April 2020 Showcasing In My Kitchen

April 2020 started in a way no-one could have predicted at the beginning of the year. Covid-19 meant we were in lockdown. I write my blog posts a month in advance and each morning I went in to edit my ending message. I spent a lot more time in the kitchen of course and stuck to my routine.

Creations from my kitchen April 2020
Adjustable Storage Rack

I first saw this about 2 years ago, before I had my baking drawer in place. And then when Dave put the drawer in, I could not find one. And I really needed this adjustable storage rack as the most used baking tray was always on the bottom. In March I found one at Yuppiechef and I didn’t think twice about buying it. It makes getting the tin out that I need so much easier.

Lavender And Lime Sweets

When we were in Johannesburg in December we went to Irene Farm for an outing. I will eventually get around to blogging about that. At the farm stall I saw these Lavender And Lime sugar free drops and of course it went without saying that I had to have them. My mom bought them for me and I finally got around to opening them. The lime is not punchy enough, and the lavender is a bit too much. I shall have to think of a way to use them in baking.

Lemon, Ginger And Turmeric

According to the note in Infused Waters, this Lemon, Ginger And Turmeric water is a great way to cleanse your digestive system and kickstart your metabolism. I have been drinking this during the April 2020 lockdown as ginger and lemon are so good for you during flu season. Take 2.5cm ginger, 5cm turmeric and thinly slice them. Bruise them in a mortar and pestle and then add to your tea pot with the juice of 1 lemon. Add 500mls boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 minutes before drinking. Keep in mind turmeric is a natural food colouring. My tea pot strainer is now yellow!

Tea, Coffee, Sugar

My parents were meant to come for the Easter weekend and each time they visit I add something to the guest bedroom. This year I bought a new container for the tea, coffee and sugar. I like things to be neat and tidy, and this certainly helped.

This is my May 2020 submission to the #IMK series, hosted by Sherry. Each month bloggers around the world gather to share what is new in their kitchens. Pop on over to her blog to take a peek. 

Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime May 6:

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