I sort of forgot to do last month’s In My Kitchen and by the time I remembered it was a bit too late, so I’m super early for this month!
In My Kitchen is a monthly blog link up that is currently being hosted by Lizzy at Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things Blog. I’m submitting this blog post of mine for November 2016. While not a vegan-specific event, anyone can join in and you can also discover new blogs, recipes, products, etc!
For a long while now I’ve had trouble leaving comments on some blogs so I do apologise for not returning comments. I’ve tried to leave comments over at the blogs of people who have left comments here, but some don’t go through 🙁
In My Kitchen are some new spices and stuff. I’m cringing at the plastic packaging but I can’t find stuff like this in any other kind of packaging than plastic. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them all just yet but the ‘Zalt It’s Not Salt’ salt alternative has a nice list of ingredients: paprika, amchur (mango), onion, black lime powder, bay leaves, ginger. I’m looking forward to using the Indian bay leaves and as for the black salt, I misplaced my other packet which has proved a great source of frustration because it can only be in my kitchen but I still can’t find it. I have been thinking a lot about French food lately, hence the Herbes de Provence purchase. Speaking of French things, there’s the Paris to Provence festival on in Melbourne (at Como House & Garden) from Nov 18 to 20 (not a free event though purchasing tickets online allows you to enter a draw for a trip to France).
I asked my husband to buy cherry tomatoes when he went out grocery shopping and he came home with these cute little truss tomatoes which were quite nice, though not as sweet as I was hoping:
In My Kitchen is a source of great excitement in the form of the brand new Smith & Daughters cookbook. I bought it today and read through it on the tram ride home and I love that they have included some of the dishes from the restaurant I love, like the kale leek bake:
My son and I made some bread using the recipe on the box of bread flour. I misread the instructions and stared baking it after one rise instead of leaving it to rise a second time. It still tasted good enough and worked well as toast. I love baking bread but it disappears because I have no control over eating it and instead of eating a nice healthy wholefoods meals with my protein carbs and veg, I end up having more bread if I’m feeling too lazy to put a meal together for myself:
In My Kitchen are these two coconut bowls, purchased from World Vegan Day Melbourne on Oct. 23rd:
When I was waiting in the queue at Smith & Deli I picked up this porcini powder. It’s sitting on top of my favourite coaster made by MAD Products:
And of course my kitchen wouldn’t be complete without one big fluffball hanging around. Here’s Malty not quite fitting in to this tub (his bum hangs out) but that doesn’t stop him from taking a nap. Actually this is a bit of a cheat as this photo isn’t in our kitchen, but in the room where the kids do their school work. Whenever the kids try to do work at the desk Malty here jumps up all over their books and headbutts their hands and tries to chew on the pencils. You can’t feel annoyed though when his purr is like a lawn mower:
… and now I have to clean that kitchen though I might procrastinate a bit and read through the Smith & Daughters cookbook a second time 😉