Categories: In My Kitchen

In My Kitchen August 2013

Another month has passed us by! It seems amazing that the first of August is here, and that I am sharing more goodies that found their way into my kitchen. Some of the photos were taken in my lounge which did not work out very well – but it was raining and I did not feel like the walk to my ‘studio’.

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are two glasses that Dave and I won when we were at the Glenfiddich tasting evening that took place at this year’s Knysna Oyster Festival. I was given tickets to attend this event and it was such a wonderful evening. Thank you to the event organizers for this!

Glenfiddich Glasses

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 are two Le Crueset espresso cups. I bought them for my avocado chocolate mousse and I am hoping to collect another 6 for our dinner parties.

Le Creuset Espresso Cups

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is raw cacao powder. I ordered it with my last food order and I am planning on using it for my cakes in future.

Raw Cacao Powder

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are disposable baking tins from my friend Chantelle for my birthday. I cannot wait to make something and see how they work!

disposable baking tins

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is a spice dabba which Alex & Co. got me for my birthday. I have changed around some of the spices as I have containers of some of them already. I have placed my whole dried chillies into the container as I have an abundance of fresh ones at the moment.

spice dabba

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is a butter keeper. I am so excited to see how this works in summer! My friend Erica gave me a gift voucher from Le Creuset and so I used that to pay for part of this gift. It is meant to keep the butter spreadable no matter the temperature.

butter keeper

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are two more Le Creuset espresso cups for my collection. Stella sent me a yuppiechef voucher and I put it towards two more for my collection. I am now half way there!

Espresso Cups From Le Creuset

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is a bottle of Tanqueray Gin and a slab of 90% dark supreme chocolate from Lindt – stay tuned to see what I make using these ingredients! I was given these as gift when we attended a Lindt and Tanqueray evening.

chocolate and gin!

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is my signed copy of Lorraine Elliott’s book Not Quite Nigella. The book is not available in South Africa but I was lucky enough to get one from my sister. Lorraine posted it to Kerry and Kerry sent it back to South Africa with my mom. I have a PILE of books to review and this is going to be my reward for getting through them all.

Not Quite Nigella

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is my new toy for my Kitchen Aid! This is a pasta extruder which I got for my birthday from Dave, my mum-in-law and my parents. It has 6 plates and I can now make spaghetti, bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli and macaroni. I have made some squid ink pasta and this weekend I will pick a shape and make our first batch.

Pasta Extruder

To see more IMK posts, please head on over to Celia’s blog, Fig Jam And Lime Cordial

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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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  • Nice goodies. Let me know how the butter bell works out. I wanted to order one with my Blue Ribbon prize, but they didn't have red in stock on the day. Looking forward to seeing what you make with the pasta machine.

    • There is no red in stock anywhere - they had this one in the back room waiting for someone to collect it months ago, and so they let me have it. So far I am impressed, but today's heat will be the true test xox

  • Ooh lovely stuff. You must use this post for the recent le creuset competition. You might just win a R200 voucher to complete your espresso cup collection.

    I was just wondering how one makes macaroni when you make your own pasta.

    • I have entered with my avocado chocolate mousse photo and I would so love to win :) I will make macaroni first and let you know :)

  • G'day and congrats Tandy for the glasses you and Dave won, true!
    Love your disposable dishes, and goes without saying Lorraine's book is a gem and have always wanted to try a pasta extractor; might have to put that on my list to do! Thank you for inviting me into your kitchen today too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  • Some lovely items in your kitchen again Tandy! Love the idea of disposable baking tins. I have decided that a spice dabba is just what I need. Have a wonderful August!! xx

    • Thank you Sharon - I am going to bake this weekend if I have time so that I can test the baking tins :)

  • all lovely - your cakes will look fantastic in the disposable baking tins - great for transporting and gifts. Love your le creuset - never heard of a butter bell before but it looks very stylish. I've never heard of a spice dabba before but it looks like a thing of beauty with all those spices and must smell wonderful. And hope you enjoy the NQN book - it is a great book to curl up with.

    • Lorraine's book is going to be my reward for reading and reviewing the 6 books waiting for me in my pile :)

  • Your spice dabba looks good and I'm intrigued by the butter bell. How does it work? Indeed, does it work?

  • You have some lovely thingies in your kitchen, Tandy!! I am going to try my best to also do an IMK post today!

  • Love the disposable baking tins. The kitchen aid looks to be a bit bigger than my kitchen - very cool.

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