Sunday, August 10, 2014

In My Kitchen - August 2014

It's time for another round of the very cool monthly happening called "In My Kitchen" run by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.

So here we go....



This Month in my Kitchen...



Our Kitchen garden is in full production! We've been collecting veggies, and fruits galore! It's become a race to use them, preserve and share the goods.


This Sunday's Harvest included Okra, Baby Eggplant, Chilies, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Crookneck Squash.




And Green Beans that are loving this weather, and are growing over the fence and into our neighbors' yard. 

Stuffed Squash Blossoms as part of a lovely afternoon Antipasto Platter with friends.


So excited that we have grapes this year!

One week's worth of Chilies on this plate...Some will be used as is, some are being dried, and some will become Dahi Mirchi (Yogurt Chilies)!


Used some of those dried chilies to make Spicy Honey Cashews. It was a hit, seeing as this is all I was left with after Kishore and my Sis attacked them! Recipe coming soon...

An early August birthday gift from Hubby!

Which I've been using lately to preserve our Roma Tomatoes.

Fresh Blackberry Coconut Scones as a sweet treat.

And finally the Mesquite I order came in so I'll be able to try Gerard's Mesquite flour sourdough bread w/figs and pecans over at Bread and Tortillas. I can't wait!

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?




19 comments:

  1. Yoghurt Chilli- Dahi Murchi- I was only reading about these last night. I am intrigued to know how you do these. Your crops look healthy and abundant. And stuffed squash flowers- a picture of summer.

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    1. Hi Francesca! Thank you for your compliments! I will definitely be posting a How-to for the Chillies in the next few weeks, I'll let you know when it's up. :)

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  2. Wow, look at all your produce! How fabulous! And I'm intrigued by the mesquite powder - the only time I've heard of mesquite was as a bbq wood? Surely that's not a bag of sawdust? :)

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    1. Hi Celia! Mesquite wood is used in BBQ's, mesquite flour/powder is made from the ground pods(beans) of the tree. The flour has this combination chocolate and roasted nut flavor. Can't wait to use it! Thanks for stopping by and thanks again for hosting! :)

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  3. Birthday blessings for you! What variety of grapes are those? Lovely abundance of produce in your kitchen this month :)

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    1. Hi Tandy! Thank you for stopping by! We have 3 varieties of grapes but the Concords are the only ones who've gone to fruit yet. :)

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  4. What beautiful produce you have in your kitchen this month! I love a kitchen that has home grown produce in it! Thanks for sharing! Liz x

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    1. Hi Liz, we've been very fortunate this year plenty of produce! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. Hi Emily, I am with Celia, I have never heard of Mesquite flour either. That is the beauty of these posts, there is always new things to learn.

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    1. Hi Glenda, I have to agree with you that's what I love about IMK posts as well! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  6. Love that you dry your own tomatoes and what a lovely hubby for buying you a dehydrator. The fresh produce looks fabulous and the grapes amazing. Thanks for the peek into your kitchen :)

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    1. Hi Moya! I know how lucky I am to have such a sweet Hubby! It's great to have another option to preserve the produce, and its definitely space saving compared to jars. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  7. Those eggplant look gorgeous as does the rest of the produce. Yummo to the stuffed squash flowers :)

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    1. Hi Maree, Thanks for stopping by! Stuffed Squash Flower recipe coming soon! :)

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  8. Sorry for the delay in coming over, been a bit distracted the past week. The colour of your grapes are fantastic. I look forward to your Cashew recipe, my mouth is watering just looking at them. Never seen a jerk/food dehydrator like yours before, I have one, but it looks completely different which makes it interesting for me.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Shaheen! I'll be posting the cashew recipe this week. :)

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  9. Such beautiful looking produce. I'm curious about the dehydrator and all the things you are going to use it for. Looking forward to the cashew recipe too. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thank you Vicki! Cashew recipe will be posted this week! :)

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  10. You always have something going on in your garden and kitchen! I'm sure you'll make good use of the mesquite flour!

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