Showcasing June 2018 In My Kitchen

June 2018 was a great winter month. We had much needed rain and the dam levels are slowly rising. We are no where near close to saying the drought is over. But the wet weather has been a blessing. Dave and I did not go away racing, but we did go away for a night with Bonnievale Wines. I shall share more about that in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here is what was new in my kitchen.

June 2018 #FOMO Box

I opened the box and snapped the photos straight away as I wanted to use the pasta sauce. It was perfect for the oxtail I was making that night. I have opened the salt and topped up my salt pig, and the mustard is on the table and has been opened. Dave has tucked into the fudge and finished the biltong and I have put the coffee away for guests to enjoy. The knives will be gifted so all in all, a good box this month.

June 2018 #FOMO Box
June 2018 #FOMO Box
Shiraz SA Awards

Last month I attended the Shiraz SA Awards and was sent home with my choice of red wine. I chose this wine from La Vierge as Dave has not been to the estate. The winery is on my list of places to visit. I went years ago to buy a special bottle of wine for a friend.

Shiraz SA Awards
Shiraz SA Awards
Entheos

Dave and I were lucky enough to do the end process of MCC making at Weltevrede Wine Estate. It involved taking the crown cap off the bottle and then placing the cork in by hand. The hardest part of the process for me is waiting a month before we can enjoy our bubbly.

Entheos
Entheos
Exotic Mushrooms

James invited Dave and I to join him, his wife and his parents-in-law for Fathers’ Day brunch. We went to a local farm store that has a restaurant attached where we all had excellent meals. While we were there I bought some cider, and these mushrooms. I strayed away from making an exotic mushroom pasta and instead gently pan fried them in coconut oil.

Exotic Mushrooms
Exotic Mushrooms
Baking Drawers

I was getting slightly frustrated at not having the carcass done in this area of my scullery. The idea is to have drawers with all my baking equipment in them. Dave finally got the drawers done and now all we need to do is measure the top. I also want a drawer in drawer system installed but that will have to wait. The space on top is perfect for my breadbin, bread maker and juicer.

Baking Drawers
Baking Drawers

I am sharing this post with Sherry and all the other #IMK bloggers. Pop on over to see what else has been showcased this month.

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14 thoughts on “Showcasing June 2018 In My Kitchen

  1. It looks nice you received a nice box of goodies…I love that mustard. Glad that your area is finally getting some much needed rain.

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    1. I am so grateful for the rain!

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  2. Nice wine reviews! Those mushrooms look amazingly good! mmm.

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    1. They were – worth me driving over the mountain to get some more 🙂

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  3. Hmmm, very nice, Tandy. I do like the idea of this box of fun goodies.

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    1. Most months it’s worth getting.

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  4. hi Tandy
    thanks for joining us in IMK land. those boxes must be exciting.. full of surprises?! ooh when is your birthday? soon? So how did the mushrooms taste in coconut oil? sorry but it gives me shivers down my spine. i just can’t take the sliminess of it….uurrghh Have a great month. cheers sherry

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    1. I love mushrooms but I totally get why you don’t. My birthday is at the end of July 🙂

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  5. Your mushrooms look so appealing! I agree that you get the best taste when you keep the preparation down to just oil or butter and the shrooms themselves, though they do enhance the flavor of other sauces.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I love them with coconut oil and a little bit of thyme – but we add mushrooms to a lot of our dishes 🙂

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  6. Glad you had a great winter month & wet weather, I heard in the news about the draught and very much hope that it is over soon. Another wonderful round-up, Tandy!

    Miriam xx

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    1. Thanks Miriam, we need 30% more water just to lift our restrictions 🙂

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  7. You always get such nice things in your FOMO box. And are you going to drink the sparkling straight away once the month is over?

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    1. Most months the FOMO box is good. It is my birthday and we are having a dinner party, so I shall wait until then to drink the bubbles 🙂

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