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.