July 2023 Showcasing In My Kitchen

July 2023 was another busy month in our home, socially. It was not however a busy month in my kitchen. This month I concentrated on doing reviews of Naples, Italy. I also attempted to book our flights for October, but that has not yet happened. In June, Air France had a special to Amsterdam for July. And there is no ways we would travel over the European summer. Despite how tempting it would be to get some sun. In July, the KLM special for Amsterdam was for September. That would have been very tempting, but I did not think I could travel back to South Africa on the Sunday, and fly to Johannesburg on the Monday. So I am hoping today there is a great deal on for October.

Shopping At The Markets
Shopping At The Markets In Naples
July 2023

I work full time, which some of you might not know. And I only have three Saturday mornings a month to work on recipes. I usually multi-task, making more than one at a time. This is the reason why you will hardly ever see process photographs from me. The thought of clearing up, getting the lighting correct and taking a shot just does not work for me. I hope however, that my recipes alone are appealing enough to encourage you to try them. In July I made latkes to go with aubergine caviar. The latkes use polenta instead of matza meal as I didn’t want to buy an ingredient I hardly ever use. The curry paste I made last month was used to make Laotian pork curry. And Hannah came over and we baked chocolate muffins.

International Scone Week 2023

It is time again for International Scone Week. I have a few tried and tested recipes if you want some inspiration. But it would be great if you could all take part. Take a look at this post to see how you can join in.

Date Scones
Date Scones
Showcasing My Kitchen

Mae made mention that I don’t show my actual kitchen in these posts. I have shared many photographs over the years of the progress of our kitchen being built. There are still a few things to be done but that is not part of our immediate plans. In the meantime, so you can see a typical Saturday, this is a photo I took in July for recipes I will be sharing in September.

July 2023 Showcasing My Kitchen

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

View the previous posts on August 1:

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24 thoughts on “July 2023 Showcasing In My Kitchen

  1. What a beautiful kitchen you have Tandy and love the le creuset cookware and the kitchen aid mixer too. We visited Naples last year, a bustling city with lots to see and photograph when out and about. Hope you managed to get your next trip booked.

  2. I’m gratified that you found my suggestion doable. I really like seeing what your kitchen looks like, and it looks wonderful and very well designed for cooking and recipe testing. Going to a market in Naples sounds fantastic: the images are very intriguing. When I travel I love to go to markets and even to big supermarkets if I have an opportunity.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

    1. Dave is really handy and created the space for me. I shall do this more often so you can get a glimpse into the chaos. We also do large supermarkets so I can buy random things we don’t get in South Africa 🙂

  3. Fingers crossed for you that a wonderful travel deal opens up for October!
    Your kitchen is lovely, the latkes delicious! And cheers to a good scone any day of the week.


  4. I’m intrigued that you don’t show your actual kitchen in your posts. How do you do it? It looks like you are engaged with your cooking in that kitchen. Anyway, I enjoyed your latke post. I don’t spend time fixing up the setting for my photos either. Once in a while, I do but mostly I’m happy just to get a shot of the food before we eat it.

    1. I have a light box for my photographs. In my older posts you can see my kitchen, and the floor sometimes haha as I used to just take a quick photo before we ate 🙂

  5. Gorgeous kitchen Tandy! Hats off to you working full time and still cooking (and blogging) up a storm – I’m not working at the moment and I still struggle to find the time. I never do process photos either because I’m way too messy, my fingers are always sticky and like I said time! I love eating scones but never have great success making them, so does eating a scone count for participation in Scone Week?!

  6. I think I did know you worked full time, you are a busy woman! The chocolate muffins sound great as does the scones. But you can’t go wrong with any scone! Your kitchen is amazing.

  7. It’s very nice to see some of your actual kitchen Tandy :=) It looks very well set up. Your hubby is clever! Latkes? oh yum… Thanks for being part of IMK as ever, you are a stalwart for sure, and I appreciate you (as the young ones say).

  8. Hi again
    not sure my comment went thru as it didn’t say anything about receiving it. I know you approve them first but there was nothing… ANyways just saying thanks for being part of IMK.

  9. Thanks so much for sharing your kitchen. It looks lovely! I too have limited time so understand that you can only do so much! Blogging is meant to be fun!

    I intend to participate in International Scone Week. Let’s see if I can put something together!

  10. I would imagine with most of us, the process photos aren’t necessary. And styling isn’t that necessary. I always think that good food is pretty food. Besides, I’m just too lazy. I honestly don’t know how you work full time and do your blog!

  11. You are busy! I used to spend the weekends working on recipe development and posts. Now I just post haphazardly. I think your kitchen is lovely!

  12. Wow I had no idea you worked full time and multi tasked like that to get your recipes up! Good on you 🙂 We used to do something similar for meal prep in Canada and did all our lunches for the whole week on the Sunday, the kitchen always felt super messy afterwards though!

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