I’m a little late with my In My Kitchen post this month. Time seems to run away when a wedding is on the horizon! So without further ado…
In my kitchen is (I should say was – he met his fate yesterday) a beautiful gingerbread elephant from Flour and Stone. Flour and Stone is the home of Cookie Couture who make the most gorgeous range of decorated cookies. Most of the time, I find this sort of biscuit very pretty but not very tasty. Not these ones. Poor little elephant didn’t last long once I got him home to Brisbane. I’ll share more of my Flour and Stone feast soon because it deserves its own post.
In my kitchen is a box of Williams’ pears ready to be whipped up into a ‘pear it with pear’ creation for Australian Pear Month. I’m yet to decide what I’m going to make but I’m sure inspiration will strike soon.
In my kitchen is a packet of laksa noodles waiting to be made up into dinner in a hurry. They were part of my goodie bag at Singapore Takeout in Sydney this week. It’s been a big week for me and I’ll be sharing my Singapore Takeout night next week too (my first bloggers event… very exciting!).
Also in my kitchen from Singapore Takeout is a selection of spices (and peanuts) to make Singaporean delights.
There’s a little story behind this item in my kitchen. I’m a little bit of a ‘collector’ whenever I’m away. If you’ve seen that episode of Friends where Ross helps himself to the hotel amenities then you’ll know what I mean. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a thief but I do like to make the most of it. In Buenos Aires, our first stop in South America, the breakfast buffet had yoghurt in these gorgeous little jars. I couldn’t bare to leave them so every morning mum and I ‘ate’ a few pots and snuck them back to the room. Luckily we were returning here at the end of the trip so didn’t have to lug them around for 5 weeks but 12 little jars made it back to Brisbane and featured in Sarah’s baby shower.
In my kitchen is a box of very fancy chocolate from the lovely Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella. In my whirlwind trip to Sydney this week I was lucky enough to meet Lorraine. We had brunch at Flour and Stone and being the lovely lady that she is, she brought me a honeymoon present. Thank you so much Lorraine!
The Aphrodisiac selection is from Coco Chocolate in Kirribilli, Sydney. Can you believe the artwork is hand painted? Amazing isn’t it?! They’re almost too pretty to eat.
So what about you? What’s happening in your kitchen this month?
Don’t forget to check out all the other In My Kitchen posts at the home of the In My Kitchen tour Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.