It’s September, and autumn is rushing a blush through the trees. Orange and scarlet and lemon yellows, and chilled mornings where you question if a bit of heating might keep shivers away. I used to love this time of the year but not so much nowadays. Winter gloom doesn’t sit well with me, but if I can keep my kitchen interesting, maybe that will help carry me through the greys.
In my kitchen is my new favourite way to eat a soft boiled egg for breakfast: a small sliver of butter set on each half to melt while the egg is still hot.
In my kitchen is an electric knife sharpener, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s brilliant. Every knife in the house is sharp and honed and ready for use. It sharpens both my European and Japanese knives, which is rare for an electric knife sharpener.
In my kitchen are the benefits of homegrown. Lots of tomatoes. A bumper crop of chilli peppers. Vases of flowers from the garden.
In my kitchen is a sugar-free strawberry jam swiss roll. This one turned out very well. I rolled it while it was still hot, let it cool completely, and then unrolled it and spread the jam. Let the jam settle, and then rolled it back up. No cracks.
In my kitchen is an ample supply of Korean kimchi to eat with our noodle soup. We love kimchi!
In my kitchen is a spicy plum cake, sugar-free and reduced fat, and it didn’t budge Peder’s blood-glucose levels an notch, so this is one cake that we can both enjoy without missing sugar.
And finally, in my kitchen I have two new cookery books that I bought with my supermarket vouchers, plus my monthly Waitrose magazine filled with recipes.
And that’s it for this month! If you’d like to join in the In My Kitchen fun, just pop over to Celia’s Fig Jam and Lime Cordial blog for details.