In My Kitchen – September 2014

IMK Sept 2014

Well I honestly can not believe how fast last month went and it is already the 5th of September??? Thanks to Celia @ fig jam and lime cordial for hosting this great look into bloggers kitchens all over the world. Make sure you check out the other IN MY KITCHEN Blogs HERE.

In my kitchen are these cute little plates from Romania. I have been op shopping for different sorts of plates, so that I can take photos of my food on something other than white. I just took a liking to these little beauties and I look forward to finding the right food to put on them.

IMK Sept 2014

In my kitchen is this really large plate… I just couldn’t help myself… I found it just sitting on a large table at the Salvation army store around the corner from me… I had to have it. It is Italian made, but that just makes me love it more! I do a lot of catering, so it will come in handy, but the only place it will fit in my little flat, is on my dining table and it takes up most of it! 🙂

IMK Sept 2014

In my kitchen is macadamia nut oil that has been infused with lemon myrtle and some smoked garlic.  I have been wanting to try both of these for a while. The oil is wonderful used for dressings, but I have been enjoying it as a part of the marinade for my kangaroo fillets. DELICIOUS! The smoked garlic I have just been using. I popped it in a parsnip puree I made to go with the kangaroo and it was divine!

IMK Sept 2014

In my kitchen is something that I have been wanting to buy and try.  Fresh Horseradish. I have had it at high end steak houses and wanted to buy some and use it at home! The fresh horseradish is so expensive, but worth it as I’m now officially addicted to it and grate it on everything. I am going to do some research and see if it can be grown in Queensland. If you have any advice I would appreciate it because they way I am going through it, I will need to plant some ASAP and a lot!

IMK Sept 2014

In my kitchen are snow peas, a lot of them. Mum and I have been very busy the last couple of days, but when we went to pick some snow peas for dinner, we were not expecting this. Lucky I like them a lot… I mostly just eat them raw in salads and have them quickly steamed for dinner.

IMK Sept 2014

And this is so exciting, because finally in my kitchen (just outside the window) are my 3 beautiful black chickens… They are at point of lay so we haven’t got an egg yet, but it could be any day. I am looking forward to sharing lots of egg recipes next month! Haha!

IMK Sept 2014

Thanks so much for having a poke around my little kitchen this month! I look forward to seeing what is happening this September all around the world!

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz x

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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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26 Comments

  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh wow it’s the next month already! It never fails to freak me out! 😛 Lovely plates and I should try and buy fresh horseradish too as I really like it! 😀

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes, fresh horseradish is wonderful!!! I have just planted some in the garden! 🙂

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  2. anna@shenANNAgans

    Havent been op shopping for awhile but you’ve made me want to. Love these pics & my mouth is watering for smoked garlic. Love the stuff.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Anna… I don’t think I am going to be able to go back to normal garlic ever again! 🙁 Liz x

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  3. Miss Food Fairy

    I’m loving the sound of that macadamia oil with smoked garlic and lemon myrtle – yumm! How good is horseradish! I haven’t tried fresh yet but I’m looking forward to the day I find some 🙂 May your 3 black chooks bring you lots of lovey different sized eggs. Keep us posted and thank you for sharing IMK

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks so much for popping by and saying Hello…! Please get some horseradish it is amazing…. I am putting it on everything 🙂 I can’t wait for them to start laying..! Liz x

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  4. Maree

    Love that Italian plate, great find! Horseradish can get out of control if allowed to spread so just be mindful. It is a really great crop to have in the garden. I, unfortunately forgot to dig up a root when we moved 18 months ago and might even knock on the door and ask if I can scrounge some. Chooks look great too.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Marie 🙂 Great to know about the Horseradish! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Liz xox

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  5. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I love your chooks! I had black Australorps and I miss them so much. I wish I had room here for chickens.

    I love op shopping for props and then I get home and struggle with where to put them.

    Great IMK post!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Maureen… yes the chooks are great…I can’t wait for the first egg 🙂 Oh and I have no room in my kitchen for any more stuff… I now have a cupboard in my bedroom as well!!! Thanks for dropping by! Liz x

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  6. celia

    Yaay, new chooks! Liz, every time I read your IMK posts, I think of the first one where you told us you had this tiny space, and then each month I think to myself, “where on earth does she put all these new things?” I’d love to know your storage magic! 🙂 I do think your big plate is a great buy though – it will be useful for all sorts of things. And I wish I could offer advice on horseradish – the one time we tried to plant it, something ate it – root and all. One morning, it was just gone! 🙂

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Awww Celia… that is so lovely of you to say!!! I don’t have any magic storage space… I was just complaining last night that I have no were to put anything. Fortunately, most of my stuff is perishable and gets eaten! LOL! but yes Storage is a huge problem for me…. I now have plates and bowls in my bedroom cupboard as there is no where else… but really who needs clothes, when I can have a nice new plate! The horseradish is an issue…. I will have to do lots of research! Liz x

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  7. Fiona @TIFFINbitesized

    Not being a fan of parsnips, I’d like to think the smoked garlic would help it out but I’m dubious… The smoked garlic though, sounds delish! Where did you get it? I love macadamia oil for dipping with dukkah. It has a milder, nuttier flavour than olive oil, that can be a bit heavy. In fact, we often have the oil with lemon myrtle rainforest vinegar so lemon myrtle in the oil itself would be perfect. cheers xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Fiona. I got the smoked garlic from my local delicatessen, it is the first time they have had it, so I was very happy. I am just loving my infused Oil… normal I’m not a fan as I’m a bit of a purest when it comes to oil, but I’m very please with this one as it is just oil and lemon myrtle and nothing else! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  8. Lisa

    Chickens! I keep trying to tell my husband we need some, but he is very protective of his lawn. I’m not one to get between a man and the garden if he wants to be proactive! 🙂

    I love that large platter, it was a definite must have. Thanks for the peek!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Oh Lisa, the chickens are wonderful! try and convince him that he just needs to sacrifice some of his lawn for the production of food 🙂 he will definitely enjoy the benefits 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  9. Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day! Thanks for this month’s kitchen view too!
    Love horseradish and sometimes is difficult to find fresh locally!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes, I have found it very difficult to get… looking forward to growing my own hopefully! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  10. Hotly Spiced

    How exciting, Liz, to have those chickens! I love smoked garlic; it gives great flavour to steak or mashed potato. How fortunate to find fresh horseradish! How wonderful to have all those fresh snow peas – they look amazing xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks so much Charlie… yes it has been an exciting little kitchen/garden this month and it can only get better! Liz x

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  11. Gretchen

    Those plates are beautiful. It is hard to resist new purchases, all in the name of blog photography of course!

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  12. Tania @My Kitchen stories

    Wow chickens lucky you and dont they look beautiful. You have a great lot of stuff this month. I dont know the slightest thing about growing horseradish but I sure do like it too

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Tania, and yes I love my girls… I can’t wait for them to start laying! Liz x

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  13. sherry from sherryspickings

    i love this post liz. and your chickens- so gorgeous. i really love the plates you bought. don’t op shops have such great bargains? we have one near us which is in a swish suburb but the op shop has the best bargains. amazing!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Sherry, I will be spending a lot more time in the few that are around my place as you can really pick up a bargain! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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