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?
Another month has gone by which means another In My Kitchen post! Please have a look at what I have to share with you and then head over to Fig Lime and Cordial to see the rest of the In My Kitchen posts from around the world.
June is birthday month here at LSL and though it is only my second birthday year here in Australia, I still struggle a little as it is winter here and for more than three decades my birthday has always been in summer. No worries though. I’m hoping that Perth gives me a very mild and sunny winter’s day. In any case, I’m hoping to have a couple “birthday” kitchen things to show you next month!
This month, however, I have In My Kitchen, this beautiful head of lettuce. It was given to us by friends who grow using aquaponics (a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics). Isn’t it beautiful? And it was so delicious. I enjoyed it with cherry tomatoes and avocado topped off with balsamic vinaigrette. Really lovely.
How is it that as we get older the months and years go by more quickly??? I mean wasn’t it just Christmas and New Year’s like, I don’t know, yesterday?? And now it’s May already. I just don’t know where the time goes…. (*sigh*)
Well, no matter, it’s time for another monthly installment of In My Kitchen hosted by Celia over at Fig Lime and Cordial. Thanks again Celia for hosting!
This month I have an edible goodie for you! Seattle Chocolate bars. Back when I was in Seattle a couple months ago I picked these beauties (and a few others who didn’t make it this long) from the Seattle Chocolates main office that is conveniently around the corner from my office there. I have loved Seattle Chocolates for some time. I find the flavor options so delicious and the chocolate is rich and creamy and not too sweet. I prefer the dark chocolate options and the Coconut Macaroon is probably my favorite. Everyone I have ever shared my favorite chocolates with have really enjoyed them. A delightful treat if you can get your hands on one! I’m very carefully rationing my remaining bars so I can enjoy them for just a bit longer!
Every month there is a community of bloggers who open their home, or more specifically, their kitchen and share what’s new. It is a series hosted by Celia over at Fig Lime and Cordial . You can head over there to check out who else is sharing. It’s a fun way to link up with people around the world who talk about what interests them. This month I thought I would join in and say hello to everyone. As my kitchen is new to everyone I have lots to share with you but, for this month at least, I’ll keep it to a brief 5 but favorite things.
In my kitchen I have a Salt Box that I adore. It was crafted in Portugal and I purchased it in the US from Williams Sonoma. I keep it right by the stove so salt is on hand whenever I need it. I love that it has a lid that flips up with a wide opening to access the salt. Other salt boxes and salt pigs have such a smaller opening which, for me, are clumsy and annoying. Besides being functional, this box adds a “pretty” element to my kitchen.