In My Kitchen is a monthly blog link up hosted by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and I’m submitting this blog post of mine for October 2015. It’s not a vegan event but anyone can join in and you can also discover new blogs, products, etc!
In My Kitchen this month we have a new little chalk board. It was one of those “don’t really need it but it’s cheap” Ikea suck-you-in brainwashy jobbies. I thought DeeW would like it as her slate, seeing as she loves Anne of Green Gables. She wants me to call her Carrots so she can hit me over the head with it. She thought this message was pretty funny (Anne of Green Gables geeks may find this amusing):
The marble slab in the photo above belong to Husband’s grandmother who passed away when Husband was fifteen or so. Husband’s grandfather passed away in 2003 and when the house was being emptied of all his grandparents’ possessions, Husband chose to keep the marble slab. I’ve been using it for photography recently and love it, though there are some stains you can see which don’t want to come out.
In My Kitchen we have this strange looking thing which is actually a dried banana. It cost me 65 cents and tasted a lot like dried figs. I’ve never had dried banana aaaaand never will again:
White balsamic vinegar is one of those ingredients that always, ALWAYS pops up in recipes I like the look of. Then I track some down and buy it, then forget where I saw the recipe. In fact I forgot I already went through this process previously and had bought a bottle of white balsamic. So now I have two bottles and no recipes. With the horseradish, again that appears in a few recipes I want to try so I thought I’d get some while I remembered. The Australian Wild Fruit in syrup was a gift and I’m going to crack it open soon:
I bought this book called I’d Rather Be A Cat from a fundraising stall. The kids find it funny and this is my favourite page:
In My Kitchen I have my herbs and spices cupboard. I call it the vegan food cupboard, even though all my cupboards are pretty much vegan. But this one gets used the most because of the spices, nutritional yeast etc:
In My Kitchen my dining chairs are those retro vinyl ones. Unfortunately one of my cats (Punky) decided they made good scratching posts so they’ve been destroyed. I didn’t mind tooooo much because I was going to reupholster them anyway, before realising the cat would use the reupholstered chairs for his scratching post and not use the actual cat scratch post which is right near the chairs. I bought some cheap pillowcases from op shops and covered the chair backs. The good thing about this is that I can change the pillowcases for the seasons, if I can find something cheap and cheerful for another fifty cents and am in a seasonal decoration mood. Punky still scratches at them and the pillowcases are showing some wear, but it looks better than shredded chairs:
In My Kitchen is my good boy cat, Malteezies. He doesn’t scratch up furniture like his cheeky brother. He’s a good boy! Yeah you’re a good boy aren’t you? You’re a good widdle boy! Good widdle boooooy! Yes you are! Yes you are!!! yeshyouraremygoodwiddlebooooyyyyy: