In My Kitchen March 2015

Welcome to this month’s edition of In My Kitchen hosted by Celia from Fig Jam And Lime Cordial. It is amazing that March is here. I have been so busy, and we have been enjoying the most amazing summer. As it was too hot to be in my kitchen for a couple of weekends, I took time off from cooking for my blog. It was quite enjoyable to have nothing planned but I am back into recipe testing and developing. Using my digital thermometer I have been tempering chocolate and so I bought some acetate to make some decorations on. It is re-usable so an A4 size piece was all that I need for now.

"Acetate"
Acetate

Le Creuest had a sale, and I could not resist these bean pots. I have not yet found a use for them but I am sure that won’t take me too long when the weather cools down and we start eating comfort food again.

"Bean Pots"
Bean Pots

I don’t prop my blog photographs but I do like unusual and interesting containers to use to showcase what I have made. I found these cute little pots at Friedman and Cohen – a bloggers paradise if you are looking for anything unusual and interesting. I know exactly what will be made to go into these – watch this space!

"Jars"
Jars

Dave and I went to the Lourensford Harvest Market and I came home with these amazing mushrooms. I made a mushroom risotto for dinner and it was delicious.

"Mushrooms"
Mushrooms

My piping skills leave a lot to desire, and I very seldom bother piping, but, being a bit of a neat freak I could not resist this set of nozzles. I have put my existing nozzles into the container as well – and amazingly, I have no duplicate sizes!

"Piping Nozzles"
Piping Nozzles

My scale came to the end of its life. It served me well as both a scale and a trivet. Sadly I burnt part of the plastic when placing a hot pot onto the scale. I chose this scale as the numbers are large enough for me to read without my glasses on 😉

"Scale"
Scale

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40 thoughts on “In My Kitchen March 2015

  1. Finally getting around to all the IMK’s for March, just in Time for April! LOL Really can you ever have too much Le Crusete 🙂 and I’m sure there will be some yummy food you can cook in them! I have some of those cute little pots. My local Yum Cha has is beautiful Jasmine tea and they come in these pots! I do like the look of your novel set… it is something I don’t have and on my list! Thanks for sharing! liz xx

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    1. Thanks for the visit Liz, and I am living proof that you can never have too much Le Creuset 🙂

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  2. WOW, who knew there were that many piping tips available? Piping intimidates me, so I doubly admire bakers who master the art… or want to. Love the bright red little bean pots for their bright, cheery attitude.
    SeattleDee sharing the blog ♥ In My Kitchen: March 2015My Profile

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    1. I am clueless on how to use all those piping tips, but I am going to have fun experimenting 🙂

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  3. Oh – so you use acetate for chocolate designs. That makes sense. You learn something new every day. I’m desperate for some new scales but am waiting until after our renovation as I’m trying to de-clutter. I nearly caved for my birthday but decided I really didn’t want my family choosing my kitchen scales for me, I need to choose my own. Cheers Tandy

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    1. I agree about choosing your own scales. Hopefully you will get the renovation done soon 🙂

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  4. I cannot resist retro crockery, mostly just buy it because I covet it, but lately have tried to use some in occasional food photos, to show it off. 🙂
    Kavey (first time IMK poster)

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    1. Always nice to show off your purchases Kavey 🙂

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  5. Love the bean pots, and I agree, French onion soup would be fantastic in them. Beautiful mushrooms as well, I’m sure the risotto was delicious.

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    1. Thanks Gretchen, the risotto was delicious 🙂

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  6. I always enjoy peeking into your kitchen, Tandy!

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    1. Thanks for doing so Zirkie 🙂

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  7. Hi Tandy! I love those bean pots, they are so cute! While I don’t eat mushrooms, since
    I work with them, I can admire how pretty they are. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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    1. It is amazing how when we work with something we stay away from it 🙂

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  8. Oh Tandy those bean pots are so cute!! I imagined french onion soup with a big cheesy crouton on top grilled in the pot….mmmmm can’t wait for winter warmers!!
    Jan x
    Jan (A gluttonous wife) sharing the blog ♥ In my kitchen ~ March 2015My Profile

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    1. That onion soup would be a winner for me!

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  9. Hi Tandy, learning to temperate chocolate seems much harder than it looks, great gadgets in your kitchen this month for sure!!!!
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    1. Thanks Cheri. I will be posting a simple tempering method soon 🙂

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  10. I love those little bean pots! And the pastry tips make me so happy 🙂

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    1. Thanks – I used the bean pots for soup the other day 🙂

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  11. love the little le creuset pots. so cute. and the little jars too. mushrooms – yum! i couldn’t live without my scales; they are in constant use in my kitchen. good luck with the piping:)
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    1. Thanks Sherry, I think I need a lot of practice with the piping 🙂

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  12. I love those little Le Creuset pots!! SO cute.

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    1. Thanks Joanne 🙂

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  13. Great selection of funghi- perfect for a risotto.

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    1. It was a great risotto 🙂

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  14. Ooooh, that acetate sounds interesting! Love those Le Creuset pots, so cute. I don’t use ‘props’ in my photos either, all of the things I use are from my own kitchen. My house is crowded enough! That piping set looks great too, Tandy! You’ll have fun with that. xo
    Lizzy (Good Things) sharing the blog ♥ In my kitchen – March 2015My Profile

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    1. I don’t have space for props either Liz 🙂

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  15. What a variety of mushrooms – and wow – those nozzles – that’s what I need to take my non-existent piping skills to the next level!

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    1. Hopefully the nozzles do that for me!

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  16. I need a new kitchen scale!!

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    1. They don’t seem to last sadly.

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  17. This piping accessories are fantastic. I would love to pipe up a dessert, never have before! Been watching The Great British Baking Experiment and I love watching all those seasoned bakers pipe. Your “Shrooms” are quite impressive as well. So pretty! Never seen mushrooms like that before. Can only imagine it being to hot to cook! Ha. So much snow here can’t get out the front door and it’s not letting up anytime soon.
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    1. At least you have central heating! The shrooms were a great buy 🙂

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  18. afternoon Tandy. I always enjoy the In My Kitchen posts – always plenty to enjoy. Those mushrooms look particularly good and I bet tasted amazing too.

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    1. They tasted fantastic, thanks 🙂

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  19. Always so many lovely things in your kitchen Tandy. My digital scale must be one of the first they made and is still going strong with the original batteries too.
    Have a wonderful day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Wow, my original one got dropped which did not help the situation at all 🙂

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  20. Oh, love the look of those mushrooms Tandy and I adore mushroom risotto.
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    1. We are very lucky to have such amazing mushrooms here Rachel 🙂

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