Saturday, September 6, 2014

In My Kitchen - September 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...



August was a busy month; with family gatherings,  travel, and lots of preserving.


This Past Week's Harvest included Okra, Ichiban Eggplant,  White Eggplant, Green Chilies, Tomatoes (Beefsteak, Cherry, Cherokee Purple, and Black Krim), Zucchini, and Crookneck Squash.


I've been Drying, Canning and Preserving our garden produce as it comes in.
Dahi Mirchi, Yogurt Chilies

L to R: Pineapple Curd, Rhubarb Jelly, Fig and Drambuie Jam

L to R: Pickled JalapeƱos, Pickled Beets, Dill Pickled Golden Beets, Tomato Sauce w/Basil


For My Birthday Last Weekend, Kishore and I went on a road trip to Canada. We visited Montreal, Quebec City, and Wendake. We visited the Wendat - Huron Traditional Site and had a delicious traditional Huron meal. I picked up this cookbook, I hope to share it's recipes soon.


We also visited a Winery in the Eastern Townships, and of course stocked up on sweet Ice Wine.


My sister gave me these lovely Copper Mugs as a gift, I think it's a hint she wants more of my Homemade Ginger Beer!



She also brought this lovely German Riesling. I loved the Monkey bottle, it's a keeper!

My Cousin got married, so for their Garden Reception I made Vanilla Cupcakes with a Pineapple Curd filling, topped with Coconut Rum Buttercream frosting and a Dried Pineapple Flower.

A new ancient grain added to the pantry, recipes to follow.


I made some new crocheted kitchen scrubbies with leftover Cotton Thread.

Recently found some of my Grandparents' Cookbooks, and thought about doing a monthly post from them. I think I'll start with this one.
First Ladies Cookbook 1969 - From Washington to Nixon




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?


20 comments:

  1. oh wow emily. i love everything in your kitchen this month. that cookbook- what can i say? and all your lovely preserves. and the monkey bottle and the copper mugs. well i don't know where to stop. thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. What a fabulous IMK instalment. You have so many wonderful things in your kitchen. I love the sound of pineapple curd. The amaranth looks very interesting and your crochet scrubbies are fabulous. I am busy with a blanket for a cousin who's having her second baby. I too have recently done a few (still more to come) reviews on old family cook books.
    Have a wonderful day.
    :-) Mandy xo

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    1. Thanks Mandy! Looking forward to seeing those old recipes soon! :)

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  3. Loving the colours in your kitchen. I also love that monkey bottles, so true - def. a keeper. A friend of mine made some Pineapple Curd, it was delicious, I have never made my own.

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    1. Hi Shaheen, the pineapple curd is extremely simple...and vegan! I will post it if you are interested!

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    2. Thank you Emily, Yes, I am definitley interested, would be lovely to be able to make some at home. Please let me know when you post it on your blog.

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    3. Sure thing, I'll message you when it's up! :)

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  4. Delicious! I passed through the Eastern Townships this summer. Love that ice wine! I want to go there some time late winter, when the maple syrup harvest is going on, and they have the erablieres up and running with maple-syrup foods and specials.

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    1. Hi Francine! The Ice Wine from there is absolutely delicious, we had it before so stopping there was a must! I've been to the tapping in Vermont; it's cold but the community events are so much fun, make sure to try some of the maple candy! :)

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  5. what an interesting peek into your kitchen this month! I especially like the Fig and Drambuie Jam :)

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    1. Thanks Tandy! If your interested in the Fig jam recipe, I'll be posting it soon! :)

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  6. Emily, what a fabulous garden haul! There's something really special about homegrown veg! Your yoghurt chillies look really interesting and I love the dried pineapple flower cupcakes! :)

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    1. Thanks Celia, there definitely is something special about homegrown and homemade! :)

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  7. I have that cookbook too! Makes me feel old when you say it's your grandparents'. :) All those wonderful things you've preserved make me swoon. You've certainly got a busy kitchen!!

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    1. Thanks Maureen! Oh come on, I wouldn't say old not at all...Classic is the word to use! ;) Thanks for stopping in!

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  8. First Ladies Cookbook sounds right up my alley. I have a Gone With The Wind Cookbook that is tempting yet a curiosity at the same time. As fo Dahi Mirch - I had never heard of it but your picture sent me googling straight away. I will be making this when the inevtible excess of chillis appears at the end of Summer. Thanks for the inspiration. cheers xx

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    1. Hi Fiona, I'm so glad it piqued your interest! I have a recipe I plan to share soon for the Dahi Mirchi, I'd love to hear what you think of them when you make it! :)

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  9. G'day! Thank you for this month's kitchen view!
    Love the Riesling monkey bottle and love all cookbooks too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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