In My Kitchen December 2014

This is a very short instalment to end off the year and share with you what is new In My Kitchen In December 2014. I want to take the opportunity to wish Celia (from Fig Jam And Lime Cordialand her family a blessed Christmas. I love these #IMK posts and I cannot wait to come back in 2015 and share more with you.

This month I have done a lot of baking. I did not post the recipe for the cupcakes that I made. They were part of a competition for Yuppiechef and I used a sponge cake recipe that was given to us, to make these cupcakes. I did not win but my effort was rewarded with a voucher and I have used that to get myself some new attachments for my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer.

In My Kitchen December 2014 Baking for Yuppiechef
Baking for Yuppiechef

We received the most beautiful table gifts at the launch of La Bella Restaurant and Bistro and I have left this cheese board on our table as a permanent fixture. I love the texture of the wood! It came with a cheese knife and fork set.

Cheese Board
Cheese Board

I reckon I have the largest collection of Kitchen Aid attachments and I cannot stop collecting them. I already have drums for medium and coarse shredding as well as slicing and I have now added a potato grater, a drum for stripping (Julienne) and one for fine shredding. I hope to test the fine shredder on horseradish when it is next in season.

Kitchen Aid Optional Drums
Kitchen Aid Optional Drums

I had a 15% discount voucher for Le Creuset from the latest issue of Taste Magazine and I used it to buy an espresso mug in their new colour palm.

Le Creuset Palm
Le Creuset Palm

We have an 8 seater dining room table and I wanted 8 espresso mugs to use for desserts. I now have 8 and I cannot wait to use them.

Le Creuset Espresso Mugs
Le Creuset Espresso Mugs

At the Baleia Bay Wines launch we were given a wine opener and bottle stopper. I love that the wine opener has a bottle opener on it as well, as that is something most useful in our house.

Wine Opener And Bottle Stopper
Wine Opener And Bottle Stopper

I want to thank each and every one of you for taking a peek into my kitchen. I hope that you come back next month to see what is new.

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50 thoughts on “In My Kitchen December 2014

  1. hi tandy
    i love the wine opener, and the lovely coloured mugs. Most bottles of wine seem to come with screw cap these days so i don’t think it would actually get much use in my house but it is a lovely looking thing.
    have a wonderful xmas
    sherry
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    1. I am not a huge fan of screwtops so the wine opener is always handy for us. Have a super Christmas as well 🙂

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  2. Love the le Cresseut espresso mugs. Especially the new Palm colour. I am a huge fan of their products. Emma.

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    1. I am too Emma 🙂

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing IMK with us! I look forward to another year of posts. Love and blessings to you and yours. xxx

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    1. And the same to you Sharon xxx

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  4. Tandy, my computer seems to be misbehaving, not sure my comment went through. Won’t write all that again, but loved seeing what another home cook/food blogger uses in her kitchen!
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    1. Thanks for the visit, I see another comment is here waiting moderation 🙂

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  5. Tandy, I always enjoy seeing what other home cooks/food bloggers use in their kitchens. I posted some of my favorites last week. Love those Le Creuset mugs.
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    1. I love my mugs as well, thanks for the visit Jean 🙂

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  6. Hi Tandy. A lot of people have been show casing those Le Creuset mugs. I can feel a need developing. They are lovely.

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    1. I hope you have fun collecting them Glenda 🙂

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  7. I know you say you’re a bit of a Kitchen Aid addict but I think Le Creuset isn’t far behind. We still always travel with a bottle opener. You rarely need to worry about it in Australia as they are all screw cap but it came in handy in the US! Cheers Tandy and all the best for Christmas. Thanks for being a regular reader and taking the time to comment. F xx

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    1. We never travel with a bottle opener – something I will add to my ‘stuff’ I take with us, what a great idea! And you are correct, I have a lot of L:e Creuset stuff as well 🙂

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  8. Oh my, those Le Creuset espresso mugs are just gorgeous. So colourful. Your cheeseboard is very nice, I love the dark coloured wood, its something different. And the cheese utensils look like happy little helpers! : ) Kirsty xx

