November 2012 Showcasing In My Kitchen

I am so excited it is November, and I can start counting the sleeps until my sister arrives in South Africa from Sydney. It will have been exactly a year since she left when I go up to Johannesburg and in that time my niece, Sasha has learned to read and Nadia has started walking and talking. This is a busy month for me socially and I am not sure how many blog posts I am going to get done between now and the 28th! But, to kick start the month, here is what is new in my kitchen November 2012.

in my kitchen ….

are leeks out of my garden. I used some last night to make asparagus soup and I shall be planting more as they grow so well.

Leeks In My Kitchen November 2012
Leeks

in my kitchen ….

are ducks eggs – they are seasonal and I am getting mine straight from Vergenoegd where John uses ducks to clear his vineyards of snails.

Scrambled Duck Eggs
Scrambled Duck Eggs

in my kitchen ….

is a loaf of French Bread that I took with me when I went to cook with Sam. She styled all the photographs but this is one that I took with my camera.

French Bread
French Bread

Sadly, that is it for this month! I have a few new things that I have not yet photographed and as the 1st kind of crept up and surprised me this is all that I have to share! We were away for the weekend and I have come home with a severe case of contact dermatitis. The last thing I can think of is my computer when I get home from work as I am on antihistamines and cortisone and they really knock me out.

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41 thoughts on “November 2012 Showcasing In My Kitchen

  1. Take care of yourself, Tandy. Those duck eggs look great. I have never seen or eat them before. How do they look and taste..similar to chicken eggs?

    1. the yolk is much richer – perfect for baking. Woolies had them on sale last year, but I have not seen them again this year at the store 🙂

  2. How exciting for you to have your sister’s visit to look forward to, Tandy.Those leeks look wonderful, and I’m not even looking at the bread, in case the calories jump out at me. 🙂 Get well soon. It must be awful having this dermatitis. I just can’t imagine. Hugs and love to you.

  3. Sounds like some sister time is waaay overdue!! haha.. Hope you have a great time Tandy! And those duck eggs look pretty good! Surprisingly I can’t even tell the difference between duck and chicken eggs! ahha.. The only duck eggs I’ve tried are those salted Chinese duck eggs! 🙂

  4. Duck’s eggs? I am intrigued, that sounds and looks fantastic! I have never tried it, but it is now on my to-do list 🙂

  5. Oh Tandy,I’m so sorry to hear about the dermatitis. We have eczema here too in our family, and I know what a pain it can be. I hope you’re feeling better soon!

    Thanks for taking the time to post an IMK post despite being so hectic – how nice for you to have your sister back in town! Your leeks and duck eggs look fabulous, as does your loaf! Yum! x

    1. thanks Celia, I am slowly getting better – my skin is just very dry now from the cortisone. I cannot wait for my sister to arrive – just under 4 weeks to go 🙂

  6. Hi Tandy-
    A whole year away from your sister and nieces is a long time! I hope this month flies by for you! The duck eggs look so yellow- the yolks must be extra large!
    And your leeks are beautiful- I love leeks in soup and roasted in the oven slowly- yum.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great month!

    1. It has been the longest we have not seen each other! The yolks are super large and a deep yellow. Have a great month as well 🙂

  7. Hi Tandy – get better soon. I might grow some leeks if they are easy to grow. Celia loves her perennial leeks but we can’t get them in Perth so it will have to be ordinary leeks for me.

  8. Oh My i can only imagine how you looking forward to seeing your sister and neices–i see my sisters at least once a week and the neices 3-4 times a week.

    I am most certainly going to try & plant some leeks & hope you feel better

  9. Good luck with your eczema Tandy! unfortunately, it takes time to cure it. You must be very excited to meet your sister again, last time I have met my sister was April, I will go back home (Rome) for Christmas. I have got a few leeks ready in the allotment and I’m planning a few recipes. I love this vegetable!

  10. Loving those home grown leeks, Tandy. Sorry to hear about the skin problems. I’m about to see a specialist myself in the next week or so… have waited months to get in. Such a nuisance and so uncomfortable too. Get well soon.

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