You can all stop holding your breath because yes, it has arrived. All good things come to those who wait and so here is my brand-spanking-new food processor. Barely was it unwrapped on Christmas morning when it was placed on the bench, plugged in and run until the motor ran hot. And it’s been in good use ever since. The best thing about this one is that there are two bowl sizes and the small one has been great for making things like aioli and pesto.
In my kitchen is me wearing a new apron (but photographed on the verandah because the kitchen is UGLY). My sister who lives in LA gave it to me for Christmas and it’s from Anthropology. I do feel a bit like a Stepford wife while wearing it.
My sister also gave me this gorgeous stamp. I can now stamp all my cookies with, ‘Made with Love’. It also comes with a recipe for making Almond Layer Cookies. Once I convert the measurements to metric and try to work out what a ‘stick’ of butter is, I’ll be making these – and stamping them.
In my kitchen is some snow from Rebecca. This is the closest my part of the world will ever come to seeing snow. This snow is coriander flavoured. I’m looking forward to using this in my baking and decorating.
In my kitchen are two bottles of balsamic vinegar, but not just any old balsamic vinegar, this is very special balsamic from Tania who works at Lario International, a company that imports quality foods mostly from Italy. Tania wrote a post mentioning different quality balsamics and in my comment I lamented how I only had the acidic supermarket cheap stuff in my pantry. Tania organised for me to be able to buy a couple of bottles of the good stuff from Larios and she posted it to me and it arrived just before Christmas. As you can see, one bottle is nearly half gone – we’ve been eating a lot of salads!
In my kitchen is my Christmas present from Archie. There’s a fish slice, a pair of tongs that doesn’t pinch your fingers and a knife sharpening gadget. Isn’t Archie thoughtful! I’m not letting the fact that he cooks bacon and eggs for himself every morning and needs a fish slice and a pair of tongs that don’t pinch your fingers take anything away from this useful gift. The knife sharpener is brilliant. I will never have blunt knives again.
Everyone should have one of these in their kitchen. If you’d like to get one, it’s called Edge Ware and here is a brief demo on how to use it…
In my kitchen are two gorgeous girls. Ruby (the larger one) has just been groomed. I had her fur clipped as it helps her with the heat. I didn’t do the same to Rosie as she’s not as hairy and is a nervous wreck when dropped at the groomers. I think the girls look quite youthful but the reality, is that at 12 and 13, they are in the winter of their lives. Best not to think about it.
Who remembers this…
Well…what a difference post-Christmas makes.
And that’s what’s happening in my kitchen. If you’d like to do an ‘In My Kitchen’ post, just link up with Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.
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