April 2015 is by far my best month of the first half of the year. This is the month that Dave and I travel overseas and this year we will be going back to France. But before we leave, here are a few things to share with you and Celia from Fig Jam And Lime Cordial. So, in my kitchen this month is a new notebook. The very lovely Lorraine sent it to me as a gift for Christmas. I am going to use it to write all my cookbook reviews in. At present I have an exam pad that I write the notes into, but this is much prettier.
In the same package was this amazing block of chocolate. I had to keep it away from Dave who is a chocoholic and cannot say no to another block (or three).
Dave and I both like thin mugs, but I like a bigger mug than he does. It has taken me years to find a mug that I like for my coffee and finally I found one! Hopefully this one will last longer than the previous one, which I left on the floor next to the couch and forgot about when I stood up!
I was sent a copy of Food For Your Brood to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I am always so grateful for these books as they are a treat for me and something I would not buy for myself at present, as all my spare cash it going to the finishes of our house.
Last but not least is a container of lime leaves. I looked everywhere in the spice section of my local stores for these and then stumbled across them with the Asian cooking ingredients. I was really happy, as I love the flavour they impart to my dishes.
What I blogged April 1:
- one year ago – In My Kitchen
- two years ago – In My Kitchen
- three years ago – In My Kitchen
- four years ago – Regional And Seasonal Challenge
58 thoughts on “April 2015 Showcasing In My Kitchen”
Very pretty notebook, indeed. Thanks for the heads-up about where to look for the lime leaves, I’ve been hunting for them too!
I was so glad I stumbled upon them at Woollies 🙂
What great items in your kitchen! Yay for another trip, I love your posts and am really looking forward to “our” trip to France! <3
I look forward to having you along 🙂
How delicious to have some Haigh’s sent yo you by Celia… and those Thai lime herbs, wow!
It was Lorraine that sent the gift, but yes, very delicious 🙂
Ooh I’m glad the book will be used! I love pretty notebooks and I bought those in a hotel gift shop in Hawaii. I loved the sayings on the front 😀
It is so special, and already well used 🙂
France is at the top of my list for places I want to visit – have fun! Love that coffee cup, it’s the perfect size.
Thanks Pam 🙂
I just love the name of that book, take epic changes, I so love it. And I love those herbs. Wonderful post.
Kay of Pure & Complex
Thanks Kay 🙂
I love BIG coffee mugs too! I have one that’s about 10 years old – it’s all chipped and stained – but I haven’t been able to find one as big to replace it with! Safe travels to you and Dave Tandy!
I also hang onto my mugs 🙂
Some lovely things and what great gifts!
I was totally spoilt!
Hi Tandy! I really like think mugs too. And I though I was the only one who is super picky about the cup I drink my coffee out of. For me, nothing pairs better with coffee than chocolate……melted right in. France sounds so exciting. One day! Until then, we’re leaving for vacation for awhile starting tomorrow and I can’t wait. Heading to a warmer climate!!
Ooh, chocolate in coffee, something I must try! Travel safely on your vacation 🙂
G’day Tandy! I couldn’t go past that South Australian Haigh’s chocolate! And your Thailime leaves intrigued me! Happy Easter and thanks for this month’s kitchen view also!
Thanks for the monthly visit Joanne 🙂
I love peeking in your kitchen Tandy…I too love big mug…enjoy your vacation!
Thanks, we still have three weeks to go 🙂
I know what you mean about having a mug you like Tandy. I have a very cheap one that the kids gave me many years ago but there is now a chip and a 2nd hot on it’s heels. I think it’s not long for this world. It’s my favourite Saturday morning cup. There’s really nothing like lime leaves is there? So fragrant and an interesting flavour if added to custards. Enjoy your travels. A truly delicious tour.
Fiona, my tea mug with Boxer puppies has a chip, but I cannot bring myself to throw it away!
Oh how I wish you lived closer Tandy, then I could give you leaves from my kaffir lime tree! It’s only small, but it already has heaps of fruit and leaves! Love the shape of your big mug, and how nice of Lorraine to send you such a great gift. Take Epic Chances indeed! Have wonderful travels! xxx
Oh, I so want a kaffir lime tree – going to plant one as soon as we have finished the outside of the house. Have a super Easter weekend xxx
I love reading the IMK posts!
And I enjoy your visit Zirkie 🙂
Have a great trip – Tandy – look forward to hearing all about it!
Still a while to go Rachel 🙂
So many lovely things Tandy. Your notebook is lovely.
Have a wonderful holiday.
🙂 Mandy xo
Thanks Mandy 🙂
My husband and I have favourite mugs too. Tea and coffee just taste better from them.
They do somehow indeed 🙂
Have a wonderful time in France Tandy.
Thanks Sally 🙂
Thai lime leaves… Gorgeous. 🙂
Love that you are off on adventures. Can’t wait!
Me either Anna!
SOOOO jealous of your travels to France Tandy!!!! Eat lots for me won’t you 😀 Jan x
ooh I’d forgotten about Haigh’s chocolate, so good! That book looks interesting too 🙂
The note book is wonderful 🙂
Hi Tandy! Thai lime adds a lovely flavor to food. Thanks for the peek and I wish you a wonderful trip!
Thanks Emily 🙂
such a pretty notebook. have fun in france.
Thanks Sherry 🙂
Have a wonderful time in France Tandy and it’s always nice to have a lovely notebook 🙂
Thanks Moya 🙂
I much prefer drinking out of a thin walled mug too and I like a bigger size! I found one in Waitrose recently and think I need to get another one as my son seems to like it too! Have a wonderful time in France – look forward to you IG posts from there, Tandy!
Thanks Selma, I cannot wait!
Love that phrase – take epic chances!!
Something I am going to keep in mind always 🙂
Yum, I love Haigh’s chocolate, and that is a lovely mug! Have a great holiday!
Thanks Beck 🙂
Those lime leaves are a good idea for when you can’t find the fresh (which is almost always here). I will start a hunt for them. I’ve found preserved ones which are not really very good.
Very lovely mug for tea, it looks as if it will fit into your hand perfectly. Just right for tea or coffee.
Have a wonderful holiday.
Thanks for the visit Liz and hope you find some lime leaves 🙂