Welcome to the first In My Kitchen for 2016! There aren’t many photos to show as foodie Christmas gifts were eaten before I remembered to take photos *cough*
My mother in law gave us a bunch of delicious sweet plums from the tree in her backyard (above). I’ve got some ideas and hope to create an original recipe with them tomorrow, or at least before the weather gets too hot again.
The Fresh Food Market store at Highpoint shopping centre here in Melbourne has a lot of fruit and vegetables you don’t see at the bigger supermarkets. Look at these donut peaches! They taste like regular peaches though the stone is much smaller. Still, give me my nice big fat round peaches any day!
In My Kitchen is a new calendar. It’s from the Typo store and was a gift. I like to put stickers here and there for various important days and celebration days, mostly because the kids enjoy flipping through the pages and seeing what I’ve done (of course, their birthdays have to have huge stickers. My birthday sticker is a cup of tea because as I like to tell the family, I wish to have a cup of tea I can actually finish). When it’s a national day of another country for instance, we read books and watch videos about that country and, time permitting, I’ll cook a traditional dish. July will be fun. I haven’t finished filling in dates yet but I always seem to have food in mind:
I’ve finally found a bottled pesto I love, made by Roza’s Gourmet Sauces who are based in Brisbane. I don’t see myself buying anything else. I sometimes make my own but find the convenience of a great bottled product too tempting. On the right there we have a present I received for Christmas, Australian wild fruits in syrup made by Outback Pride:
One of the ‘big two’ supermarkets here in Australia has their Christmas foods at half price or more. I was given this plum pudding and was told it cost a pretty penny. About $1.50 or so. In case you can’t tell by the cheerful attractive packaging, this is the budget brand. Now I’m not really keen on plum pudding unless it’s kinda done totally different to traditional plum pudding. Which I suppose doesn’t make much sense, but mehhhh, plum pudding. This was too sweet for me and I’m not a fan. Next to it is an old nest we found in some branches that had been cut down in the neighbourhood. We were told there hadn’t been any birds in it for a while. I should point out the nest is outside the house, not In My Kitchen!
I hope to get all twelve IMK’s done this year and here I am off to a good start, with only two days until the deadline… let’s hope I pick up my game next month and not procrastinate!
In My Kitchen is a monthly blog link up now hosted by Maureen at The Orgasmic Chef. Previously it was hosted by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. I’m submitting this blog post of mine for January 2016. While not a vegan-specific event, anyone can join in and you can also discover new blogs, recipes, products, etc! 😀