There has not been much going on in my kitchen this month but at least there are a few things that I can share with all of you, and of course with the lovely Celia from Fig Jam And Lime Cordial who brings us all together each month. Come and take a peek what I am showcasing in July 2014.
In My Kitchen July 2014
I have a supplier who insists that my orders are over R1000 but they never seem to have stock of half the goods I need, and then they want me to collect! Last month, to get my order value up I added lavender vinegar to the list. I have not tried it yet, and will report back once I have done so.
I also have some raw cacao nibs that I am going to use for choc chip cookies some time soon. In the meanwhile I added half a cup to my last batch of granola and that is so tasty I am tempted to blog a new recipe!
Next I have some dulse flakes. These are one of the ingredients that should be in the recipe I have for coriander pesto, but until now I could not find them here at a reasonable price. Next time I make a batch of pesto I will add them in. I still have no clue what they taste like!
My friend Alex who has blogged here has a feature in the Leisure Wheels Magazine which documented his visit to Triggerfish Brewery and includes a recipe for curry! Alex makes great curries so I shall have to try this one out soon.
What I blogged:
- one year ago – In My Kitchen
- two years ago – Mossbolletjies
- three years ago – Olive Tapenade
- four years ago – Tomato and Aubergine Tart
67 thoughts on “July 2014 Showcasing In My Kitchen”
I like the sound of the lavender infused vinegar.
Thanks, I want to make pavlovas with it!
Hi there. I always love this feature, and I always find out about new things – this time I’m going to have to wait for your recipes, especially the coriander pesto!
The coriander pesto is already on my blog Claire 🙂 The link is here: http://tandysinclair.com/coriander-pesto/
the lavender oil and dulse flakes are very tempting, i have to think about what i can do with it
Me too Usha 😉
I have noticed Woolies are bring in nice new herbs and spices. I would love to taste your cacao nibs and your lavender vinegar sounds intriguing.
Have a happy July Tandy.
🙂 Mandy xo
The wide range of herbs and spices seems to be only available at the Waterstone store. I am hoping they expand this to Gordons Bay as well 🙂
These all look so interesting. Cacao is next up on my list of health foods to try, yum! 🙂
I sell cacao so give me a shout if you cannot find any 🙂
Can’t wait to see what you do with those dulse flakes!
I will think of something soon Joanne 🙂
Lavender vinegar?! I NEED to hear how that is!!
I better get onto it soon!
What an interesting sounding vinegar! I have never tried anything like it 🙂
I am quite curious to see how it tastes 🙂
Hi Tandy, you have some pretty exotic things in your kitchen this time around, very curious about the dulse flakes.
Thank you Cheri, exotic seems to have been the order of the day 🙂
Wow! What cool things you have 🙂 I’m excited to see how you will use the dulse flakes, never heard of those before!
I still need to open the bottle 🙂
Great line up, Tandy!
Thank you Squishy 🙂
Lavender vinegar – would seem to be just the ingredient for you!:) Look forward to hearing what it is like.
It is the perfect ingredient for me! I am going to have to make an effort to use it soon 🙂
Nice, those chocolate bites…I would like to try!
They are amazing and offer such great texture 🙂
Wow Tandy, you have some interesting stuff going on here! Love the raw cacao! The lavender vinegar sounds interesting too!
Thank you Lizzy, and hope you are recovering nicely 🙂
I look super forward to seeing the gorgeous chocolate chip cookies with raw cacao nibs!
Choc Chip Uru
I have to still make them Uru 🙂
We are into the dulse flakes too. My husband sprinkles them on our veggies and most dinners. Sometimes with better results than others, but I’m getting used to it. It’s recommended as the Wahls Protocol.
I shall try them on my veggies this weekend!
I have no idea what dulse flakes are! They look intriguing though – pretty colour.
I still have not opened the bottle Nancy, but I will do so this weekend 🙂
Lavender vinegar and cocoa nibs almost sound like they could go together. I will have to keep an eye out for that variety of vinegar – I have never heard of it!
The vinegar is particular to one of the local farms here that grow lavender – I would love yo know if it is available anywhere else in the world 🙂
Tandy, what are dulse flakes? I’ve never heard of them before! They’re certainly a pretty colour though! 🙂 Lovely purpleness in your kitchen this month, bet the lavender vinegar is interesting! xx
The dulse flakes are seaweed flakes and my friend who lives in Perth told me about them 🙂
I love Dulce, flakes… I get them from my organic store and pop them in everything I can.. I especially love them in soups as they give a great salty flavour without extra salt! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Liz x
I still have to open the bottle and somehow I just have not found the perfect opportunity 🙂
Great idea to try the lavender vinegar in pavlova, hope we get an update ..
I will be giving an update soon on how the vinegar worked out 🙂
Trying to leave another comment under my name with no URL. I love all the goodies in your kitchen Tandy. They look the makings of some wonderful dishes.
Thank you Jennifer, and thank you for the visit!
I left a comment but I’m not sure if it appeared. I wanted to know if those Dule Flakes said ‘now irradiated’. What happens if they aren’t irradiated? Is this something to do with them coming from Japan & Fukushima? Funny thing to have on the label. Thanks for the tasty tour.
Hi, strangely enough your comment ended up in the spam folder. I normally just empty it so I am glad it caught my eye! Irradiation means that the herb or spice has been treated to get rid of bacteria which may shorten the shelf life. i.e. it lengthens the shelf life of the product. However, this process may in itself be harmful. Here in South Africa most of my clients are very health conscious and only buy non irradiated herbs and spices. It has to be on our food labels due to the stringency applied here. Thanks for the visit Fiona 🙂
Tandy, the lavender vinegar sounds intriguing — and apt for your blog! 🙂 Have fun experimenting with it. Adding cocoa nibs to granola or cookies is a tasty idea, too. Love their ‘crunch!’
I also love the crunch and I have not even made cookies yet 🙂
…and she said she didn’t have much in her kitchen. Oh my. That vinegar sounds so good and cookies with the cacao nibs – lovely.
Thanks Maureen, some months I seem to go overboard with new purchases 🙂
G’day! The vinegar is intriguing and am curious what you do with the nibs!
Thanks for this month’s kitchen view also!
Thanks for the visit Joanne 🙂
Cacao nibs are so yummy!!!! Great in granola for sure!
So many flavours of vinegar are available these days – though I must admit that I’ve never seen lavender before, very appropriate for you! 😉
Thank you Sandy, I could not resist buying the lavender 🙂
Lots of lovely goodies indeed!
Thank you 🙂
Hi Tandy! I’m intrigued by the lavender vinegar. Cacao Nips are a staple in my pantry, love them sprinkled in with granola, yum! Thanks for the peek! 🙂
Thanks for the peek Emily. I am so glad I found this cacao nibs as they are perfect with granola 🙂
Lavender infused vinegar sounds amazing. I am new to what’s in our kitchen so my post is a bit late. It is up now if you would like to read it. Take care. Emma.
Thanks for the visit and the comment Emma and welcome to #IMK. I shall hop on over to read your blog 🙂
Yum, very interesting post. I’ve never heard of dulse flakes or Lavendar Vinegar. I love these IMK posts and blogs – they give me so much inspiration and new ideas. Thanks for sharing.
You are so right Tina, they are very inspiring. Thanks for the visit 🙂