In My Kitchen June 2013

I am writing this post as the month goes along so that I have something to share on the 1st of June 2013 as far as what is happening in my kitchen.

not in my kitchen ….

I was so excited when my marrow plant started budding! But I have a tortoise and she ate her way through my marrow plants as well as my peas. I am now changing my garden yet again and so what was going to be a lavender bed is now going to be a vegetable planter. I have to get soil delivered for that which I will do when we get back from overseas. I will get this bed turned over for root vegetables which Stanley cannot destroy!

Baby Marrow Plant For My June 2013 Post
Baby Marrow Plant

in my kitchen ….

is some coconut water. I finally have a recipe in mind for it so hopefully soon I will be able to get it made and share the results with you if it works!

Coconut Water For My June 2013 Post
Coconut Water

in my kitchen ….

is agar-agar. I bought this on a whim and hopefully it will turn out to be a good buy.

Agar Agar For My June 2013 Post
Agar Agar

in my kitchen ….

are two packets of pasta that Dave and I got in our goody bags after the Fair Lady reader’s evening.

Pasta For My June 2013 Post
Pasta

not in my kitchen ….

but I had to share, is Misty in her basket. She has an elephant stuffed toy which Molly wanted so I got Molly the stuffed monkey. Both of the toys are now in the basket, but Misty is the only dog who will sleep in it.

Misty For My June 2013 Post
Misty

in my kitchen ….

is a gift of olives and honey from Waterkloof Wine Estate. I am a member of their wine club and this was a small gift we received when we went to a members event at the estate.

Honey And Olives For My June 2013 Post
Honey And Olives

in my kitchen ….

is a bottle of sparkling pear juice. I bought it when I went to Solms-Delta and I will report back once I have tried it.

Dik Delta Perry For My June 2013 Post
Dik Delta Perry

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was a cupcake! Dave go that as a thank you for making dinner after the Col’Cacchio function. I was given the cupcake together with the heat resistant glove whose smart yellow dot turns red when it is hot!

Gifts From Col'Cacchio For My June 2013 Post
Gifts From Col’Cacchio

I am submitting this post to IMK hosted by Celia of Fig Jam And Lime Cordial

What I blogged:

I am in Italy and will return to work on the 5th of June. I will reply to blog comments then. This post has been scheduled in advance. If you want to follow our daily diary while we are away, click here.

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36 thoughts on “In My Kitchen June 2013

  1. Hi Tandy- I worry about deer, rabbits and groundhogs when mygarden is planted- a tortoise never even entered my mind. But then I live in the midwest USA- so nothing too exotic here.
    Love the Perry- and the olives and honey- you have some very good things in your kitchen (the oven glove is so smart)

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    1. I have yet to test drive the oven glove! I have never ever seen a groundhog but I know a rabbit can destruct a garden in one day 🙂

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  2. hope you enjoyed your italian trip – is that a pet tortoise you have – sounds like a rascal – love the little gifts and the dogs with their toys (my little girl is recently quite taken with an elephant so I laughed when I saw the dog had one)

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    1. That is my pet tortoise! The elephant needs sewing up again as Misty has torn the casing with all her nibbling on it 🙂

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  3. Good luck with your garden, it can be so discouraging when the wildlife treat it like a buffet. Misty is just adorable, she looks like she’s really into that monkey. And the sparkling pear juice is our kid’s favorite and we know a lot of folks who have used it for wedding receptions too — I think you’ll like it.
    Thanks for stopping by Savoring Today to say hello, it is so nice to meet other bloggers through IMK. 🙂
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    1. HI Judy, I think my sparkling pear juice is of the alcoholic variety but I will have to check. I am replanning my bottom garden so that our tortoise does not eat our vegetables 🙂

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  4. Tandy, can’t wait to see what you do with the agar – not my favourite thing, as I find it sets jellies too hard for my liking. It’s very commonly used in Asian desserts. Misty is SO cute, and a glove with a colour warning dot is a brilliant idea! Hope you’ve had a good trip! 🙂 x

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    1. Thanks Celia, we had an amazing time! I have a few ideas for the agar agar so I hope they work out well 🙂

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  5. Perry is delicious indeed, I’m sure you’ll love it 🙂
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    1. I will report back! Thanks 🙂

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  6. the pear stuff sounds most interesting. I will look out for it

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    1. I am hoping it will warm up soon so I can open it!

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  7. Misty is so cute. And I need to check what agar-agar is.
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    1. Thank you Marta! Agar agar is a seaweed product that can be used instead of gelatine 🙂

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  8. Agar Agar is a great i use it in a number of my recipes in place of gelatine

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    1. I am so excited to try it!

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  9. You have lots of fun & tasty goodies in your kitchen: except the doggie 🙂 That perry calls my name,….

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    1. I shall have a drink for you when we open the bottle!

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  10. I must go find myself a chocolate now.

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  11. I need to hit my kitchen to find a chocolate after seeing that!

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    1. I hope you found some!

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  12. Honey and olives from Waterkloof…. how lovely.

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    1. The olives are amazing! I’ve yet to try the honey 🙂

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  13. Ive never heard of agar-agar! Sounds interesting, I’d love to know what you’re planning to do with it later 🙂

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    1. It is a seaweed based product that works like gelatine but can set at cold temperatures – and you’ll know as soon as I use it!

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  14. My wife keeps mentioning coconut water to me. I shall have to find some after reading this, but God knows where in this neck of the woods:)

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    1. Do you have a good Asian store near you? I would offer to post some but our postal service is up the …

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  15. Hope you are having a wonderful time!

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    1. We are, thanks Karen 🙂

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  16. Have a wonderful time in Italy. Misty is adorable. I can’t wait to read your recipe inspirations upon your return. Take Care, BAM

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    1. Misty is cute! I really miss my dogs when we are away – but we are having a fantabulous time 🙂

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  17. Your pear juice sounds interesting…. and I smiled when I read you have a tortoise! The little Jack Russell looks just like my Schnitzel, who was only four when he died ; (
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    1. Oh, that’s so sad! I will pop in to visit your blog to see what’s been happening when we get back 🙂

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  18. Agar-agar is great, Tandy, I use it in my panna cotta.
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    1. I cannot wait to try it when we get back!

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