In My Kitchen August 2013

Another month has passed us by! It seems amazing that the first of August is here, and that I am sharing more goodies that found their way into my kitchen. Some of the photos were taken in my lounge which did not work out very well – but it was raining and I did not feel like the walk to my ‘studio’.

in my kitchen ….

are two glasses that Dave and I won when we were at the Glenfiddich tasting evening that took place at this year’s Knysna Oyster Festival. I was given tickets to attend this event and it was such a wonderful evening. Thank you to the event organizers for this!

Glenfiddich Glasses In My Kitchen August 2013
Glenfiddich Glasses

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 are two Le Crueset espresso cups. I bought them for my avocado chocolate mousse and I am hoping to collect another 6 for our dinner parties.

Le Creuset Espresso Cups In My Kitchen August 2013
Le Creuset Espresso Cups

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is raw cacao powder. I ordered it with my last food order and I am planning on using it for my cakes in future.

Raw Cacao Powder In My Kitchen August 2013
Raw Cacao Powder

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are disposable baking tins from my friend Chantelle for my birthday. I cannot wait to make something and see how they work!

disposable baking tins In My Kitchen August 2013
disposable baking tins

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is a spice dabba which Alex & Co. got me for my birthday. I have changed around some of the spices as I have containers of some of them already. I have placed my whole dried chillies into the container as I have an abundance of fresh ones at the moment.

spice dabba In My Kitchen August 2013
spice dabba

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is a butter keeper. I am so excited to see how this works in summer! My friend Erica gave me a gift voucher from Le Creuset and so I used that to pay for part of this gift. It is meant to keep the butter spreadable no matter the temperature.

butter keeper In My Kitchen August 2013
butter keeper

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are two more Le Creuset espresso cups for my collection. Stella sent me a yuppiechef voucher and I put it towards two more for my collection. I am now half way there!

Espresso Cups From Le Creuset In My Kitchen August 2013
Espresso Cups From Le Creuset

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is a bottle of Tanqueray Gin and a slab of 90% dark supreme chocolate from Lindt – stay tuned to see what I make using these ingredients! I was given these as gift when we attended a Lindt and Tanqueray evening.

chocolate and gin! In My Kitchen August 2013
chocolate and gin!

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is my signed copy of Lorraine Elliott’s book Not Quite Nigella. The book is not available in South Africa but I was lucky enough to get one from my sister. Lorraine posted it to Kerry and Kerry sent it back to South Africa with my mom. I have a PILE of books to review and this is going to be my reward for getting through them all.

Not Quite Nigella In My Kitchen August 2013
Not Quite Nigella

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is my new toy for my Kitchen Aid! This is a pasta extruder which I got for my birthday from Dave, my mum-in-law and my parents. It has 6 plates and I can now make spaghetti, bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli and macaroni. I have made some squid ink pasta and this weekend I will pick a shape and make our first batch.

Pasta Extruder In My Kitchen August 2013
Pasta Extruder

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67 thoughts on “In My Kitchen August 2013

  1. WOW so many things and lovely gifts. Love your pasta extruder and the gin and chocolate together, cant wait to see what you make. I use disposable baking tins they are very handy

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    1. I still have to try my disposable tins – that will be next weekend’s task 🙂

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  2. Tandy, your IMK gadgets and ingredients were intriguing — especially that pasta extruder. Oh, who am I kidding? I’m in love with your lead crystal glasses! (And, oh for a taste of the Glenfiddich that went in them.) 😉 Thanks for this peek into the heart of your home — fun & colorful!

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    1. I still have not used my glasses – I must remedy that soon! Thanks for the visit Kim 🙂

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  3. A Tanqueray & Lindt Party. Are you kidding me? The ultimate party! Looking forward to your report about the butter bell. I’d never heard of one but if it does the job, it would be a great asset.

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    1. I am waiting for a good sunny day in my kitchen so that I can take a series of photos 🙂 Thanks for the visit Fiona 🙂

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  4. i LOVE LOVE LOVE the espresso cups – they are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit Sandy 🙂

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  5. So many fun things to see in your kitchen! Your new pasta extruder is amazing! How lovely to have fresh bucatini!

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    1. I am so excited to have tried the extruder this weekend! I will post a recipe soon showcasing the pasta I make 🙂

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  6. So many wonderful things in your kitchen this month. I am loving the disposable baking dishes. I can never find lovely ones like that. Also love your spice dabba. I have never heard of a butter bell so I await your review with interest.

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    1. I still have to test drive my baking dishes – this weekend was just too busy 🙂

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  7. The Tanqueray and Chocolate has me intrigued. Almost as much as a Tanqueray and Lindt evening 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you make with them! Love the pink and purple espresso mugs, so cute!

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    1. Thanks Jas, I will be sharing some cocktail recipes soon!

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  8. Love your spice dabba and ‘my’ gin and use the same chocolate! But, quite amazingly, tho’ I only live about 110 km SSW of Lorraine I am just at the moment curling up in bed on a quiet weekend reading her book: if you follow her and love her stories it is a great read and, as a bonus, you will be left with some pretty special recipes to boot !! Warm wishes from across the Indian 🙂 !

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    1. Thanks Eha, I keep gazing over at Lorraine’s book and am holding myself to the promise of making it a reward to myself for getting through my ‘work’ 🙂

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  9. Oh I love the disposable bakeware. It is so pretty!
    I have read Lorraine’s book too and I loved it, she is so talented 🙂 Thank you for taking us through your kitchen. I have only just put my “In My Kitchen” post up :0!

