In My Kitchen – August 2011
And now for something a little different. Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial does a superb monthly series of In My Kitchen and it’s a firm favourite of mine. There is always so much going on in her kitchen and she has such delightful things to show and tell. She has generously invited others to do their own In My Kitchen and finally, I have got my act together to do so.
To start, it had to be something chocolatey. One last remaining rose cupcake from the We Should Cocoa challenge.
One of the bottles of rosehip syrup recently made from rosehips which have been languishing in the freezer for a year. They were gathered from Rosa rugosa scrub on a nearby beach. The hips of this species are particularly big and juicy. This reminds me, it’s about time to go and gather some more.
Some gorgeously coloured US cup measures, very thoughtfully sent from Jac of Tinned Tomatoes after I was bemoaning the fact I couldn’t get my head around using cups.
Some garlic cloves gleaned whilst sorting through the 80 bulbs of garlic we grew this year.
A bowl of organic hens eggs I’m lucky enough to be able to buy locally.
A couple of cute little biscuit cutters a friend sent me for my birthday, but for which I haven’t yet found a home.
A vase of dill flowers from our plot.
A bowl of delicious eating apples from my mother’s best tree, but whose name has been long forgotten.
Two loaves of my weekly no frills rye sourdough, fresh from the oven.
Our water egg – a present from CT nearly a decade ago. It’s a ceramic egg which, due to its shape is said to keep liquids stored in it fresh. It includes a copper spiral set in beeswax in the lid which contains imploded water which is claimed to have subtle energetic properties. For more info on this see the Centre for Implosion Research.
A jar of home made creme fraiche just set and about to be put in the fridge. It’s simplicity itself to make.
And to end on a chocolate note, a tin of organic chilli hot chocolate which arrived unexpectedly in the post from Steenbergs – for me to review.