It’s April already and that means spring! Bring on the fresh spring produce, asparagus, strawberries, lettuces… I’m so excited. Our garden is finally planted and as I write we are getting lots of rain. I’m hoping to see some lettuce coming up soon.
A new month means it’s time for another In My Kitchen post. Thanks to the lovely Maureen at Orgasmic Chef for hosting this monthly roundup. March was a busy month and yet I seem to have forgotten most of what happened in the kitchen!
In my kitchen I have some new purchases from an Etsy shop. Let me just say Etsy is dangerous! I justify it by saying I was spending my “play” money. Every now and then I cash out my Ibotta account and spend the money on something I wouldn’t normally get. This time it was a coconut shell salad serving spoon and fork. I also got a set of 5 coconut shell dessert spoons.
I also have a new waffle iron. This one makes the thicker Belgian style waffles. I’ve used it a couple times and we’ve all enjoyed the results. In a couple weeks it will be strawberry picking season here and that means waffles covered in berries and whipped cream. I also have some recipe testing to do with Liège waffles.
I’ve been using spelt flour quite a bit lately. It goes in everything from my sourdough breads to muffins, pancakes, waffles and cookies. It is nearly impossible to find it locally, let alone in a decent sized bag so I finally ordered a 25 lb bag along with a matching bread flour bag. What did we ever do before Amazon?! I’ll bag these flours up in gallon bags and freeze it.
Finally I have a couple beers I got Josh. We went up to my parent’s house for Easter. My brother came in from Seattle Thursday and we got in later that night. The boys had so much fun with their uncle, we hadn’t seen him in three and a half years! We ate, drank and played hard. Josh had to come back for work but I found a couple beers for him when we went to Wicked Weed Pub in Asheville.
All right, I confess Nick picked out the beer. I’m not a beer drinker so let him do the picking. He is a beer sales rep after all, he knows his stuff! Seems we need to get a few more bottles of the one on the right. The vehicle pictured strongly resembles Josh’s ’78 Subaru wagon, lovingly known as “The Stick of Butter”. My mom is the master of removing labels so she going to try to get the label off the bottle for us.
That about sums up what’s been happening in our kitchen this month. April will be a fun one, Josh and the boys will make my birthday cake for their first time. My mom has always done it in the last but now she doesn’t live here anymore, time to get the men baking! Pop on by Orgasmic Chef to see what is happening in kitchens across the world.