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    1. Thanks Julie, I think Lorraine is amazingly talented as well 🙂

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  10. fabulous post Tandy! You have so many treasures this month, thanks for the tour! I am especially intrigued by your pasta attachment. Cant wait to see what you come up with 🙂

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    1. I have test driven it already but the pasta was not worth sharing – something for me to perfect and practice with, which I am looking forward to doing!

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  11. Oooh I love your espresso cups Tandy! They are very cool.

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    1. They are so cute and I cannot wait to use them for desserts 🙂

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  12. Such a lovely post, Tandy! Lorraine’s book is wonderful, you are sure to love it! The whiskey glasses are gorgeous, and I’m intrigued by the disposable baking tins – what a great idea! Always so much treasure in your kitchen! But no sourdough this month? Will you be baking sourdough scones for scone week? 😉

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    1. Celia, I have been making sourdough in the bread maker all month with various levels of success. You read my mind, I made sourdough scones and will post them shortly 🙂

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  13. Hi Tandy, thanks for sharing your goodies… interested to see your baking with the cacao.

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    1. So far I have only made avocado chocolate mousse with it 🙂

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  14. I love those disposable baking tins! I hate being a pain and chasing up my pans when I give away my baking. Awesome solution, and they look pretty too.

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    1. I have lost so many dishes and pans over the years because people seem to ‘hold’ on to them rather than return them, so this is a great solution. Thanks for the visit Sarah 🙂

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  15. Hi Tandy,
    You always have such a great collection of prizes and gifts in your kitchen! I look forward to seeing them each month. And they espresso cups are so pretty- they will make a great presentation.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for visiting – I just cannot help myself when it comes to buying things for my kitchen 🙂

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  16. Aww Tandy I’m so honoured that my book is featured in your IMK post!! 😀 I really hope that you enjoy it 😀 BTW a fabulous haul too! I’m fascinated by the butter bell so I must look out for one here 😀

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    1. I am going to have to do a review of the butter bell 🙂 I cannot wait to get stuck into your book xxx

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  17. I’m curious to see what you do with the gin and dark chocolate! Can’t wait. 🙂

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    1. I have 2 gin recipes scheduled and only last night worked out what to do with such bitter chocolate 🙂

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  18. So meny beautiful and tasty things.

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    1. thank you Marta 🙂

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  19. I just love your glasses and the mugs. They are so beautiful and the mugs are comfy on a winters day :). Love the colors as well.

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    1. Thank you Kay, I must ‘test’ drive the glasses soon 🙂

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  20. Love the pasta attachment!

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    1. Thanks Tammy, I cannot wait to use it this weekend 🙂

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  21. Love all your goodies & birthday gifts–“A Whole Treasure Trove”. Your disposable cake tins look amazing

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    1. Thanks Usha, it is a treasure trove indeed 🙂

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  22. So many lovely goodies again this month in your kitchen Tandy – I look forward to hearing how your pasta extruder works.
    Have a lovely afternoon.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thanks Mandy – I hope I have time this weekend to play with it 🙂

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  23. I’ve got kitchen envy now! What a beautiful selection of things to own. Lucky you 🙂

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    1. Thanks Claire, you can come over and visit anytime by the way!

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  24. Maybe I’ll make homemade pasta this weekend….your attachment has inspired me!

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    1. I hope The.Boy appreciates it!

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  25. Love the disposable baking tins. The kitchen aid looks to be a bit bigger than my kitchen – very cool.

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    1. You should see how tiny my kitchen is!

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  26. Hi Tandy. I love your espresso cups, especially the purple one:)

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    1. Purple is my favourite colour!

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  27. You have some lovely thingies in your kitchen, Tandy!! I am going to try my best to also do an IMK post today!

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    1. July is always a good month for me 😉

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  28. Your spice dabba looks good and I’m intrigued by the butter bell. How does it work? Indeed, does it work?

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    1. I will do a review post on the butter bell Anne 🙂

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  29. all lovely – your cakes will look fantastic in the disposable baking tins – great for transporting and gifts. Love your le creuset – never heard of a butter bell before but it looks very stylish. I’ve never heard of a spice dabba before but it looks like a thing of beauty with all those spices and must smell wonderful. And hope you enjoy the NQN book – it is a great book to curl up with.

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    1. Lorraine’s book is going to be my reward for reading and reviewing the 6 books waiting for me in my pile 🙂

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  30. Some lovely items in your kitchen again Tandy! Love the idea of disposable baking tins. I have decided that a spice dabba is just what I need. Have a wonderful August!! xx

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    1. Thank you Sharon – I am going to bake this weekend if I have time so that I can test the baking tins 🙂

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  32. G’day and congrats Tandy for the glasses you and Dave won, true!
    Love your disposable dishes, and goes without saying Lorraine’s book is a gem and have always wanted to try a pasta extractor; might have to put that on my list to do! Thank you for inviting me into your kitchen today too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. Thank you for popping in to visit Joanne 🙂

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  33. Ooh lovely stuff. You must use this post for the recent le creuset competition. You might just win a R200 voucher to complete your espresso cup collection.

    I was just wondering how one makes macaroni when you make your own pasta.

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    1. I have entered with my avocado chocolate mousse photo and I would so love to win 🙂 I will make macaroni first and let you know 🙂

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  34. Nice goodies. Let me know how the butter bell works out. I wanted to order one with my Blue Ribbon prize, but they didn’t have red in stock on the day. Looking forward to seeing what you make with the pasta machine.

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    1. There is no red in stock anywhere – they had this one in the back room waiting for someone to collect it months ago, and so they let me have it. So far I am impressed, but today’s heat will be the true test xox

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