In My Kitchen – July 2015

IMK July 2015In my Kitchen this month is a mess, it seems that every time I turned around I had more and more washing up and cleaning to do! I have been doing so much cooking that one day I just sat down in the middle of the floor and had a drink, as all the chairs had something on them.

So I have cooked for a church fundraiser, completed 3 different days of teaching people how to make dough in their Thermomix’s, I have been trying to get ahead with my mid week meals for my blog, so I can enjoy my holiday (Melbourne to have dinner at “The Fat Duck” 2 part blog series to follow) and have been cooking up a storm.Β I have also been developing some wonderful recipes using Maleny Dairies products and I have to say that their milk products are so great to work with. BREATHE!

In My Kitchen is this beautiful lead crystal bowl given to me by a friend, well actually, she asked me if it was ok to grow succulents in it and I responded with such horror that I think she felt guilty and said I could have it, oops, but now I have this beautiful bowl and I did tell her I would make something delicious to put in it.

IMK July 2015

In My Kitchen are these melts… I never use melts, but mum being so amazingly thoughtful saw them on special and bought them, thinking I would use them, so now I have to come up with some chocolate recipes… Ah Well. πŸ™‚

IMK July 2015

In My Kitchen are these beautiful flowers. I cooked a friend dinner and she bought them as a gift. I love flowers and I think it is always thoughtful to bring a gift for the host that is just for them and especially not to be consumed on the night.

IMK July 2015

In My Kitchen is butter, all sorts of different butter which I turn into different creations!

herb and garlic butter

Just one of the butters I made.

herb and garlic bread

Herb and garlic pull apart made with the butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In My Kitchen is fresh buttermilk as a result of all the butter making,Β so I decided to make this buttermilk tart that turned out beautifully. The recipe is HERE if your interested.

Buttermilk Tart

In My Kitchen is another cookbook. I know, I know, I keep saying that I’m not buying any more, but I received this one as a Thermomix consultant. It is by Lousie Fulton Keats, Margaret Fulton’s granddaughter new book, which she bought out as a normal cookbook as well as a Thermomix version. Β I have really enjoyed the recipes I have made. I have to say that the LAXATIVE, Prune and Date Brownies are my favourite so far!

IMK July 2015

There is a Thermomix Version you see here as well as a Non-Thermomix Version.

Don’t forget to pop on over the Celia’s Blog @ Fig Jam and Lime CordialΒ and check out all the amazing In My Kitchen Posts this month!

I hope you enjoyed the little look around my kitchen this month. I look forward to hearing from you as always and looking into all your kitchens as well!

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz xx

Thermomix

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Slow Cooker Pea and Ham Soup

 

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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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31 Comments

  1. Miss Food Fairy

    I don’t think you can ever have too many cookbooks Liz! I love my collection as I’m sure you love yours – great inspiration for when you’re stuck for dinner ideas. Love red gerberas, they just make you smile all day πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing #IMK x

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Nicole, yes I do love my collections… Thanks for popping in πŸ™‚ Liz xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Christine, I love them too πŸ™‚ Thanks for popping in! Liz xx

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  2. Lisa

    Hahaha laxative brownies!!!

    How yummy does your pull apart scroll bread look? And those butters! Yum.

    I agree, it’s lovely to receive a non edible (and no need to share!) gift when you host a meal. It shows thoughtfulness and manners in my opinion. Those flowers are beautiful and vibrant.

    How terrible to HAVE to create with chocolate πŸ™‚ Let me know if you need taste testers! Haha πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Lisa, so lovely to hear from you πŸ™‚ and she you can come and taste test from me anytime! Liz xx

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  3. Sherry from sherryspickings

    I have just bought the new book by Margaret fulton’s other granddaughter Kate. A talented family. The milk tart looks yum. Can’t wait to hear about the fat duck!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Sherry the fat duck post are a work in progress πŸ™‚

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  4. Hotly Spiced

    You certainly do sound like you’ve been incredibly busy. And that’s a lot of cooking to be doing in your kitchen. How lovely to have the fresh flowers and your mother is very thoughtful. I’m sure you’ll come up with something amazing for those melts. I can’t wait to read all about your experience at the Fat Duck – what a treat! xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Charlie, I’m still trying to get my head around it (The Fat Duck) words fail me and I get tears just thinking about it πŸ™‚ Liz xxx

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  5. Joanne T Ferguson

    Thanks Elizabeth for a lovely post! Can you see me knocking at the door so we can have chats over cake and coffee or tea?
    Love the crystal bowl and all your Tmx creations!
    Thanks for this month’s kitchen view also!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Joanne πŸ™‚ I’d love a cuppa and a chat with you πŸ™‚

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  6. Sandra

    Thanks for the peek into your kitchen Liz. Margaret Fulton Cookbooks taught me to cook, I must look at her gran daughter’s work

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  7. Fiona @TIFFIN bite sized food adventures

    The buttermilk tart looks glorious. So golden and sweet. Worth a go I think. I didn’t even know that MF had a granddaughter in the biz. Now I’m better informed!

    Thanks for the tour.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks so much Fiona….it was golden and sweet πŸ™‚ glad I could add to your food family knowledge. Thank for popping in as always! Liz xx

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  8. Jennifer from Milk and Honey

    Oh wow. So many fabulous things in your kitchen. Your herb and garlic pull apart looks so rich and buttery. YUM!Your Mum’s gesture made me “melt” (sorry). That’s incredibly cute though. Make a heap of Rocky Road and win friends and influence people by giving it as gifts.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      LOL Jennifer, love the pun! πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by! Liz xxx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Jennifer… Love the Pun πŸ™‚ Hmmm Rocky road… could be made πŸ™‚ Thanks for popping in! Liz xx

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  9. Glenda

    Hi Elizabeth, nothing wrong with more cookbooks!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Glenda, Glad that someone is on my side πŸ™‚ Liz xx

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  10. Chris Cooper

    Hi Liz In Your Kitchen looks so warm and inviting! I laughed at your mum buying the melts – it’s something my mum would do (haha and I would too). Thanks for sharing. Is the Thermomix still stuitable for everyday cooking? Enjoy your weekend. Love Chris xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Oh Chris, all recipes that I post have Thermomix methods and not only does it allow you too cook everyday foods, I have found that it allows me to cook and experiment with things I never dreamed I would make πŸ™‚ Liz xxx

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  11. Napoli Restaurant Alert

    Wonderful kitchen this month, even if chaotic! Looking forward to the Melbourne post!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Well I’m looking forward to writing it πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by!!!! Liz xxx

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  12. Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ)

    Now that buttermilk tart looks fab – Liz – sorry haven’t got to commenting on the post – I am so behind with my blog reading at the moment! What a lovely kitchen you have this month – love that you had to sit on the floor and have a drink – know I would love your kitchen:-)

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      I know how you feel Rachel… I’m in Melbourne on holidays getting further and further behind too πŸ™‚ you can share my kitchen anytime! I’m sure we would have a good laugh!!! Liz xx

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  13. Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Oh thats so sweet, your Momma is the best buying you all those melts. Mmmmm…. Melts. πŸ™‚
    Lovely flowers too. They wouldnt last long in my household tho, the heater is hiked up so high they would wilt, or worse, freeze and snap. LOL!

    PS: Looks like a couple of your pics are formatted a little oddly. Sitting on top of each other.

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