Today Dave and I are off to the United Kingdom. September 2017 was a busy month which included having house guests stay with us. They fly down from Johannesburg each year to visit. Mike and Dave go to the racing while Gill and I go shopping.
Jelly from England
I needed this specific jelly for a recipe and was lucky enough to find it at our local British Shop. I will bring back a few from Tesco’s with me so that I can work on making my own at home.
When Dave cut out the wood for our sink he set it aside. The plan was to make a blackwood coffee table out of it. But instead we used it to make a shelf for the SolarDom oven. I am so pleased with the result.
It is a very small world. When I met Charles Withington he told me that his neighbour in Darling was Serge Damseaux. I have known Serge my entire life through rallying. Serge arrived at my door with this bottle of Nguni Malbec. A very generous gift from Charles. Nguni are beef cattle bred in the Darling area. The wine is full of ripe berries and I served it with our paella.
Paul Hollywood Spring Form Tin
Each time I need a baking tin for a recipe I am buying it, instead of taking one out of the cottage kitchen. Firstly I want all new things for my new kitchen. And secondly we are planning on turning the cottage into a self-catering apartment and who knows what people will want to bake when they are staying in it. I bought this Paul Hollywood Spring Form Tin and so far have made a few recipes in it.
I was gifted these pomegranates in April, the day before we went overseas. They will keep for an amazingly long time in the fridge if left whole. Or you can freeze the arils. I turned mine into grenadine which has been set aside for summer drinks.
September 2017 #FOMO Box
Words cannot do enough to convey how disappointed I was in this month’s box. We are meant to get new things to try and this is not the first time we have had toffee spread, edible sugar lace, tea, flavoured popcorn and beer and beer bread. I costed the box and the Valrhona chocolate is going to have to come in at R114.50 when it is launched. We have scoffed the popcorn which was tasty, and the chocolate which was really good, and the rest has been left for when I need it.
I am linking up with Sherry with new things in my kitchen for September 2017.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime October 4:
- 2012 –
- 2011 – Boudin Blanc And Mushroom Pasta
- 2010 – My Luxury Dinner Party
Dave and I will be back at work on the 23rd of October. I will start replying to comments then. I won’t be able to read any blogs while we are away so please forgive my lack of visiting back. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.
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24 thoughts on “September 2017 Showcasing In My Kitchen”
Enjoy your trip!
Have a wonderful trip Tandy. Yes the contents of that box don’t seem very useful. Love your shelf for the oven. Thanks for joining in again this month. Cheers Sherry.
Thanks for hosting xx
Enjoy your trip to England!
best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com
Here’s to a wonderful trip for you both. I am sure you will have a great time. Hugs x
Thank you so much ?
HI Tandy! Thanks for the birthday wishes. I can’t wait to get back to the UK for a visit, Cornwall is at the top of the list! And I had no idea you could freeze pomegranate arils!! I’m going to try that when they are in season here. I pack my kids lunches so they are healthier (and cheaper) than what the school provides and would love for arils to be an options out of season. The teachers mock me as it is for how “healthy” their lunches are. Oh well.
We also need to go back to Cornwall. I would rather be mocked than have overweight kids!
Have a great time in the UK – I am sure you’ll have a fantastic time!
We had an amazing time 🙂
Have a wonderful trip a wonderful trip Tandy, always look forward to your monthly showcase posts. Take care!
Thanks. It’s been a great trip thus far.
Thanks for sharing your kitchen with us before you go.
Have a safe and wonderful trip.
Thank you Amanda 🙂
Tandy, no need to reply until the next IMK. Enjoy your vacation and eventual homecoming! The “recycled” shelf turned out beautifully — such a space saver and conveniently placed, too. I also loved your pomegranate pic. (Didn’t know you could freeze the arils — thanks for that tip!) The next time I sip a glass of Malbec I’ll think of you, thanks to some generous wine sharing friends. Truly lovely vino. xo
Thanks Kim, I was well pleased with the shelf as well 🙂
I take it not any strawberry jelly will do for your recipe Tandy. Is there something special about that brand? Have a wonderful holiday in the UK xx
It is a ready to make jelly, that replaces the powder version we use here. I will try and recreate it and then blog the recipe 🙂
I’ve heard so many good things about Malbec – I think I need to try it.
It is a really nice, smooth varietal 🙂