Where did June go? Oh yeah, now I remember – sort of – I was jetlagged through most of it. I love valid excuses. I so rarely have one to dish up when needed. So it’s July, and here’s what’s in my kitchen.
One mustard colour Le Creuset 23cm square baking dish, broken into about 20 pieces whilst in the safe and careful hands of Panasonic’s courier service. This was the surprise gift for buying my new microwave. Yes, it was a surprise all right.
And this is the free cookery book that was placed on top of my broken baking dish. It has some very interesting recipes in it, like microwave Hollandaise Sauce using half the usual amount of butter. At least the book was unbreakable. Panasonic, by the way, is sending out a replacement baking dish for the one that broke.
The ginger root has sprouted! Do I plant it in soil now?
I found this glazed Italian tile, about 18-inches square, in the garage. I’m thinking that I could use it as a pizza or bread stone in the oven. If I do, should I oil it before setting the bread dough on it?
I bought this bare-root lettuce plant at the supermarket. Brought it home, popped it into a pot with some water, and I’ve been picking leaves off it to pretty up salads for 2-weeks now. The plant cost £1, and it just keeps setting new leaves one after another after another.
I use a lot of horseradish. Not the sort in cream; this is the fresh grated sort. I add it to salad dressings for a kick, in tomato soup, in mustard-mayo spread, in gravy, in meatloaf … and so on. It’s my favourite go-to-secret ingredient.
My cousin made me this pen. He “turned” the wood by hand. The two white lines in the upper part of the pen are made from a cut-up credit card. It has an amazing feel in your hand when you use it. I love it!
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