Showcasing August 2018 In My Kitchen

No sooner had I blinked and August 2018 was half way through. The count down has begun for our trip to Italy. But before I could even think of that, Dave and I went away. He and Eric were racing in Port Elizabeth. We did our usual road trip, leaving home in the dark and stopping in Riviersonderend for breakfast. Our preferred stop is at Oumuel Bakkery. We made good time there, and left after breakfast on Sunday morning to get home. For lunch, we stopped at Ikigai in Riversdale, and then spent an hour at snail’s pace to get down the Pass to home. The upside of going away over a public holiday is you don’t miss work. The downside is the traffic. But, without further ramblings let me share what was new in my kitchen last month.

August 2018 #FOMO Box

I had just run out of beef stock powder when the August 2018 #FOMO Box arrived. I used the tomato with basil and oregano in an oxtail casserole straight away. The ruskotti were delicious and eaten on our road trip. Dave is well pleased with the soup ladle as he does not like the one I have had for over 20 years. That one has gone back into the cottage kitchen. I am also loving the parmesan flavoured oil. I am using it on flash fried green beans and to roast cauliflower.

August 2018 #FOMO Box
August 2018 #FOMO Box
Coffee Cannister

Now that I have a nearly completed kitchen I am buying things for it. The first item on my list was a cannister for the instant coffee. I have a mug every afternoon and wanted something that would fit in my drawer, and look good.

Coffee Cannister
Coffee Cannister
Kitchen Completed Drawers

I am so pleased with my drawers. The top drawer on the extreme left has a drawer in drawer system and contains all the goodies for my vacuum sealer, as well as the sealer. I have also used the space to store the cords for my thermometers. The drawer underneath that has my Kenwood Chef. The drawers on the right also have a drawer in drawer system on top, and all three contain the paraphernalia for my Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer, and my blender. I have space left for more goodies. Next to that are two spice racks.

Kitchen Completed Drawers
Kitchen Completed Drawers
Le Creuset Dish

When I started collecting Le Creuset, everything was in Flame Red. But I have been gifted so many stunning items in different colours. And now I am all for the eclectic collection. This dish was a gift from John and Dorothy.

Le Creuset Dish
Le Creuset Dish
Pasta Drying Rack

My old pasta drying rack had seen better days and needed replacing. I was so reluctant to get rid of it as it was a gift from my sister. However, it was falling apart! Lara and Clinton gave me a gift voucher to spend at Yuppiechef and I chose to get a new one. It folds up nicely and does the job perfectly.

Pasta Drying Rack
Pasta Drying Rack
This post is part of the #IMK series, hosted by Sherry. Pop on over to see who else has showcased what is new in their kitchens this month.
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17 thoughts on “Showcasing August 2018 In My Kitchen

  1. hi tandy
    thanks so much for joining in this month. you are a real stalwart! love the look of your new kitchen. sigh. i need one too:) that ladle is a beauty and so is the coffee canister the pasta rack looks useful. i’ve never made my own pasta, but it must be fun. have a great time in italy. we are just back from tasmania – very different to our weather and environment here in queensland. cheers sherry

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    1. Hope you had an amazing time away 🙂

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      1. Yes thanks. We had a lovely time in the snow in Hobart.

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  2. Love the idea of a brand new kitchen made to help organize everything. I hope you plan to give your readers a “tour” when it’s finished. It looks and sounds gorgeous!

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    1. I shall do that somehow Jen.

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  3. Some of my Le Creuset pots are 40 years old and I use them all the time. I never tasted parmesan flavored olive oil. It sounds great.

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    1. That is amazing and a true testament to their quality 🙂

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  4. You’ve got some lovely things in your kitchen Tandy! I’ve always wanted a pasta drying rack but my pasta machine broke 🙁

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    1. That is so sad!

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  5. Le Creuset makes beautiful cookware, for sure. For years I said I wanted one of their huge dutch ovens, until I lifted one off a shelf in a store and realized that I would scarcely be able to put it in the oven if it were empty, and there was no way I could think of filling it with 10 pounds of hot liquid and then lifting it! So I guess that’s not going to happen. Enjoy your new one!!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. They are super heavy and sometimes I need Dave to do the lifting 🙂

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  6. Your kitchen cabinets are quite interesting! Have a great vacay!!!

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    1. Thanks so much 🙂

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  7. I do love those cabinets and drawers! They look awesome!

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    1. Thank you GiGi 🙂

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  8. I have a pasta drying rack just like yours and love it. A bit fiddly at times to get the strands to hang, but for the most part it works a treat. I love Le Creuset in all its blue forms, but your new green one looks lovely.

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    1. I love the blue as well Debi 🙂

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