March 2022 was quite a month for us. We had the kids and Hannah over for a family meal. And then friends for a fish braai with their puppy and children. Holly was delighted to have another playmate for an afternoon. Dave, Eric, Bev and I went away for the long weekend. And I did less baking than usual.
On the sweet side in my kitchen
I started off by making a spiced caramel and magic chocolate sauce to take to friends. This was the topping for some store bought ice cream. But as I had left overs, I made a spiced caramel ice cream for us to enjoy at home.
So much more on the savoury side
I started off making quiche pastry for a bacon and leek quiche. And then I made chilli coriander butter and pistachio rémoulade for my lobster rolls. I also had some horseradish that did not have enough of a bite for me so I used it to make horseradish cream that features Hot English Mustard.
One new thing in my kitchen in March 2022
Many Afrikaans words are similar to Dutch ones, even though some of them are completely different. I bought these artisjokharten in Holland. I have never seen them labelled in Afrikaans in South Africa. But if they were, we would call them artisjok harte. This brand was not fantastic but we ate them all the same in pastas and salads.
This is my April submission to the #IMK series hosted by Sherry. Each month bloggers around the world gather to share what is new in their kitchens.
Take a look at what was previously posted on Lavender and Lime on April 6:
- 2020: Chimichurri Sauce
- 2018: Chocolate Soufflé Sponge
- 2016: April 2016 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2015: Blueberry Vinegar
- 2013: Sunshine Award
- 2012: The Versatile Blogger Award
- 2015: Basil
14 thoughts on “March 2022 Showcasing In My Kitchen”
Your savory dishes this month look really delicious!
best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com
Thank you Mae 🙂
I did not know that many African words are similar to Dutch ones! Interesting!
Not African words, Afrikaans words. We have 11 official languages here. English, Afrikaans and then 9 African languages 🙂
You have created so many delicious things this month Tandy, and I love the look of the quiche and pastry.It’s wonderful you are managing to travel, so good for the soul
Travel really does make a difference 🙂
Oh that quiche looks wonderful! I always forget how nice homemade pastry is… there is just nothing like it 🙂 The weather is cooling here and I’m getting into more robust meals, quiche will be on the to-cook list for April!
Enjoy it when you make it 🙂
Clearly your kitchen is the place to be right now, I love the meals your mentioned. A bacon and leek quiche is appealing and you’ve inspired me!
I only knew one lady from South Africa and she spoke Africaans and was explaining the similarities of Dutch language. I met her in Austria and we had a time chattering while everyone else was having conversiaons in German. Years ago that was….
What a lovely experience that must have been. And thank you for the compliment 🙂
oh yum i do love a quiche especially with homemade pastry. tho i must confess i rarely make my own. Languages are so fascinating. i think it’s Finnish that has no other language related to it. incredible. thanks muchly for being part of IMK each month. much appreciated!
I have never heard Finnish being spoken, other than some racing drivers, and I don’t recognize a word!
I adore quiche, your meals sound wonderful. I am glad you were able to get away for a long weekend. Traveling is long overdue for all of us.
We have been very lucky to have travelled quite a bit in the past two years 🙂