from one generation to the next
I missed IMK last month thanks to a particularly vicious bout of winter flu, illness that dragged on for 5 weeks. It’s a tenacious bug that has reached epidemic proportions in Brisbane, but I think finally I’ve shaken it off.
With no energy or desire to leave the house, the sofa was a good place for me during August. Laptop on knee I spent time browsing my favourite websites. I treated myself to this beautiful French antique copper salt cellar after succumbing to impulse while browsing Etsy. I can’t help but wonder about the French cooks that in the past who lifted the lid to spoon salt into the food they were preparing.
I also couldn’t resist these embossed brass spice grinders from Turkey. They are definitely more decorative than practical, but their good looks means they’re here to stay.
In My Kitchen, on the wall is a new magnetic knife strip. I can’t believe I persevered so long storing my knives in a wooden block. This is far more practical and it frees up bench space.
Living in a subtropical climate has required me to make some seasonal adaptations. As a former cool climate dweller, having berries at their peak mid winter is a big plus. Irresistably cheap at the Farmer’s Market last week, I bought what I considered to be a manageable amount for our immediate consumption but we all know what happens to “well laid plans,” so for the umpteenth time in the past month I made this luscious simple berry fool recipe.
I was overjoyed to see rabbit at the butcher’s stall in the market last week. It’s such an undervalued lean meat, full of flavour and for me, nostalgia. When times were lean during my childhood my Dad would supplement the household diet with rabbits he hunted. This was in the days before diseases were introduced into Australia to limit the pesky species that was degrading the landscape. It seems ironic that now rabbits for the table are farmed, but nevertheless our dinner of Rabbit in Mustard Cream Sauce was wonderful.
We are in the throes of another minor renovation, living in dust and disruption after an abrupt decision to remove a wall. No regrets the wall is gone but my contribution to IMK is consequently short and sweet. I’m linking up to Sherry @ Sherry’s Pickings and the fabulous worldwide community of bloggers who link up to this forum.