May 2017 started off fairly quietly. We came back from overseas and I eased into a new routine. I think I took the relaxing part a bit too seriously as I am still playing catch up with my blog. We are going away this month so I need to get on with things. Without further ado, let me share what is new in my kitchen.
Almond Breeze sent me two samples to try out. I used the unsweetened almond milk to make chai and will keep the sweetened one for when my parents come to visit in December.
When we were in France I bought FoodSaver rolls. I have blogged about using them for sous-vide cooking here. Two rolls cost me €17.00 (R246). I have asked Mark to bring another 2 rolls for me at a cost of £15.00 (R254). These are cheaper than the Severin bags, and Ziploc bags so we are making progress.
When Bev and I were killing time in the supermarket, waiting for a reply from the men about dinner she found these flavoured vinegars. I decided to buy the citrus one and I am very taken with it. So far I have used it with chicken and pork.
FOMO Box May 2017
I did not find this month’s FOMO box that inspiring. The gluten free pasta will be saved for my parents visit. The cookies are nice and small and perfect to go with an espresso. I am not sure why we got Christmas treats in May, or white wine in winter?
Joseph Joseph Chopping Boards
Even though the new kitchen has not been worked on in months I am slowly adding to new items to it. I bought these Joseph Joseph chopping boards. I won a set with knives a few years ago and my only complaint was that the knife cuts show up on the surface. These have the same issue, but the quality is far better. The old set has been placed in the cottage kitchen.
I am linking up with the In My Kitchen series hosted by Sherry. To see more posts, please visit her blog, Sherry’s Pickings.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime June 7:
- 2013 – 2013 Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, Gourmet Evening Ticket Give Away
- 2012 – Hummus
- 2011 – Broad Fava Bean And Pea Farfolloni
- 2010 – Pasta With Salmon And Avocado