In My Kitchen – December 2014

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Who would have thought, its is December and I have been blogging for seven months now… lots of ups and downs and getting better at planning and writing out recipes, learning all about this new world of food blogging! A lot of my education is due to all the lovely people that participate and follow In my Kitchen. What an amazing community of foodies we have. I didn’t manage to get to everyones blogs last month, but here is hoping for this month!!! You have all been so lovely and supportive and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say that I am very thankful to have discovered this community at this point in my life… So to all who have encouraged me and supported me, commented on my blog and help me to be a better blogger, you know who you are, as there are too many to name personally… Thank YOU!

Make sure you head over to FIG JAM AND LIME CORDIALΒ and the wonderful Celia and check out what all the fuss is about.

IN MY KITCHEN this month is a mess, I’m not going to show you a photo because… as soon as I clean up my kitchen it is messy again… I think it is because of all the non stop cooking that has been going on!

In my kitchen is my very first sourdough starter kindly donated by the beautiful Celia… it is “Penelope, daughter of Pricilla.” I have just started to feed it, so we will see what happens now… I can’t wait to make my actual first loaf of bread, very exciting. I hope this is the way it is supposed to look Celia? πŸ™‚

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In my kitchen is my very first loaf of herb, garlic and feta pull-a-part bread, (I have been making bread this month and too much of it) it turned out perfectly, so the bread making is going full steam ahead… I can’t wait to start with the cheese making… so exciting, update next month

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Sorry it is not the complete bread… I just wanted to eat it! πŸ™‚

In my kitchen is another batch of ginger kisses. This recipe was the very first recipe to receive over 200 shares on Facebook, so I was very excited and they are so tasty and fantastic to take along to Christmas parties because they make so many! So check out myΒ GINGER KISSES RECIPE HERE!

Ginger Kisses

We also cut the last of our spinach and silverbeet from the garden and blanched it, chopped it up and froze it. Before we squirreled it away for other yummy recipes, I made a large slab of Spinach and Cheese Bake… easily gluten free and so delicious!

Spinach and Cheese Bake

If you would like the recipe, please click HERE, FOR SPINACH AND CHEESE BAKE!Β πŸ™‚

In My Kitchen is my first batch of Brown drink… I know not a very appealing name, but oh so tasty… coffee, ice-cream and scotch, that its and it get better as it get older, not that it gets time to get too old in my house! Check out the linkΒ HERE to find out why it is called Kay’s Brown Drink!

Kay's Brown Drink

There is so much going on in my kitchen this month, but not enough time to share it. I will be popping into as many blogs as possible, but if I happen to miss you, have a wonderfully Merry Christmas and I will see you in the New Year for the first IMK post of 2015.

Enjoy Irresponsibly, (because when you eatΒ good food you can)!

Liz (AKA Miss Hubbard) xx

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If you like this post why don’t you check out all the other In My Kitchen Posts for this year?

In My Kitchen June 2014

In My Kitchen July 2014

In My Kitchen August 2014

In My Kitchen September 2014

In my Kitchen October 2014

In My Kitchen November 2014

 

 

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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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28 Comments

  1. Fiona @TIFFINbitesized

    So many baby Priscillas in this month’s IMK posts! Yours seems to be bubbling along famously. There’s nothing like cooking up a storm is there? Thanks for the tour and thanks too for visiting me own blog regularly and commenting. All the best for the Brown Drink season. Fiona xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Haha! Yes Brown Drink season πŸ™‚ Thanks Fiona πŸ™‚ looking forward to next year and being able to get to more blog more regularly πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too! Happy Blogging πŸ™‚ Liz x

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  2. Gretchen

    The ginger kisses look beautiful! I could bite into the cheese bread right now it looks fantastic. Happy Holidays!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Gretchen… I have been having a great time in my kitchen at the moment! Thank sso much for dropping by! Liz x

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  3. Maree

    That looks like a cracker of a starter! Feelin’ the energy down here:)

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Maree… I made my first batch of bread today and it was amazing πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  4. Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day! Gorgeous photo of you Liz! and love the kisses and can almost smell your bread from here!
    Thanks for a lovely kitchen view this month too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Joanne… I’m looking forward to doing lots of different things with Pricilla πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  5. Glenda

