July 2013 Showcasing In My Kitchen

I cannot believe I am typing the word July already! This being my birthday month is my favourite month of the year! Come and take a peek what I am showcasing in July 2013.

In My Kitchen July 2013

is some fresh turmeric. You do not understand how excited I was to see this. I found it two days before we left for overseas but I had to buy some and use it straight away. First I made some turmeric roasted cauliflower to see how this fresh product works. Well done to my local Pick ‘n Pay for finally stocking an ‘unusual’ ingredient.

Fresh Turmeric In My Kitchen July 2013
Fresh Turmeric

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is a packet of lime seasoning that was sent to be by Knorr. I am going to use it the next time a recipe calls for citric soda as that is the main ingredient.

Lime Seasoning In My Kitchen July 2013
Lime Seasoning

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is my copy of Jackie Cameron Cooks At Home. I will be reviewing the book and sharing a recipe some time this month.

Jackie Cameron Cooks At Home In My Kitchen July 2013
Jackie Cameron Cooks At Home

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is a bottle of balsamic vinegar that we bought while in Modena. We went into a shop and the choice of balsamic vinegars was huge. I did not know which was the best one to buy but I decided that I would look at the age first, and then the packaging as I needed to get the bottle safely home from Italy.

Balsamic Vinegar In My Kitchen July 2013
Balsamic Vinegar

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is a gnocchi board. I read an article on Bologna and one of the places that was recommended was a large store that has a great homeware section. The homeware section as not great, but I found this board and now I have to make gnocchi again!

Gnocchi Board In My Kitchen July 2013
Gnocchi Board

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are two packets of seeds I bought in Venice. Chantelle asked for some watercress – and I have shared the pack with her. I also got myself some rhubarb for my vegetable planter. Now all I need it soil ….

Seeds From Italy In My Kitchen July 2013
Seeds From Italy

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is specialty pasta from Venice. I saw this packet at the Rialto and went back to buy more for my friend Erica as a gift – hers are little gondolas.

Pasta From Venice In My Kitchen July 2013
Pasta From Venice

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are two bottles of wine. I attended a World Of Wine Tasting hosted by Checkers and I received one bottle as a gift. The other one I won for tweeting during the event.

Checkers World Of Wine
Checkers World Of Wine

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is a wooden box of 6 wines that I received as a gift after attending the launch of the Culinaria range of wines at Leopard’s Leap. I have a super recipe that I will be sharing with you later in the month.


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is a bottle of olive oil that I was sent from Olyfberg. It has been packaged in aid of Cansa so please buy one in support, the next time you need olive oil. (picture replaced in 2014 due to upload issues with the original)

Olyfberg Olive Oil
Olyfberg Olive Oil

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56 thoughts on “July 2013 Showcasing In My Kitchen

  1. Mmm lovely balsamic vinegar and looking forward to hearing about how the fresh turmeric turns out in recipes. Looks beautiful!

  2. Lovely things, Tandy! I just loooove that beautiful coloured pasta and the gnocchi board!

  3. Tandy, look at that pasta! I’ve never seen any so colourful before! And fresh turmeric is a treat, but watch your hands, they’ll go yellow and stay yellow! 🙂 We use our gnocchi boards for both pasta making AND butter making! xx

    1. Ah, butter making sounds like fun. And yes, my fingers did turn yellow, but I don’t mind. I am going to make colourful pasta at home, it looks fun 🙂

  4. Wow, Tandy, so many gourmet delights in your kitchen this month! I am looking forward to a post on gnocchi making with that board… I’ve never seen it made with a board. Curious now. Happy cooking lovely.

  5. G’day Tandy and bellissimo, true!
    Love your selections of wines, unique pasta shapes and your gnocchi board, lime, cookbook and fresh turmeric…have never used fresh before, and now will put that on my list to do, thanks to you!
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. It is well fantastic that you found fresh turmeric at your local Pick ‘n Pay–wish i did. It is wonderful when used in curries and etc instead of the dry variety. I generally get it at my local Indian Green grocer. It is excellent steeped in some hot milk –to soothe a sore throat

    1. I shall remember that next time I get a sore throat Usha. Take a close look next time you are at PnP – I nearly missed it 🙂

  7. I’ve never seen fresh turmeric available- so cool that you found some!
    There are so many great items in your post- Thanks for sharing, Tandy.

  8. What a great collection you have in your pantry this month. I just realised none of my items were food!! How can that be, I love the coloured pasta shapes and the gnocchi board is very inspiring also.

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  10. I love fresh tumeric, it’s one of y favourites. Lots of great things in your kitchen this month look forward to the recipes. Italy is so inspiring isnt it. We must have almost driven past each other in Modena

  11. hi Tandy, lovely to catch up with what is going on in your kitchen, I’ve been away from blogging for a while so this is a perfect start! The shaped pasta is just outrageously cute, I’m not sure I could bring myself to cook it. And I’ve never seen a gnocchi board before….

    1. So nice to see you back Claire – I was thinking of you the other day as my bucchu is flowering. I bought that for when I did a guest post for you. I am going to have to cook that pasta soon as my cupboard is getting rather full with all the pasta I have been given in the past few months. We very seldom eat it anymore. Off to see what is happening with you 🙂

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