Sunday, March 2, 2014

In My Kitchen March

After being a bench warmer for In My Kitchen - February, I'm back in business and ain't it grand!


In My Kitchen......
....is some delicious barely seared tuna. It's something I saw on a Jamie Oliver show years ago and just love the clean flavours. I often forget about it which is crazy as it's the perfect dinner with some miso soup.
Mental note: I need to make this more often! 
 
In My Kitchen.....
....are lots and lots of apples.
 
Thankfully the tree has decided to produce after last year's appleless season.
 
Apart from just eating and juicing them I've made apple jelly. It tastes exactly like McDonalds hot apple pie, which is amazing how tastes sticks in your mind as I've not eaten at a McDonalds for over 14 months now (YAY!)
 
Apple chutney is next on the list, any other suggestions?

 
 
This is a beautiful filling for cupcakes.
 
 In My Kitchen....
....there is the start of something exciting.

I have bitten the bullet and bought a new camera and accessories to enhance the visual presentation here. Though the irony of taking these snaps on my phone is not lost on me .

Stay tuned as I learn what I'm supposed to do with them.
 
 In My Kitchen.....
.....well not quite my kitchen but I thought I should share my toot paper....well you know what I mean!

I found some toilet tissue that even by just going to the loo it is creating some good in the world, and there can never be enough of that.

According to their website each roll equals a person in a developing country having access to a toilet.
*Not sponsored
 
And finally now grab a tissue....you have been warned!
 
In My Kitchen........
.......there have been more tears than socially acceptable for a 6ft, 39 year old man to shed.

Last week we lost our little darling Sailor, the bringer of ultimate cuteness to our home and the reason I am useless at cooking rabbit.

Not because I have any issues with eating rabbit, I'm ok with identifying Pets vs Food but I'm pretty sure she put a jinx on the house so no matter how hard I tried it always turned out rubbish.

No bunnies where harmed in the making of this photo but there was some pretty poorly executed photo shopping.


It was very sudden but thankfully her last peaceful moments were spent in the loving arms of AB, I can't think of a better way to go really.


Sorry to be such a downer but I'm hoping this tribute will save me a whole heap of cash on therapy!
(which, naturally I can spend on kitchen ware )

 

21 comments:

  1. Hi Jason. So sorry to hear about Sailor. I know how horrible it can be to lose a pet - poor baby. Your camera looks great, the pressure is now on to produce great photos.

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    1. Thanks Glenda, and yes it is a truly horrible experience, I understand pet people now. I have been really happy with the results with the camera so far, but you're right there is a bit of pressure lol
      cheers
      Jason

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  2. So sorry to meet you for the first time and you have lost your best friend Sailor, I love the photos with the pink flowers in the basket, such a sweetheart :(

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    1. Thanks Joanna, it's lovely to meet you too. I was very surprised she didn't eat the flowers, she ate the treadmill!

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  3. Whenever I have a glut of apples I think pies and dumplings. And apple butter. and fried apples. I like apples- they are so good in sweet and savory dishes.
    I haven't had a rabbit for a pet since I was a little girl and I still can't think of eating rabbit. Nice tribute to Sailor.

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  4. Also sorry to hear about Sailor. As for the apples, we make loads of apple sauce which keeps well in the fridge if properly sealed. We use it on muesli, in porridge and in baking. I tried making apple butter once, but the stirring was too much, so I've not bothered again.

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    1. Thanks Choclette, the porridge sounds like a plan!

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  5. Lovely tribute, but I'm so sorry to hear you've lost Sailor. :(

    Good on you for sourcing world-friendly loo paper, and that salmon looks amazing. And I can't believe how retro that camera looks! So nice to peek into your kitchen this month, we missed you in Feb! xx

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    1. Thanks Celia, it is great to be back. The camera is very retro and I just ordered a brown leather case, I'll feel a little bit like Jimmy Olsen from superman lol

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  6. G'day am sooooooooooooooooooo sorry to hear about Sailor too! The memories you have shared will live forever through you!
    Your toilet paper made me laugh on a positive note and yum re the seared Tuna!
    Thank you for this month's kitchen view!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://whatsonthelist.net

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    1. Thanks Joanne, yes the memories are wonderful and hopefully the circle of life will mean she will bless the new lemon tree and it will fruit in record breaking amounts :)
      cheers
      Jason

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  7. OMG! That freaked me out with the Bunny! Glad it was photo shopped! Congrats on McD's Avoidance!

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    1. hehe yep all faked! I'm pretty proud of my avoidance of anywhere with a drive thru

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  8. Nice camera! Its always a challenge for me to learn about how to use them. Poor Sailor, gone to bunny heaven.

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  9. Poor old Sailor - it's amazing how small creatures can add so much to our lives.

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    1. So true Sally, it takes the brain along time to realise they aren't there :)

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  10. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your bunny friend! The photo makes me think of Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction, however, and I share your self inflicted aversion to anything rabbit. Call it selective vegetarianism, if you will. And I freakin love that toilet paper! Happy spring 🍀

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  11. Thanks Julie, enjoy spring, even better we are heading in to autumn/fall so bring on winter!! I'm weird I love the cold hehe

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  12. My goodness there is a lot going on in your kitchen! So sorry to hear you are in mourning but an abundance of apples and photo reminiscing is a good start to the recovery process. Thanks for popping by my blog, hope to see you again.

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  13. That tuna in miso soup looks really delicious. I rarely cook tuna at home - putting the canned stuff in to a meal doesn't count. But miso soup can be so quick and easy to make.

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