from one generation to the next
It’s July already, time for another In My Kitchen instalment. I’m linking up with the rest of the IMK gang through Sherry at Sherry’s Pickings. You’ll find us all by clicking on the image at the bottom of this page.
They say as you age that time travels faster, and judging by the speed of 2017, it’s true. In My Kitchen in July I have one of my grand daughters visiting from Melbourne. In the 8 weeks since her last visit she’s gained poise, maturity and height. Her younger sister will arrive in a few days, so busy times ahead.
In preparation for feeding these growing young people I stocked the freezer with sourdough bread. They girls have voracious appetites and breakfast can make short work of a loaf. As well as my workaday multigrain wholemeal spelt loaves I made pumpkin bread with toasted pepitas and savoury scrolls stuffed with tomato, cheese, herbs and olives. They’ve been a big hit so I’ll post the recipe in the next week or two.
We’ll bake together if the weather turns foul, but I hope for sunny days and loads of outside activities.
The local avocados are plentiful and cheap right now. I buy them while hard and unripe so I can get them home undamaged. After a few days in the fruit bowl they’re ready to smash onto toast, top with cheese and sliced tomato. Voila, that’s breakfast.
I’m sure homemade pizza will be requested for dinner by the school holiday visitors so I’ve stocked up on my favourite pizza topping, Yarra Valley marinated feta. It’s delicious crumbled over very thinly sliced zucchini, capers, lemon zest and lemon thyme. Thankfully the kids have much simpler (and cheaper) tastes.
After adding some deep smoky blue paint to my kitchen walls I wanted to pimp the look of the things I keep on the kitchen bench. I couldn’t resist these gorgeous brass topped copper canisters.
I recently found the cast iron rooster trivet in a local charity shop. Do three roosters make a kitchen collection?
I visited The Lifeline Secondhand Book Fair a few days ago. The volume of cookbooks for sale was staggering. It was an interesting snapshot of the transient popularity of cookbook writers. I was looking for classics. In the thousands of books whose spines I scanned, all I found was a single volume by Paula Wolfert. Great memories of the food at Blue Ginger lured me into taking home their eponymous book as well.
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