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 didn’t need to start a food company but he did because he could see that increasingly, our supermarkets are stocking more and more foreign owned goods and less and less brands by Aussie companies. Dick Smith believes we need as many job opportunities in Australia as possible and wants to see Australian farmers supported so they can stay on their farms and continue to grow foods for our nation. As well as having great motives, Dick Smith also gives a percentage of every sale to charity and so through Dick Smith Foods, over $6 million dollars has been donated to worthy causes.
In my kitchen I have a case of mangoes. Mangoes have been in the stores for a while now but not at an affordable price. Hooray, prices are now reasonable and I was able to buy a tray of Kensington Pride mangoes that worked out at around $1.50 each. I see my days starting with a banana and mango smoothie.
In my kitchen I have new blue plates and bowls that I bought from an old wares store that we visited when we were in Robertson. I’ve had them for a few weeks and they’ve already been very well used.
In my kitchen I have nuts and dried and glace fruits marinating in orange juice and brandy. Yes, it’s that time of year where the Christmas baking begins and this mix will be turned into Christmas cakes. Usually I start the process of making my cakes in October but October ran away from me and so today was the day of beginning my Christmas baking. My November 1 kitchen already has an aroma of Christmas.
In my kitchen I have a gin and tonic. As it’s been 38C (100.4F) here today, I thought a cooling drink at the end of the day out on the verandah was necessary. See the gin bottle? I bought that in January from a duty free store. I can tell you that in all honesty the G&T I had today was the third one I’ve had. Can you see the gin bottle is empty? As I only pour myself single shots, clearly in this house, what’s mine is theirs.
Not in my kitchen and not even outside my kitchen window are two elderly ladies enjoying some recreation on the water. They do love being taken on an outing and every time Rosie knows she’s coming along with us she’s so excited she squeals. Her excitement levels dropped when I put her in the water but despite the harrowing experience of getting wet she’s still telling me it was one of the best days of her life.
So that’s what’s happening in my kitchen this month. If you’d like to do an IMK post, please link to Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial by November 10 and let her know when your post has gone live.