December 2013 Showcasing In My Kitchen

It is amazing that December 2013 is here already! I won’t be blogging much during the holidays but the regular In My Kitchen post hosted by Celia from Fig Jam And Lime Cordial is one post I will not miss.

In My Kitchen December 2013 ….

are chillies that we brought back from Italy. A string of 50 cost us €2 and I have given some away as a gift. I also dried one and am trying to make the seeds grow into chilli bushes for gifts.

Calabrian Chillies

in my kitchen ….

is a new candy thermometer. After my nougat disaster I called my mom and asked her whether the thermometer I had given her for mother’s day was good. She told me it was fantastic, and so I got one for myself. I have used it once to make ice cream.

Candy Thermometer

in my kitchen ….

is David’s coffee grinder. We have access to the most amazing coffee beans but we have never had a grinder. I won R1000 in the kiwi fruit challenge and I put that, plus the money Dave got from his mom towards buying him the KitchenAid coffee grinder. It was worth the expense and if you are looking for a decent grinder for coffee beans then I can highly recommend this one.

KitchenAid Coffee Grinder

in my kitchen ….

is a Le Creuset pepper mill – well, actually it is in my dining room but I had to share it with you all. I was getting sick and tired of our pepper mills not working properly and so decided to splurge and get one from Le Creuset. Next on my list is the matching salt mill!

Le Creuset Pepper Mill

in my Italian kitchen was ….

butter made from buffalo milk. It was so white and really tasty and if I could have found a way to bring it back with us, I would have


in my kitchen ….

is a new snack platter, piece of slate and a bowl which I bought for the Simple Snacking Challenge

Sundowner Snacks

in my kitchen ….

is the contents of a gift box that I received from Pick n Pay in anticipation of their Victorian & Alfred Waterfront store re-opening

Pick n Pay

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