WOW, December 2023 went by in a flash. We finished work on the 14th and my plan for the rest of the month was to spring clean. I set aside an hour a day to do just that. So far I have done the upstairs of our house, cleaning from floor to ceiling. We went away for 3 nights with friends, and it was bliss. Quiet and serene and just the break we all needed. Christmas was a meze affair, spent with friends. And we had a family celebration on the 27th, which would have been Dave’s mum’s birthday. I also dedicated time each day to blogging, and to cooking. And then of course there was the daily grind of chores ….
Recipes shared in December 2023
In order to share the chicken and pork meatballs recipe, I had to make a roasted sesame sauce, and an onion chilli relish. I also made Mandarin pancakes and ajvar, a red pepper dip. Only two sweet recipes featured this month, a microwave cake, and Ukrainian yoghurt pancakes.
When we designed the scullery, the shelf above the dishwasher was meant to be for my recipe books. But, our Boxer puppy was so tall she could reach the counter tops and eat whatever was on them. So, we converted the shelf to “Scarlett’s shelf” i.e. the place we put everything we didn’t want her to reach. For now, it is my pantry as that has yet to be done. I recently relabelled all of my containers. I discovered I had two for almond flour, so that was a bonus. And the font is larger which hopefully makes finding things a little easier.
This is my January submission to the #IMK series hosted by Sherry. Each month bloggers around the world gather to share what is new in their kitchens.
Wishing everyone the most amazing 2024! May it be full of love and kindness, and may it hold a gentle touch and kind thought.
See the links below for blog posts I published on January 1:
- 2021: Sourdough Red Velvet Choc Chip Cookies
- 2020: December 2019 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2018: Tomato And Smoked Olive Focaccia
- 2017: Into The Fire
- 2015: Basmati Rice Salad
- 2014: January 2014 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2012: January 2012 Showcasing In My Kitchen