In My Kitchen January 2015

In My Kitchen Jan 2105

Happy New Year! 2015 looks like it is going to bring lots of fun and surprises already! Don’t forget to pop on over to Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime CordialΒ and have a look at all the wonderful kitchens around the world!

In my kitchen is a brand new cheese board, it is made out of mango wood and has a lovely finish!

In My Kitchen Jan 2105

Yes it is almost the size of the table!

I decided after much tooing and froing that I was just going to make a cheese and fruit platter for Christmas lunch dessert, so I bought this gorgeous board from Wheel and Barrow. It is huge, but will be great for when I do catering for my friends and it was perfect for Christmas lunch…

In My Kitchen Jan 2105

I did get guilty and whipped up a pudding on Christmas eve, butΒ if you would like to read about what I did for Christmas see below. The board is so big it has to live in the spare room. πŸ™

In my kitchen is my Vanilla Essence… it is almost ready (well another 4 months) and I’m very excited as it is maturing well!

In My Kitchen Jan 2105

In my kitchen is chocolates, lots of chocolates… I don’t eat a lot of chocolate, it is going to take me a long time to eat all this, as I prefer cheese and bickies, but chocolate I have, so my New Year’s Diet is just going to have to wait!

In My Kitchen Jan 2105

In my kitchen is my new T2 iced tea infuser… It makes delicious iced tea, so now I can drink more tea when it is hot!

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In my Kitchen is Bread, lots of bread….

Christmas 2014

Fresh white bread rolls for dad…!

2014 has become the year of bread, I look forward to making a lot more beautiful sourdough with “Penelope, daughter of Priscilla” in 2015 as well as lots of other bread! I plan to do some cheese making in 2015 so here goes to getting better at different skills.

Christmas 2014

Sun-dried Tomato and Olive Sourdough

And finally, in my kitchen is a photographer from the Gold Coast Bulletin…

In My Kitchen Jan 2105

They are doing a feature on my little old blog on Jan 13th… So who knows what is going to happen… it is a bit exciting to see other people love something that I am passionate about. So here is to a great start to 2015. I hope and pray that your New Year brings you all you hope and believe for.

Thanks for dropping by and saying hello!

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz xx

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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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34 Comments

  1. Mrs Mulberry

    Brillant cheese board Liz – and mango wood. How lovely! I’ve never heard of that being used before, but it looks spectacular. As does your vanilla essence. Good luck with the chocolate haul!!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks πŸ™‚ yes it is a lovely wood for a big board as it is not too heavy πŸ™‚ I’m working through the chocolate πŸ™‚ I have been taking it to friends houses to share the love πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by! Liz xx

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  2. sherry from sherryspickings

    that’s great about the news article. exciting for you! love the board and the vanilla. i keep a permanent bottle of pods and vodka going and just add more pods when i think it needs more. great fun! have a great 2015!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Sherry, and yes we will see what happens πŸ™‚ That is great to know about the vanilla, I will have to keep that up! I hope you have a wonderful 2015 too πŸ™‚ Liz xx

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  3. Anna @ shenANNAgans.com

    Wawhoooo…. Thats brilliant Liz, can’t wait to read the feature, be sure to share so we folk not in the area can cheer you on, okay! πŸ™‚ That fruit platter is amazing, love the giant board too, reckon it’d be bloody handy. Great round up lovely! πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Anna, your posts always make me smile. πŸ™‚ LOL! Liz x

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  4. Sandra

    Well done Liz, fame is just around the corner! Please post a link to the newspaper article….The mango wood board is a beauty it shows off your fruit and cheese to perfection.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Sandra… Oh I don’t know about the fame… LOL! they could have done all this work and decide not to even do a feature, you never know with papers πŸ™‚ If there is a link I’ll will post it in the next IMK… I also can’t believe how much I have used the board for other things already πŸ™‚ Thanks for drooping by! Liz xx

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  5. celia

    How exciting to be professionally photographed! And I love that mango board too – it’s enormous! So happy to hear Penelope’s been performing well for you! πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      I know Celia, it was a bit exciting…. just don’t know what to expect from the article πŸ™‚ and Penelope is fantastic… stuck in the back of the fridge and comes out for the day and just comes back to life for another amazing loaf πŸ™‚ Liz xx

