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February 2021 Showcasing In My Kitchen

February 2021 started off like any other February. It is financial year end for many companies and so they like to keep stock levels low. I did not have any great expectations for the month, and was really surprised when we exceeded our targets. It is also meant to be heat wave month where I live and surprisingly, we had very few hot days. The month was bracketed by excessive temperatures, and our swimming pool earned its keep.

To keep us cool and summer treats

I whipped up a batch of butterscotch soft serve. This no churn ice cream is super easy to make if you use store bought ingredients. I baked up a storm, using my sourdough discard. There were granola cookies, halva cookies and apricot cookies. And lastly I made a chocolate stout pudding to celebrate the opening of alcohol sales.

Butterscotch Soft Serve
Sourdough Granola Cookies
Halva Sourdough Cookies
Sourdough Apricot Cookies
Stout Pudding
On the savoury side

I made queso blanco using UHT milk as an experiment which turned out extremely well. My sourdough wholemeal bread was this month’s bread bake and I whipped up a batch of oven baked fritters. The recipe I tested from Meze and have showcased in February 2021 was for chicken livers cooked with pomegranate molasses.

Queso Blanco
Sourdough Wholemeal Bread Maker Loaf
Oven Baked Courgette Fritters
Chicken Livers With Pomegranate Sauce
One new thing in my kitchen in February 2021

I am forever collecting recipes to test and they were collecting in a box which I am now using for Hannah’s pencils. I decided to buy a new recipe note book and have stuck all the recipes into the book. The great thing about this particular book is that the pages are lined. I cannot write straight so this is a great help for note making. And the pages are perforated and tear out nicely. Now to get the recipes tested!

Recipe Note Book

and yes, today will be awesome!

This is my March 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 March 3:

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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!

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  • I write down my recipes in a lined notebook as well :) BTW all your recipes sound amazing - I cannot stop drooling at those Halva Sourdough Cookies!

  • That is really a lot of cookies! We would have trouble resisting them if I baked.

    be safe... mae at

  • Yum and yum! I do a sourdough discard whole wheat bread now. It's amazing how much better it rises than my normal whole wheat.

  • Tandy, your butterscotch soft serve recipe sounds wonderful! (Thanks for the link.) Sorry to hear about your Covid scare though... I don't have a "smart phone" or a device capable of using apps and I can only imagine how upsetting it was to be "notified" and wonder. Hope you're all doing well now. I also enjoyed your stout pudding, sourdough creations, and pomegranate-sauced chicken livers. Truthfully, I had no idea there were booze bans (!) but Im glad you were able to take advantage of the easing restrictions, your pool to stay cool, and everything else you cooked up "IMK." It's been business as usual here (which worries me and why I stay home so much), but your butterfly pic at the end was a message of HOPE we all need to live by! Take care and be safe and well, xo.
    P.S. Unfortunately, I sleep like a baby too :) but I've come to accept that as part of my creative nature. Do what works for YOU!

  • butterscotch soft serve sounds marvellous! I have half a dozen folders full of recipes from magazines etc. a lifetime to keep me busy. thanks for joining in this month and for being an IMK stalwart! have a good March.

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