November 2023 was full of emotions as war waged on in Gaza and Israeli hostages were released. It seems to have been the main focus for many people I know. No-one wants to see innocent lives lost or changed forever, and I can share that many tears were shed while I watched things unfold. I found solace in my kitchen, creating comforting dishes. And I spent a lot of time watching mindless cooking shows while Dave was away. The work year has been challenging, and we now have 10 days left to square everything away. Then our holiday can begin and hopefully all my plans will come to fruition.
The recipes I shared in November 2023
Ginger was on the ‘agenda’ with a ginger chocolate mousse and a double ginger cake with coconut sugar frosting. I baked banana bars for breakfasts at work using overripe bananas. Mint hummus was made to go with some lamb meatballs. And Italian dishes featured in parmigiana bianca di zucchini and stufato di melanzane.
New goodies to use
When we were in The Netherlands in October Mark, Dave and I went to the local patisserie for coffee. While we were waiting I walked around the shop and found both ruby and gold chocolate. I have only ever seen it being used on MasterChef Australia and Bake Off The Professionals so I was really excited. I bought a bag of each and cannot wait to experiment this month with them.
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.
Take a look at what I blogged on December 1:
- 2022: November 2022 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2021: November 2021 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2019: Killer Instinct
- 2017: Brandy Butter
- 2014: Dulce De Leche
- 2013: December 2013 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2011: December 2011 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2010: Truffle And Mushroom Sauce