    Liz, that brown drink sounds a treat. Perfect for a cold winter’s night or a hot summer’s night or any in between.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes Glenda… it certainly is πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by! Liz x

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  6. sherry from sherryspickings

    hi liz
    those ginger kisses! oh my they looks wonderful. and the brown drink. and i love your starter and the spinach bake. well everything really. have a great xmas!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Sherry… yes Christmas is always about eating too much in my family and January is about trying to get rid of what you put on! Thanks so much for stopping by and you have a lovely Christmas too! Liz x

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  7. Lizzy (Good Things)

    Hi there! So many goodies in your kitchen… sounds like mine… it’s clean, but messy as there is so much cooking going on! I, too, have been working on a pullapart loaf… and cheesemaking too! What fun. Happy cooking : )

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Lizzy πŸ™‚ happy cooking to you to! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  8. celia

    Liz, what a gorgeous photo of you! And Penelope is looking incredibly healthy and good to go – hope you have fun playing with her! It’s been a joy peeking into your kitchen this year, thank you for sharing it with us! πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Celia… bread starts tomorrow πŸ™‚ YAY! Have a Merry Christmas and I look forward to a wonderful New Year with you and the IMK family πŸ™‚ Liz x

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  9. Liz

    Boy, Liz, you’ve cooked up some tasty treats this month! My kitchen is in a constant state of turmoil with all the holiday baking…I’d have to do some heavy duty cleaning before revealing it to the world πŸ˜‰

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Liz, yes its caleb at the moment, but not for long! about to start cooking again! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  10. Tania @My Kitchen Stories

    Lovely to have a tour of your kitchen. I would never take a photo of mine either it is always and abomination. Have a great Christmas

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Tania πŸ™‚ the only time my kitchen is clean is just before I go to bed and then there is always that one spoon left!!! hehe πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by! Liz xx

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  11. Nancy | Plus Ate Six

    I’m getting some sourdough starter from Celia too- I can’t wait:) I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for 7 months you do it so well!! Will be checking out the brown drink for sure.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Awwwww thanks Nancy…. I’ve been leading from some of the best! So we will all be showing off out sourdoughs next month πŸ™‚ thanks so much for stopping by! Liz xx

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  12. Lisa

    Wow Liz, that pull apart loaf looks delish, I would have devoured some immediately too!

    I am inspired by your spinach slice. I think that I’m going to try to make an eggless version and substitute some tofu in as a binder. I will let you know how I get on.

    PS: I am always suspicious of squeaky clean kitchens! x

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Lisa… I have never thought of using Tofu instead of eggs?, I can’t see why it wouldn’t work! And yes mine is only squeaky clean just before bed and most time not even then really πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  13. Hotly Spiced

    I’m having trouble with my computer and I couldn’t get the images to load. But…wanted to let you know I thought I would make your spinach slice. I went out to buy all the ingredients but already had some cheddar cheese. It was a very expensive truffle cheddar and I thought I’d use it to add another flavour to this dish. When I was making it I realised I’d forgotten to buy ricotta cheese so I rushed out to the shops but it was closing time. The only shop still open was a gourmet fruit and vegetable shop so I went in and asked if they had ricotta. They handed me a tub of ricotta and told me it was $10. Unbelievable. As I had already started cooking I begrudgingly paid for the cheese then came home to finish the slice. When we were eating it I knew something was wrong as it had a hideous sweet taste that was so wrong for a spinach slice. I checked that tub of ricotta and in fine print it said, ‘sweetened ricotta’. I was livid. The entire meal was ruined and everyone hated it. I will try making your slice again and be very careful what sort of ricotta I buy! xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Oh no πŸ™ Charlie, that is terrible… to waste that lovely truffle cheddar… next time buy all the cheap ingredients and it will be wonderful! I hope they will give it a try again with the correct ingredients πŸ™‚ But I’m encouraged to know that I’m not the only one that makes those terrible mistakes… Liz xx

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  14. Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Phewwww… December is finally here. Crazy. Your kitchen has some goodies in it. Ginger kisses and brown drink… I could go a pint of that right now. LOL! πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes Anna, The brown drink is good, but doesn’t last as long as it should πŸ™‚ Liz

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