In My Kitchen – September 2014

I am joining Celia’s party at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial again. What is in my kitchen this month? A little of everything I suppose! The latest additions are local products which are always fun. We spent this past long Labor Day weekend in the mountains with my mother in law. She lives in Kentucky and here is what she brought us….

Kentucky Products

The first is bourbon infused honey. While it is not from Woodford Reserve, it is a local honey that has Kentucky bourbon in it. When I opened the bottle this morning I was overwhelmed by the bourbon smell! It is a 1.75 liter bottle, holy honey! Feel free to send ideas on how to use it. Tonight I’ll put some on a salmon with blackberry vinegar and olive oil.

The other goody is Bluegrass Soy Sauce. Josh and I saw this on Bizarre Foods America. It is the only small batch brewed soy sauce in the United States. They use non-GMO Kentucky soy beans and limestone filtered Kentucky spring water. Not sure what yummy dishes this will go in yet….

NC balsamic vinegar
Here are two balsamic vinegars I got in Hendersonville, North Carolina over the weekend. We went there for the Apple Festival and stumbled upon a fun store with olive oils, vinegars, spices and teas. I managed to come out with just two bottles, next time I plan to go without the kids waiting on me! These two tasted wonderful and I couldn’t resist. I see some delicious vinaigrettes in my future.

Spaghetti Squash
Here is the basket full of the remaining spaghetti squash from the garden. We have eaten quite a few already, but many more remain. This is about all that remains from the garden. I get a few smaller tomatoes and that is it. The other winter squashes are slowly growing, hopefully they will do well. It is also time to start more plants from seed such as cabbages, broccoli and brussels sprouts.

Lunch Boxes
Ah, the kids are back in school! That means these lunch boxes keep me busy! I make two lunches a day, trying to shake things up and not do the same thing every day. One of their favorites is a peanut butter apple tortilla roll up.

What is in your kitchen this month? Next month is October….the official start of pumpkin season and I can’t wait for that!

Don’t forget to check out what is in everyone else’s kitchen, check here for a full list.

29 thoughts on “In My Kitchen – September 2014

    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      It is a small world! My mother in law lives outside Lexington but was able to find the soy sauce there. We always enjoy the apple festival in Hendersonville. We are already planning our next trip up for some apple picking fun. Unfortunately we are back in hot and humid Columbia now. Enjoy your week!

  1. ChgoJohn

    Now that’s the way to buy balsamic — and olive oil, for that matter. Taste and compare. It’s the only way you’ll find one that you’ll really love. I need to find me a place like that.

    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      It was fun. More time would have been nice, maybe next time. They provide angel food cake and crusty white bread and you taste away. I have made infused olive oils before so focused on the balsamic vinegars. Might have to think about making my own now.

      1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

        Not at all a hint. I already knew I could count on you! Looking forward to some Berlin finds. We are already enjoying the chocolate and Duplo Jens sent. Sean put his shirt on immediately and Ewan as soon as he got home from school. Jack saved his for today to show off at school. You know your grandsons too well!

  2. Ngan R.

    My, what fun products you have here! I am in love with that non-GMO soy sauce and am interested to see what you think of the taste (as compared to the typical soy sauces available). Love your basket of spaghetti squash; I don’t know how it could be, but I haven’t had any spaghetti squash for over a year! A bit envious of your basket right now. 🙂

    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      Plenty if spaghetti squash around here! I am looking forward to trying out the soy sauce. We’re also looking forward to all the fall veggies from the garden, my favorite is probably butternut squash. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial

    Goodness, how alcoholic is that honey? I wonder if you could use it in cocktails? 🙂 And look at all those spag squashes – they’re a great size, the ones we find at the markets here are always huge and produce far more “spaghetti” than we need for a meal. Your cute baby backpacks made me smile! 🙂

    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      I am not sure how much bourbon is in the honey, but you can smell it and taste it! My husband did use it in a cocktail this past weekend. He liked it, but I think making a honey simple syrup will work better for drinks. The spaghetti squash is great, I actually am making two casseroles tomorrow to freeze. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Liz

    That sure is a a lot of honey. I use honey a lot so that would probably be gone in a jiffy. I love the Bluegrass soy sauce. Anything non-GMO is a welcome relief. I wonder what you made with all the spaghetti squashes? did you post anything. Have a great week!


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