In My Kitchen – March 2015

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Hello from sunny rainy Queensland. Although it has been lovely the last couple of days, but back to over 30ºC every day… so much for Autumn the on the Gold Coast!

It has been a bit of a struggle in my kitchen this month as I have been so busy delivering Thermomix’s, that I haven’t done as much cooking as usually! But here goes for the 3rd Month of the year already!

In my kitchen are organic nuts… These are soaking to activate them and I will dehydrate them and pop them back into glass jars. I find that activating the nuts makes them not only taste delicious, but that they are much better for my stomach, the walnuts particularly!

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In my kitchen are cookbooks… I know I don’t have any more space, but these ones are so good and really I must blame the food blogging community for tell me about all these wonderful “must have” cook books. This book was purchased using a Big W voucher I got for Christmas… I love that it celebrates all things vegetable and apart from it being a beautiful cook book, I can’t wait to dive in and make some of the recipes.

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Mum and Dad just got back from a 2 week cruise and this was one of my presents. It is the Gourmand World, Number 1 cook book in Australia and was voted number 4 in the world… I haven’t had a chance to look at it, as it literally just arrived, but I am sure with those recommendations, it will be another great addition to my already full bookshelf!

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Out of all my purchases this one is my favourite! Not only are the recipes interesting as I haven’t cook much Jewish food, but the stories that go along with them are fascinating! Where the recipes came from, the stories behind the recipes and who cooked them. Not only is it an amazing recipe book, it is an inspiration for us to remember to keep family recipes alive for future generations, which is one of my passions!

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And finally in my kitchen is another Custard Tea Cake… as the first one went very quickly! This is the first recipe on my blog to receive nearly 2000 hits, so as a beginner blogger it is very exciting to see people loving my recipe, especially the ones that my nana use to make!

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Well it is short and sweet today… What has been happening in your kitchen this month? Don’t forget to pop over to Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and have a look the wonderful IMK’s from food blogger all over the world!

Thanks for reading.

 

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz xxx

 

If you enjoyed this blog, maybe you might like to have a look at these!

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Growing Herbs

 

 

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Elizabeth Connolly
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.
Liz xx
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18 Comments

  1. Mandy

    Ooo, I could go a piece of your beautiful custard cake. Always such a winner.
    Have a beautiful day Liz.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Mandy, yes it is a winner… You have a wonderful weekend! Liz xx

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  2. Fiona @TIFFINbitesized

    Plenty, Plenty, Plenty! I love it. Lots of great little recipe in there. It goes without saying that with all of my onions, I plundered that section. Meanwhile, I’ve not even heard of the Holidays cookbook. The dish on the cover of Monday Morning looks fabulous. I heard a couple of these women speak at an event and they talked about how thrilled they were to get Yotam’s endorsement. Must be like when you have 2000 people hit a recipe on your blog! cheers

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      LOL Yes Fiona… I think that is exactly right 🙂 and it is a wonderful book, not just for the recipes, but for the stories! I love it when recipes/food has a story, it makes it all the more enjoyable! Liz xx

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  3. Kavey

    I recently got both Ottolenghi Plenty books and really need to make some time to try some recipes soon!
    Kavey (first time joining IMK this month!)

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Kavey and welcome… I can’t wait to have a go 🙂 Thanks for dropping by my blog and saying hello! 🙂 Liz xx

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  4. sherry from sherrys pickings

    that tea cake looks divine. yum! i am just wicked when it comes to cookbooks and any books. i am awaiting another book in the mail, as if i needed anymore:)

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Oh No Sherry…. no books in the mail, once I start on amazon… that is the end 🙂 hehe! Liz xx

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  5. Glenda

    Hi Elizabeth. That custard tea cake sure looks good. I am off to check out the recipe.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Glenda, yes i have made it a few times in the last couple of weeks as when I ask people would you like me to bring something, they say.. Oh could you make that custard Tea cake 🙂 Liz xx

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  6. Jan (A gluttonous wife)

    Love all of your cookbooks – I’m on a self imposed ban of any more for the year, so it’s the library for my fix!!
    Warm regards, Jan

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Well me too actually Jan, but these were bough with vouchers were gifts so technically I don’t buy them…. Technically 🙂 hehe! Liz xx

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  7. Lisa

    Plenty is one of my favourite cookbooks. I’ve not had a bad dish out of it yet!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Lisa, That is good to know! I can’t wait to try some of them! Liz xx

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  8. Gretchen

    What wonderful additions to your cookbook collection! I really need to cook from more of mine, add that to the never ending to do list I guess. The custard tea cake looks absolutely delicious.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes, it really is a dilemma when you have a blog to put up recipes but to also cook out of cook books 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
      Liz xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes I know, hence my collection… but really need to cook out of some of them! although looking at them gives me lots of inspiration and I am sure a couple of extra kgs! LOL! Liz xx

      Reply

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