Showcasing May 2018 In My Kitchen

In many parts of the world, the 1st of May 2018 was a public holiday. In South Africa we had the day off work, and I found it quite strange. Usually we are overseas this time of the year. And, it was a Tuesday. Having a day off in the middle of the week upsets the balance somewhat. Wednesday felt like Monday, and Friday could not come soon enough.

Spread Knives

I like to have everything matching when I set a table for guests. For Christmas there were 8 of us and so I bought these spread knives at a local homeware store. They were not expensive and have great messages written on them.

Spread Knives Showcasing May 2018
Spread Knives
FOMO Box May 2018

This month’s box looked like a Mother’s Day box. Mothering Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday in May here. I am going to gift the tea mug to a friend who drinks loose tea as I already have one. The tea itself I have kept and used. The tea bags tear quite easily so I have to remember to be careful when loosening the tag. Dave and I tucked into the ginger biscuits. In fact, I ate so many that I decided not to have anything sweet for 5 nights. Quite a challenge for me. The crown jewels were delicious even though I don’t normally eat sesame seeds. I am going to try and make these. The berry & buchu ice tea was also very good.

FOMO Box May 2018
FOMO Box May 2018
Ice Scoop

One of the prerequisites when we bought our fridge / freezer was that it had a lot of freezer space. I did not want an ice maker as they take up far too much real estate in a freezer. We have 3 built in ice trays with a container underneath for the ice. For years I have used my hands to scoop out ice when needed. I was looking for place mats at a local home store when I found this ice scoop. Pity it is winter as I really have to find an excuse to use it.

Ice Scoop
Ice Scoop
Mixing Bowls

I went shopping looking for some ceramic mixing bowls. Le Creuset no longer do them so I went to another store to look for some. They didn’t have either, but they had these. I am sure they will be the perfect size for Dave’s needs. He makes omelettes or scrambled eggs over the weekends for breakfast. They were really well priced so I bought two.

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Bowls
Tongs

And while I was looking for mixing bowls I saw these tongs. I need another set as the pin on my old ones has broken. While I wait for Dave to fix them these cheap ones should do the trick.

Tongs
Tongs

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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18 thoughts on “Showcasing May 2018 In My Kitchen

  1. I love LOVE those butter knives. How clever!
    Debra Eliotseats sharing the blog ♥ RIP, ChefMy Profile

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    1. Thank you for the visit Debra 🙂

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  2. I love your new mixing bowls. How funny to have a day off on a Tuesday – in Australia (when I lived there) we would have ANZAC day and Australia Day wherever they fell in the week, and it was always strange. In the UK public holidays are always on a Monday and we don’t have the 1st May!

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    1. I think the UK bank holidays make more sense. Thanks for the visit Kari 🙂

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  3. I’d love those bowls to make scrambled eggs in! We make 12-14 eggs a day for my family, the baby alone eats 2 believe it or not (with cheese and buttered toast.) Wish I could buy them here!

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    1. That is a lot of eggs! I love scrambled eggs with cheese – so perfect 🙂

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  4. You have some great kitchen equipment. When I read your posts I realise I am quite archaic with some of my kitchen needs.

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    1. I am a bit obsessed with collecting new kitchen kit 🙂

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  5. hi tandy
    thanks for joining us with an IMK post. Just fyi – i’m having problems with the new GDPR so not everything is showing as it should on my blog. but it will!:) once blogger fixes it up. love your cute paté knives I think your tongs are like a pair i have – they catch my skin every time i use them so you have to be careful… cheers sherry
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    1. These ones don’t catch, but they are not very strong 🙂

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  6. Those spreaders are adorable and I love the message on them!

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    1. They were perfect for Christmas 🙂

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  7. What sort of tongs will you get? I just have OXO ones which look like the ones in your pic but I didn’t know you could get fancy ones!
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    1. There are ones that stand on the counter. And others with different grips. These are not quite strong enough so will probably splash out for more expensive ones.

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  8. Your spreaders are wonderful! Such an amusing idea, to put those “sayings” on the blades. Our ice maker came with a scoop like that, and I do indeed find it useful (though I do sometimes just reach in for 1 or 2 cubes). I hope you get lots of great new things in June!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the visit Mae 🙂

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  9. I love your spread knives, Tandy <3

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    1. Thank you Jane 🙂

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