Showcasing February 2018 In My Kitchen

Was February 2018 the month of love for you? Our month started off in England and we got back to South Africa on the 12th. I think Valentines Day snuck up on Dave and this is the first year since 2001 that we did not go out for a meal. Or make something special at home. February 2018 ended with a trip to Welkom for the motor racing.

February 2018 #FOMO Box

The February 2018 box included a few sweet treats which Dave will enjoy. We devoured the pistachios with our evening whisky and I will try the gin the next time James comes over for a drink. I have left the egg separator in the kitchen to see if I make use of it. The last one I had broke over 10 years ago and I have never bothered to replace it.

February 2018 #FOMO Box
February 2018 #FOMO Box
Flavour Powder

I have used the blueberry flavour powder to make meringues. I felt all cheffy when I used it and cannot wait to share with you what I have done with the liquorice powder.

Flavour Powder
Flavour Powder
Hibiscus Flowers

I bought these hibiscus flowers in France last year. They are amazing to use in desserts and I shall start being more adventurous with them.

Hibiscus Flowers
Hibiscus Flowers
Kitchen Caddy

My plan is to start growing herbs on my windowsill in the scullery. To that end I needed to clear the ‘stuff’ off of it. I have not completely succeeded but I have managed to fit this kitchen caddy onto the worktop, between the sink and the wall.

Kitchen Caddy
Kitchen Caddy
Muffin Tin

I bought a new muffin tin so that I could make my Pasteis De Natas. Once again I have chosen to stick with the Paul Hollywood endorsed tins even though they scratch very easily. I am hoping that the investment will be worth it and that they will last.

Muffin Tin
Muffin Tin

This post has been linked up with #IMK over on Sherry’s blog.

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26 thoughts on “Showcasing February 2018 In My Kitchen

  1. Blueberry powder, licorice powder and hibiscus… all lovely. I have also made licorice ice cream but thats about it for now. The egg separator is a handy, especially when you have lots of eggs to separate 🙂

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    1. The egg separator was a dismal failure as it did not work 🙁

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  2. Intrigued by the blueberry powder, Tandy.

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    1. It is such a great ingredient 🙂

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  3. Ooohhh, I ‘m keen to see what you do with that liquorice powder…

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    1. So far all I have made is ice cream 🙂

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  4. I love this post; it’s as if we are having a catch-up over coffee. Can’t wait to see what you do with the hibiscus flowers. Xx

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    1. Thanks for the visit Jane 🙂

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  5. Tandy can I ask why you went for them if they scratch easily? Are they better in other respects? I’m always looking for good quality baking tins.

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    1. They are a good quality and sturdy. And hopefully the scratches don’t affect their efficacy. And I like things to match 😉 and I have a few of this brand already.

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  6. That kitchen caddy looks so practical and stylish at the same time – what a lovely way to keep things organised around the sink.

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    1. It really is an item I can endorse 🙂

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  7. That kitchen caddy looks like something I need!! So useful.. I am one of those types who hides everything in drawers until it gets chaotic and I have to purge everything, and I am trying to get better about making organized modules on my counters! – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. I need to have everything organized. I will use drawers organizers when I eventually get drawers 🙂

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  8. I can’t wait to see how you use the licorice powder – it sounds a challenging ingredient. Sweet or savory recipe?

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    1. I have made ice cream and will try another recipe soon 🙂

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  9. Am off to France on Monday for a day of food shopping so will look out for those hibiscus flowers!

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    1. Have fun! I got them at Carrefour 🙂

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  10. Licorice powder has some interesting potential for what it could add flavor to. The only licorice-flavored item I can think of is — licorice!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I made ice cream 🙂

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  11. I love peeking into other people’s kitchens and the visit to yours was interesting because you use some ingredients, like the Hibiscus Flowers and the powders, that I never use.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I love trying new things 🙂

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  12. I love how you are growing kitchen herbs on your windowsill and the fact you used the word scullery, I haven’t heard that word in a long time! I do that and there is nothing like fresh herbs right now =)

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    1. I have to find a better way to grow my herbs as at present they are not working out too well!

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  13. hi tandy
    thanks for joining in IMK this month. i’ve seen recipes in nigella’s books with liquorice powder but it is just about impossible to get here. the funny thing is the best place to buy things like blueberry powder is in chemists. they have it in the healthfood section :). have a great month. cheers S x

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    1. If your customs were not so tough I would post you some 🙂

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