Friday, September 23, 2011

In My Kitchen: September 2011

Joining Celia and her 'In My Kitchen' posts - head on over to Fig Jam & Lime Cordial and join the fun....

In My Kitchen.....
 ...a good sized haul of freshly dug up spuds to go into tonight's dinner (veggie casserole in the slow cooker - one more before it gets too warm for casseroles!).

In My Kitchen.....
 ....are some broad beans fresh from the garden.  I have plans to make felafels - we went over to our Jordanian friends house not long ago and they served up some bright green felafels made using fresh broad beans.....I shall try to replicate!

In My Kitchen....
 ....are four jars of pickled onions.  We eat a lot of pickled onions here and I had the unfortunate realisation last week that we have used the last jar of homemade from the cupboard - tragedy!  At least this lot will be ready for Christmas eating.

In My Kitchen.....  
 ....are some raw peanuts.  Bought with the intention of turning into made-from-scratch satay sauce, they will most likely end up as Sugared Peanuts and consumed with gusto by all members of the house (and guests)!

In My Kitchen.... a coconut given to us by our neighbour.  Our niece and nephew are itching to be part of the cracking, juice drinking and flesh eating...good thing school holidays have started!

In My Kitchen....
 ....are some of the results of two hardcore jamming days.  We have mandarines and oranges (and a few grapefruit) coming out of our ears and there are only so many you can offload onto friends, family and neighbours!  This stash should see us through until next season though I am hoping to get some more put away for Xmas gifts.

In My Kitchen.... this morning's pick of mandarines.  I'm thinking these will turn into jam.  Or cordial.  Or be eaten straight from the basket!

And finally...In My Kitchen.....
....are some dried figs that I will turn into....wait for it....fig jam!  (Just for you Celia!)  Well, actually it will be fig paste but really, paste is just a really thick jam so technically....!    Fig paste is so tasty with a good serve of Camembert on a cracker...add a pickled onion and I am in summer nibblie heaven!

What's happening in your kitchen?


  1. Hahaha...I'm honoured, Shelley! We love fig paste - gooey sticky stuff and the firmer version that you can slice! Your potatoes look amazing - we didn't get a great crop last season but we're got new ones planted to try again. You've got so much interesting stuff in your kitchen this month! Thanks for sharing it with us and for playing along! :)

  2. Nice produce from your garden Shelley ! Bet they all taste even better than they look.

  3. Thanks for sharing your kitchen and garden produce!
    It all looks fantastic.
    Especially those broad beans.


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