In my kitchen I have a lot of goodies brought back from Bali but first, I have a few things that haven’t done as many miles.
In my kitchen I have a beautiful purple ‘purse’ that was given to me by my friend, Lindy. Yes, the box has been a little chewed by Rosie but was rescued before she got to the contents. Inside the box are two sets of dark chocolate shoes. I thought the packaging of these chocolate treats was gorgeous.
In my kitchen I have a box of rainbow tagliatelle given to me by Arabella, just because. It almost looks too good to eat but I’ll make a ragu and serve it with this pretty pasta. The tagliatelle comes from Salt Meats Cheese and their new store opened within walking distance of our house yesterday.
As well as selling a lot of gourmet produce and having a wine bar, they also do cooking classes.
In my kitchen I have new place mats. I bought a dozen of these at the markets in Ubud, Bali. All my other sets require washing and ironing; these will only require a quick wipe.
In my kitchen I have tea light candle holders I bought in the same markets at Ubud. They are covered in shell and have good neutral tones.
In my kitchen I have a small curved platter and two little bowls with serving spoons. I bought these at the Ubud Markets and they are made from coconut wood. They were very inexpensive and I thought they’d be useful in the Hotly Spiced kitchen.
In my kitchen I have six red tea light candle holders. I bought these in a homewares store in Seminyak, Bali. I thought the colour would be perfect for Christmas entertaining.
In my kitchen I have wooden candlesticks I bought from the same homewares store in Seminyak. I think they go well with our wooden outdoor table and new placemats. They’re are a good height so when you’re sitting at the table the candle is above your eye-line.
In my kitchen I have Arabella who has had three surgeries this year and has been on crutches since February 22. The straight-leg brace was removed this week and she is now in this new adjustable contraption which over time, will give her more and more movement in her knee. She is now having physiotherapy and hydrotherapy twice a week and so far has only cried once.
In my kitchen I have Barnaby. He’s our new lodger and he’s visiting for three weeks while his family tours Europe. He’s settled in well and has taken a shine to Rosie although at best, she’s regarding him with contempt. All over, Barnaby is as black as the ace of spades so he’s very challenging to photograph but I did manage to snap this one of him sitting up in my car where you can actually make out his eyes.
Barnaby’s very talented and has springs in his legs that he uses to elevate himself into the best positions in the house. His favourite is rocketing himself onto my bed then building a nest with my pillows! His family told us he sleeps in his own bed but I think they were tricking! Every morning we wake up to find our bed is a little more crowded. He is a lovely fellow who is keeping us very entertained and it’s so nice to once again have two dogs in the house. He reminds me a lot of Maureen’s dog, Charlie although they are different colours.
That’s what’s happening in my kitchen this month. If you’d like to do an IMK post, please link up with Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.