I am way ahead of myself in preparing my In My Kitchen August 2015 post to share with Celia from Fig Jam And Lime Cordial to showcase what is new this month. But saying that, I am also way behind in getting the new things from the camera onto the blog :). Since we are travelling overseas again next month, I want to make sure all my August posts are done before the end of July. In my kitchen is a copy of the Good Housekeeping magazine. I will take this with me to gym to read while I train on the elliptical machine. I picked this copy up at the TuberTek event I attended.
We were also sent home with 4 potatoes, some duck fat, olive oil and salt.
I received a hamper at the SunGold KiwiFruit event that consisted of 2 chopping mats that I have taken to work, a kiwi fruit spoon, some kiwi fruit and a notebook.
My team won a blending competition and our prize was a bottle of wine and a decanter each. We have enjoyed the bottle of wine, and I have put the decanter onto our dining room table in the new house to use next time we have guests.
What I blogged August 5:
- two years ago – Sourdough Scones
- three years ago – Grape And Blueberry Flaugnarde
- four years ago – Smokey Chicken
- five years ago – Nero Risotto With Peas And Prawns
32 thoughts on “August 2015 Showcasing In My Kitchen”
Zespri – a little bit of New Zealand in South Africa:-) Oh, duck fat roasted potatoes – hope you enjoyed:-)
I ended up mashing the potatoes and will save the duck fat for some confit 🙂
4 potatoes – priceless! How lucky to win that fab decanter though. I’m sure it will be well used.
I know, how funny was that! 4 potatoes made mash for our fish pie 🙂
How exciting to be doing another trip overseas Tandy and always so many lovely things in your kitchen.
Kenya proving to be very interesting. Will put a post together when I am home.
🙂 Mandy xo
I look forward to reading it!
That decanter is an awesome shape!!
I so agree!
Tandy, I bet you made some tasty “taters” with that duck fat! Love your kiwi stash, too, although I’ve never seen a kiwi spoon before. Clever gadget. Your new carafe is stunning — the stopper is so unique — congrats on your win! Safe travels, xo.
The stopper is a wooden ball and I would not mind a few more to make the other decanters we have match 🙂
What a pretty decanter!! Fun post 🙂
It is very pretty 🙂
Hi Tandy, I always enjoy the what’s new in my kitchen posts, looks like you have some really great new items, love the decanter.
The decanter is in our dining room and yet to be used! I must remedy that 🙂
Ugh, I wish I liked the elliptical machine more! But I like your idea of bringing Good Housekeeping magazine with you! I should try that instead of watching the t.v.’s, there’s nothing good on anyhow. Love that kiwi spoon, I need to look into getting one, we are big kiwi fans here and I’ve read that they are naturally pesticide free as Kiwi farmers don’t feel the need to spray, so buying organic isn’t necessary as they should be naturally so! Yay for the Kiwi, so tasty.
Our old gym had a TV on each machine and I would watch the news or the sport. The new gym we go to has older machines and it can get quite boring. Interesting fact about the kiwi farmers Laura 🙂
You had me at duck fat!!! You lucky thing going o/s again next month! Jan x
I am so ready for this trip Jan as we get to see Dave’s son and drink whisky 🙂
Will we be seeing some confit potatoes?
Kiwi fruit spoon? I dont know that I have ever heard of such a thing. To google I go for a demonstration.
I seem to have lost the spoon, but it works amazingly well. And no confit potatoes sadly. Maybe some duck?
This carrot soup looks so comforting and delicious! YUM!
Thanks Anu, and thanks for the visit 🙂
WOOHOO congrats on winning that blending contest!!!!
Thanks Shashi 🙂
I’ve never tried duck fat although I did see pig fat served as breakfast spread at a hotel we were staying at the other week. i tried it for curiousity then spat it straight out! Very unappealing cold! -Cate from IMK
Oh Cate, I cannot imagine how bad that lard tasted! Thanks for the visit 🙂
Congrats on winning! Love the decanter, looks beautiful. We have a kiwi fruit spoon as well and it does work. It’s great for packing in the kids’ lunch boxes. I myself read books on the kindle app on my iPad at the gym, magazines are saved for what little leisure time I can squeeze in at home!
I wish for you loads more leisure time Gretchen 🙂
duck fat! how wonderful. and i love that kiwifruit cutter. what a cute gadget – i can’t resist gadgets as my drawers testify:) yes jolly weird to give you potatoes. that wine decanter is rather spesh – as they say around here. lots of lovelies in your kitchen this month tandy.
Thanks Sherry, the decanter is really beautiful 🙂