In my kitchen

My favourite quick lunch (that isn’t a sandwich) + IMK March 2014

Posted on March 14, 2014

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It’s the middle of March already – wow. This year is flying by!

Well, a new month means a new In My Kitchen post to share goodies I have been sent. Now, I have to admit that I have been sent quite a few things recently, but I only like sharing things I genuinely loved so only two gifted products have made the cut. Ouch, harsh Christie!

First up is my favourite quick lunch (that isn’t a sandwich). It’s a cold pasta salad made with fresh tomatoes, tinned tuna in olive oil, chives (or spring onion), olives, goats cheese (or fetta) and lemon juice. Delicious! (more…)

In My Kitchen: cookbooks, condiments and more!

Posted on October 26, 2013

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There have been so many yummy things in my kitchen over the past few months and I have been busting to share them with you. However, a certain little cutie pie (and his sister) have been keeping me very busy.

But, here I am finally, showing off the goodies that I’ve been sent, mostly gifted*, since May/June.

First up, my dear friend Catherine Saxelby’s newest book Ancient Grains* which is jam-packed with delicious recipes and beautiful photography. It focuses on healthy meals featuring, you guessed it, ancient grains like quinoa, buckwheat, millet and more. These grains are becoming more and more mainstream (which is great) and are a fantastic way to vary your diet both for reasons of taste and nutrition. With both sweet and savoury treats, it’s definitely a great gift – perhaps a good stocking filler for xmas? Buy it here.

Next, Anathoth Passionfruit and Lemon Curds*. OMG, yum! Curd is an easy thing to make, but it’s just so convenient to have ready-made in the fridge to slather willy nilly on pikelets and toast or dollop onto ice cream or yoghurt. I’m also very partial to eating with whipped cream and crumbled shortbread. Lush! This brand is available at the supermarket too, which is very handy. (more…)

In My Kitchen: superfood for kidz, cooking shows and more!

Posted on May 3, 2013

My This week I’m craving posts have been hijacked today so that I can post an In My Kitchen story on the earliest day of the month ever! Somebody give me a pat on the back, I’m grinning from ear to ear. And although the date doesn’t really matter, I just like giving myself arbitrary deadlines. It gives me a sense of job satisfaction and makes my boss happy (and yes, that’s me)!

This month I’ve got a few very interesting things I have been sent as well as some of my own possessions that have been hanging around my kitchen, let’s dive in. (more…)

In My Kitchen: vintage cookware, homegrown fruit + more!

Posted on April 11, 2013

Woo hoo, I’m back on track with my monthly In My Kitchen posts.

April features lots of personal items and only one ‘gifted’ one. I haven’t had much good stuff landing on my desk lately, so I’m sorry I don’t have a whole heap of new bits and pieces to alert you to.

Never mind, you can check out my personal stuff instead… (more…)

In My Kitchen: finger limes, vegetarian gelatine and more!

Posted on March 26, 2013

This post is meant to go up at the beginning of each month so I am running horrendously late – better late than never, right? Right?!! Good, I thought so.

Let’s take a peek in my kitchen then…

Above, glorious native Australian finger limes, purchased from the Lennox Head lakeside market.  Have you tried these little beauties? They have a delicious sweet/sour taste and very cool texture.

You rip the pods open to reveal little lime balls about the same size as caviar that can be used in all manner of things, but are best served as a garnish or without heat (like in a dressing) so that the delicate flavour is preserved. One of my favourite native Aussie bush foods! (more…)

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