It’s the beginning of the month and you know what that means right? You do know don’t you? You’re so good. Yes, it’s another look into my kitchen and many other kitchens around the world via our gracious host Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.
Welcome to the middle of winter! It’s been really tolerable so far which is great considering I had 45+ people in my house last weekend. It was great that we were able to spill out onto the patio into the sun. And I think that’s where we will start. In my outdoor kitchen I have my very own, one of a kind, homemade spit roast. Made by my electrical engineer better half and all around over the top handy man and his equally handy friend and mechanical engineer. We have made lamb, pork, chicken and turkeys. Absolutely amazing. It produces the most tender and juicy roasts ever. Now, I might be slightly biased but come on, my better half is really pretty amazing isn’t he?
The next thing In My Kitchen this month is my favorite salad bowl. Remember the other week when I shared my story about tradition and Italian Style Steamed Mussels? Well this salad bowl is part of that tradition. It was gifted to me by my friend who makes the best salads and the salad half of our tradition. The bowl is from the Vermont Bowl Company. It is very special to me and I will keep it always.
The last thing I want to share with you this month is my new cavatelli and gnocci board. It is used to hand make pasta. Cavatelli is similar to gnocci but is a flour based pasta. I want to perfect my method a little bit more before I share my recipe with you. It is a little labor intensive but well worth the effort. The first night I served the cavatelli simply tossed with salmon, dill, garlic and sugar snap peas (it tasted far better than it looks in this photo). The second night I served it with Lamb Ragu. Now the Lamb Ragu is a recipe I WILL be sharing with you soon.
It has been a busy month here at LSL and I feel like I’m drowning in a backlog of things to share with you like my Lamb Ragu, and a leftover revamp chicken, mushroom and rice casserole, and butter chicken and a few side dishes, and, and, and. Oh, my friends! The list goes on. Life, and work and good food and good friends and good times get in the way sometimes!! I did manage, however, to share some great things with you in June. Fourth of July is fast approaching and if you haven’t gotten your menu together just yet, my four part series will help you do so in no time. Not celebrating Independence day? No problem. The Carolina Burger Sliders should still be on your list. I’m honestly looking forward to making those again soon! And it’s 5:00 somewhere!! So break out the Lynchburg Lemonade.
Cheers! And for those of you in the good ol’ US of A, enjoy your long weekend!! May the summertime bring you warm sunshine, good friends and endless laughter!