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In My Kitchen – January 2012

Uncategorized | 9th January 2012 | By

Following Christmas, I have some lovely new things in my Kitchen, so it seems like a good time to join Celia of Fig Jam & Lime Cordial for one of her famous In My Kitchen posts.

In My Kitchen – some cook’s chocolate, an early Christmas present from Green & Black’s. Some already used in my glitzy mendiants but most waiting patiently for their moment of glory.

In My Kitchen – a red Emile Henry clafoutis dish given to me by my mother for Christmas – as yet unused but hopefully soon to be filled with sumptuous clafoutis.

In My Kitchen – a Japanese ginger / wasabi grater which doubles as a fish sculpture, it’s even got scales – a Christmas gift from a friend.

In My Kitchen – four redoubtable rocoto chillies, the fifth recently incorporated into my chocolate ice cream. Harvested long after the main crop (used for our chilli sauce), these are still ripening in a cold greenhouse – in January? Yes, January.

In My Kitchen – Tea with Bea, a thank you gift for baking cakes at a Winter Solstice party. As it happens, I didn’t actually bake for it as the party was cancelled due to the excessive rain and mud we experienced just before Christmas.

In My Kitchen – chia seeds, a present from CT. It’s a Mexican superfood, although most of it is grown in Australia.

In My Kitchen – maca, another gift from CT. Sometimes known as Puruvian gingseng, this also packs a powerful punch. How I’m going to use it, I have no idea.

In My Kitchen – two pots of gold glitter, a kind gift from Susan of a little bit of heaven on a plate.

In My Kitchen – a win from Angela of This Is Life – Ten Byron Bay Cookies, the ones I like!

In My Kitchen – a weighty tome – Pierre Herme’s chocolate book, a Christmas gift from CT

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    Joanna @ Zeb Bakes
    9th January 2012

    Happy Monday to you, this is the real start of the New Year isn’t it? Everyone is properly back to business today. I haven’t seen that Green & Black range of chocolate, how is cooks chocolate different from regular ? Is it cheaper, dearer, higher in cocoa? Or just a different range to encourage more sales? I love your clafoutis dish with its delicate frilled edge. I think the chillis just go on and on, my two little plants are covered with red fruits, having flowered very late. What lovely gifts you had this Christmas, xx Jo

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    Kath
    9th January 2012

    You lucky, lucky lady. I especially love the clafoutis dish, I would like one of them.

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    Celia
    9th January 2012

    Choc, I let out a loud moan when I saw the EH clafoutis bowl – I’ve never seen that on offer here, but you can bet I’ll be looking out for it now. It is absolutely GORGEOUS. And we grow chia seeds here in Oz? I learn something new from you every time I visit! šŸ™‚

    Thanks for joining it, such great fun to see the treasure in your kitchen! xx

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    manu
    9th January 2012

    Everything looks so beautiful and yummy!!
    Have a great week

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    Laura@howtocookgoodfood
    9th January 2012

    What a lovely idea for a post and you are a good person to show us all your kitchen delights! I really love the clafoutis dish and am envious of your beautiful chillies xx

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    A Trifle Rushed
    9th January 2012

    What a delightful selection of goodies from your kitchen, and what a super idea for a post. I will follow the link and look at Celia’s blog.

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    Choclette
    9th January 2012

    Jo – thank you. Hope you had a good day. Mine was back to work, so not great, but OK. The cook’s chocolate has been around for years – it’s generally available in most supermarkets and health food shops. The cocoa content is a little higher 72% and 37%, but it’s meant to have a higher cocoa butter content than ordinary bar chocolate to facilitate melting etc – that’s my understanding anyway!

    Kath – indeed I am very lucky. Any ideas as to what to use the dish for other than clafoutis?

    Celia – as ever, thanks to you. Am feeling rather pleased with myself though that I have a EH that you didn’t even know about šŸ˜‰

    Beth – great, what do you use yours for>

    Manu – thank you.

    Laura – thank you for your lovely kind comments. We’ve never had this variety of chilli at this time of year before, so we’re feeling particularly pleased.

    Nic – They are and I will.

    Jude – it’s such fun having a peek at what is going on in other people’s kitchens.

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    Janice
    9th January 2012

    I particularly like the clafoutis dish and the fishy grater. Beautiful and useful a la William Morris!

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    Charlotte Pike
    9th January 2012

    Lovely post as ever. I want a clafoutis dish too! 2012 is going to be a good year in your kitchen, I reckon.

    Another insightful post, thank you.

    Charlotte
    @gofreecakes

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    C
    9th January 2012

    What a lovely peek into your kitchen and some really lovely things there. I love that G&B chocolate – it might say cooking, but it mostly just goes straight in!!! So many interesting and beautiful things in your kitchen. Do you think you’ll manage a chocolate clafoutis variant so that we get to see your beautiful dish on the blog again?!

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    Susan's blog
    9th January 2012

    Loved reading that and it made me think about whats in my kitchen that’s new etc…like everyone I have my eye on the dish its so nice. x
    (oh and thanks for the glitter mention too)

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    Choclette
    9th January 2012

    Janice – thank you. I have yet to use the fishy grater!

    Charlotte – thank you – am crossing fingers you will be right.

    C – He he, you are such a chocoholic. I’m sure I can manage another chocolate clafoutis – I seem to remember my first attempt wasn’t quite what I would have hoped.

    Dom – thank you kindly sir.

    Susan – oh, would love you to do a In My Kitchen post.

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    heidiannie
    10th January 2012

    Your kitchen is filled with delights and beauty. I love the fish grater- I think multi-purposeful kitchen gadgets. And the chocolate, gold glitter,and peppers are inspiring me to get my supplies out and actually use them. I have a package of gold leaf that I get out every year and decide Not to use them. This is the year I’m going to.
    Thanks for inviting us in!

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    thelittleloaf
    10th January 2012

    I really want both of the cookbooks you’ve got there – I picked up the Tea with Bea one in Waterstones the other day and was flicking through the cheesecake section with lots of excitement šŸ™‚ Hoping you’re going to cook and share some of the recipes soon, happy new year! šŸ™‚

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    Choclette
    10th January 2012

    Heidiannie- thank you for your kind comments. I think gold leaf is infinitely superior to gold glitter and each year, I promise myself I shall get some, but haven’t managed it yet.

    LittleLoaf – oh I think I might just be tempted to make something soon and those cheesecakes do look good.

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    Sous Chef
    11th January 2012

    You have such interesting things in your kitchen, so different from what we have here in South Africa. I can see I will have to return to read back a bit.

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    Choclette
    12th January 2012

    Bizzy Lizzy – thank you. My problem is where to put it all šŸ˜‰

    Sous Chef – Ahhh, it would be interesting to see what is in your kitchen then.

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    Johanna GGG
    14th January 2012

    really! are most chia seeds grown in Australia? Never heard this but I love chia seeds. And I love seeing in your kitchen – all so lovely (once I realised you were talking fish scales – I kept looking for how and why your wasabi grater would weigh things as scales)

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    Hannah
    14th January 2012

    Lots of wonderfully interesting things! I love getting a peek into what’s inspiring you in the kitchen.
    I am swooning over your clafouti dish!

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    missflash
    18th January 2012

    The goodies in your kitchen look great. I’ve never seen a wasabi grater before, so this really caught my eye.
    Happy baking

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