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 CORDIAL 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? 🙂
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
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 my GINGER KISSES RECIPE HERE!
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!
If you would like the recipe, please click HERE, FOR SPINACH AND CHEESE BAKE! 🙂
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 link HERE to find out why it is called 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 eat good food you can)!
Liz (AKA Miss Hubbard) xx
If you like this post why don’t you check out all the other In My Kitchen Posts for this year?
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
Haha! Yes Brown Drink season 🙂 Thanks Fiona 🙂 looking forward to next year and being able to get to more blog more regularly 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too! Happy Blogging 🙂 Liz x
The ginger kisses look beautiful! I could bite into the cheese bread right now it looks fantastic. Happy Holidays!
Hi Gretchen… I have been having a great time in my kitchen at the moment! Thank sso much for dropping by! Liz x
That looks like a cracker of a starter! Feelin’ the energy down here:)
Thanks Maree… I made my first batch of bread today and it was amazing 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz x
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!
Thanks Joanne… I’m looking forward to doing lots of different things with Pricilla 🙂 thanks for stopping by! Liz x
Liz, that brown drink sounds a treat. Perfect for a cold winter’s night or a hot summer’s night or any in between.
Yes Glenda… it certainly is 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! Liz x
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!
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
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 : )
Thanks Lizzy 🙂 happy cooking to you to! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x
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! 🙂
Thanks Celia… bread starts tomorrow 🙂 YAY! Have a Merry Christmas and I look forward to a wonderful New Year with you and the IMK family 🙂 Liz x
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 😉
Thanks Liz, yes its caleb at the moment, but not for long! about to start cooking again! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz x
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
Thanks Tania 🙂 the only time my kitchen is clean is just before I go to bed and then there is always that one spoon left!!! hehe 🙂 thanks for stopping by! Liz xx
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.
Awwwww thanks Nancy…. I’ve been leading from some of the best! So we will all be showing off out sourdoughs next month 🙂 thanks so much for stopping by! Liz xx
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
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 🙂 thanks for stopping by! Liz x
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
Oh no 🙁 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 🙂 But I’m encouraged to know that I’m not the only one that makes those terrible mistakes… Liz xx
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! 🙂
Yes Anna, The brown drink is good, but doesn’t last as long as it should 🙂 Liz