Showcasing September 2017

Showcasing September 2017

Today Dave and I are off to the United Kingdom. September 2017 was a busy month which included having house guests stay with us. They fly down from Johannesburg each year to visit. Mike and Dave go to the racing while Gill and I go shopping.

Jelly from England

I needed this specific jelly for a recipe and was lucky enough to find it at our local British Shop. I will bring back a few from Tesco’s with me so that I can work on making my own at home.

Showcasing September 2017 Jelly From England
Jelly From England
New shelf

When Dave cut out the wood for our sink he set it aside. The plan was to make a blackwood coffee table out of it. But instead we used it to make a shelf for the SolarDom oven. I am so pleased with the result.

New Shelf
New Shelf
Nguni Malbec

It is a very small world. When I met Charles Withington he told me that his neighbour in Darling was Serge Damseaux. I have known Serge my entire life through rallying. Serge arrived at my door with this bottle of Nguni Malbec. A very generous gift from Charles. Nguni are beef cattle bred in the Darling area. The wine is full of ripe berries and I served it with our paella.

Nguni Malbec
Nguni Malbec
Paul Hollywood Spring Form Tin

Each time I need a baking tin for a recipe I am buying it, instead of taking one out of the cottage kitchen. Firstly I want all new things for my new kitchen. And secondly we are planning on turning the cottage into a self-catering apartment and who knows what people will want to bake when they are staying in it. I bought this Paul Hollywood Spring Form Tin and so far have made a few recipes in it.

Paul Hollywood Spring Form Tin
Paul Hollywood Spring Form Tin
Pomegranates

I was gifted these pomegranates in April, the day before we went overseas. They will keep for an amazingly long time in the fridge if left whole. Or you can freeze the arils. I turned mine into grenadine which has been set aside for summer drinks.

Pomegranates
Pomegranates
September 2017 #FOMO Box

Words cannot do enough to convey how disappointed I was in this month’s box. We are meant to get new things to try and this is not the first time we have had toffee spread, edible sugar lace, tea, flavoured popcorn and beer and beer bread. I costed the box and the Valrhona chocolate is going to have to come in at R114.50 when it is launched. We have scoffed the popcorn which was tasty, and the chocolate which was really good, and the rest has been left for when I need it.

September 2017 FOMO Box
September 2017 FOMO Box

I am linking up with Sherry with new things in my kitchen for September 2017.

Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime October 4:

 

Dave and I will be back at work on the 23rd of October. I will start replying to comments then. I won’t be able to read any blogs while we are away so please forgive my lack of visiting back. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.
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22 thoughts on “Showcasing September 2017

  1. I’ve heard so many good things about Malbec – I think I need to try it.

    http://goodfoodweek.com.au/2017/10/life-whats-kitchen-10/

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    1. It is a really nice, smooth varietal 🙂

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  2. I take it not any strawberry jelly will do for your recipe Tandy. Is there something special about that brand? Have a wonderful holiday in the UK xx
    https://missfoodfairy.com/2017/10/10/in-my-kitchen-october-2017/
    Miss Food Fairy sharing the blog ♥ In my Kitchen October 2017My Profile

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    1. It is a ready to make jelly, that replaces the powder version we use here. I will try and recreate it and then blog the recipe 🙂

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  3. Tandy, no need to reply until the next IMK. Enjoy your vacation and eventual homecoming! The “recycled” shelf turned out beautifully — such a space saver and conveniently placed, too. I also loved your pomegranate pic. (Didn’t know you could freeze the arils — thanks for that tip!) The next time I sip a glass of Malbec I’ll think of you, thanks to some generous wine sharing friends. Truly lovely vino. xo
    Kim | a little lunch sharing the blog ♥ In My Kitchen ~ October 2017My Profile

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    1. Thanks Kim, I was well pleased with the shelf as well 🙂

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  4. Thanks for sharing your kitchen with us before you go.
    Have a safe and wonderful trip.
    Amanda sharing the blog ♥ In My Kitchen October 2017My Profile

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    1. Thank you Amanda 🙂

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  5. Have a wonderful trip a wonderful trip Tandy, always look forward to your monthly showcase posts. Take care!
    cheri sharing the blog ♥ Baked Sticky Pomegranate Chicken #steviva #sweetandeasy #FructeviaMy Profile

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    1. Thanks. It’s been a great trip thus far.

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  6. Have a great time in the UK – I am sure you’ll have a fantastic time!

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    1. We had an amazing time 🙂

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  7. HI Tandy! Thanks for the birthday wishes. I can’t wait to get back to the UK for a visit, Cornwall is at the top of the list! And I had no idea you could freeze pomegranate arils!! I’m going to try that when they are in season here. I pack my kids lunches so they are healthier (and cheaper) than what the school provides and would love for arils to be an options out of season. The teachers mock me as it is for how “healthy” their lunches are. Oh well.

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    1. We also need to go back to Cornwall. I would rather be mocked than have overweight kids!

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  8. Here’s to a wonderful trip for you both. I am sure you will have a great time. Hugs x
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    1. Thank you so much 💜

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  9. Enjoy your trip to England!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mae

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  10. Have a wonderful trip Tandy. Yes the contents of that box don’t seem very useful. Love your shelf for the oven. Thanks for joining in again this month. Cheers Sherry.
    Sherry from sherryspickings sharing the blog ♥ In My Kitchen – October 2017My Profile

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    1. Thanks for hosting xx

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  11. Enjoy your trip!
    Chica Andaluza sharing the blog ♥ Waves, Woods and WalksMy Profile

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    1. Thank you!

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