Be inspired by ♥ In My Kitchen: November 2012

I am so excited it is November, and I can start counting the sleeps until my sister arrives in South Africa from Sydney. It will have been exactly a year since she left when I go up to Johannesburg and in that time my niece, Sasha has learned to read and Nadia has started walking and talking. This is a busy month for me socially and I am not sure how many blog posts I am going to get done between now and the 28th! But, to kick start the month, here is what is new in my kitchen.

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are leeks out of my garden. I used some last night to make asparagus soup and I shall be planting more as they grow so well.

"Leeks"

© Leeks

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are ducks eggs – they are seasonal and I am getting mine straight from Vergenoegd where John uses ducks to clear his vineyards of snails.

"Scrambled Duck Eggs"

© Scrambled Duck Eggs

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is a loaf of French Bread that I took with me when I went to cook with Sam. She styled all the photographs but this is one that I took with my camera.

"French Bread"

© French Bread

Sadly, that is it for this month! I have a few new things that I have not yet photographed and as the 1st kind of crept up and surprised me this is all that I have to share! We were away for the weekend and I have come home with a severe case of contact dermatitis. The last thing I can think of is my computer when I get home from work as I am on anti-histamines and cortisone and they really knock me out.

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

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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, two 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: November 2012 — 40 Comments

  1. Growing your own leeks is moreeeeeee than enough for a month!!! Well done.
    Kitchen Butterfly sharing the blog ♥ Cook Naija: Pitanga Cherry DessertMy Profile

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    • thank you Kitchen Butterfly 🙂

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  2. Loving those home grown leeks, Tandy. Sorry to hear about the skin problems. I’m about to see a specialist myself in the next week or so… have waited months to get in. Such a nuisance and so uncomfortable too. Get well soon.
    Lizzy (Good Things) sharing the blog ♥ In My Kitchen November 2012My Profile

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    • Let me know what your specialist has to say! Hope you also heal quickly 🙂

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  3. Good luck with your eczema Tandy! unfortunately, it takes time to cure it. You must be very excited to meet your sister again, last time I have met my sister was April, I will go back home (Rome) for Christmas. I have got a few leeks ready in the allotment and I’m planning a few recipes. I love this vegetable!

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    • Rome at Christmas is lovely – and I am sure you will love to be with your family 🙂

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  4. Oh My i can only imagine how you looking forward to seeing your sister and neices–i see my sisters at least once a week and the neices 3-4 times a week.

    I am most certainly going to try & plant some leeks & hope you feel better
    usha singh sharing the blog ♥ Bran & Flax Seed Meal MuffinsMy Profile

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    • I cannot wait Usha 🙂

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  5. Hi Tandy – get better soon. I might grow some leeks if they are easy to grow. Celia loves her perennial leeks but we can’t get them in Perth so it will have to be ordinary leeks for me.

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    • They are a pleasure to grow, as they need no attention!

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  6. Those eggs look delicious!
    yummychunklet sharing the blog ♥ ffwD: Mushroom & Shallot QuicheMy Profile

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    • thank you!

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  7. Hi Tandy-
    A whole year away from your sister and nieces is a long time! I hope this month flies by for you! The duck eggs look so yellow- the yolks must be extra large!
    And your leeks are beautiful- I love leeks in soup and roasted in the oven slowly- yum.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great month!
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    • It has been the longest we have not seen each other! The yolks are super large and a deep yellow. Have a great month as well 🙂

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  8. Oh Tandy,I’m so sorry to hear about the dermatitis. We have eczema here too in our family, and I know what a pain it can be. I hope you’re feeling better soon!

    Thanks for taking the time to post an IMK post despite being so hectic – how nice for you to have your sister back in town! Your leeks and duck eggs look fabulous, as does your loaf! Yum! x
    celia sharing the blog ♥ In My Kitchen, November 2012My Profile

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    • thanks Celia, I am slowly getting better – my skin is just very dry now from the cortisone. I cannot wait for my sister to arrive – just under 4 weeks to go 🙂

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  9. Duck’s eggs? I am intrigued, that sounds and looks fantastic! I have never tried it, but it is now on my to-do list 🙂
    ATasteOfMadness sharing the blog ♥ Strawberry Spinach SaladMy Profile

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    • let me know what you think when you do!

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  10. How exciting, it will be so great to see your sister! I’m loving that loaf of bread too!
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    • I am hoping to bake a few more loaves this weekend 🙂

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  11. Sounds like some sister time is waaay overdue!! haha.. Hope you have a great time Tandy! And those duck eggs look pretty good! Surprisingly I can’t even tell the difference between duck and chicken eggs! ahha.. The only duck eggs I’ve tried are those salted Chinese duck eggs! 🙂
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    • I have never tried salted eggs before – maybe I should?

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  12. Feel better soon. I know you must be so excited to see your family again…I can’ believe it has been a year since they left.
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    • this year has flown Karen 🙂

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  13. Home grown leeks – fantastic Tandy! They are so full of taste, as you know!
    Hope you have a great weekend 🙂
    Claire sharing the blog ♥ It’s off with the sunhat and on with the wellies.My Profile

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    • I am well impressed with my leeks and at least I have a lot of use for them 🙂

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  14. How exciting for you to have your sister’s visit to look forward to, Tandy.Those leeks look wonderful, and I’m not even looking at the bread, in case the calories jump out at me. 🙂 Get well soon. It must be awful having this dermatitis. I just can’t imagine. Hugs and love to you.
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    • AD, I can promise no transfer of calories via the computer screen! Thanks for the wishes 🙂

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  15. I’m well impressed by the leeks, Tandy! It looks to me as though you have a rather wonderful time ahead of you. Hope it’s everything you wish for.
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    • thank you so much Kate 🙂

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  16. Have a great time with your sister. And get well soon!
    Alex sharing the blog ♥ Oatcakes for breakfast / Oatcakes para o pequeno-almoçoMy Profile

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    • thank you so much Alex 🙂

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  17. November is one of my favorite months! Love that loaf of bread you made.
    Joanne sharing the blog ♥ Recipe: Pumpkin Gnocchi with Winter Squash and Seared Radicchio {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}My Profile

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    • I hope that November is a great month for you!

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  18. I’m sure you and your sis are going to have a blast my friend 😀
    I hope you feel better soon my friend!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    • thanks so much Uru – I cannot wait to see her 🙂

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  19. Really hope you are feeling better soon Tandy.
    How lovely to be counting the sleeps before you see your sister and nieces again!
    Your leeks are perfect – should sell them to Woolies.
    🙂 Mandy xo
    Mandy – The Complete Cook Book sharing the blog ♥ In My Kitchen – November 2012My Profile

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    • I am so pleased with my fat leeks – I have to go and buy some more. Thank you for the wishes Mandy xox

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  20. Take care of yourself, Tandy. Those duck eggs look great. I have never seen or eat them before. How do they look and taste..similar to chicken eggs?
    Baglady sharing the blog ♥ Sous Chef wrote a new post, In My Kitchen – November 2012, on the site Sous ChefMy Profile

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    • the yolk is much richer – perfect for baking. Woolies had them on sale last year, but I have not seen them again this year at the store 🙂

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