In My Kitchen December 2012

There is a lot going on In My Kitchen December 2012. This is not going to be a blogging month. Our internet coverage is terrible and it is still taking me hours to blog. I have logged a complaint and we have been told that our area is getting an upgrade so hopefully it will be sorted out in the new year. Other than that, work is very busy and I have very few recipes waiting in my draft folder to quickly push through each morning. Hopefully the December holidays will sort that out. Without any further ado …

in my kitchen ….

Is a bottle of Willow Creek extra virgin olive oil in a squeeze bottle – watch out for my review and recipe

Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oil In My Kitchen December 2012
Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

in my kitchen ….

Is my apple jelly that I made using my bread maker. This was used to make apple and almond bread

Apple Jelly In My Kitchen December 2012
Apple Jelly

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Is a tray of tomatoes.  I don’t usually photograph bought vegetables, but these were fantastic and such a great variety and reasonably priced

Tomatoes In My Kitchen December 2012
Tomatoes

in my kitchen ….

Is the left over chocolate glaze from The Jolly Cookathon. So far it has been used to ice a cake and make ice cream.

Chocolate Glaze In My Kitchen December 2012
Chocolate Glaze

in my kitchen ….

Is a bottle of apricot kernel oil.  I had purchased it to use on my face, but my skin does not like it so I used it up in the kitchen.

Apricot Kernel Oil In My Kitchen December 2012
Apricot Kernel Oil

in my kitchen ….

Is a copy of Summer Cooking by Elizabeth David – a gift from my friend Sam which I shall treasure forever.

Summer Cooking In My Kitchen December 2012
Summer Cooking

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Is a spice bomb. I love making my own bouquet garni and this way I don’t have to tie anything up and fish it out after cooking.

Spice Bomb In My Kitchen December 2012
Spice Bomb

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Is my copy of Gordon Ramsay’s recipe book which he has signed as a thank you gift for doing a giveaway.

Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course In My Kitchen December 2012
Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course

 in my kitchen ….

Is my new bread maker recipe book which I bought as it had a recipe for rye bread in it, but when I got it home and read the ingredient list it is not a 100% rye bread recipe. It does however have a sourdough bread recipe in so I will start that when I go on leave

My New Bread Maker Recipe Book In My Kitchen December 2012
My New Bread Maker Recipe Book

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Is my new Bodum tea pot. The builders broke mine when they started breaking the wall down so as I won R100 for my entry to the cake pop challenge I used that to pay for part of the tea pot

Bodum Tea Pot In My Kitchen December 2012
Bodum Tea Pot

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43 thoughts on “In My Kitchen December 2012

  1. Hi Tandy, I love your spice bomb. I have never seen one of those before. It is very cool.

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    1. Thanks Glenda. I cannot wait to use it 🙂

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  2. Wow, Tandy, I just looooove your Kitchen this month!! I adore the bouquet garni holder and the beautiful tomatoes!

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    1. Thnks Zirkie. I loved the tomatoes as well 🙂

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  3. Hi Tandy! Loving the good things in your kitchen this month! My favourite is the Elizabeth David book. What a treasure! The tomatoes look tasty… and I love those labels on your jars! May I please ask, where id you find them?
    Lizzy (Good Things) sharing the blog ♥ Chocolate Dipped Cherry Berry IndulgenceMy Profile

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    1. Hi Lizzy, I use black board paper which is sticky on one side. I’ve only seen then once here and I bought a roll which I am hoping I can replace when it is done as it peels off easily which means I can use my glass jars over and over 🙂

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      1. Thank you. Love it!!!
        Lizzy (Good Things) sharing the blog ♥ Chocolate Dipped Cherry Berry IndulgenceMy Profile

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        1. My pleasure!

