In My Kitchen – August 2014

In My Kitchen is my delivery of lots of yummy organic spices from Gourmet Organic Herbs.

You can find them at  Gourmet Organic Herbs They were having a 40% off sale and so I think that I went a little overboard, but I use lots in my cooking. They have a very good range of organic herbs and spices as well as other organic products. I ordered them on Friday and I was using them Monday night! I had a little trouble with paying on their website, but they were so wonderful when I emailed that I bought even more! I even got a personal phone call, so I can recommend their customer service!  So keep an eye out in the coming weeks for some wonderful dishes utilising these great organic products.

In My Kitchen August

In My Kitchen this month are slices.

I have been making lots of slices. I thought that I would do a few, back to school slices for lunch boxes and things to help some of my friends out, but really it just gave me an excuse to make all my yummy slices for different reasons. (1kg was added during the last month, so I think that next month I will have to do salads! LOL)

chocolate slice

No it wasn’t me… I didn’t eat it before taking a photo!

1. I needed to bring morning tea, a few mornings, for the teachers at the school I was contracted at for two weeks. It helped with the mood of the staff room and it keeps them happy… Teachers are so under appreciated these days and a little food goes a long way. Above is my  CHOCOLATE SLICE it’s just good, simple, easy and an Old-Fashioned Favourite.

Lemon Slice Title

This humble little no bake lemon slice has got the most hits ever, on my blog… Who would have thought that in a world of foodies that not cooking is so popular? Here is the link if you would like the recipe! NO BAKE LEMON SLICE

2. I had to bake for a Woman’s Morning Tea and we all know that a nice slice is better than some store bought biscuits and cakes.

I made my date slice, but after posting it, someone asked if they could substitute something other than coconut as no one liked it in their family. I suggested Rolled Oats… So the next time I made it, I use oats and it was delicious. So now I can also make a date and oat slice for a bit of variety!

Date Slice Title

3. I have also been adjusting my well loved slice recipes for my new Thermomix and I’m just having so much fun it is hard to stop!

I made this for the first time in the Thermomix and it was fantastic, especially for the fact that it tempered Chocolate in only 4 minutes… so cool! The title of this slice is The Best Chocolate Caramel Slice Ever so maybe you should check it out and take the slice challenge 🙂

Finished chocolate caramel slice

Chocolate Caramel Slice

3. I had another lunch (only 80 this time) to cater for and it is always nice to have a little something sweet at the end so I made my Jelly Slice. Honestly we are all big kids at heart and there is nothing like a good bit a jelly to bring back all those wonderful childhood memories of making and eating jelly!

Jelly Slice

Too good to have just one!

This jelly slice has a story of its own, so if your interested, check out the recipe and blog. JELLY SLICE RECIPE. You never know it may break the no bake lemon slice for the most hits! 🙂

4. I needed to pack lunch every day for school, I haven’t had to do that for a long time so I decided to make my Zucchini slice.

This is a family recipe and it has just always been around, one of those go to things to make when we had too many eggs and needed to use them up. It freezes well so is perfect for lunch boxes. Check out the recipe if your interested, but you all probably have your own version of this classic 🙂 ZUCCHINI SLICE

Zucchini Slice

So that is my busy kitchen this month. I hope it made you smile and bought back some cooking memories. Thanks so much to Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting this great look into kitchens from all over the world. Don’t forget to click on the link and check out what is happening in all the other kitchens!

Thanks for reading!

Enjoy Irresponsibly! (well at least the zucchini slice)

Liz x

 

 

 

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I have been cooking since I can remember. I am a Thermomix consultant, so now (whenever possible) try to give you Conventional AND Thermomix methods for the recipes. I like to share tips on how to save money and how making food from scratch isn't really that hard (especially with a Thermomix). If you have any questions about the Thermomix or cooking/food in general please email me as I'm happy to chat.
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30 Comments

  1. moya

    Fiona what a wonderfully delicious time I could have in your kithcen with lots of coffee breaks and yummy slices. Your kids must have the best lunch boxes in the school. Bet the teachers love your visits too. Thanks for the delicious peek into your kitchen. 🙂

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Moya… I don’t have any kids, unfortunately… but I have lots of fiends with kids who enjoy all I make! Yes when I am teaching at a school I am always welcomed into the staff room with open arms! Thanks so much for dropping by and saying hello! Liz x

