June 2019 Showcasing In My Kitchen

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

I bought the Calatura Di Alici when we were in Sicily last year and did not know what to do with it. After being inspired by Mimi and Karen I came up with a recipe for lemon anchovy vinaigrette.

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.

Hotel Left Bank Shower Cap

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.

June 2019 FOMO Box

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.

Lemon And Lime Juice June 2019Measuring Spoon With Built In Scale

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.

Measuring Spoon With Built In Scale

This post is part of the #IMK series, hosted by Sherry. Pop on over to see who else has showcased what is new in their kitchens this month.
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22 thoughts on “June 2019 Showcasing In My Kitchen

  1. I want to get on track too Tandy!! Your vinaigrette sounds delicious–I am anchovy lover and never tell anyone they add so much flavor in Caesar Salad 🙂 BTW, I joined a swimming program for the summer which is helping me out…

  2. Edmond Fallot mustard is definitely a great ingredient or addition to a sandwich! I haven’t bought any in a while, should think about it. And a built in scale on a spoon is a very neat idea. Have a good July.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  3. hi tandy
    thanks heaps for joining in IMK again. my cousin just gave me a jar of truffle mustard! not sure what to do with it, as i only like grain mustard and neither hubby nor myself are convinced about truffles:) that scale in the spoon looks very useful. i’m thinking of buying a new set of kitchen scales as mine is quite old and not very accurate I fear. have a great July. cheers sherry

    1. I have used one this past week to cover an ice cream tub after I put foil on the top as the lid was not great 🙂

  4. Oh – how awesome is that measuring spoon/scale! I’m always back and forth about buying bottled citrus juices, but today bottled lemon juice would have definitely come in handy as I only required a tablespoon and it seemed wasteful to cut into a whole lemon for that amount. I finally wrote it on my shopping list. =)

  5. Hi Tandy, just love the measuring spoon with built in scales… haven’t seen them before. Yes those unused shower caps are really handy.

  6. Hi, Tandy! Smiling about that third set of tongs — great Father’s Day gift, but one’s enough, right? Hope you found homes for the other two. I was intrigued by your vinaigrette and looked up both your and Karen’s recipes. (Thanks for the links — always on the lookout for a tasty vinaigrette.) Congrats on your progress blogging, too! When it comes to exercise I’m with you on watching cooking shows. 🙂

    1. I am slightly addicted to the drama of the shows. And no, all three are in the drawer waiting for Dave to use them 😉

  7. I needed to look up what Colatura di Alici was too. Sounds like a version of Worcestershire or Gentlemen’s Relish. One of those products that gives a real boost of umami and makes everything taste great.

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