August 2022 was an incredibly tough month for us. Our beloved Boxer dog had a suspected brain tumour which resulted in a behavioural change. She attacked our Jack Russell and due to her age and the severity of the attack we decided to put her down. Molly had been with us since 2011 when we rescued her at about 6 months of age. Four days later we had to put Scarlett down as well. She was born on Dave’s mum’s birthday in 2015 and since she was a week old she has been a part of my heart. On the Monday evening she attacked the puppy, and even though Holly was not badly hurt, we could not risk further attacks.
Lots of sweet treats
There was a lot of baking this month as it was International Scone Week. And anything sweet makes life seem a little better. I baked cocoa cookies and a condensed milk cake. Made date scones and Sunday scones. And we had blueberry mousse for dessert one night.
Loving my Berbere spice blend so much, I have made Berbere spiced chicken three times. The roast carrot salad was served twice as I enjoyed the flavours. And then there were Asian style venison shanks to warm the soul. And last but not least, I made some cheese scones.
One new thing in August 2022
A friend of mine gifted me this very pretty olive oil jug. It sits on the kitchen counter next to my stove. I am using the oil as a finishing oil rather than for anything mundane. The jar is numbered as they were limited editions. And once I have finished the oil I will top it up with a flavoured olive oil.
This is my September submission to the #IMK series hosted by Sherry. Each month bloggers around the world gather to share what is new in their kitchens.
View the previous posts on September 7:
- 2020: Carrot Muffins
- 2018: Ginger Biscuits
- 2016: August 2016 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2015: New York Cheesecake
- 2012: September 2012 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2011: Lime Poached Hake
- 2010: Cinnamon Cake