July 2014 Showcasing In My Kitchen

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.

lavender vinegar

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!

raw cacao nibs

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!

dulse flakes

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.

Leisure Wheels Magazine

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67 thoughts on “July 2014 Showcasing In My Kitchen

  1. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

    1. 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 🙂

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

    1. 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 🙂

  6. 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!’

  7. 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! 😉

  8. 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! 🙂

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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