January 2021 Showcasing In My Kitchen

January 2021 sped by at a rapid rate of knots. My parents left on the 1st to head back home. This gave Dave and I the weekend alone before going back to work. We decided to have breakfast out at The Hickory Shack and despite the fact I ordered the smallest meal, I got a plateful of food. Work was busier than I expected which is a huge blessing. South Africa is back in Level 3 lockdown which means we cannot buy alcohol. We have run out of Port which is my own fault as I knew we were down to our last bottle. But we have lots of other liqueurs to drink in the meantime.

What was cooking in January 2021

I have been on a sourdough cookie mission and this month I made red velvet choc chip cookies and fig and orange cookies. Also on the sourdough front were bagels, bialys and hot dog rolls.

For baking there was a butterscotch sauce to drench my gluten free blueberry bundt cake.

Savoury wise I made a roast tomato soup and pindjur. This amazing relish is a regular feature in my kitchen. Cheesy brioche rolls were made for brunches and lunches several times.

One new thing for January 2021

I have always wanted a honey pot and decided that now was the time to get one. I chose the Le Creuset one in flame which matches my stove top kettle. They sit side by side on my kitchen counter. The silicone dipper is not as good as my metal one so I am using that instead.

Le Creuset Honey Pot

This is my February submission to the #IMK series, hosted by Sherry. Each month bloggers around the world gather to share what is new in their kitchens. 

Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime February 3:

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

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14 thoughts on “January 2021 Showcasing In My Kitchen

  1. Good for you getting a honey pot! I love the red. Now I want one =) The roast tomato soup looks scrumptious. And I do not like the sound of a level 3 lockdown! Things seem to be opening up here, COVID going down and I just hope and pray that trend continues!

  2. ooh that gorgeous honey pot! i’m still amazed that lockdown means no alcohol. what is the rationale for that do you think? the year is flying by isn’t it? thanks for being part of IMK. such a stalwart!
    take care
    sherry x

    1. The reasoning behind it was that if there were no alcohol sales, there would be less drunk people on the roads. Also, our curfew was 9pm. It was proven correct as NYE saw a low to zero incidence of alcohol induced trauma cases in our hospitals. This was necessary as they were full with Covid patients. I know this is not very relatable! Thankfully the ban was lifted and our curfew changed to 11pm. Now we all just need to behave …

  3. Le Creuset makes such beautiful kitchenware! Your honey pot looks very useful, and also decorative. All your cookies and other baked goods make your January in the kitchen look very productive.

    be safe… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  4. Oh my goodness, that honey pot is so adorable!!! I’ve never given any thought to having a honey pot, but I want to rush out and get one now 🙂 I love how organised you are with your other items as well.. I take so many photos of things I make/eat and don’t look at them again!

  5. My favorite cookware is Le Crueset and I have my favorite dutch oven in use quite a bit. Love your breads and the blueberry bundt looks amazing.

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