Here’s some lovely things that are hanging around my kitchen this month…
Above, Cobram Estate Olive Oil**. The lovely peeps at Cobram saw my cauliflower and chickpea soup post where I mentioned that I loooove their oil (no payment, I just do). Next thing I know, a big box turns up at my door with six bottles of olive oil. Happiness!
I didn’t even know they had flavoured oils… the lemon one has got the biggest workout so far, it gets drizzled onto everything – salad, pizza, roast veggies, chicken, you name it! So yummy. Thanks guys!
Have you seen this new cookbook by Roberta Muir**? She’s the manager of the Sydney Seafood Cooking School at the Sydney Fish Market.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but when I opened the book, I instantly fell in love. We are big seafood fans in this house, and with our recent move to the NSW North Coast, we are thrilled at the abundance of local stuff right at our doorstep.
There are many beautiful recipes from famous chefs who also tell a little story – like the one from Tetsuya who says that leather jacket tastes very much like the Japanese delicacy – puffer fish (fugu), and shares a stunning sashimi-style dish that I can’t wait to try!
Being a bit of a design-junkie, I am really digging the black and white contents pages set out in neat flowcharts with line drawings of sea-dwellers like octopus and yabbies. Grab a copy and check it out if you appreciate such things – it is released on 24th October 2012.
Thanks to Penguin Publishers for sending me a copy.
My mother in law gave me a fantastic foodie welcome package when we arrived. There was loads of stuff in it, but here are two of my favourites right now.
No Worries Koala Tea – can you get a more Australian name than that? It’s a herbal concoction of lemon grass, lemon balm, roasted chicory root and mint – and it’s made right around the corner in a quaint town called Alstonville.
Northern Rivers Rice – grown in this region with only pure rain water. Just gorgeous.
There is stacks and stacks of Nature’s Cuppa** tea to drink! Just a little perk of my recent recipe development work – remember the chocolate cake with peppermint tea syrup from last week?
Beautiful cookware from Profiline**. A milk pan, large long grill pan and a stainless steel wok. Plus there are some saucepans on the way too.
I’ll be doing a sponsored story featuring all this stuff coming up soon, so stay tuned.
I just love picking up Australian Healthy Food Magazine every other month.
I love all the little nutrition tid bits and am always inspired by the healthy makeovers they give traditionally fatty dishes like pasta carbonara or fish and chips. I’ve already made three of the recipes in this month’s edition, but sadly the light was bad at dinner time to take pics. (Although that is slowly changing with daylight savings!).
Linking up with the lovely Celia who hosts an In My Kitchen round up every month. Click through to peek into loads of other bloggers kitchens too! (Which is a great treat if you are a sticky beak like me!).
Have you got something special in your kitchen this week?
**These items were gifted to me in accordance with my disclosure policy.