August 2013 Showcasing In My Kitchen

It is August 2013 and 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 Creuset 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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