I think I must be a little bit of a nosy parker. I love reading about what’s going on in everyone’s kitchen in the monthly In My Kitchen posts. I’m even thinking I might give a little sneak peak into my actual kitchen in the hope that other bloggers will share their work stations. This month my kitchen is mostly full of Christmas presents starting with these pretty black and white cupcake cases which were a gift from Busta and his sister Tigga (she’s our very old cat who doesn’t get on so well with her much younger brother).
When I got back from a week at the beach my bean stalks had gone mad. In a very very strange coincidence the people on the other side of the fence are also growing beans in exactly the same spot and they’ve started creeping over. This was my harvest after a week away. There are heaps and heaps of baby ones coming out too. I also have a couple more baby eggplants growing. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of eating home-grown produce. It’s so exciting.
In my kitchen are some scallop spoons from mum and dad. I call them scallop spoons because that’s what I immediately pictured on them as soon as I opened the gift. Now I just have to find the perfect recipe (don’t mind me reflecting in the spoons – bad photo!).
In my kitchen is a robo-measuring cup from Santa. He will definitely add some fun to baking.
In my kitchen are some beautiful measuring spoons and a melon baller, also gifts from Santa. Yes I am the kind of person who puts melon baller on their Christmas wish list.
I’m my kitchen is my latest haul from Super Butcher. You buy the beef as whole pieces and the butchers there cut them up however you like for free. I got 18 good-quality beef sausages for the bargain price of $1.80 as they were close to their use-by date. It doesn’t matter to me as they went straight to the freezer. I use my cryovacer to packaged the meat before I freeze it. I know it creates waste but it saves the meat from freezer burn and makes it so much easier to fit everything in.
In my kitchen is a new selection of knifes, another gift from mum and dad. The very long one is a ‘forever sharp’ knife guaranteed never to go blunt. It has performed well so far but I can’t wait to try it out on a fresh loaf of bread.
In my kitchen is a tasty gift hamper that Will got as a Christmas present at work. It’s all my favourite things. All we need is a freshly-baked loaf of bread and a picnic rug and we have the perfect lunch.
What about you? What’s in your kitchen this month?