In My Kitchen, December 2014

My first finished Christmas Cake for this season

In my kitchen there is a lot going on.  It’s all because of Christmas and with that comes gifts to be made and copious entertaining and all the invites to bring-a-plate events.  Excellent!  And it’s hot.  We’re fortunate in that even though we don’t have air-conditioning, our house stays relatively cool.  But it’s still 26C (78.8F) […]

In My Kitchen, November 2014

Bye, bye gin

November already.  This year really is racing to a close. In my kitchen I have Dick Smith Food products.  When I heard a few weeks ago that his business was in danger of closing due to not enough sales, I rushed to my local supermarket and bought as many of his products as possible.  Dick Smith […]

In My Kitchen, October 2014

Shore - A Shared Table

October already! In my kitchen I have quite a few new cookbooks.  The first was given to me by a friend who has a son at the Shore school, a private school for boys.  The School released a cookbook to commemorate 125 years of the school.  It’s a stunning hard-back cookbook that’s been incredibly beautifully […]

In My Kitchen, September 2014

Besties

It’s Spring!  But you wouldn’t know it.  It’s very cold and grey and wet and windy but it surely can’t last too much longer. In my kitchen this month there’s good news and bad news.  I’ll start with the bad. Someone sent me a parcel.  They didn’t put their details on the satchel so I […]

In My Kitchen, August 2014

Queen's new range of food colour gels

In My Kitchen I have nothing from New York.  After shopping for clothes and shoes I had a baggage crisis and couldn’t fit in anything for my kitchen.  So many must-haves had to be returned to the shelves.  But I’m planning another trip so I can bring back all the homewares I fell in love […]

In My Kitchen, July 2014

My new salad bowl

In my kitchen I have been making pasta.  It would be easier if I hadn’t lost the clamp that locks the pasta machine onto the bench.  Where did it go?  I need a third arm to hold the machine in place as I feed the dough through the machine.  Making pasta is a messy process; […]

In My Kitchen, June 2014

Two tortured souls

It’s not only the first day of a new month but also the first day of a new season.  Here in the Southern Hemisphere we are now officially in winter; my least favourite season.  So far, it’s not too bad and I dare not complain after the harsh winter those living north of us have […]

In My Kitchen, May 2014

My hamper

I’ve been given a hamper!  And the even bigger bonus is that it was never actually meant for me.  It was bought for a couple who left the country before it could be given to them.  It sat in my husband’s office for a couple of months, gathering dust, before he finally did the right […]

In My Kitchen, April 2014

No excuses for running late now

In my kitchen this month, it seems it’s all about big. In my kitchen there’s now no excuse for running late.  I bought this big clock which is not yet on the wall of my kitchen because I’m waiting for Carl to do a ‘boy’s job’ and drill a hole into the cement-rendered brick wall so […]

In My Kitchen, March 2014

u-Taste Selection

In my kitchen I have a box of goodies from uTaste which is part of the Good44 website. uTaste is a site you can subscribe to and for $29.00/month you’re sent a selection of gourmet goodies from producers in Australia and New Zealand.  This can include wines, chocolates, fudge, crackers, condiments, ciders and much more besides. […]