In My Kitchen April 2014

I have discovered the greatest plugin for my blog. It is a calender option so that I can schedule all of my posts, and see just how far ahead I am. This month Dave and I are heading to Wales, and I want to have posts lined up for when we are away so that you don’t miss me too much ;). Thanks to Celia from Fig Jam And Lime Cordial I am starting my month sharing with you what is In My Kitchen.

There is another copy of the Fresh Living Magazine. My friend Sam has another feature, all part of her prize in winning Freshly Blogged. The competition will be back this year, but I am not sure who will be invited to take part.

"Fresh Living"
Fresh Living

I have a new brand of organic olive oil in my kitchen. It comes from Org de Rac, an organic wine estate just outside of Piketberg. The olive oil is really good and I am hoping to get a regular supply of it. This was a gift from the wine maker when we visited the farm recently.

"Org de Rac Organic Olive Oil"
Org de Rac Organic Olive Oil

I am updating my range of products I sell to include O’ My Goodness raw vegan treats. They are really delicious and can be posted anywhere in South Africa.

"O' My Goodness"
O’ My Goodness

My chilli bush has been on fire this summer and I have harvested an abundance of stunning red chillies. These will be dried and used over the winter season and turned into chilli flakes at the end of winter.

"Chillies From My Garden"
Chillies From My Garden

I have a new notebook in my kitchen. Findus sent me this notebook together with vouchers for their new products. I bought myself carrots and created the most divine dish using them – recipe will be on the blog soon!

"Findus Notebook"
Findus Notebook

I have two boxes of baking paper that I am never going to buy again. In December I ran out of my trusty Glad Baking Paper and as I try to not use my car if possible, I walked down to our local Woolworths and saw their new baking paper. I usually have one on the go and one spare, and so I bought two boxes. On the 28th of February I lodged a complaint saying that my bread dough stuck to the baking paper. According to the feedback, these were supposed to have been taken off the shelf 6 months ago due to unforeseen quality issues. I cannot wait to get through these two boxes so that I can go back to the brand I know works.

"Baking Paper"
Baking Paper

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40 thoughts on “In My Kitchen April 2014

  1. gah! I have also bought non Glad Bake and it’s awful! NEVER AGAIN! I love notebooks – my current has a logo too (but can’t remember what…).
    Mel @ The cook’s notebook sharing the blog ♥ 5:2 diet – Chicken broth with veggies and an eggMy Profile

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    1. Seems that only Glad makes something decent?

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  2. G’day! Can I come to your kitchen for a month?
    Thanks for this month’s kitchen view!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. You are welcome anytime!

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  3. Surely a refund is in order Tandy? SA Woolworths has just made a bid to buy massive Australian department store ‘David Jones’ so I hope they keep their baking paper in SA! That Findus notebook may be a bit of a marketing gimmick from them but I love a sturdy notebook with an elastic closure to pop things under. Good catch! Thanks for the tour. xx

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    1. I got a gift voucher in the way of an apology but I still have the paper. I hope you don’t end up with our rejects. I love David Jones – I found so many amazing things there while I was in Perth. Thanks for the visit 🙂

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  4. My chilli bush is loaded, so thanks for the reminder that I should do something about them. I like the look of that Mushroom Biltong. Intriguing. Enjoy your holiday.

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    1. Thank you Tania 🙂 I am still picking chillies which is such a blessing!

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  5. That organic olive oil sounds great & that lovely red notebook sounds cool too. I love home grown chili peppers too,…mmmmmm.

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    1. Home grown anything seems to taste so much better 🙂

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  6. Mushroom biltong! How interesting 🙂

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    1. It tastes so authentic and must be very healthy 🙂

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  7. Always nice to see what is happening in your kitchen, Tandy!

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    1. Thank you for coming to take a look Zirkie 🙂

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  8. G’day! Love chilli; anything hot and spicy!
    Congrats to your friend! Well done!
    Thanks for your kitchen view this month too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. Thanks for the visit Joanne 🙂

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  9. Tandy, snap on the chillies! 🙂 Yours look wonderfully thin skinned as well – are they serranos? I’ve never managed to grow them particularly well, but I do love their flavour. How fabulous to have found a good source of olive oil, and I didn’t realise you had an online store, going to click through to check that out next! Hope you’re having a wonderful time in Wales! xx

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    1. We seem to be in chillie synch 🙂 I have no clue what they are – they are an amalgamation of a few bushes I planted together. Means that some come out HOT and others mild. We are only leaving for Wales on the 24th but I am sure we will have a wonderful time 🙂

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  10. The jar of chillis looks so atractive, but I would only look at them, as they’re too hot for my taste.

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    1. Sometimes I think looking at them only would suit me better as well 🙂

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  11. It’s lovely to see what is in your kitchen this month Tandy! Those raw snacks sound tasty! 🙂
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Chocolate Filled Coloured Egg Shells!My Profile

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    1. They were very tasty!

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  12. An interesting post. I must investigate that plug in feature, as I travel a lot and wouldn’t mind getting ahead with a post or three.

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    1. It has really helped me see what is going on with my blogging. You can find the plug in here: http://stresslimitdesign.com/editorial-calendar-plugin

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  13. Hi Tandy, a trip to Wales, how exciting! Have a wonderful time. Love the chillies!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy, still a while to go though 🙂

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  14. I think I’d have to throw the paper away (or find some other use for it) as it would make me mad every time I got something stuck. Won’t the shop take it back and refund you? Vibrant chillies.

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    1. They won’t take it back, but my Mom suggested spraying it with non stick spray so I will try that 🙂

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  15. Looks like you had a great chili crop, I just love growing my own herbs and produce. Terrible about the baking paper, though I am the same way, most time I try to use whatever I buy if not crazy about it to remind myself over and over not to buy that again.
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    1. The chilli bush is still providing me with little red gems and I must say I love using herbs freshly picked from my garden 🙂

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  16. Nice things. Those red chillis look fantastic! Have a great trip! 🙂 ela

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    1. Thanks Ela 🙂

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  17. That olive oil is so wonderful and what an AWESOME plug in idea 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    1. Sadly, the olive oil is already finished!

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  18. Thanks for a peek inside your kitchen. I bought a dehydrator for all my extra chilli and I love it. Great post 🙂
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    1. I am seriously considering getting a dehydrator as well!

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  19. Tandy, what is the name of your new calendar plugin?

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    1. Take a look here BAM: http://stresslimitdesign.com/editorial-calendar-plugin

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  20. It is always nice to read what you have new in your kitchen. I do wish I could travel as often as you.. You must tell me your secret. Did Woollies give you your money back?

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    1. Once the kids were out of school we diverted that money to going overseas! I got a voucher from Woolies, and I still have the baking paper 🙂

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