In My Kitchen, May 2015

A variety of bagels

Firstly, a very big thank you for all the kind words on the passing of our dear four-legged friend, Ruby.  I was very touched by all your caring comments and your words of comfort, empathy and sympathy helped me through a very sad time. As it became apparent Ruby’s remaining time was short, I neglected […]

In My Kitchen, April 2015

Rosie's love for her mother

In my kitchen I have two golden passionfruit.  Just two.  That’s because while there have been plenty of passionfruit on the vine, the possums are eating them, skin and all, before they even ripen.  Every now and then, they either miss one and Alfie is able to quickly grab it and bring it to safety, […]

In My Kitchen, March 2015

A new bed

And just like that, summer was over. But not exactly.  Because here in Sydney the first day of autumn was a scorcher with temperatures soaring to 36C (97F).  With February being so short, when March arrives the seasons don’t cooperate. In my kitchen I have two passionfruit.  Yes, just two but these are homegrown and […]

In My Kitchen, February 2015

Home-grown

Here we go; back into the routine of another year. In my kitchen I’m trying to adjust our diet to fit-in with Drew’s restrictions and so I’m coming up with new ways to present chicken.  A few nights ago we had wing-tip chicken breasts with a herb butter rubbed under the skin. And yes, again, […]

In My Kitchen, January 2015

There's a very nervous look in Rosie's eye

Happy New Year to all my readers! I can’t believe we’re into another year or even that it’s time for another IMK post but there you go! December was an absolutely massive month for me as I’m sure it was for so many of you and I still feel very much caught up in the […]

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, 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, 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 […]