September 2022 flew past in a whirlwind. We had plans every weekend of the month which is not the norm for us. Two lots of local motor racing, a weekend away and my parents came to visit. I met a friend for a morning of walking around the shops and we had brunch. And we enjoyed meals out at friends, and had friends over.
Lots more savoury than sweet
This month saw a lot more savoury recipes coming out of my kitchen. That does not mean I did not bake. But mostly it was quick easy bakes to satisfy the sweet tooth cravings. For condiments I made apple chutney, onion gravy and herby tartar sauce. Lunch time meals during the week were spiced cauliflower soup and for dinner a few nights we had calzone. I also whipped up a batch of yoghurt flatbreads to go with aloo gobi. Wanting to use my wild flowers, I made a violet syrup. I am still not sure what I am going to do with it so any ideas would be welcome. And we had super sized choc chip caramel cookies for many a tea time treat.
One new collection of items in my kitchen in September 2022
I was invited to attend the SA Pork event last year and came home with some amazing gifts. I have just got to reading the two cookbooks, Oink and 100 Choice Recipes With Pork. Dave loves the pink knife for cutting vegetables for crudités each evening. The sticky plum sauce is fantastic and perfect for stir fries. I have just finished the olive oil which was a welcome gift as oil was quite expensive earlier this year. I have subsequently found a local olive farm that sells oil to the public at a very reasonable price. The wine was drunk with friends and the chocolate gifted on as we don’t particularly like anything other than dark chocolate.
This is my October submission to the #IMK series hosted by Sherry. Each month bloggers around the world gather to share what is new in their kitchens.
View the previous posts on October 5:
- 2020: Sous Vide Scrambled Eggs
- 2018: Lavender And Lime Crème Brûlée
- 2016: September 2016 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2015: Roti
- 2014: Ghost Ship
- 2012: October 2012 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2011: Carom Seed Curry
- 2010: Marshmallow Mousse
14 thoughts on “September 2022 Showcasing In My Kitchen”
Hi Tandy, Hope you are well. Sounds as tho’ you’re busy… Plum Soy sauce sounds inviting, as do your cookies. ‘im indoors, bless, made more fish cakes with chopped, fresh white fish and sweet chillies. Yum! Happy cooking… Cheers. xx
I think I need to make some fish cakes this weekend. Thanks for popping in 🙂
A lovely round up of your posts, Tandy.
Thank you Robbie 🙂
All those recipes sound delicious. You are lucky to find local olive oil as the major international producers (according to what I have read) are having poor harvests this year, and along with the disruptions in other types of oil production, it’s going to be expensive.
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Hopefully our 2022 harvest will be good as we have had great weather for olives this year 🙂
violet syrup sounds wonderful. A lovely drink with sparkling water added? Thanks for joining in again this month. Always appreciated.
You read my mind!
Loving the idea of flatbreads with aloo gobi, I’d go for that one in a flash! the pattern on that oil bottle is just gorgeous. You are so organised as always, I’m so impressed 🙂
Thank you! And I love the quick flatbreads, which I made fairly often 🙂
I seem to keep gathering new cookbooks. My shelves are groaning. I’ve been making multiple batches of tomato relish lately. and we seem to eat it all. THanks again for joining in IMK. Much appreciated.
I am lucky that I get books to review as I don’t think my budget would allow for any new ones 🙂
It sounds like you have had a very busy month! Cook books have found their way into my kitchen as well. I haven’t heard anything about your two new ones. I will be interested to hear how you like them and see some recipes.
The ones I mention are very local so I am not sure if they are available outside of South Africa 🙂