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  4. Tandy, I LOVE that spice bomb! And the heirloom tomatoes look divine, and very photogenic too! I’m so impressed by all the things you cook up in your breadmaker – I think we barely used ours for bread! 🙂

    Hope the internet sorts itself – how frustrating for you – and thank you for taking the time to put this post up despite your connection problems. Have a wonderful Christmas! xx

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    1. Thanks Celia! I’ve even got cake recipes for my breadmaker which I can’t wait to share. Have a blessed Christmas as well xox

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  5. So many special things in your kitchen.Ive never seen a spice bomb before….happy December
    My Kitchen Stories sharing the blog ♥ Cocktail Food Ideas for ChristmasMy Profile

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    1. thanks, I could not resist the spice bomb but at the moment I have not been able to use is as it is too hot for stews and casseroles and soups 🙂

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  6. What fabulous items you have Tandy! I love that spice bomb especially 🙂 I hope the internet speeds up for you-it must be frustrating!
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Parsley Pinenut PestoMy Profile

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    1. Its worse than old fashioned dial up!

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  7. What a lovely collection. I love that spice bomb, Tandy. Perfect if you like to use your own garden herbs.

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    1. I cannot wait to test it Kate 🙂

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  8. Some lovely things in your kitchen but I was particularly impressed with those tomatoes, what a great selection! I also love apple jelly, I must make some.
    Sous Chef sharing the blog ♥ pinkpolkadot commented on the post, Apricot, Pancetta and Nut Glazed Camembert., on the site Janice TripepiMy Profile

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    1. The tomatoes were amazing Sue. Are you going to use your bread maker to make the jelly? Have a super week xox

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  9. Love all the goodies, and curious about the apricot kernal oil–why were you using it for your skin??

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    1. It is very good for ageing skin Usha and my skin has been very dry since the onset of my allergic reaction. I have been test driving skin oils for 2 months now which has been an interesting exercise 🙂

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  10. Love the spice bomb!

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    1. I can’t wait to use it 🙂

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    2. Thanks Tammy 🙂

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  11. Your kitchen is so exotic my friend 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. And now I need more cupboards!

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  12. Ooh, I’ll have to check out the Gordon Ramsey book.

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    1. I am going to page through mine during the holiday 🙂

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  13. I’m sorry to hear of your internet problems! At least, it looks like you’ve lots of fun and creative stuff in your kitchen to keep you company.. and busy:)

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    1. I am not going to mind until next year when I have to work! In the meantime I will blog when I can, and cook more 🙂

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  14. Always such lovely treasures in your kitchen Tandy. Happy Holidays to you and Dave.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. thank you Mandy, and happy holidays to you as well 🙂

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  15. What a beautiful pictures of your ‘kitchen’s treasure’. I love the tomatoes picture and the ‘bomb spice’…very useful and pretty

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    1. I cannot wait to test my spice bomb Rita 🙂

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  16. Gorgeous stuff in your kitchen, Tandy. That spice bomb looks like a great idea. I’m looking for a recipe for low carb bread. Does your book have one? Hope they get your internet sorted out. I remember how awful ours was before we left SA. They’d been telling us we were getting an up grade for over a year, but it just got worse and worse. 🙁 Here it’s as fast as greased lightning. 🙂 Have a great weekend. xx

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    1. I shall look for you when I get home! The internet is SLOW – Vodacom is having a HUGE issue. Have a good weekend as well AD 🙂

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  17. I need to go and find myself the bread maker recipe book too! 🙂

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    1. you can look under the bread category on my blog for a lot of bread recipes Hope 🙂

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  18. I have the very same copy of Summer Cooking. That, and most of her other books, are my main influence, support and inspiration in my cooking. She was a fantastic lady – you should read her life story http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Kitchen-Table-Authorized-Biography/dp/0571279600

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    1. thank you for the link Rogers, I shall read it and send it to the friend who gave me the book 🙂

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  19. I love the spice bomb. Where did you get it?
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    1. Yuppiechef! And it came with a Secret Santa gift 🙂

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  20. well there are a couple of nifty little things. The spice bomb particularly is fun. And I do love the tomatoes with all the shapes and sizes

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    1. Woolworths have upped their varieties a lot this year 🙂

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