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In My Kitchen – January 2018

It’s a new year and a fresh start with blogging.  Maybe I’ll finally find time to do what I would like with the blog this year.  Until then it’s always fun to start the year off with an In My Kitchen post, hosted by the wonderful Sherry.

The obvious place to begin is with Christmas gifts.  As always I received several gifts related to the kitchen.  First off are two cookbooks from the boys (though they deny it since Daddy did the shopping for them)!  The recipes and photos in both books are drool worthy and I can’t wait to get cooking/baking.

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In My Kitchen – February 2017

Can you believe it’s already February?!  The time is just flying by despite some of the days dragging.  It was a strange month in our kitchen.  For nearly two weeks I was on a very restricted diet or clear liquids so the cooking and baking was a little slow.  Don’t get me wrong, the guys didn’t starve.  It just wasn’t my most creative work!

In my kitchen this month I started this new meal journal.  I write down what we have for every family dinner, not the recipe, just what we ate.  I also note how well it was received (or not so well in the case of Jack and Sean eating polenta).

Dinner Journal

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In My Kitchen – October 2016

Wow, another month has passed and I’m caught with few pictures to share.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s been a busy month with two birthdays.  I’ll have to settle and use some phone pictures.  Maybe this month I’ll have the time to take actual pictures {note to self}!

We have a lovely new hostess for In My Kitchen.  Please welcome Liz over at Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things.  She has a running list with links to everyone posting for this month’s In My Kitchen link up.

The month started with a trip to the mountains.  This is my favorite time of year, the weather cools a little and there is so much yummy fresh produce.  We went on our annual (sometimes a couple times a year) apple picking trip to Sky Top Orchard.  This time of the season the galas, jonagolds and golden delicious were ripe.  We picked a half bushel of each.

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In My Kitchen – May 2016

It’s May and spring is in full force here in South Carolina.  I originally had several things I was going to put in this In My Kitchen post, including things I’ve forgotten in recent months.  But then the weather got gorgeous and all I can think about is how much I am loving spring!

Thanks to the lovely Maureen over at Orgasmic Chef for this monthly roundup.   It’s always fun to peak into bloggers’ kitchens and see what is happening around this world.  I may be excited about spring here, but people in the southern hemisphere is welcoming autumn after a long summer.

So back to my excitement about spring.  Two foods shout “spring” to me, asparagus and strawberries.  Since our garden asparagus didn’t do too terribly well  (or it shot up before we noticed) I’ll stick with a strawberry theme for now.  This past weekend the boys and I went strawberry picking at Cottle Strawberry Farm.  I’ve been taking the boys there since they were babies in a carrier.  It’s a family outing I look forward to every spring.

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In My Kitchen – September 2015

How did it get to be September so quickly?! While I’m glad the kids are finally all in school it seems life is still crazy. Josh has been working extremely long hours lately and usually on Sunday too so the end of summer was crazy being stuck with the kids all the time. Needless to say we’ve all been tired and I’m still living in a bit of a fog.

A new month brings another In My Kitchen post. Thanks to Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting this monthly event. As I said it’s been a hectic month but we’ve had a bit of fun along the way.
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In My Kitchen – August 2015

Another month has come and gone. I’m very excited about it being August, it means the boys start school soon!! Yeah me!! I may get my sanity back yet. If nothing else I’ll at least be able to enjoy the silence for a short while. Sean will be in preschool for the first time and only gone mornings, but that alone is enough time away from him to get more done. Plus he talks ALL THE TIME, I look forward to it being a little more quiet.

So with another month under our belts it’s time for an In My Kitchen post. Our gracious host Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial is busy with family so instead of clicking on the usual links in the sidebar look for everyone’s links in the comments section of her post.

Last month I forgot a few things for my In My Kitchen post so I’ll get them in this month. My parents moved up to their newly renovated mountain house full time in June. This means they downsized TREMENDOUSLY, thus resulting in my getting first pick of everything they were getting rid of. Among those goodies are this handmade cup and saucer set, a Limoges set (actually two sets as my set was somehow still at their house…Mom and I got them at a flea market in Paris years ago), and these lovely tartelette pans. We already used them for fruit tarts Father’s Day.

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In My Kitchen – June 2015

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.

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