September 2016 flew by with me doing very little in my kitchen. Our month started with an amazing overseas trip, and ended with house guests. I loved every minute of being with them and look forward to their return next year. My friend Liz from Good Things has taken over the hosting of In My Kitchen and I wish her every success in gathering us all together.
Le Creuset Utensil Holder
My friends Dorothy and John gifted me this utensil holder for my birthday. It is the perfect dish as we still have no drawers in the kitchen and at least this way I can keep my most used utensils close to hand.
While we were away Yuppiechef delivered my FOMO box. The oil from the tahini leaked a bit but as I have used up all the one I made, it was most welcome. We have used the truffle mayonnaise with some angel fish that Dave braaid. And the honey has been added to our oats. Dave is enjoying the nougat and we enjoyed the fiery tomato and onion chutney with cheese platters we served while our visitors were with us. I have placed the paella spices next to my stove to use as an all inclusive spice while the drawers are being made.
A temporary worktop
Dave cut out the template for the worktop and has taken it to Boland Timbers to be made up. The blackwood top is not ready and so in the meantime Dave has attached some melamine offcuts so we can use the counter space. And as you can see, it is well used.
World Atlas of Food
I was given a copy of World Atlas of Food to review and it is now waiting for the book shelf to be used for books, rather than to keep things away from the puppy better known as the monster. Scarlett eats everything she can get to!
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime October 5:
- 2015 – Roti
- 2014 – Ghost Ship
- 2012 – In My Kitchen October 2012
- 2011 – Carom Seed Curry
- 2010 – Marshmallow Mousse
32 thoughts on “September 2016 Showcasing In My Kitchen”
Can’t wait to see your kitchen finished.
Have a lovely day Tandy.
🙂 Mandy xo
Me either Mandy xox
Hi Tandy, great to see you back in the IMK collective! Lovely to see your kitchen coming along… it’s going to be fab, I bet! Thank you for the peek at the goodies in your kitchen, and the warm shout out!
I never left IMK, just my posts were never shared. Thanks for taking over the hosting Liz 🙂
Well done on the temporary bench top Dave. I didn’t get many drawers in our kitchen as I still prefer cupboards and shelves but I will say the the ‘normal’ set of drawers are quite wide which means most of my utensils can be laid out flat so I don’y have to scrabble for them. Quite the treat!
It is so important to have decent drawers!
A lovely look into your kitchen and pantry Tandy! We go through so much honey in our household. Can’t wait to see the new benchtop!
Honey is my most used up ingredient 🙂
House guests are fun! And I love that utensil holder, what a thoughtful gift =)
It is a lovely gift!
The box looks great:)
Thanks Natalia 🙂
When do you think the kitchen renovations will be completed? Love how Dave was creative with the shelving for you. (After all you need a spot to do your food photography…)LOL You had a busy September. Love traveling but it is hard to get back on track afterwards. Take care
It is a new build not a renovation and I am hoping we will be done before the start of the new year. But, we are making changes as we go along.
What a fabulous look inside your kitchen!
Thanks for sharing
My pleasure Julie and thanks for the visit 🙂
YUM – I like the look of that honey and the tahini! So glad that we can see everyone again in the IMK link up.
I love trying out all different kinds of chutneys. We always pick up a new one when we go to the deli.
I have a serious collection right now 🙂
I love home improvement projects. I can’t wait to see your finished counter top.
I shall share it next month 🙂
Tandy, sounds like your priorities are in order. (Even if your new kitchen hasn’t caught up with you yet!) Spending time with each other, family, and friends comes first. Still, you combined that “healthy balance” with a variety of delightful treats for us to ogle on IMK. 🙂 Well done! Best wishes on completing your kitchen… it’ll be worth the wait!
I am sure it will be worth the wait 🙂
I love that type of utensil holder even though I do have some drawers. I bet you’ll keep it going when your kitchen is more complete!
My kitchen is pretty empty because I just got back home — see
I will for sure Mae 🙂
what a nice utensil jar. i use an enamel jug for mine which is very handy as it is quite tall. how lovely to have a new kitchen. my shelves are overflowing with books of all kinds. i just can’t seem to stop buying them.:)
I love the idea of an enamel jug Sherry 🙂
What a great box of goodies you received Tandy – all the items look fantastic, I would be enjoying them too 🙂 It’s lovely seeing you for IMK, it’s great being back with Liz in the helm again x
Thanks for the visit 🙂