Tuesday, May 5, 2015

In My Kitchen - May 2015


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...



April showers brought Darling buds of May! 

Kishore was in India for 2 weeks while his Dad recovered from Surgery, so it was a pretty quiet April. Missed my Hubby but he came home just in time to see our Spring garden blooming. :)



The Kitchen Garden is growing as the weather has warmed, and we can't wait to reap the rewards. Our fish survived this horrid winter and are happily swimming along.

Found this lot of items! 3 lbs of Mixed nuts for $1-planning on using them for nut butter. Locally harvested garlic, that escaped my garden beds, no doubt with some squirrelly help. 1 lb of fresh Turmeric root, perfect for Golden Milk.




Amma sent loads of goodies home with Kishore: Red Chilies, Pickles (Shrimp&Ginger), Steel Canisters to name a few.



Hubby brought me much needed Saffron, perfect for Biriyani.

Kishore got me a lovely gift on his layover in Dubai, this wonderful fusion cookbook. The recipes are lovely, the pictures are beautiful, and its smell brought me back to the Spice Souk.

Got my hands on some locally ground sprouted spelt flour for baking.

I've been experimenting with cheesemaking, and so far so good. Raw milk cheese successes include Feta (Half Goat- Half Cow's Milk) and Soft Goat's Milk cheese with Cranberries and a drizzle of Raw Local Honey.

With the good weather this past weekend my sister and I, decided to dine in the backyard on handmade blue corn tortillas, homemade crema, maduras, black beans, scrambled eggs, and fresh tomato salad.

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?

22 comments:

  1. Yum, yum and yum. What an amazing collection of goodies.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer! :)

      Delete
  2. Hope your father in law recovers. Spelt flour is something i am looking out for here, and how lucky are you with all that Saffron. I admire your cheesemaking, i keep meaning to have a go - but haven't quite got round to it yet.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Shaheen, he is doing better, I think a visit from his son made all the difference. I've had a lot of fun making cheese, word to the wise raw milk is the way to go! :)

      Delete
  3. Lots of spices and goodies in your kitchen and your kitchen garden looks very healthy. Your homemade cheese looks good. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  4. How nice that your cookbooks brings smells of the souk and reminders of home. A lovely photo of that little bird. xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Fiona! I know it sounds crazy but it really did smell like spices, haha! :)

      Delete
  5. Wow, I saw that saffron and had a twitch of envy and your garden is really coming along. I wonder how long the book needed to stay near spices that it would still have that aroma. I think that's cool!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Maureen! I was giddy when I saw how much saffron he brought home! And the book well I'm sure not too long, it was in a spice store haha! Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Delete
  6. Hope you father in law has better health! I admire anyone who can grow their own fruits and veggies! Thank you for sharing this month's IMK view too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Joanne! He is getting recovering well. Thanks fro stopping in!:)

      Delete
  7. wow, those mixed nuts were a bargain. And even having to crack them all will be worth while :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tandy! I was so excited when I found them haha! Just the Macadamia and Hazelnuts make it worthwhile. Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Delete
  8. What wonderful goodies in your kitchen. I love the steel tins and containers. I really do need to try cheese making sometimes, your results look delicious.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gretchen! Cheesemaking is so much fun, definitely give it a go! :)

      Delete
  9. Love you little fiesta feast outside - blue corn tortillas look fantastic! I love cookbooks and spices - love to hear your thoughts as I may be interested in finding it for myself :) Love your garlic and turmeric - two of my favourites Emily

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Nicole! Cookbooks and Spice are almost an addiction for me haha. Would love to discuss, feel free to drop me a line. :)

      Delete
  10. so many good things here. clever you making your own cheese. fresh garlic- how fab. i am amazed that you can bring food items back into your country. they are very strict in australia about that sort of thing. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sherry! As long as the food is cooked and under a certain amount it's usually ok. Fresh fruits, vegetables, meat,. or plants are absolutely out of the question without a USDA permit

      Delete
  11. Your garden never fails to amaze me - always so much glorious produce! Love the koi too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Celia! It's our sanctuary after a hard days work! :)

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...