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Friday, July 6, 2012

Beautiful Photo

I came across this today on the net, just love it.

Now to get out into the garden and take control of the weeds!

Don't you just love it :)

Enjoy your day.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

In My Kitchen

Another month has flown by and here we are again sharing glimpses of favourite things in our kitchens. Also check out Celia's blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, a delightful blog by a very creative and talented lady.

I have found the Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker great, hardly a day goes by without I find it in my hand being used for chopping herbs, making marinades etc.
My EMile Henry Tajine has been a godsend, great one pot cooking and the meat is melt in your mouth after the slow cooking, I can see this being used lots over the winter months.
I am a great believer in using varied oils for cooking, extra virgin olive oil, rice bran oil, grapeseed oil.  I have recently add Niugini Organic Raw 100% Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil for its proven health benefits.  This is very mild tasting so really doesn't overpower the flavours of other ingredients when used.
Manuka Honey that we picked up while holidaying in Tasmania, the bees gather the nectar and pollen from the Tea Trees on Bruny Island, it is a rich tasting honey well known for its medicinal qualities.
Microfibre cloths have been around for ages.  A friend introduced me to Norwex antibacterial microfibre cloths recently, they are embedded with silver inside the microfibres which is said to inhibit the growth of germs and bacteria.  I bought this set of kitchen cloths.
Lastly, a piece of highly polished granite that I am using for kneading my sourdough on.  Just lovely to work on.

I'm looking forward to seeing what others have been doing, making or finding useful in their kitchens.

Shirley :)