In My Kitchen May 2013

Need I say it? The month flew past. It is May 2013 and time again for In My Kitchen.

in my kitchen ….

Is a copy of James’s Desserts which I was sent to review.

James's Desserts
James’s Desserts

in my kitchen ….

are two boxes of nandi chocolates, a decadent selection of pralines handmade by Ezulwini Chocolat. Nontwenhle Mchunu is the face behind this South African brand.

nandi
nandi

in my kitchen ….

is a bottle of jam I received as a gift from Grootbos when we stayed there. I have not yet tried it, but if it is anything like what we had for breakfast then I know it is good. The jams are made by a group of people upskilled by Grootbos’s social awareness program.

home made jam
home made jam

in my kitchen ….

is my signed copy of Confessions of a Hungry Woman. Sam is a great friend and I cannot wait to start reading this book. I have Gordon Ramsay’s book next to my bed at present and I need to set some time aside to start reading all the cookbooks waiting for me.

Confessions of a Hungry Woman
Confessions of a Hungry Woman

in my kitchen ….

is a bottle of wine launched by a local celebrity. This was sent to me with a note book. I am so excited about it, as this gives me two books to work in which means I no longer need bits of paper in my kitchen which can get lost!

wine and a booklet
wine and a booklet

in my kitchen ….

is a bread bin! I have never really needed one before but since Celia sent me Cordelia I have been baking up a storm of sourdough loaves. This past weekend saw me making ciabatta, a sourdough loaf and a sourdough cake!

Bread Bin In My Kitchen May 2013
Bread Bin

in my kitchen ….

are two bottles of wine I received as part of a media day at Groot Constantia. I spent a lovely albeit wet afternoon at the estate and I look forward to sharing a part of my visit with you.

Groot Constantia
Groot Constantia

I am submitting this post to IMK hosted by Celia of Fig Jam And Lime Cordial
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42 thoughts on “In My Kitchen May 2013

  1. I’m not surprised you need a bread bin if you have been tempted to the dark side of bread making! It’s nice to know you are enjoying it.

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    1. I am addicted to making bread!

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  2. What a lovely collection of goodies! A girl can never have too many cookbooks hey?! 🙂
    Sous Chef sharing the blog ♥ superNBE (Bouffant) commented on the post, Simple Oven Roast Chicken & veg, on the site BouffiliciousMy Profile

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    1. At the rate I am going I will have to build a HUGE bookshelf in the study 🙂

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  3. I have to confess it is VERY seldom I have a cookbook at my bedside.

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    1. There is always one next to my bed for Sunday reading 😉

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  4. You had many good things in your kitchen in April 🙂 I’m curious about May.
    Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today sharing the blog ♥ Green smoothie with pear, arugula and gingerMy Profile

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    1. There won’t be too much as we are going overseas soon 🙂

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  5. what a wonderful collection–love the bread bin–

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    1. It was the last one and I was so happy to find it!

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  6. I wish people would send me wine!! 🙂 Beautiful bread bin – which I’m sure contains beautiful bread.

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    1. Some of the wine we get given is really amazing! This week the bread bin has ciabatta and soft rolls in it 🙂

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  7. I do a similar monthly post, reviewing new things in my kitchen. I did enjoy yours.
    Jacqueline sharing the blog ♥ 5:2 Diet – Pink Mango Smoothie = 115 caloriesMy Profile

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    1. I love reading yours as you give scores – it makes me think about what to look out for when we travel overseas 🙂

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  8. Tandy, what a fabulous cover on your friend Sam’s book! It almost promises just from the cover alone to be a fun read! 🙂 LOVE that you’ve been baking so much sourdough that you had to buy a bread bin! xx

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    1. I cannot wait to start reading her book! And I was sure you would appreciate my bread bin. Third loaf of the day in the oven as I type 🙂

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  9. Tastiest and best round up…EVER! =)

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    1. Thank you Squishy 🙂

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  10. Lovely goodies in your kitchen, Tandy! I love “James’s Desserts”! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Zirkie, hope you are having a great weekend as well 🙂

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  11. That’s quite a nice collection in your kitchen Tandy! The books look interesting… and those chokkies are enough to cheer anyone up!
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    1. Dave has been very cheered up by them indeed!

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  12. Sigh. The number of unread cookery books in my kitchen just keeps going upwards. The jam looks delish. Thanks for sharing your kitchen treasures.

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    1. I have to start reading a lot soon as I have a few waiting for my love 🙂

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  13. Ooh have I missed the sourdough cake perchance? I have been excitedly baking bread (I have two loaves in the fridge at the moment doing their slow rise) 🙂
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    1. I have to perfect the recipe first!

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  14. That homemade jam looks delicious.

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    1. I am sure it won’t take long for Dave to open it!

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  15. You got so many goodies in the mail this month! Yum all around!
    Joanne sharing the blog ♥ Recipe: Cream Puffs with Meyer Lemon Cream FillingMy Profile

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    1. And so far all that’s been tested are the chocolates!

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  16. OOh I do love a good home made jam, there’s nothing quite like it! Love your post, thanks for showing us your kitchen this month Tandy!

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    1. My pleasure Lisa! I made fig jam last weekend 🙂

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  17. How special that you have been baking up a storm! Love the peek inside your kitchen.

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    1. I have 6 recipes on my fridge for this weekend 🙂

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  18. What an awesome selection of goodies in your kitchen this month Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thank you Mandy 🙂

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  19. What a delicious collection of goodies in your kitchen, Tandy. The dessert book looks so interesting and I love your bread bin. Sourdough bread is my favourite, and we always buy it when in the USA. Love the title of Sam Woolidge’s book. 🙂 Happy weekend to you.

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    1. thank you AD for popping in, and a very happy weekend to you 🙂

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  20. Nice!

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    1. thank you!

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  21. I am so jealous of your cookbook collection my friend 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. when you get to my age I am sure you will have more 🙂

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