There is so much going on in my life right now but let me start the month by showcasing what was new in my kitchen in February 2017.
Once again there is more smoked chilli sauce. To make sure we start using them I have put one into the fridge. The nibbly bits were devoured in a few days. The rest has been put away to use once the pantry has been built.
This month we received our second bottle of truffle oil. I have put both next to the hob to make sure they get used up. The tomato relish is really tasty and the terrine has been devoured. I am not sure what I am going to do with all the dukkah we are being sent.
I bought a new brownie tin to make my chocolate cheesecake brownies. I have decided to spoil myself with new pans as I need them for the new kitchen. The old ones will stay in the cottage kitchen which will one day be let out for holiday accommodation.
Emma from FreshBags approached me through my business to stock their product. Even though I was not looking to add to my stock lines, Emma was kind enough to send me 2 FreshBags so that I could blog about them. I am super impressed and will be placing an order shortly. If any one of my local friends would like to order from me, please let me know. The cost is R65 per two pack and they are approximately 24 x 26 cm and are machine washable at 40 degrees. These bags ‘breathe’ and are suitable to be used to store fruits and vegetables in the fridge. I love these as they reduce the use of single use plastic produce bags.
I prefer to use a paint brush, rather than a pastry brush in my kitchen. This one is a zero bristle loss brush made by Addis. It also has a no rust stainless steel ferrule which is quite important when you live close to the sea.
In December 2015 I found popping candy at a local shop. I have tried using it in various ways without too much success. Eventually I melted some white chocolate and made popsicles for the Christmas table.
As a gift from Raptor Rise we were given a selection of olives and a squeeze bottle of olive oil. I did not know what was in our gift bag when I purchased a 5l of their olive oil. It is cold pressed and I love supporting small farms. The oil has an amazing green colour and pepper smell. I will take the plastic bottle with us on our travels as it will save the weight of a glass bottle that we normally travel with.
My dear friend Dorothy gave me a tea towel for our wedding anniversary gift. Dorothy and John and Dave and I celebrate our wedding anniversaries together every year at a special restaurant. We tend to go through a fair bit of wine when we are together 🙂
I am linking up with Liz who hosts the monthly In My Kitchen series.