Welcome to In My Kitchen Two. Enjoy a quick peek at some of the items that have passed through my kitchen during the last few months and beyond.
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 Two
Cook’s Chocolate Bars
In My Kitchen I have some cook’s chocolate. They were an early Christmas present from Green & Black’s. Some I’ve already used in my glitzy mendiants but most are waiting patiently for their moment of glory.
Really love this red Emile Henry clafoutis dish. It was a present from my mother for Christmas. Soon to be filled with sumptuous chocolate swirled clafoutis.
Japanese Wasabi Grater
In My Kitchen is 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 are four redoubtable rocoto chillies. I recently incorporated the fifth one into some chocolate ice cream. They were harvested long after the main crop, which I used to make our chilli sauce. There are still some of their brethren ripening in a cold greenhouse. In January? Yes, January.
Tea with Bea
In My Kitchen is a copy of Tea with Bea. It’s 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. But I received the book anyway.
In My Kitchen are two packs of new-to-me superfoods. They’re a present from CT. Chia seeds are a Mexican superfood that’s taking the vegan world by storm. Having said that, most of it is grown in Australia these days.
Sometimes known as Puruvian gingseng, maca also packs a powerful punch. How I’m going to use it, I have no idea.
In My Kitchen are two pots of gold glitter. What a delightful and kind gift from Susan of A Little Bit of Heaven on a Plate.
Cooking With Chocolate
In My Kitchen – a weighty tome – Pierre Herme’s chocolate book, a Christmas gift from CT.
In My Kitchen Two – Lady Luck Shines Brightly
Lady luck has been on my side in the past few months as evinced by the following wins:
Now who would have thought the perfect chocolate macarons would ever feature on my blog? Not me for sure, Gallic sophistication is hardly my style. I can and have made some very tasty chocolate macaroons, but not something that looks as elegant and polished as these French macarons.
Chocolate Macarons, but not as we know them, Jim!
I knew I couldn’t fool you for long. I must have done something right recently as I have just won these chocolate macaron earrings from Jill of Mad About Macarons. From across the Channel, these have travelled all the way from that well known capital of haute cuisine, Paris. They arrived beautifully packaged and were well protected, wrapped in the pretty floral cloth shown above.
Crafted by Patricia Bourdell of the French Bakery, these charming earrings are not only fantastic replicas of chocolate macarons, but are also made with 14 carat gold. The French Bakery specialises in necklaces, earrings, rings and other jewellery inspired by French bakes.
Byron Bay Cookies
In My Kitchen – a win from Angela of This Is Life – Ten Byron Bay Cookies, the ones I like!
Gorgeous Puddings by Annie Bell from Food Magazine
Hamper Tower packed with preserves from Homemade by Fleur. I adore the boxes which I can stuff with goodies and gift to friends and family.
Love this Russell Hobs food processor and blender from Fabulicious Food. It’s red too, so a perfect fit for my kitchen.
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Thanks for visiting Tin and Thyme. There’s a peek as to what’s been happening in my kitchen over the last few months. What’s been happening in your kitchen? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below or via social media. Do share photos on your preferred social media site and use the hashtag #tinandthyme, so I can spot them.