Monday, June 9, 2014

In My Kitchen - June 2014

I stumbled upon or should I say StumbleUpon'ed the cooking blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial this past weekend, and came across a cool monthly happening there called "In My Kitchen." 
It is a monthly peek into the kitchens of bloggers worldwide. I'm so excited to join the conversation and share the views from my kitchen!

So here we go....

This Month in my Kitchen...

Some of my many cook books...Some I've bought, others I've pilfered from my Mom's house. They run the gamut from Chinese to Italian.:)



One of our fish tanks. I love the sound of running water it's very soothing; as long as it's not indicating a leak somewhere in the house. 



The window sill is filled with air plants and succulents. I like to have plants growing in the kitchen. Sometimes they are for culinary uses and sometimes they are just something pretty to look at while peeling potatoes.



Growing Cress in a bowl on the windowsill.  :)



This Sunday's Garden Harvest of Broccoli, Basil, Marjoram, Oregano, Thyme, Purple Basil, Rosemary, Mint, and Cilantro.



Strawberry Jam made with handpicked field fresh strawberries from this past week.


Amma sent us a care package with dried Red Chilies, and Tamarind. 


 


 Grandma came back from Costa Rica and brought goodies...Costa Rican Coffee and a Traditional Costa Rican Coffee Sock aka "Bolsita."



And Two beautifully hand painted blue serving plates from Tunisia.



Please make sure you stop in and take a glance at everyone else's kitchens!

So tell me...What's happening in your kitchen this month?

16 comments:

  1. This is my first IMK too, its been so great getting to have a little look into everyones kitchens! Your kitchen looks like it grows a lot of things too :) I am thinking of growing Tamarind, but I have to do a bit more research first! Thanks for sharing. Liz x

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    1. Hi Liz! Thanks for the welcome! I would love to grow tamarind but I have neither the climate nor the room. I'd love to hear how that goes though! :)

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  2. Nice to have you here, Celia´s blog is wonderful !
    I do agree with you that sound of water is nice but not a leak!!
    The "bolsita" is a filter for your coffee. You put your ground coffee inside and then you pour hot water into it and voilá coffee is ready.
    Ohhh, put the "bolsita" inside a pot or a mug!!!
    If not, you´ll have a coffee river on your counter!
    Bye

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    1. Hi Ale, Thanks for stopping by! My Grandma is from Costa Rica, and every time she comes back to visit us she brings coffee and a new bolsita for the our beautiful handpainted chorreador. You are definitely right, you can not put the bolsita in a pot or cup, I guess I should have put a picture of the chorreador as well, haha! It may look a little strange but it really makes the coffee taste better I think. :)

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  3. So nice to meet you and peek into your kitchen. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. HI Tandy! So nice to meet you too. Thanks for sharing your kitchen as well, I love that woven basket. :)

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  4. Hahaha...I know exactly what you mean about the fish tank - we have a large one too, and I'm always listening for changes in the sound in case that means a leak! Lovely succulents and your Tunisian bowls are exquisite. Thanks for playing! :)

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    1. Hi Celia! Thanks for hosting, I've had a great time peeking into other kitchens haha! :)

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  5. I love your kitchen! It is so beautiful. And it has a window :) Do you grow all your herbs yourself? I have a few questions, as I have only started doing this.

    I will do this too! But as soon as I clean it up - am in the middle of cooking dinner right now :) Probably it'll go up tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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    1. Hi Andrea! Thank you! Yes, I do grow all my herbs and please feel free to ask any questions, I'll do my best to answer! :) I hope you join next month, it's really great fun to peek in and see what's going on in other peoples kitchens, haha!

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  6. Welcome to IMK Emily. I've never heard of a coffee sock so you learn something new every day. Seeing the cress has sent me back to being a kid and growing it on a sponge at school. Maybe I should have another go. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

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    1. Hi Fiona! Yes, a coffee sock, the first time my husband saw my great uncle making coffee that way he had the most priceless expression on his face! We grew it at school the same way. It's always nice to have a little fresh cress around for a quick sandwich. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  7. Emily, welcome to IMK! Your fresh herbs and windowsill plants make your kitchen a beautiful place to spend time, and I love those hand-painted Tunisian plates -- gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this peek into your kitchen!

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    1. Hi Kim! Thank you for the warm welcome and the compliments! I've had a great time with my first IMK, looking forward to more! :)

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  8. welcome -this is my first month with IMK too. It is fun isn't it? i love your plates and it is a pleasure to have a peek into your kitchen.

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    1. Hi Sherry! Thanks for the warm welcome, and welcome to you too! It is great fun, I've always been curious so this was just perfect! Looking forward to future IMK's! :)

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