November 2019 was a super exciting month for us. And it was also very busy. We started off sorting out all the final plans for our overseas trip. And then we went to England. Other than spending time with the kids, we saw my cousins and aunt, celebrated a Bat Mitzvah and caught up with old friends. Less than a week after we got home a friends’ daughter came to spend time with us, in-between her studies. And her parents came to stay for a while as well, leaving today.
Creations out of my kitchen in November 2019
Carrying on with my birthday presents, I also got a new rolling pin. I have an old wooden one I have used for 3 decades. But this one is designed to be non-stick, and is great for shortcrust pastries.
My parents went to Italy last year as an early celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. They went to Florence, where they had sent us for our honeymoon and came back with this saffron. They took a few day trips out of the city and the gift is really special.
When my mom asked what I wanted for my birthday my first thought was to get one small pot to use for sauces. I showed her what I wanted and she told me I could have two. That was a big spoil and these have proved to be great. Not only for sauces, but for small portions of quinoa and mashed beans.
The Last Blackwood Top
Finally, Dave got around to ordering the wood for the last little bit of countertop. It is in our scullery and the space will be used for my juicer and breadmaker. Both of which don’t get nearly as much use as they should!
This is my November 2019 submission to the #IMK series, hosted by Sherry. Each month bloggers around the world gather to share what is new in their kitchens. Pop on over to her blog to take a peek.