What did November 2017 hold in store for you? We had no electricity, huge fires and some celebrations. Faye turned 90 and her party included friends and family from all over the world. Dave went away racing and I got to spend a few nights eating soft-boiled eggs for dinner. I served them on toast with a mushroom ketchup recipe I am working on. Without boring you further, here is what was new in my kitchen last month.
6 Hole Loose Bottom Pan
I thought this would be the perfect pan to make my mince pies. And they really worked out well. All I need to do is perfect the way I line the pastry in the tin.
I bought baking paper in the UK. This baking paper from Tesco is still by far the best I have used. I re-use my sheets in my bread baking so this should last some time. I also got some pre-cut rounds to do away with the waste when I bake using my springform tin.
The wonderful Charles Withington sent me a message about how he was enjoying a glass of Homtini. When I told him how much I loved the wine he arranged with Fairview to send me a bottle. It came in a box showcasing the timeline of the farm, from 1693 when it was granted to the first settler, to 2016 when the cellar went online.
Olive Oil Pourer
Dave spotted this while we were browsing in a store in Oxford and we bought it to use with our olive oil. This is so much easier than taking the lid on and off.
November 2017 FOMO Box
The November 2017 FOMO Box theme was Mexican. I am looking forward to trying out the masa harina flour and drinking the Naked Mexican beers. The slabs of seed will be saved for when we can water again and the piri piri peppers have been added to olive oil to make a new batch of chilli oil.
I am linking up with Sherry to showcase what was new in my kitchen in November 2017.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime December 6:
- 2015 – Make Me
- 2013 – Rest In Peace Tata: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 – 2013
- 2012 – Baked Felafel
- 2011 – Pasta With Beef Ox Liver
- 2010 – Snoek Paté Using Braaid Snoek