Another month flies by and it’s time for an In My Kitchen installment. Thanks again to the lovely Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting this wonderful monthly event.
I suppose I’ll begin with food and beverage items in my kitchen. First off is this pearl sugar. I looked around town and couldn’t find any so finally decided to order some. I got two packages, after all when ordering why not stock up?! I’ve used it already and you’ll be seeing it in use here on the blog in a couple days if all goes well.
On a recent liquor store run I found this Espresso Bailey’s. It was right by the door and asking to go home with me, product placement success! It tastes excellent, especially in some hot cocoa this time of year.
Here is a shot of Ewan’s birthday cake. I barely got a phone shot before we packed it up to take to the mountains for his family birthday dinner the day before Thanksgiving. It was a Black Forest cherry cake and extremely delicious.
Speaking of Ewan’s cake and Jack’s Oreo Torte last month this is the cookbook I used. I love both recipes. Not only did they taste delicious, but the six inch size was great. I got this cookbook a while ago after seeing it on another blog, can’t remember which one anymore. I ordered it right away, couldn’t wait until it came out in English! It is now available in English under the title Lomelino’s Cakes.
This is my “buy” of the month. I ordered a set of three bee jelly jars from Zulily and when they arrived one was broken. They refunded me the cost and gave me $10 in store credit. Basically, they paid me $10 for two perfectly fine jars! One is in the fridge filled with maple cinnamon vanilla cream cheese.
I got these cute bottles on clearance at Target earlier in the month. You know, to pack cocktails in emergency situations!
Over Thanksgiving weekend we went to Mud Dabbers. It’s an amazing pottery store near my parent’s house. We got this great platter there. I envision a mound of polenta covered in beef and vegetables or maybe shrimp and grits served on it.
These beautiful cutting boards arrived this morning while I was at the gym. They are made by Michael of Michael’s Woodcraft . These shots don’t do them justice, but given the time crunch I couldn’t find anything to put on them. I have plans for one of them in the next couple days though.
In my garden the broccoli is finally starting to grow. Hopefully it will get a bit bigger soon as the nights will be cooling even more.
And then we have my pantry in progress. The lighting in Josh’s workshop isn’t the best so work with me on these photos. The blue pieces laying on the floor are the backboards. When you open the pantry doors the back will be blue. The other shots have the actual pantry, glued up and sitting on its side. Josh says it should be in the kitchen by Christmas, just without the doors done. I’m very excited!
That about sums up the action in my kitchen this month. We had Thanksgiving out of town but will have Christmas at home so there should be plenty of food pictures next month. Head on over to Celia’s blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial to see what is happening in kitchens across the globe.