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….
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….
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.
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.
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!
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