Thursday, September 5, 2013

In my Kitchen - September

I've been inspired by Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial to do a post about some of the things in my kitchen this month. It is great to go through and have a sticky beak at what other people are doing in these most sacred places of a home.

In my kitchen....
.....is a burst of orange, maybe a sign that spring has sprung.

Nasturtiums have been growing wild since planting near the chicken coop because chickens absolutely love them, well every chicken but mine it appears. The flowers add great colour to salads and the greens were delicious in a tart with goat cheese. 

 
Blood Oranges have featured in a lot of my cooking lately but making cordial is my favourite use. Apart from the colour the main reason I love blood oranges is their name in Italiano, aranciata rossa. It just rolls off the tongue, once I learnt how to roll my RRRRRRRRR's that is.

In my kitchen...
...is finally after 5 months an oven! The installation was an adventure but I am truly in love with Cara (yes she has a name) and has even been receiving mail.

 
 
 Some lovely new accessories for Cara.
 
In my kitchen...
...are/were 2 two little baby sourdough starters. I have written about Ryelene and Dwhite here. They are so adorable but how quickly joy can turn to heartbreak. 
 
In my kitchen...
...is the result of watching all those dessert layers in the Masterchef finals. It is hard just to sit back and watch the cooking shows without thinking "I can do that" before heading to the kitchen to create something.

With some left over puff (since Cara's arrival folding and turning pastry has taken a lot of my time) a chocolate and strawberry mille feuille scored me a 10/10 from AB.  
 

In my kitchen...
...is a tiffin which contains healthy salads to take to work so that I don't have to pay good money for poor quality food court or café food. Viva la War on terrible food.
So cute!
 
In my kitchen...
...are always some Eurovision tunes playing while I cook. With the announcement of Copenhagen as the host city for next year's Eurovision, planning has already started for Chow Down to Eurovision 2014. I'm hoping next year will be promise to be even more interactive!


Thanks for stopping by my kitchen I hope to see you again, next time I'll even pop the kettle on......

16 comments:

  1. G'day Love your tiffin and your GORGEOUS stove, true!
    Love that you have named her and love the name Cara too!
    Viewed as part of IMK!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. Hi Joanne, thanks for stopping by. I was very excited to see tiffins on sale again so I grabbed 2 more :)
      cheers
      Jason

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  2. Hi Jason. Welcome to the IMK family. Looks like the wait for Cara was worth it, she is a beauty. Ryelene and Dwhite look fab, I would like to see them in some bread.

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  3. Hi Jason. Welcome to the IMK family. Looks like the wait for Cara was worth it, she is a beauty. Ryelene and Dwhite look fab, I would like to see them in some bread.

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    1. Hi Glenda, thanks for the welcome. It has been fun seeing what everyone is doing. Oh and there will be pictures of Dwhite and Ryelene as bread I promise. cheers Jason

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  4. Jason! Hooray, a peek into your kitchen! Cara is gorgeous - what brand is she? I love having a 90cm oven - we have a Smeg free standing one (with what I now realise is the rather boring name of "Bob") - we refer to it as a "four fruitcake oven". Your dessert is magnificent, and the tiffin brings back happy memories - my mum always had one in her kitchen. Re Dwhite and Ryelene - I always keep my starters in the fridge. Are you planning to make another one? If you like, I can dry off and send you some of my starter Priscilla (tweet me if you'd like some). And finally, I KNEW there had to be some mention of Eurovision in your post, and you didn't disappoint! :)

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    1. Celia, thanks for bringing IMK to my attention, it's great fun. There is something special about a tiffin, almost like I should be singing Hi-Ho Hi-Ho as I walk along with it. Thanks for the offer of Priscilla but I think Dwhite is a survivor now and is in the fridge(but he does get to stay out for a couple of hours during feeding) I think a new Ryelene will rise from the ashes as I'll section off some Dwhite and feed him/her Rye. And of course there has to be a Eurovision mention, even in this reply lol.
      cheers
      Jason

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  5. Congrats on the new oven. The mille feuille looks devine.

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  6. IMK (in my kitchen) is a monthly poke about in people's kitchens, hosted at http://figjamandlimecordial.com/

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  7. Jason, I enjoyed your first IMK post! Your new stove is gorgeous and sure to provide you with long & faithful service, not to mention help wage war on terrible food. ;)

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  8. Lovely stove! Mine is 23 years old now and I'm chanting "I do not need a new stove. I do not need a new stove."

    I'm not convincing myself very well!

    I love the tiffin as well. We have them over here as well and they look so much better than the scruffy plastic boxes.

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  9. Welcome, welcome, welcome. I think we are kindred spirits. I wrote this month about Blood Oranges also but the real reason I think we are kindred spirits is the Eurovision connection. We also have a party each year. Over the years there have been some bad outfits, great food and copious alcohol. My turn to host next year - Denmark...lots of butter!

    Here's a trip down memory lane: http://tiffinblog.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/eurovision-2013-this-is-witta-calling.html

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  10. Cara is beautiful! And welcome to IMK :)
    Though I haven't watched the MCA final yet.....

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