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    1. Thanks Kristy, the wooden board is the most amazing colour 🙂

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  9. do love your collection of treasures

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    1. Thank you Usha 🙂

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  10. Tandy, I have the large version of your red mug in my kitchen! I’ll think of you whenever I use it from now on. And what a truly gorgeous launch gift you received – that board and utensil set is stunning! Thank you for being such a big and constant part of the IMK gathering – I look forward to your post every month! All the best to you and Dave for a wonderful Christmas and December! xxx

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    1. The board is a great addition to our table! Thank you for all the effort you put into the #IMK posts and thanks for the wishes xox

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  11. Oh my, Tandy. Everything in your kitchen this month is amazing. I heart the espresso mugs, they are gorgeous. Which colour is your fave? I’d make the orange one mine. HAHA! And the cheese board with smiley cutlery is cute. Beautiful wine opener and bottle stopper too.

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    1. Most of the LE Creuset in my kitchen is Cherry. I love the colour 🙂

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  12. I love peeking at your kitchen…lots of fun stuff Tandy!
    Hope you are having a great week 🙂
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    1. Thanks for the visit Juliana 🙂

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  13. What a lovely kitchen this month, so many hand things 🙂 speaking of kitchen aid attachments, I would like to purchase the pasta attachment that make penne etc… I don’t use my kitchen aid much any more since purchasing a Thermomix, but I do love the pasta attachment, so I would like to add that, if only I had the room! LOL!
    I would leave that chess board and knives out too as every time I looked at them it would make me smile! Thanks for sharing! Liz x

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    1. Hi, I would not recommend that attachment. It does not work perfectly and it is the least used of all my attachments. Thanks for the visit 🙂

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  14. G’day and congrats Tandy on your win! Love your cheese board accessories…have those mugs too and always can use a wine opener too!
    Thanks for this month’s kitchen view!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. Thanks for this months’ visit Joanne 🙂

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  15. Thanks for another peek in your kitchen. Hard to believe this is the end if the year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. The cheese board, fork and knife are fantastic! I can’t wait to see what yummy desserts you put in those cups.

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    1. I will have to start making more desserts Gretchen – thanks for the visit and the wishes 🙂

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  16. Oh, I love that cheese board, knife and fork and those espresso mugs are so cute.
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    1. Thanks Rachel 🙂

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  17. Love it all but those mugs are especially gorgeous!

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    1. I think the mugs are the best of them all as well 🙂

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  18. Love that cheese board and knife n fork set.
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    1. Thanks! and thanks for the visit 🙂

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  19. Those espresso mug colours are so vibrant, I really like them 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    1. Thanks Uru, me too 🙂

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  20. Hi Tandy, did not know that Kitchen aide had shredding attachments, how cool. Great stuff in your kitchen this month!
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    1. They have 6 all together and I find them extremely useful when I am making salads etc. for a dinner party 🙂

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  21. I love those Le Creuset expresso mugs, how pretty! Congrats on getting a voucher for some new kitchen aid attachments, that’s still pretty neat =)
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    1. The voucher sadly only covered about a tenth of the cost, but it was still a great contribution 🙂

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  22. Ooo I haven’t seen those KitchenAid attachments before! Must check them out.

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    1. They should be easy to get in the States Joanne 🙂

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  23. Your espresso mugs are lovely and colourful. Sadly Le Creuset don’t make them in the new cotton which is what I was looking for, even though I am disappointed to hear only the pots are now made in France, everything else in China.
    I bet you don’t have much more to collect to have everything for you Kitchen Aid – how awesome.
    Have a super day Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. I tried to find Le Creuset stuff in France and that was not as easy as I expected. There is still a list of things I want for the Kitchen Aid, but it is getting shorter 😉

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  24. Gosh, seems like you’ve been busy getting your kitchen pretty! Love the cheese board and those cute knives! The mugs are so beautiful and colorful!
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    1. Thank you Pratishtha 🙂

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  25. Lovely share, thanks. Can’t believe how the year has flown. Come January I hope to get back in the saddle with the IMK participation.

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    1. I cannot wait for that Cin xox

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