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  2. nancy@jamjnr

    I love how you started with organic and then moved through your various sweet slices to a savoury one! I bet that jelly slice was a winner – so much fun.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Nancy, I assure you it wasn’t on purpose… just how it came out 🙂 Yes The Jelly slice is my favourite! Thanks for stopping by. Liz x

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  3. Emily (Cooking for Kishore)

    Hi Liz, all those goodies are making me hungry! I’ll be trying that “Best Chocolate Caramel Slice Ever“ possibly this weekend, yum! 🙂

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Emily… I hope you enjoy remember it is a large slice tin, so you may hav to share some with friends 🙂 Thanks for dropping by! Liz x

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  4. Kim | a little lunch

    Liz, this was such an amazing array of slices I almost forgot about your organic herbs & spices at the beginning of your post! (So easily distracted by sweets…) I’m sure everybody enjoyed your homemade kindness. Have fun creating with your new stash of Gourmet goodies!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      LOL 🙂 Thanks Kim, I will! I made moroccan fish stew last night and it was delicious! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  5. Ngan R.

    Oh my goodness, Liz, you’ve been busy baking up a storm in your kitchen. All those slices look great! I’m intrigued by the best ever chocolate caramel slice – it looks so good!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes very busy Ngan 🙂 you should try the Choc -Caramel it took me a long time to get it that good 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! liz x

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  6. Mandy - The Complete Book

    I would not be able to have just one favourite – all of your slices look fabulous and I love your precision cutting on your jelly slice and I adore your 2 tier stand.
    Have a super day Liz.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Mandy, that stand was my grandmothers and she left it to me 🙂 The jelly slice is very easy to cut! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  7. celia

    Look at all your slices, Liz! We make zucch slice too – it’s a winner. LOVE the look of the jelly slice!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Celia.. The Jelly Slice and the Chocolate Caramel Slice are nearly equal, but the Jelly slice, just edges in front because it isn’t too sweet! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  8. Anne

    Your chocolate caramel slice looks so neat and tidy – mine ends up a mass of stickiness. All your slices look delicious.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Anne, the key is to cutting it, just before it is set and then i wipe the knife after every cut so I don’t get stuff all over it 🙂 a little bit OCD, but when I am making it for catering it needs to be nice 🙂 Thanks for dropping by! Liz x

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  9. Sandra

    Wow Liz you have been busy, and who doesn’t love a square of yummy slice, lemon for me thanks….

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Sandra, yes very busy… and Lemon Slice is my second favourite… I love Jelly Slice 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  10. Gretchen

    Chocolate caramel slices, yum! I am sure the teachers all appreciated everything. I made several different muffins and flavored popcorns during teacher appreciation week here and they were all a hit.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes they did, at the end of my contract of work they bought me a bottle of wine 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  11. Francesca

    All those yummy slices. I’m moving to your place.

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  12. Emma

    Those slices look incredible. I feel very inspired now. My husband loves chocolate caramel slices or what we call millionaires shortbread in the U.K. What a wonderful collection of organic herbs. I hope you enjoy my IMK post too. Emma

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Emma, I haven’t had a chance to look at any IMK’s this month yet! but I have set aside saturday morning for a coffee and a catch up with everyone online 🙂 so I can’t wait! Yes the organic herbs were definitely a find 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz xox

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  13. Hotly Spiced

    The jelly slice looks really good and it cuts so well! The layers are just perfect, Liz. And good on you for taking treats in to the teachers – they so deserve that much and more xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes Charlie… just a two week contract teaching drama, and english and I was done! I don’t know how they do it all the time… I’m so glad I have found another path! 🙂 Liz x

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  14. sherry from sherryspickings

    wow so many interesting slices. i make a similar zucchini slice which i throw different things in depending on what i have around.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Sherry, Yes I thought that lots of us in the blogging world would have some variations. I almost always do it different, adding and subtracting what I have and don’t have in the fridge! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  15. Fiona @TIFFIN bite sized food adventures

    So many slices! So many peeks into my own childhood. I knock out a zucchini slice at least once a month as we have some for dinner and the rest goes into lunches and even the freezer. As to the Jelly Slice – can you believe I just wrote a review of a coffee shop that has jelly slice and said ‘When was the last time you saw a Jelly Slice?’ Apparently it’s more common than I think! Thanks for your incredibly tasty tour and trip down memory lane.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      WOW Fiona, I have never seen a Jelly Slice in a coffee shop, maybe they will make a comeback? I had such a wonderful month making them all and remembering where they came from! Thanks for stopping by! Liz xx

      Reply

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