In My Kitchen – June 2012

Please join Celia, who blogs over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, by sharing what is in your kitchen with us!

There is no photograph of what was in my fridge on the first, as we were in Scotland! We had an awesome holiday and hopefully in a few weeks time I will be able to share our experiences with you.

In my kitchen …..

Is some Patum Peperium, a new product for me, but something Dave is very familiar with. We bought two home with us from Scotland. One for our fridge, and the other for Dave’s fishing friend.

© A Little Goes A Long Way - It Is Very Strong

© A Little Goes A Long Way – It Is Very Strong

In my kitchen …..

(well, in my garden) are some carrot seeds. I am finally able to start planting in our bottom garden and so I have started with carrots.

© As We Are All Topsy Turvy Here, I Can Sow These Now

© As We Are All Topsy Turvy Here, I Can Sow These Now

In my kitchen …..

Is my new recipe book full of Italian delights! I have already tried two recipes from this and will start sharing with you soon.

© Hands On Workshop At The Good Food And Wine Show

© Hands On Workshop At The Good Food And Wine Show

In my kitchen …

Is this amazing seasoning from Scotland that has the most amazing vibrant colours. I am going to create a special dish with it when I have caught up (going on holiday does that to you, leaves you far behind in your work and I am going away again this month).

© My Lovely New Seasoning

© My Lovely New Seasoning

In my kitchen …

Is a small cooler bag. I have a square one from Marks & Spencer and it travels with us all over the world. This size is perfect for the car to keep lunches cold.

© My New Cooler Bag - All The Way From Heathrow

© My New Cooler Bag – All The Way From Heathrow

In my kitchen …

I found Nigella seeds in Scotland and so I had to buy them as I have not seen them here. My curry cook book is about to make an appearance again.

© New Recipes To Try!

© New Recipes To Try!

In my kitchen …

Is a cooler block – this kept our langoustines cold during an entire day of being in the car! It was a gift from the owner of Relish on the Isle of Skye as she knew we were travelling back to Ballatar.

© this was given to us free with langoustines we bought on the Isle of Skye

© this was given to us free with langoustines we bought on the Isle of Skye

In my kitchen …

is my signed copy of Tom Kitchin’s recipe book which I have used for guidance on numerous occasions already.

my signed copy which we used straight away

my signed copy which we used straight away

Wishing you all a joyful June.

Tandy

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About Tandy

Tandy is passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when she cooks. She lives in Gordons Bay in a cottage with her husband, three dogs, a tortoise and a fish. Tandy and Dave are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year they visit a new place to experience the food of the area and you can follow along on their adventures.

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In My Kitchen – June 2012 — 27 Comments

  1. What lovely things you have in your kitchen, a lot of goodies from scotland & of course, the signed book of the lovely Tom Kitchin!

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  2. Hi Tandy, what a lovely post and lovey our kitchen goodies. With regards to the Nigella Seeds, you will get them at an Indian grocery store & we call it Kalonji seeds

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    • I think from what Usha said above, it may be because our Indian food here is more Malay based?

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  3. Your kitchen is full of exciting and exotic items- those flowers from Scotland are rather intriguing!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hi Tandy, can’t wait to see what you come up with your Flowers of Scotland. Lovely bounty from your holiday.

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  5. Tandy, this is the best part about visiting each other’s kitchens! Everyone has something different, new, exotic and exciting. Love the sound of the Patum Peperium and the Scottish flowers! Awesome. I agree with Celia, Giorgio is rather dishy! LOL.

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  6. I have such a crush on Giorgio. 😉 Isn’t he handsome? Wonderful stuff in your kitchen, Tandy, could you please open the Patum Peperium so we could have a look inside? I’m intrigued…

    And the colours in that seasoning really does look like flowers! The carrots look great – we tried growing coloured ones once, but with mixed results – I do remember really liking the purple ones though! :)

    Thanks for sharing your kitchen with us, Tandy! :)

    And

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    • hello! He is very dishy :) I will take a photo for you of the PP this weekend. I am hoping the carrots actually grow as so far I have not had much luck with my vegetable gardening other than the beans that the tortoise ate :)

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  7. Lots of lovely things this month! My grandfather used to love Patum Peperium but as I child I never “got” it – I´d probably love it now. And you´ve reminded me to put Nigella seeds on my shopping list for when I go to London!

    I go to I go to London!

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    • Thanks Lorraine, we are back from Scotland and leave next week for Port Shepstone. Wishing you safe travels as well :)

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  8. Hmmm, I think no pics from me. The new washing machine is still in the middle of it, I need to do stuff with the plug to get the cord threaded through the hole in the work surface. As I have eaten out every night this week food I’d a bit scarce.

    For a second I thought nigella seeds were from the kitchen goddess – lol

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