In My Kitchen – November 2019

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.

Experimenting with macadamia nut one end, walnut at the other and plain in the middle, so I didn’t have to eat three full lots with different sorts. LOL!

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!








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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  1. Liz

    Greetings from another Liz. That skillet was a great buy, I also find I have to replace my nonstick skillets every few years. What a beautiful cake, and I am going to give that chili recipe a look. We love spicy spreads on grilled cheese.

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks for popping in Liz, yes the Chilli Jam would be perfect with Grilled Cheese!
      Liz xxx

  2. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    That pan was a huge saving – I wish you well to use it. And hope your herb garden flourishes 🙂

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Tandy…. I hope so too! Thanks for stopping by. Liz xx

  3. sherry

    hi Liz

    i am very envious of that baccarat pan! what a steal! i have a very similar icecream container, and some icecream moulds. I still regret not buying some moulds that were in the shape of skulls. would have been great for halloween. Choc mud cake? yum. Thanks so much for joining in again this month, and for using my badge. I appreciate it:-) Actually i thought i had put up a comment already, asking you if you knew where to buy vanilla beans as they cost a bomb atm? oh that’s right, i did on the other post… love chilli jam too. lots of goodies in your kitchen. have a great month. cheers S

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes Sherry, I have learnt always to buy when I see as you often can’t find what you need when you need it!
      Liz xx

  4. Fiona Ryan

    Your post has reminded me that I have some vanilla pods steeping in the back of the cupboard somewhere. A timely reminder! I’ve never seen the ‘Magnum’ style ice block moulds, though to be fair I haven’t been looking. I do have a set of ice block moulds that I use often so I will be keen to hear about your recipe. I didn’t get back to you with a comment last month but I am glad you are back in the blogging saddle.

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Fiona, Those molds are from Alyssa Alexander, but anything works really. I’m glad I’m back in the blogging saddle too! Thanks for dropping by! Liz xx

  5. mae

    Your chocolate cake is very attractive! It’s always good to replace the old frying pans, isn’t it?

    best… mae at

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hey Mae,
      Yes nothing beats a good chocolate cake 🙂 and always good to clear out the old frying pans every now and again! Thanks for stopping buy and saying hi! Liz xx


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