Showcasing June 2016

Showcasing June 2016

On the 9th of June I popped in to Maureen’s blog and saw that my June IMK post had not been linked up. This was entirely my fault as I had not left the link in the comments. However, when I tried to comment my message would not go through! I also read that due to her back surgery Maureen would not be hosting IMK for July and August. Not wanting to go 2 months without letting you all have a peek into my kitchen I have changed the title of these monthly posts. So, welcome to showcasing June 2016 where I show you what was new in my kitchen.

Thermo Spatula

This is something I have wanted for a very long time. They were on sale at The Good Food and Wine Show and I thought the price was reasonable (R200). As you can see the spatula comes off and you can then use the probe for meat etc. I used it on a cake I had baked to ensure it was the right internal temperature. I was told by my friend Bev that this is the most reliable way to test if a cake is properly baked. I am also going to use this method for my next batch of bread.

Spatula With Built In Thermometer Probe
Spatula With Built In Thermometer Probe
Grand Constance

I received a gift pack of the Grand Constance when I was invited to a food and wine pairing at Groot Constantia. This naturally sweet dessert wine is going to be on our table when we have guests over for dinner.

Grand Constance
Grand Constance
June 2016 FOMO Box

This month we received smoked salt from Oryx which is the only brand of salt I use. I am not sure what I will do with the beluga lentils.  I am not a huge fan of lentils at all due to their texture but maybe these are different. I will try them and report back. In December 2014 I bought a catering pack of cocoa and still have not opened it. It will all be used eventually. The sweet temptations toffee spread will be enjoyed by Dave, and the Thelema Muscat Late Harvest by both of us, with guests!

Showcasing June 2016 FOMO Box
June FOMO Box
Labels

I bought love heart labels to use for my jars as they fit in so well with the heart chalk board I have in my kitchen.

Love Hearts
Love Hearts
Wine Salt

I had clients ordering catering packs of salt this month so I added a box of wine salt to my order. I am going to make our own BBQ salt and will use this as the base.

Wine Salt
Wine Salt
What I blogged July 6:

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14 thoughts on “Showcasing June 2016

  1. It’s never too late to showcase what’s happening. I see I have a fellow salt collector in my midst. Salt for all occasions! I have grown to enjoy lentils. A favourite is to cook a small batch and then add them to a rice and spice dish for some added interest, rather than making them the star of the dish.
    Fiona @TIFFIN bite sized food adventures sharing the blog ♥ Spiced Eggplant Kasundi RecipeMy Profile

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    1. I will take up your advice about the lentils!

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  2. Smoked salt is the best! Lots of lovelies in your kitchen.
    Jem @ Lost in Utensils sharing the blog ♥ my kitty is a mulching machine, big pumpkin harvest & saving the seeds two ways (one is yummy)My Profile

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    1. I am loving the smoked salt 🙂

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  3. Oh no, poor Maureen! I hope she gets better soon. She has had such a bad run of health 🙁

    Those heart labels are adorable Tandy!
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ A Tray of The Most Luscious, Delicious Pizza Scrolls!My Profile

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    1. She really has had a tough year!

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  4. Love those labels… I didn’t mention Maureen as the host for June, simply because I thought she was resting until September…. I do hope she continues to get the rest she needs.

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    1. I hope so too Liz 🙂

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  5. HBO Tandy, did not know there is such a thing as a thermo spatula, pretty cool device.
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    1. It is amazing!

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  6. I haven’t done an IMK post for months! I just don’t get to putting posts together the past while.
    Have a happy day Tandy. It’s windy here and quite chilly!
    🙂 Mandy xo
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    1. It is very chilly here Mandy!

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  7. Those love heart jar labels are so cool! I am all about labelling my food, even if it doesn’t technically need a label. Lol!
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    1. Me too!

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