Another month has flown by and it’s time for an In My Kitchen post. Thanks to Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting this awesome monthly event.
In My kitchen this month we had strawberries. LOTS! We picked four gallons the first weekend in May and besides shoving them in our mouths I made strawberry vanilla jam and strawberry sauce. Not pictured is another strawberry jam sweetened with honey and flavored with thyme.
In my kitchen is this pot. It’s called a Fourth Burner Pot and is made by Kuhn Rikon. I got it a while ago, probably after Christmas. It is great for boiling eggs, making small amounts of pasta etc. This time of year it comes in handy for small batch canning. I can fit three short half pint jars in it, or two short pint jars. The basket lifts right out so you don’t need a special canning rack!
With the hot weather here in full force I am now able to enjoy fresh cut flowers in the house. Nothing fancy, just enjoying the great outdoors while we eat at the table. It’s a great chance to use all my colored Ball jars! The one disappointment this year is that my blue hydrangeas don’t have any blooms. Not a single one. We had a late frost and I suppose that did them in.
Finally, in my kitchen this month is this cookbook, How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. I received it as a birthday gift and have been reading it. I still haven’t finished but love it already. Sometimes I get stuck in a food rut and this provides great inspiration. I’ve already made an eggplant dip and lasagna based on recipes in the book.
We’ve had much more going on in our kitchen, especially at the beginning of the month. It was too hectic though to get any photographs. During Teacher Appreciation Week I made an Apfelkuchen, Mandelkuchen, blueberry jam bars, chocolate chip cookies and double dark chocolate chipotle cookies. Plus swim practice started so we’ve been busy keeping active boy bellies full, not an easy task! Today I picked our first zucchini from the garden. The tomatoes are green, can’t wait until they are ready. What has been happening in your kitchen? Hop on over to fig jam and lime cordial to see what is happening in kitchens across the globe.