In My Kitchen, March 2016

This year is, so far, moving along at a quick clip. Here are two highlights of February from my kitchen. I bought two rather old versions of Mary Berry’s cookery books at Costco a few weeks ago. I suspect they’re seconds. The binding is slightly wonky, but never the mind — the recipes are wonderful. I…

In My Kitchen, September 2015

Welcome to September, and another look at In My Kitchen! It’s official. Last month was the wettest August on record in the UK. Ever. Ever! I’m not sure how long ‘ever’ is but I can empathise with its longevity because it seems like I’ve been making applesauce for-flipping-ever. I’ve turned the crop of two trees (Discovery…

In My Kitchen, August 2015

It’s August, and here’s a summary of what’s happening in my kitchen. The tomatoes are ripening in the sun. The cherry tomatoes are weeks ahead of the Heritage variety, and if our summer was warmer, more sun and possibly less rain, I think our tomatoes and cucumbers would be further along. We are still waiting…

In My Kitchen, July 2015

In My Kitchen, July 2015 In my kitchen this month is an over-abundance of homegrown strawberries. We planted out all of the runners last year, and now we’re running out of neighbours to unload strawberries on. One neighbour actually said, No, we don’t eat fruit. We’ve frozen so many that we’ve hardly any room for…

In My Kitchen and the Garden, too.

My cousin is a very talented craftsman. Woodturning, in particular. Last year I saw a website the most beautiful wooden biscuit cutter I’d ever seen. A few weeks ago while I visiting him, he handed me one that he made. By hand. Just for me. It is completely gorgeous. Made from mesquite wood. I made…

In My Kitchen, January 2015

Happy new year to you! Santa delivered my wish list to my sons this year. I was delighted. I received the cast iron skillet that I’ve wanted for more years than I can count. A Lodge pan made in Tennessee that’s pre-seasoned. Even so I seasoned it again, and I’ve used it often. The first…

In My Kitchen: November 2014

Every month, Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial hosts the very popular “In My Kitchen”. Friends around the world join in to share a few items that make their kitchens fun and interesting. To join in the fun, pop over to Celia’s blog and follow what others say about their kitchens. In My Kitchen…

In My Kitchen: September 2014

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…