In My Kitchen May 2015

Today will be my first day back in the office after our trip to France. I am writing this post in advance so you will all have to wait to see what magical things I found on our trip. If you would like to read my dairy of the trip, click hereCelia from Fig Jam And Lime Cordial gathers us together each month to show what is on our kitchens, and in my kitchen this month is the start of a kitchen! I bought a butlers tray as my parents came to visit on Easter weekend and the bedroom they stayed in is not quite finished. The butlers tray worked a treat for their morning coffee and as a table. I kept the removable tray part in the cottage kitchen to take things back and forth to the house. Here you can see the tiles we have chosen for our kitchen.

"Butlers Tray"
Butlers Tray

For our Passover dinner I decided to serve quails eggs, instead of the traditional hens eggs. I unpacked my Chinese tea set that Camilla gave me for my 30th birthday. This is the first time it has been used!

"Chinese Tea Set"
Chinese Tea Set

I needed two more cups to serve the quails eggs and I settled for a set of egg cups from Le Creuset. I had thought that someone, sometime would like soft boiled eggs and hopefully I get good use out of them.

"Egg Cups"
Egg Cups

I have been sent a wonderful collection of recipe books to review. The first on this month’s list is Low Carb Is Lekker. Lekker translates literally from Afrikaans as being nice but it means so much more than that. In food terms one would think of the words delicious and tasty. You can read my review here.

"Low Carb Is Lekker"
Low Carb Is Lekker

Debbie Ayub, the wife of Chef Peter Ayub invited me to the book launch of Sense Of Taste. Sadly I was unable to attend but she kindly sent me a copy of the book to review. As I type this, the book is sitting on my dining room table waiting for me to test recipes.

"Sense Of Taste"
Sense Of Taste

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31 thoughts on “In My Kitchen May 2015

  1. Tandy, those Le Creuset egg cups are absolutely gorgeous!!The Chinese tea set is very sweet too! Love the butler’s tray – I never knew what one was before seeing your photo! 🙂 xxx

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    1. The butlers tray has been very useful Celia 🙂

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  2. what a superb tea set. i love the colours. and the butler’s tray is amazing. i have never seen one before. pretty egg cups too.
    sherry from sherrys pickings sharing the blog ♥ Toowoomba – Trendy, Tasty and TerrificMy Profile

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    1. Thanks Sherry 🙂

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  3. Love that butlers tray! The egg cups are also adorable, the colors are great. The tile looks lovely, can’t wait to see the finished kitchen.

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    1. Me either Gretchen 🙂

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  4. I Love butler’s trays like that Tandy and love your Chinese tea set! I can’t wait to read more from your travels and thanks for this month’s kitchen view too!

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    1. Hi Joanne, you can read my travel blog here: 2015France.wordpress.com. Hope you enjoy and thanks for the visit 🙂

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  5. Love both your butler’s set and that pretty Chinese tea set, lovely colours!
    Sorry, commentluv is playing silly buggers, it doesn’t seem to like my In My Kitchen post. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong!

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    1. I wonder why it is not co-operating? On my way to read your post 🙂

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  6. Hope you had a wonderful trip Tandy, can’t wait to see the goodies you brought back! Love the tea set and the vibrant colors of those egg cups. Thanks for the peek! 🙂
    Emily (Cooking for Kishore) sharing the blog ♥ In My Kitchen – May 2015My Profile

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    1. Thanks for the visit Emily 🙂

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  7. I just love that Butler’s Trolley/Tray. I have seen similar but not where the tray actually detaches. As for your fixation on Le Creuset… any excuse huh? xxx

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    1. That fixation is my ‘drug’ and the detachable tray is what sold me on the butlers tray 🙂

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  8. Hope you enjoyed your trip Tandy – so jealous!!! I’ve had a read of some of your entries and it reminds me of a trip my hubby and I did around the Palm Island group in Australia (Queensland) on a yacht – so much fun messing around in boats 😉
    I just love those egg cups – you could use them to pop salt and pepper in maybe? They are making me feel like a soft boiled egg and soldiers – child hood memories!! Cheers, Jan x
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    1. Oh wow, I so want to do a yacht trip and thanks for reading along. What a great idea for the egg cups. I have something in mind now for my next dinner party. Have a super weekend 🙂

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  9. Welcome home Tandy… trust your trip went well? Those rainbow egg cups are very bright and cheerful. I love the butler’s tray too.

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    1. All went well until we got to the airport! You must be getting ready to leave soon?

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  10. I love this post…especially your butler tray…looking forward to see how your kitchen will look…
    Enjoy your week Tandy 🙂
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    1. Me too Juliana 😉

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  11. Love your new egg cups!

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    1. Thanks Tammy, I had better make use of them soon 🙂

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  12. Your butlers tray look fabulous! I have 2 old fashioned tea trolleys – the one in the dining room has photo’s on it.
    Have a wonderful day Tandy and welcome home.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. I love the old fashioned ones Mandy but you cannot find them any more xx

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  13. Gosh, the time went so quickly. Your kitchen tiles look wonderful, can’t wait to see the finished room.

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    1. Cannot wait to have you visit!

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    2. Cannot wait to have you visit and yes, the time went by quickly 🙂

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  14. That butlers tray is so cool and useful Tandy. What a clever idea it was to buy that to stand in for a table and a way to carry things back and forth. I look forward to seeing all your pics from France xx

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    1. I will post them soon!

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  15. Oh, you must be so pleased to have a kitchen on the way – hopefully I too will have the start of house and kitchen very soon – fingers crossed:-)
    Rachel (Rachel’s Kitchen NZ) sharing the blog ♥ Spicy Pan-roasted Cauliflower with Beet PuréeMy Profile

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    1. Our house has ‘been on the way’ since 2003!

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