June 2021 Showcasing In My Kitchen

June 2021 started off like it was summer. We had unseasonal weather followed by true winter. Wet and cold with a hint of snow. By the end of the month we had not seen the sun for 3 days! This is very typical of the Western Cape where I live and I know for some, what I call bitter is just a mild winter’s day.

Savoury Dishes Showcased in June 2021

I started off sharing a recipe for cream cheese and spinach ravioli, made with cake flour and not 00 flour. Sticking with the pasta theme there was a recipe for bone marrow pasta. I have made this numerous times as I love bone marrow. But as Dave is not a huge fan and I won’t be making it again. In order to make my baby back ribs, I shared a recipe for the honey teriyaki glaze as well as a five spice rub. One cold day I baked some quinoa bread, which was served with soup for lunch.

On The Sweet Side

Dave barbecued a berry crostata which made for a great dessert. I made pomegranate jam which ended up on top of scones as well as on the bottom of a frangipane tart. This jam was so good and I have pomegranates left over that I might make a larger batch. There was not much baking this month mainly because James baked a cake for Father’s Day, and I had a lot of left over sweet things.

One New Thing In My Kitchen

When I was in my twenties I bought a regular size tea strainer. Eventually after a lot of use, the little lip part that keeps it balanced on a cup, broke. I have been looking for one since then as I use it to strain my gravies. Eventually I found this larger tea strainer. And no sooner had I bought it than I saw loads of them, in all different sizes!

Large Tea Strainer June 2021


Glad Products IMK June 2021

I have always used Glad products as I find they make the best baking paper available in South Africa. I like the cling wrap as it is perforated and therefore easy to ‘cut’. And I use the sandwich bags for my egg whites to store in the freezer. There is meant to be a hack to use oven bags for popping corn, but I just cannot get it to work well enough to share with you.


Chux Products IMK June 2021

Chux is a new to me product, even though the items look familiar. The magic erasers came at just the right time as Dave is on his next project which is putting together cupboard units. The pieces always arrive with pencil markings, and the eraser gets them off with little effort. I use the superwipes in place of muslin when making ricotta.

Thank you @GreenQueenComms for sending me some #GladSouthAfrica and #ChuxSouthAfrica products to test in my kitchen #IMK Share on X

June 2021 Showcasing In My Kitchen, is my July submission to the #IMK series, hosted by Sherry. Each month bloggers around the world gather to share what is new in their kitchens. 

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16 thoughts on “June 2021 Showcasing In My Kitchen

  1. Tandy, do you mean you have only just discovered tall of the Chux products where you live? Perhaps there is another brand of these dish cloths that you use.. However I haven’t seen the erasers, I’ll look out for them. It really must get cold where you are, snow is always exciting isn’t it? Lovely recipes.

    1. We have alternatives here, so Chux is new to me. It does not get below 5 degrees here as we are a coastal town, and the snow is usually high up. But that is more than cold enough for me 🙂

  2. We have quite a few brands of wraps and food storage bags here; while Glad is a good brand, several others are also good. In fact I even like the store brands of some of the plastic baggies because the are softer and cling to the contents.

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  3. A good month, Tandy. We are acclimatized to hot weather so our cold is just as miserable for us as snow storms are for Germans. Our houses are also not built for cold so we freeze to death. I also use Glad products.

  4. That berry crostata has me drooling! I’m also impressed by your pasta dishes and as always by your excellent post organisation 🙂 funny isn’t it that some brands get into everywhere in the world, hard to imagine that we have the same gladwrap in our drawers 10000km apart!

  5. perforated cling wrap? do you mean the plastic wrap has perforations? how interesting. I have been going gangbusters with baking paper since i started to use the ‘scrunch it up before use’ method. works a treat. Looks like lots of delicious cooking and eating has been happening in your house. Yes i use chux as a muslin-type thing too. so handy for straining things like my homemade worcestershire sauce. thanks for being part of IMK.

    1. I also use the scrunch it up method! Yup, the cling wrap has teeny tiny holes and makes it easier to tear. I still need to make that Worcestershire sauce!

  6. I use the Glad products as well. It;s very hot here and the summery looking crostata would be a treat. Loving those ribs too.
    Thanks for the nice comments about my new kitchen and baths!!

    Tina in Florida

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