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  6. Hotly Spiced

    I can’t wait to read about the feature in the GC Bulletin. That’s so exciting, Liz. I love your new mango-wood board. And your cheese and fruit platter for Christmas Day looks so colourful and inviting. I have too many chocolates too! xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Charlie, yes we will see what comes of it, you just never know πŸ™‚ I went to a friends place for dinner last night and look a bunch of chocolates and they all got eaten so Yay to starting my 2015 diet sooner πŸ™‚
      Liz x

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  7. Liz

    Congratulations on being chosen for the feature article. Your fruit and cheese platter looks just perfect. Gorgeious fruit.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Liz, yes it was just what we needed after dinner, light fresh and tasty… Thanks for dropping by! Liz x

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  8. Miss Food Fairy

    Congratulations Liz on you Queensland Bulletin photographer – something amazing is about to happen for you! 2015 is looking good πŸ˜‰ Those bread rolls look amazing – I must try. You used Penelope, daughter of Priscilla, for those? Is there a recipe? Would love to learn to make those too. Your sundried tomato & olive sourdough looks pretty tasty πŸ™‚ Thank you for all your wonderful goodies this month x

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Nicole… I’m not sure what is going to happen with the article… We will just have to see πŸ™‚ all I know is my website needs looking at πŸ™‚ the White rolls are a recipe off the Thermomix recipe community, but easily made without if you have a kitchen aid and dough hook to help with kneading… I can email the recipe if you like? Thanks for dropping by! Liz xxx

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  9. Kirsty

    Love love the look of your iced tea infuser from T2 Liz. What a great way to get more fluids in, especially in the hot weather we are having.
    Congrats on the upcoming feature in the Gold Coast Bulletin, well done! You’ll have to post a link when its published : ) Cheers, Kirsty xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Kirsty… Yes I was very happy when I opened it on Christmas Day πŸ™‚ I will put a link it it is online πŸ™‚ thanks for dropping by and saying hello! Liz xx

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  10. Gretchen

    Congrats on the article feature! The cheese board looks awesome, sometimes bigger is better. Happy New Year!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Gretchen… Yes it is very large πŸ™‚ Happy New Year to you too! Liz x

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  11. Lizzy (Good Things)

    Hiya Liz… congrats on the feature in the newspaper or magazine, well done. Your board is absolutely gorgeous… I can see a range of meals served on it as well! Thanks for peek into your kitchen, and happy new year!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Lizzy πŸ™‚ yes a bit exciting! I am looking forward to using my board… Happy New Year to you too! Thanks for dropping by! Liz xx

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  12. Jean | DelightfulRepast.com

    Liz, the rolls for your dad look wonderful! My dad loved bread. He would have arm-wrestled *your* dad for those rolls! πŸ˜€ I have a loaf of sourdough rising on the counter right now. Isn’t it fun!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Jean, yes dipping into bread making is so much fun! Thanks so much for popping by! Liz xx

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  13. Jennifer from Milk and Honey

    Congrats on the feature. How exciting. Love the big board. It will have a thousand uses, I bet. Lovely IMK post.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Jennifer, not sure what will happen, but I’m along for the ride πŸ™‚ thanks for dropping by! Liz xx

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  14. Maree

    Love Wheel and Barrow! Bought myself a christmas present of a new plate there. If you love sourdough you will surely love cheese making too. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Maree, I don’t go in very often because I always seem to part with too much of my money πŸ™‚ thanks for dropping by! Liz xx

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  15. Leanne

    looks like a kitchen I want to eat from lol that fruit platter looks very inviting ; ). Love that you’re making your own vanilla essence. Look forward to reading your blog this year.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Leanne, yes it was very light and refreshing for after lunch! Thanks for saying hello! Liz xx

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  16. The Life of Clare

    I love your cheese board, and that it has to live in the spare room! What a great idea for Christmas dessert.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes, thanks Clare… It was a nice change and beautiful and light, especially with all the lovely stone fruit! Thanks for stopping by! Liz xx

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