Hello, so glad you popped in to say hello and see what has been happening in my kitchen this month.
In my kitchen I am getting ready for summer so I have I have ice-cream moulds, and ice-cream containers. These are so good and it means that I can make fruit only (sugar free) ice-creams and have them in the freezer when ever I feel like something cool, which happens everyday in Queensland during summer.
Who am I kidding, its even hot here in winter, so I suppose I will just use them all year around! I made this fabulous strawberry coconut ice-cream (MR N is diary free) and put some in both containers. Recipe is coming later in the year.
In my kitchen is a new frying pan. I walked past Robin’s and they were having a clearance sale, so I picked up this $69.99 Baccarat Bio pan for only $19.99, very happy. It is non teflon, non stick pan and my previous one was 6 years old and look a bit worse for wear. I also have my every faithful Soldtechnics pan that I use as well for amazing steaks, but this is a smaller one for everyday.
In My Kitchen is Macadamia Nut Carmel. The new Thermomix 6 has a high heat function and this toffee caramel is really delicious. I put roasted, salted macadamias on the bottom of the container and pour the caramel over the top. The first batch I made didn’t even make it out of the house to share… So now I only make it when I need to take something, because it is so delicious you can’t stop at one piece.
In my kitchen is a new batch of Vanilla. I can’t believe that people still buy vanilla when it is so easy to make. Click HERE to find out just how easy it really is.
In My Kitchen are chilli’s. I’ve just had another lot of chilli grow, I thought I was finished, but a plant just grew out of the ground by itself produced another crop. So I have dried some, and of course made my famous Chilli Jam (recipe HERE).
Just outside my kitchen is a new herb garden… I have been doing a big clean up and clean out of the garden, because when mum passed away, I didn’t do anything to it for so long that it all just need to be cleaned up and replanted. My sage and thyme are holding the fort… they are my staple herbs, as well as parsley and mint, which are around the corner in their own bed. So it doesn’t look much yet but it will! If you are interested in growing your own herbs, I have a blog (HERE) that may help you with a few tips when growing herbs.
I hope you have enjoyed this little look around my kitchen for November, see you next month for all thing Christmas.
Enjoy Irresponsibly and Happy Cooking!
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