Wednesday, January 1, 2014

In My Kitchen - January 2014

Happy New Year, the first day of 2014 so you know what that means only 4 months till Chow Down to Eurovision 2014!!

I hope you all had a great festive season and this new year brings you everything you need.

It will be a quick tour in my kitchen today, very casual, so make yourself a cuppa or a glass of the hairy dog if you "celebrated" last night.

It's almost less In My Kitchen and more a showcase of how good Santa was. I am very grateful to be loved by wonderful people, but then again they are only human!

In My Kitchen....
...are lots of fresh raspberries that are so beautiful they should only be eaten fresh and whole.
It would be a crime to make them into jam or anything that breaks them down. (use the frozen ones for that unless you have your own crop and simply can't eat them all, as if)
My birthday cake was covered in fresh raspberries (recipe coming)
 
In My Kitchen....

.....is a Doctor Who apron and TARDIS mug, and yes I do believe it holds more on the inside.
There is also a matching teapot so you guessed it, I'm off shopping.
 

 In My Kitchen....
...are some lovely gifts of Maha pomegranate molasses, and some olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Oh I have some plans in store for these babies.
 
In My Kitchen.....
.....is a little bit of light reading, or as AB calls it "more kitchen porn".
I can't wait to cook my way through these to keep learning more and more with just a little bit of eating as an added bonus
 
 

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

35 comments:

  1. Hi Jason, Happy New Year to you and AB. You did very well, all those cookbooks!! What is Maha like? I have my eyes on that one.

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    1. Hey Glenda happy new year to you too, Maha is a visual treat!! I haven't made anything yet but I think the 12 hour lamb might be my first adventure...

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  2. Enjoy Short & Sweet - there are so many good ideas in there.

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  3. A Tardis mug! I want one! Do you know where to find more, Jason? Love your "light reading", and those raspberries look divine. All the best for a fabulous 2014! :)

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    1. Hi Celia, i am so in love with my mug! Have a great new year can't wait to see what it brings us all :)

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  4. Love your kitchen porn. Summer reading and inspiration.Francesca

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    1. Thanks Francesca I can't wait to get cooking through it!

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  5. G'dy and Happy New Year Jason,true!
    May it be a good one for you, your family, friends and blog too!
    Thanks for this month's kitchen view! Love the mug!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. Thanks Joanne (sorry thought I had replied earlier) and thanks for the good wishes, I send them right back to you :)
      cheers
      Jason

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  6. Jason, your fresh raspberries caught my eye right off the bat. (Middle of a cooold winter here.) I agree, eat 'em whole! A steaming mug of tea (coffee? favorite beverage?) in your Dr. Who mug will go nicely with your new books, too. Enjoy! (And if this comment appears as a duplicate, edit at will...) ;)

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    1. Hi Kim, sadly with the strange weather I could easily pop the heater on and its the middle of summer! (I secretly love it cold but I know we will be in for some scorchers)
      The mug is perfect for a "sleepy" tea before bed :)

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  7. Hiya Jason, happy birthday and happy new year! Your raspberries look perfect! How delicious is it to gobble them up! Nice haul of books too... thank you for the peak into your kitchen! : )

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    1. Hey Liz, I am thrilled with my books, just need to be stranded on island with fully stocked pantry and kitchen so I can just cook through them without distractions.
      The raspberries were perfection but I hope it doesn't looks like I grew them, I bought them.
      cheers
      Jason

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  8. I agree with you about the raspberries! Enjoy all your lovely delights :)

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  9. Wow look at those raspberries! Look forward to seeing more and you have some great looking books there! Squints at pile and sees friends and new names to explore! Happy New Year to you! Joanna :)

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    1. Hi Joanna, they are something pretty special...must get more before they are gone.
      I was stocked with my books, cross a few off the wishlist (only a million to go hehe)
      Have a great year, thanks for stopping by:)
      cheers
      Jason

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  10. Short and Sweet is one of my favourite cook books. I made the red wine and walnut loaf today - it's super easy and absolutely delicious.

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    1. I am loving every bit of it so far, followed Dan's method for the simple loaf and thought it was great. Took inspiration from the section about different liquids and found a use for the left over champagne, it was a winner

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  11. Those raspberries really caught my attention from the start, and then everything else in your kitchen was a bonus. Lovely!

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    1. it really is that reminder that a simple fresh ingredient is always the best, forget the foams and gels and compressed?? is that the latest fade??

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  12. Mmmm- raspberries- my mouth just woke up!

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    1. wait till you see (taste) what I did with them!

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  13. Raspberries!

    My mouth just woke up!








    Mmmm!

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  14. You should be very busy for a while with all of those books. I havent indulged in any Raspberries yet this year. Doesn't look like they are going to get cheap and abundant this year. very sad. Very funny tea pot too.

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    1. I was lucky they were only $5 a punnet so I thought hang they expense, I think I've spent about $40 but there are worse things to spend it on

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  15. Those berries look awesome and I'm totally a fan of flavored oils and vinegars!! Neat place you have here! Thanks for stopping by mine as well!

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    1. Thanks for poping over Jennifer, basil oil or lemon would be my favourite flavoured oils, what are yours?

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  16. Pomegranate molasses! I'm looking forward to seeing what you're going to do with that.

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  17. I won 'Maha' last year and haven't even started it as I'm way behind on my reading. So jealous of the raspberries - too hot to growm them here, too pricey to buy them! So it's frozen raspberries here I'm afraid. I look forward to reading throughout 2014 about your Eurovision and gastronomic adventures. Cheers!

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    1. Oh Maha is so beautiful! I feel bad cos I haven't been there yet, was going to be b'day but was closed.
      I scored the raspberries at $5 so wasn't as bad as it can be.
      Oh the chow down to Eurovision 2014 planning is underway!
      cheers
      Jason

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  18. Santa was really good to you this year! And I must admit that I'm a bit jealous of your fresh raspberries! :)

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    1. Santa was very good, must have him fooled about being good! I'll happily swap you some raspberries for some of your winter when we reach 44°C on Friday!

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