getting drunk. We didn’t have a housewarming when we bought our house 4 years ago, wonder if its too late? Nice peak in and out of your kitchen

    • Taryn Reply

      Haha, I don’t think mine will last long either! Thanks for stopping by Fran.

  9. Tandy @ Lavender and Lime Reply

    I just love the look of that chocolate. I would love to try the carob molasses – something I have never seen before. Enjoy your single malt :)

    • Taryn Reply

      The chocolate was delicious! Thanks for stopping by Tandy and thanks again for letting me know about my temperamental captcha!

  10. celia Reply

    See, this is why I love the IMK posts! They have Japanese mayo in wasabi flavour now? How cool is that! :) We really like the Mae Ploy brand, but I haven’t tried the pad thai sauce – hope it’s great. And how wonderful to be able to spit roast and then serve up such a fabulous BBQ dinner! I must confess to a terrible weakness for port as well – although those Seppelt Muscats and Tokays are amazingly good as well! :)

    • Taryn Reply

      I always assumed that Muscats and Tokays were ports…and this is why I love IMK posts too Celia, it’s great to learn a new thing or two :)

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