November 2020 Showcasing In My Kitchen

For those of you who know me through the blog, you know I am a planner. So my posts are written a month in advance. This allows me to travel, and to take time off from blogging when work is a priority. But, I left my November 2020 IMK post until the US election results came in. I am not sure where you stand in support of Biden or Trump, but I was hoping for a Biden victory. I know my family feel the same, but I have a lot of friends who wanted to see another 4 years of Trump. Regardless, I am hoping that the transition will be smooth. And that America will come together as a country. Moving away from politics, here are some kitchen creations from November 2020 to share with you.

Baking as usual

I made cider bread as we had no beer in the house. South Africa had a booze ban and Dave forgot to buy before lockdown. For sweet treats there was millionaires shortbread and cinnamon biscuits. And on the savoury side I made lavroche.

Comfort food

Bowls of Asian chicken noodle soup were dished up, as well as corn fritters. I made a lot of them to perfect the recipe, and they have been given a big thumbs up.

To go with

I am always looking for new salad dressing recipes, and came up with a honey salad dressing that will be served a lot this summer. To use up some leftover fresh herbs, I made coriander mayonnaise. I made a batch of figs in red wine to top a ricotta pancake and used the rest as part of a poached fruit dessert when we had guests.

November 2020 recipe testing

As part of my recipe book reviews I tested a recipe for mint and pea carbonara, and one for chickpea and chorizo soup.

Preparing for an overseas trip

In September, when we still thought we were travelling, I bought a box of disposable surgical masks. Our Doctor recommended we take one per day of travelling and place each one into a bag. To make life easier I bought a pack of 15 resealable zip bags. They were the perfect size for the mask and would give each us one bag per day, plus an extra bag to hold a few spares. When I opened the package there were only 14 and I sent an email to Glad. They gladly replaced the missing bag with an extra lot of storage bags, as well as a pack of sandwich bags. A huge shout out to them and Jodi for following through.

CBD Infused Cookies

I was invited to attend the launch of the Medpresso products but due to a prior commitment, could not attend. Shivani sent me a box of the cookies to try out and Dave and I have treated ourselves to one a night. They are very moreish, and have a fantastic taste and texture. Some of the flavours include ginger molasses; rooibos matcha & white choc chip; lavender & honey; and turmeric & agave. They only contain 5mg of CBD so not sure if that will have any therapeutic effect? What I loved most about them is that they are made with good quality ingredients, ones I would use in my own baking. They also have a little blurb on the back telling you the benefits of each flavour. I would buy them again if they were sugar free,

CBD Infused Cookies

This is my December 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. 

Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime December 2:


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