October 2019 arrived with a bang. Dave celebrated his birthday and we made it a weekend long affair. I spent a lot of time driving in and out of Cape Town. First to get our UK Visas and then to get Schengen Visas for Carli and Hannah. Tomorrow we check in to our flight and on Friday we leave for the UK. I cannot wait!
Creations out of my kitchen in October 2019
This month I shared a recipe for cacao biscuits and sticking to this flavour, I baked a cocoa tea babke. I also finally perfected a recipe for honeycomb using sucrose free syrups. On the savoury side I made waterblommetjie bredie which is a traditional dish from the area in which I live. On the dessert side Dave and I enjoyed ginger poached pears served with blueberry sorbet, as well as chocolate chestnut mousse. Last but not least I made teiglach for the Jewish New Year.
I used this agave syrup the first time I made the cinder toffee. Then my friend Kim came from Germany and asked if I knew where she could buy some. They were here for a short holiday as she uses it as she is vegan. I gifted her the remainder of the bottle.
Dorothy gave me these little cheese markers, together with a key ring that says wine cellar. I invited them over for dinner so I could label all the cheese on our after dinner platter. The say cheese for the night was a cumin boerenkaas, one of my favourites.
Maxwell & Williams Mug
Bev gave me this mug and it has been set aside to use for my hot milk treats. I am osteopenic and am trying to up my calcium intake. I make a blend of hot chocolate, malt milk and turmeric latte as a treat when I have had a good day of training.
October 2019 FOMO Box
This is the very last FOMO box I will be getting. In October 2018, Cayla chose the items in this box. Six of the seven were edible, and contained sugar! For some time I have felt this is not great value for money and I would rather spend that amount each month and curate my own boxes of pantry treats. The chai latte, peanut butter powder and pear chutney will be gifted to someone else. Dave has enjoyed the digestives and the chickpea treats. The stasher bag is a useful thing to have, so much so I sent similar ones to Lorraine earlier this year.
This is my 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.