Showcasing June 2016
On the 9th of June I popped in to Maureen’s blog and saw that my June IMK post had not been linked up. This was entirely my fault as I had not left the link in the comments. However, when I tried to comment my message would not go through! I also read that due to her back surgery Maureen would not be hosting IMK for July and August. Not wanting to go 2 months without letting you all have a peek into my kitchen I have changed the title of these monthly posts. So, welcome to showcasing June 2016 where I show you what was new in my kitchen.
This is something I have wanted for a very long time. They were on sale at The Good Food and Wine Show and I thought the price was reasonable (R200). As you can see the spatula comes off and you can then use the probe for meat etc. I used it on a cake I had baked to ensure it was the right internal temperature. My friend Bev told me that this is the most reliable way to test if a cake is properly baked. I am also going to use this method for my next batch of bread.
I received a gift pack of the Grand Constance when I was invited to a food and wine pairing at Groot Constantia. This naturally sweet dessert wine is going to be on our table when we have guests over for dinner.
June 2016 FOMO Box
This month we received smoked salt from Oryx which is the only brand of salt I use. I am not sure what I will do with the beluga lentils, as I am not a huge fan of lentils at all due to their texture. But maybe these are different? If I try them I will report back. In December 2014 I bought a catering pack of cocoa and still have not opened it. It will all be used eventually. The sweet temptations toffee spread will be enjoyed by Dave, and the Thelema Muscat Late Harvest by both of us, with guests!
I bought love heart labels to use for my jars as they fit in so well with the heart chalkboard I have in my kitchen.
I had clients ordering catering packs of salt this month so I added a box of wine salt to my order. I am going to make our own BBQ salt and will use this as the base.
What I blogged July 6:
- one year ago – Spinach And Ricotta Gnocchi
- four years ago – Mint
- five years ago – Caraway
- six years ago – Pork Chops With Apple Verlaque Sauce And Shitake Mushrooms
15 thoughts on “June 2016 Showcasing In My Kitchen”
Those love heart jar labels are so cool! I am all about labelling my food, even if it doesn’t technically need a label. Lol!
I haven’t done an IMK post for months! I just don’t get to putting posts together the past while.
Have a happy day Tandy. It’s windy here and quite chilly!
🙂 Mandy xo
It is very chilly here Mandy!
HBO Tandy, did not know there is such a thing as a thermo spatula, pretty cool device.
It is amazing!
Love those labels… I didn’t mention Maureen as the host for June, simply because I thought she was resting until September…. I do hope she continues to get the rest she needs.
I hope so too Liz 🙂
Oh no, poor Maureen! I hope she gets better soon. She has had such a bad run of health 🙁
Those heart labels are adorable Tandy!
She really has had a tough year!
Smoked salt is the best! Lots of lovelies in your kitchen.
I am loving the smoked salt 🙂
It’s never too late to showcase what’s happening. I see I have a fellow salt collector in my midst. Salt for all occasions! I have grown to enjoy lentils. A favourite is to cook a small batch and then add them to a rice and spice dish for some added interest, rather than making them the star of the dish.
I will take up your advice about the lentils!