In My Kitchen – May 2015

IMG_2900Well – Happy Birthday to me… I am ONE, who would have thought that I would have made it… I have had so much fun and the IMK family has been a huge part of that… So thank you all very much for all your love and support!

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Happy First Birthday to Me πŸ™‚

Early on, I wrote a post that is titled IT’S ALL ABOUT ME if you would like to read it, just click on the link. It is just a little insight into my food journey. πŸ™‚

So what has been happening in my kitchen this month you might ask?

Rosella Jam

Yes, that is about 30 of the 60 jars of Jam mum and I have made!

Anything made out of Rosella’s, no, not the birds, the flower (or Wild Hibiscus).

Rosella Jam

Yes this is just one pick!

Seriously that’s it, so much Rosella Jam, above is the picture of mum and I doing just one pick, so you can imagine, we have had so many picks!

Rosella Cordial

Rosella Cordial is really tasty with some mineral or soda water and very refreshing.

Oh and Rosella Cordial too, this is what we resorted too, because we got sick of separatingΒ the leaves from the pods. It is quiet a laborious process and we probably won’t plant so many bushes next year πŸ™‚

Rosella Jam

Also,Β I thought I would make a few jars of the Rosella (Wild Hibiscus Flower) to put in some champagne… I didn’t make too many of these as you have to carefully separate the pod for the petals and that takes longer than peeling them πŸ™‚

Rosella Jam

Long and laborious, but worth it for a few jars πŸ™‚

So like I said this is mostly what has been happening in my kitchen this month πŸ™‚ I have also become a convert to snickerdoodles, when I baked and tried a friends grandmother recipe… I’ve decide that I’m never making them again… because warm out of the oven they are deadly… I think I ate 5… So like I said, never making them again. Here is the recipe if you want to have a look. SNICKERDOODLESΒ Β but please don’t make them, you will regret it! LOL! πŸ™‚

snickerdoodles

So just a quick one this month…! Thanks for poking around my kitchen. The Rosella Jam recipe will be up soon if your interested. Don’t forget to pop over to Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial who hosts this fantastic page, to have a look at all the other wonderful IML posts this month

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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32 Comments

  1. sherry from sherrys pickings

    we were at an olive farm recently and they had rosella bushes in the yard. i think it was the first time i had seen one. wow sounds like a lot of hard work making the jam! congrats on your first year. it was my second year this month- i can’t believe how quickly it has flown by.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes lots of work!!! Good on your for two years πŸ™‚ I am looking at putting in an olive tree or two πŸ™‚ Liz xx

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  2. Gretchen

    Oh goodness you’ve been busy preserving! It looks great though and I’m sure you will enjoy it for a long time. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites, oh yum! I can smell the cinnamon now!

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  3. Lisa

    Happy blogiversary!

    Goodness, all that jam, and cordial and preserving. What a lovely self sufficient feeling. I do hope you enjoy some flowers in champers to celebrate all the work! If you ever do a market stall, oh please let me know xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      πŸ™‚ Thanks so much Lisa… yes it does feel really good! Liz x

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  4. Kim | a little lunch

    Liz, I enjoyed your food memories post as much as this one — your highlights were almost as profuse as your hibiscus! What a pleasure to read both and to “see” you. :)(Lookin’ fabulous!) Music and food are a wonderful mix and it shows!

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  5. Kavey

    I don’t think I’m familiar with rosella, I’ll have to investigate those! Thanks!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Kavey a rosella or wild hibiscus is a native Australian plant πŸ™‚

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  6. Miss Food Fairy

    Wild Hibiscus flowers (Rosella) in champagne are the best! Love them! Do you have a farm or do they just grow wild where you live Liz? You have been very busy indeed and all your produce looks amazing – you should sell it at the local markets πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Farm…. LOL i live on a little suburban block… we have no grass, just garden… it is very small… but wonderful πŸ™‚ Yes I should do a few more things and go to a market one day… πŸ™‚ Liz x

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  7. Glenda

    Liz, What are you going to do with all that jam??

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      I don’t know… Mostly give it to people and then eat some, use it for jam drops and glazes and things… But it may take a while πŸ™‚

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  8. Jennifer from Milk and Honey

    Happy blog birthday. Looks like you’ve so busy with all that jam and cordial. You’ll be able to enjoy your hard work for months to come.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Jennifer, yes I think I will be eating Jam until next year πŸ™‚ Liz x

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  9. Moya

    Lots of delicious jam in your kitchen and happy blog birthday πŸ™‚

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  10. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Aww, great post. I had no idea what rosella jam was when I moved to Oz. I thought it was made out of part of the bird and was SO relieved to find out it was a plant. The first jar I bought made me want another.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes Maureen, don’t worry, lots of Australians think it’s bird too πŸ™‚ and really your not to know because we eat Vegemite!!! LOL! Thanks for popping in πŸ™‚ Liz x

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  11. Maree

    Love rosellas, especially in my champers! That cordial looks good, easy to make? Happy birthday, might pour a bubbly and pop in a wild hibiscus to salute you πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Awww Thanks Maree… I’m doing that right now πŸ™‚ The cordial is easy and I will put up the recipe soon! πŸ™‚ pretty much just boil the rosella’s in water, drain and add sugar citric acid and cream of tartare…! Liz xx

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  12. celia

    You’re the preserving bottling queen, Liz! I’ve never made anything with rosellas, but I so love the glorious red colour of it all! Happy blogaversary!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Celia… Well I am in good company with the bread queen then πŸ™‚ and thanks for the birthday love! Liz xx

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  13. Joanne T Ferguson

    Well, a BIG Happy Birthday Elizabeth and a WHOO HOO from me!
    Great smile that brighten my day and glad we met through Thermomix! Thanks also for this month’s IMK views also!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Awww Thanks Joanne, loving my blogging and Thermomix families, so good πŸ™‚ Liz xx

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  14. Fiona @TIFFIN bite sized food adventures

    Yes, when I think of Rosellas, I think of all the effort that goes into preparing them. All that delicious syrup though and quite a few jars of jam to gift, I suspect. Happy Birthday blog xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Fiona and yes… quite a few to gift as I don’t know if I would ever get through them all! Liz xx

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  15. Nancy | Plus Ate Six

    Happy birthday! Hope you’re planning on using some of the hibiscus in champagne to celebrate.

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  16. Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ)

    Happy Birthday and congrats – I know when Rachel’s Kitchen NZ turned one – I went wow were did that year go:-)

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