from one generation to the next
Come have a peek at what’s in my wintery kitchen.
Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial hosts this informative In My Kitchen series, an opportunity to visit food bloggers from around the world. Click on the link to visit their kitchens!
Winter is upon us. Warming soups, oven braised meat and hot fruit desserts with custard are part of our diet again.
In My KItchen I have “Reinette” apples, an old French variety to add to our apple tasting list. These apples are a thin skinned variety with a very smooth flesh. After a very short period of cooking they collapsed into a beautiful apple cream. If I hadn’t cooked them myself, I would have sworn they’d been passed through a fine seive. They are tart at first taste but have a lovely mouth filling sweetness. I think they’ll make a fabulous apple pie. I’ll mix them with pink lady for texture.
In My Kitchen are these stylish Japanese beakers, a gift from my Brisbane based daughter who delivered them in person. It was a huge Mother’s Day surprise seeing her, the best gift a mother could ask for.
This wonderfully fresh and fragrant Spiral Brand Organic Sencho Green Tea tastes especially good from my new cups. They small young leaves deliver a big flavour, a small measure is all you need. I confess that I was ambivalent to green tea before I tasted this.
During May, I posted a recipe for Walnut Oat Crackers. It was my attempt to replicate a brand I had tasted in New Zealand. The very day my post was published, there they were, the 180 degees brand in the Prahran market, the very product I was attempting to copycat. They were/are a tad expensive, but oh so delicious!
In My KItchen are these amazing “Fresh and Crisp” bags that I use for storing green vegetables. I loosely wrap leafy greens in old tea towels then keep then in individual bags in the crisper draw of the fridge. The vegetables will keep in excellent condition for a couple of weeks. These guilt free plastic bags are biodegradable. I wash them in warm soapy water between uses and some in my stash are over 12 months old.
After 4.30 pm, the light In My Kitchen is so bad I have to put the camera on a tripod. It’s the only chance I have of taking sharp flash free photos. This table tripod is light weight and very adaptable. Now I need to do something about the shadows and reflections.
Then there are the dishes from the past month not worth sharing, because I believe there is more to a recipe than the way it looks!