Wednesday, October 2, 2013

In My Kitchen - October

In my kitchen....
...is an array of all my favourite mugs.
If I had to pick just one it would be the Christmas mug, I got it years ago for $4 at an op shop (in a sealed box) and every night AB brings me a cup of sleepy tea in it, you just gotta love that! 


In my kitchen....
...is a butterfly loves lotus art tea. A new local supermarket has just opened which is part Asian part European grocer, with a butcher, fish monger, deli and fruit & veg. Needless to say I am in shopping heaven and love making my way down the aisles to try everything new, the tea is just the start. 

 
In my kitchen....
...is a fresh batch of scones with strawberry and blood orange jam. After failed attempts years ago I have always avoided scones as I was convinced that an essential requirement of the process was being a grand parent. Turns out I was probably just too heavy handed. Today's batch was the CWA recipe, you don't mess with the experts.
 

In my kitchen....
...is some of the bounty of spring. Peas, rainbow chard, and purple sprouting broccoli which I usually pic a couple of days too late as it starts to go to seed. The wild winds have taken a toll on the broad beans but I still have some baby pods that should be ready in the coming weeks.


In my kitchen....
...is an artistic masterpiece called "You Are What You Eat" that sits on top of my pantry and oversees all my kitchen happenings. It was created for the exhibition Life's a Banquet, when I was working with a group of brilliant artists who have intellectual disabilities. Sadly no one wanted it when the exhibition was over so I just had to keep it as I couldn't bear to see it in land fill.  


 
I managed to find a picture from the exhibition and really who wouldn't love a massive aluminium foil skirt.

Thanks to Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting the monthly In My Kitchen, check out the other kitchens.

23 comments:

  1. Jason, your scones look absolutely perfect! Hope you'll join us next year in August for International Scone Week! The art piece is stunning - I'm sorry no-one wanted it, but how fabulous that you got to take it home! No-one will eat broad beans here so we've stopped growing them, and I wish someone would bring me a cup of sleepy tea every night! Thanks for sharing your kitchen with us - hey, how's Cara going? :)

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    1. Celia, Cara is just beautiful, she can fit so much Christmas will be a breeze. I'd love to join your scone week I'm sure I'll have invented some weird versions by August. I use broad beans in pesto, a recipe I found in the Penelope Green book Girl By Sea, I loved her trio of Italian books.
      I think if you talk a lot at night you might get a cup of sleepy tea to send you off.........lol

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  2. I've never managed to make scones successfully. And I am very impressed with your garden haul!

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  3. G'day Jason! Love your Christmas mug, you scones and ABSOLUTELY You Are What You Eat Sculpture too!
    Always interesting how something so simple, subtle (LOVE the quirkiness too) can deliver such a message!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  4. Those scones are beautiful. I have never made them. Perhaps one of these days ... And strawberry and blood orange jam!
    Sounds divine!

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    1. Thanks Marianne, I was really happy with the scones, very light. I'll post the jam recipe in the coming weeks :)

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  5. Your scones look fab. Just goes to show that usually all that we need is a good recipe.

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    1. Thanks, I was thrilled with them, thank heavens for the CWA

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  6. I like the sound of the strawberry and blood orange jam. What a great colour.

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    1. Thanks, sometimes it really is just about the colour but thankfully it taste good too.

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  7. Your scones look magnificent- and I love the food sculpture!
    Thanks for sharing- especially the jam!

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    1. Thank you, I love IMK It is a great idea to get idea of what everyone is doing.

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  8. Jason, I agree with everyone else. Those scones look perfect. You have obviously mastered scone making. I LOVE your Christmas mug. The shape is very elegant.

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    1. Thanks, but like Anne said it really is about the recipe. That was my first batch in years but I also think hours of watching various countries great bake offs, I think I have picked up a few tips on how things should be to get the result you want, or possibly more good luck than good management:)

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  9. that tea looks adorable! where is this new supermarket? :P probably too far away from me! also checking out that scone recipe - they look perfect!

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    1. Ciao Giulia, come va? The supermarket is in Melbourne, where are you? I really like the recipes your blog, love a good risotto!

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  10. I love a good CWA recipe or two, simple, classic and they ALWAYS work. Your scones look delicious! I'm a big fan of thin-lipped mugs, and your Christmas mug looks like it would be lovely to drink from!

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    1. Thanks, yes my Christmas mug is beautiful to drink from, when I was younger I never understood people's fascination with a tea cup vs a mug, I get it now:)

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  11. Jason, that is one fascinating kitchen mascot! I also like the idea of sleepy tea in a Christmas mug -- delivered, no less -- life doesn't get much cozier than that. :) Your covered mug would be handy, too -- my coffee's always going cold.

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  12. Wow, those scones look wonderful! The cream and strawberries look like they complement them perfectly :)

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  13. Good on you for saving that art work from landfill! I like the sound of butterfly loves lotus art tea - sounds like some sort of kinky toy from the adult shop. Thanks for showing us around DBS.

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