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In My Kitchen March 2014 — 52 Comments

  1. our microwave smells of porridge because we make it every morning in there. I have made popcorn in the microwave but would like to do it on the stovetop – just wish I could work out the quantities so we don’t have leftovers that sit around for ages. And I love the brick legs on your table and would just swoon over wine salt – all looks lovely
    Johanna GGG sharing the blog ♥ Haloumi, peach and pepper salad for a long weekendMy Profile

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    • Johanna, I will be posting a recipe for popcorn soon! Thanks for the visit 🙂

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  2. I burnt something in my microwave at the beginning of the year and I thought I’d never get rid of the smell. However, I boiled a mixture of half and half vinegar/water for 5 minutes twice. Then I changed the vinegar/water mixture for fresh and repeated the process 3 times. After all that, I used water and bicarbonate of soda to make a paste and cleaned the interior of the microwave (whilst still moist with the vinegar steam). Smelt like new after that! Thank goodness because that burnt microwave smell is up there with the worst!

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    • Oh Caroline, I wish I knew this when it happened! I am so going to hold on to this tip. Thank you so much 🙂

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  3. That wine salt is so cool!
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    • Thank you Mary Frances 🙂

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  4. Wine salt – now that is novel. Love the Sinclair tin.

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    • I am loving the wine salt, especially on my popcorn 🙂

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  5. Can’t wait to hear what you think of buckwheat noodles. You need to get a air popper, you’ll love how it makes popcorn!

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    • I was quite pleased with the noodles which we ate last night. And I have made my popcorn in a pot as we don’t have space for an air popper 🙂

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  6. The wine salt and dried mushrooms look so tempting- I haven’t seen either of these products. The heatwave is still on here and we haven’t had rain for weeks. It does affect the food one cooks.

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    • We have had some rain finally, and my garden loved it 🙂

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  7. Tandy, what a great idea from Heidi, I’m going to try making popcorn with some of my pan drippings! Lovely post, and how cool to have a Clan Sinclair Glenfiddich tin! It’s been a long time since I last had soba (buckwheat) noodles, must go look for them again, and the dried mushrooms are just the most fabulous gift, lucky you! 🙂

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    • It was amazing! The soba noodles were so good I cannot wait to blog about them 🙂

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  8. Need to get more dried mushrooms. Thanks for the reminder!

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    • My pleasure 🙂

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  9. I make popcorn every now and then, but having read Heidi’s comment next time I’m going to use bacon fat.Love your temporary table – so inviting.

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    • Thanks Anne, and the bacon fat is amazing on the popcorn 🙂

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  10. Dried Mushrooms!? Awesome find! Very nice! Love the photos, btw! Thanks for visiting and commenting on mine as well!
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    • Thank you for the compliment and the visit Jennifer 🙂

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  11. There’s so much fun food in your kitchen! I love buckwheat noodles.

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    • I am so glad I discovered these noodles Joanne 🙂

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  12. G’day! You got me at the alfresco dining Tandy…thought you were inviting me…DOH!
    Love your selection of noodles, wine salt and recently was given some of that popcorn, but haven’t tried it yet…
    Thank you for this month’s kitchen view!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    • the invitation is valid Joanne, any time!

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  13. What a novel idea for a kitchen table! That is really unique!

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    • Thank you BAM 🙂

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  14. ooooh wine salt! How yum does that sound?!! Great IMK post Tandy x

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    • Thanks for the visit Lisa 🙂

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  15. LOVE that table!

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    • Thank you, it is a temporary one made of plywood and bricks 🙂

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  16. You have some great things in your kitchen, the buckwheat noodles look like they would be delicious. Did not know that they are in the same family as sorrel, very interesting.
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    • I also did not know that and I still have not tried them 🙂

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  17. Tandy, I hope the change of seasons comes soon for you, sounds like your summer has been almost unbearable! We are now well into the fall here…. you have some truly good things in your kitchen this month! Thank you for sharing.

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    • Thanks for the visit Lizzy. We have a few more heat wave days to come but not as bad as February 🙂

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  18. Love the organic popcorn, Tandy. I threw out my microwave years ago, I never liked the microwaved popcorn with its artificial flavour. I invested very little money in an electrical popcorn maker, CHF 20.00, and I am very happy with it. No risk of burning pots!
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    • Hopefully when I try making the popcorn I do not burn my lovely Scanpan pots 🙂

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  19. ah, your outdoor dining area looks so tempting and I’m sure is a wonderful place to spend an evening. I look forward to seeing what flavours you come up with for the popcorn Tandy

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    • First I have to master the art of making popcorn 😉

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  20. Your alfresco dining area looks gorgeous! And yes, I too am so relieved February has been and gone… bring on autumn! I can’t wait to read about those gluten-free noodles, they look divine. I still need to perfect the popcorn making – I always seem to burn at least two batches before I get it right, so will look forward to reading about your attempts and get some tips from you 🙂
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    • I have yet to be brave enough to try the popcorn but I will share a recipe when I have got it perfect!

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  21. My husband occasionally makes microwave popcorn, but I love popcorn made from scratch! When I was a little girl my mom always made our popcorn with bacon fat and when I first tasted microwave corn I thought it was terrible- no bacon flavor!
    Love the tin- what a gracious gift.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • Oh, I am so going to try and make popcorn with bacon fat – it cannot get better than that 🙂

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  22. Hi Tandy, I love your table, those legs looks very cool. I also love your tin. It was meant to be.

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    • It was meant to be for sure!

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  23. I love the dried mushrooms – I buy them often!! I think it is time for an IMK post!

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    • I am going to make something special with the mushrooms as I don’t see them that often!

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  24. I always enjoy seeing what is in your kitchen. Love the mushrooms and wine salt. And weren’t you lucky receiving such a thoughtful gift of the tin.

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    • The tin is one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received 🙂

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  25. I love your al fresco dining Tandy. Hope it stays warm long enough for you to enjoy many more meals there. I love the idea of wine salt – sounds great and I have only ever made popcorn in a pot with a little oil. Hmm, think I will have to make some this evening for pudding.
    Have a beautiful happy week ahead.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    • Hope you enjoyed your popcorn pudding Mandy 🙂

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  26. I really love buckwheat noodles but haven’t been able to find 100% buckwheat ones in Australia. I will keep looking. 🙂
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    • Hope you find them Krista!

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