June 2019 marked the start of me getting back on track. First with getting blog posts scheduled. I am still not as far ahead as I want to be, and need to be. But that is OK. I am also trying to get back into a gym routine. That is proving more difficult as the temptation to watch reality cooking shows on TV far outweighs the desire to go upstairs and train. I have also spent less time in my kitchen as winter sets in.
Calatura Di Alici
Hotel Left Bank Shower Cap
I take the shower caps when we stay in hotels, and this year in France I managed to get this one. I use them for bread proving as they naturally expand.
June 2019 FOMO Box
The June 2019 box was inspired by Fathers’ Day, but not very inspiring. Dave now has 3 sets of these tongs which is totally unnecessary. The ice tea flavour does not excite me at all. And another bottle of the chilli oil was a let-down. On the upside, the IPA will be enjoyed and I quite liked the liquorice coated treats. We have just finished the last jar of this mustard so that was good timing.
Lemon And Lime Juice
I bought both the lemon and lime juice to use on the barge. They are perfect for cooking, and for adding to drinking water. I like to add lime juice to strawberries, which is a dessert we have quite often when travelling.
A few months before we went overseas my mom found a measuring spoon with a built in scale. She asked if I wanted one as a gift and as it measured in 0.01g I said yes. She ended up not buying it as when she and my dad tested it the scale would not turn on. A week before we left France my mom asked me to look in the stores there for the one she had seen. On the last day, after having dragged Dave into numerous kitchen shops, I found this one. It was not the same brand, and way more expensive, but I still bought two, one for me and one for my mom. I finally tested it out when baking and I will in future measure all my raising agents using this, for accuracy.