March 2023 Showcasing In My Kitchen

March 2023 went by in a flash! We enjoyed two lots of local motor racing, and both the Formula 1 and MotoGP seasons started this month. Friends of ours from Knysna came to stay for 3 nights, and we enjoyed good food, good wine, and great company. I also went on a mission to find sandals for overseas. Something I should have done before the winter clothes hit the shelves in February. That always boggles my mind how we can even try on stuff meant for colder weather during our heatwave month.

Recipes From My Kitchen In March 2023

I was on an Italian mission in preparation for our trip to Italy next month. I baked sourdough ciabatta breadsticks, made salsa di pomodoro which resulted in a pork neck ragu. And that led to agnolotti ripieni di ragù. Diverting away from Italy we had pressed pork belly when entertaining, as well as a yoghurt bundt cake for dessert. Toasted seeds were made for Dave’s workday lunches. And I had some chai as we had unseasonably cold and wet weather this month.

One New Thing In My Kitchen

My tableware butter dish is not practical for the fridge as it has a handle on top of a domed lid which means nothing can go on top of it. And as it is quite high, it does not fit in the small shelf of the fridge. I also have a butter crock, but that needs to have the water changed every day. And I am not good at remembering to do so. When I saw this butter container I thought it would be perfect. It has a flat lid meaning something can be placed on top of it. And it is shallow enough to fit on the small shelf. I thought the butter spreader would be an added bonus but it is not brilliant. However, it looks fancy enough for the table.

Butter Container March 2023

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.

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18 thoughts on “March 2023 Showcasing In My Kitchen

  1. I’m sure your company enjoyed all these dishes that you made. How fun to spend 3 days together with friends and enjoy some good times together.

  2. Living in Florida, and I need snow boots to visit my children. I feel you!!! How can you ever want to buy snow boots in Florida(laugh).

    Your kitchen has been humming lots of great Italian dishes!


    1. I cannot imagine what it would have been like for people in California when the snow came! My memories of Florida, and the South was a lot of warm weather in January 🙂

  3. It’s always interesting how different regions and countries have different traditions for shaping butter. Here in the US there are two different shapes for butter sticks, in France, there’s a different shape. So butter dishes come in different shapes and sizes. You didn’t picture the butter, so I can’t tell what shape your new item accommodates.

    Enjoy your trip.

    best… mae at

    1. It does not quite take the 500g rectangular shaped butter we get here, but I was more concerned about the shape of the container than how much butter it stored!

  4. I love your new butter dish! Glad you were able to enjoy a visit from friends. All of your dishes sound delicious.

  5. I love that butter dish, so cute! We have to keep our butter out because it’s so cold and even then, it’s still rock solid sometimes! Baking with yoghurt and in a bundt – two of my favourite things!

  6. your new butter dish looks the business. Looks like lots of good cooking has been happening in your kitchen Tandy. Have a great April and easter. thanks for joining in this month.

  7. Love your new butter dish! Also loving how you are preparing for your trip by cooking up a storm, I would totally do the same and I hope to see what you eat in Italy next month!!

  8. We enjoyed the F1 here in Bahrain and had some visitors too. Enjoy Italy and of course all the amazing food. Love the fancy butter dish even though it is not very practical. Have a great April 🙂

  9. Your new butter dish looks lovely. I also purchased one of those water dishes a few years ago but had to give up because I forgot to change the water frequently enough. Have a wonderful time on your vacation, Italy should be lovely. What fun to prepare by cooking the foods that are local to where you are visiting.

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