April 2021 Showcasing In My Kitchen

How was April 2021 for you? Work wise it was of course like chalk and cheese to last year. In 2020 we were in hard lockdown, not allowed to leave our homes for anything other than an emergency, or to go shopping for essentials. This year, we worked and what a blessing that was. We spent time with the kids enjoying family meals. And we flew up to Johannesburg. It was the first time since November 2019 we had been on an aeroplane. Needless to say, it was amazing to travel, and to spend my dad’s 75th birthday with him. I was responsible for the main course and dessert. And it was the most special gift I could give him.

April 2021 and the recipes from my kitchen

On the dessert front I made black sesame ice cream, blueberry frangipane, apricot clafoutis, condensed milk biscuits and choc nut bars.

From the savoury side there was confit garlic, korma paste, Bombay potatoes, curried carrot mash and Kerala prawn curry.

 

One new thing in my kitchen

Another great gift from my dad was this dried shrimp. I had no clue what to do with them but kept them in my fridge until I found a recipe. I am busy reviewing a new cook book and there was a recipe for XO sauce in it. And that needed dried shrimp!

Dried Shrimp

This is my May submission to the #IMK series, hosted by Sherry. Each month bloggers around the world gather to share what is new in their kitchens. 

Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime May 5:

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

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