June 2023 has been an extremely wet month. Our expected rainfall in Gordons Bay for the month is just over 100mm and in one week we had 150mm! This is nothing compared to Newlands where they should get just under 120mm in June. In the same week, 513mm was recorded, which is unbelievable. Rivers broke their banks and our local substation was flooded. We were without power for 12 hours and I can only commend the people who worked in the wet and cold to get the lights turned back on.
Creations from my kitchen in June 2023
For cold and bitter days my slow roasted lamb is a winner. I did a lot of baking and made granola bars for work days, and white chocolate biscuits for weekends. The bitter chocolate fudge is sitting in the fridge for when the craving for a treat takes over. Honey tuiles were baked for a photo shoot for my vanilla semifreddo. I still have some batter in the fridge as I want to try making my own ice cream cones. The nasturtium butter was a recovered photograph from my iPhone as the original was on my stolen laptop. It has taken me nearly 18 months to post the recipe. The Laotian curry paste was rustled up to make curry over the weekend it was so wet. I gave half to a friend who has made several vegetable curries with it.
Reviews in June 2023
I was invited to test the new menu at Vergelegen wine estates Café Fleur. If you live close they have a winter special available until Sunday 16 July where you can enjoy a special offer of a complimentary dessert of your choice with every order of a starter plus main course.
This 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.
View the previous posts on July 1:
- 2022: Cape Malay Venison Shanks
- 2020: June 2020 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2019: Bircher Muesli
- 2016: What Was In My Garden May 2016
- 2015: July 2015 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2014: July 2014 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2013: July 2013 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2012: Mosbolletjies | Must Rolls
- 2011: Olive Tapenade
- 2010: Tomato And Aubergine Tart