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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

In My Kitchen May 2012

Welcome to another little tour of my kitchen.

Way back at Easter time we sampled a couple of bottles of Chocolate Stout from the Mildura Brewery.  Not surprisingly it tasted very much like chocolate and was quite thick in texture.  I imagined it would be best enjoyed beside a fire on a lazy Saturday afternoon in the depths of winter.  In reality we drank ours in a rather tired and grubby state as we unpacked from our Easter camping trip.  It was still very enjoyable.


A stack of warm pita bread fresh from the oven.  I use a recipe from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s incredible book The Bread Bible and it is always soft and delicious.  We usually enjoy it as homemade yiros teamed with roast lamb, salad and thick tzatziki.  


This delicate and slightly wonky cup and saucer is the sixth piece in my little Mud  collection.   It was a birthday gift from my husband last month and I treasure it already.  Originally I planned to just use it on the weekends but I have used it almost everyday since I received it.



A beautiful bag of organic rolled oats just opened and ready to be made into muesli.  There is just so much goodness in this 8kg bag. 


I am picking beautiful crunchy beans from my garden as well as delicious Chinese cabbage. 



Lastly a batch of no nonsense biscuits baked for my hungry farming family.  With the weather getting cooler there seems to be a constant demand for smoko and snacks to send out to the paddock.  This recipe is one of the simplest and easiest biscuit recipes I have ever used.  It came from Down to Earth by Rhonda Hetzel and I added pecan nuts to the basic recipe.


What is in your kitchen this month?  Please share and join in the fun at  Celia’s beautiful blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. 

14 comments :

  1. Ooh I remember you mentioning your yiros before and I'm determined to try and make them soon - those pitas look divine!

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  2. Oooh chocolate stout! I'm a bit partial to the chocolate liqueur I pick up regularly from Stanthorpe - will have to keep my eye out for the stout!
    Your biscuits look scrumptious - might be the perfect solution for using up my excess pecans. Thanks for sharing your kitchen! :)

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  3. Hello Jane! Your crunchy beans and Chinese cabbage look quite amazing! Found your blog via the road that we bloggers seem to take, one click here, one click there, another click and there you are! Broken Hill is a place I would love to go one day, but till then I will pop by here instead! Bye for now Jane

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  4. The pitas, the beans, the cookies and a cup of tea!
    What a great visit in your kitchen this month, Jane.
    Thanks!

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  5. Such treats, Jane! Can't help but think the chocolate stout would be great for cooking with. And the beans look wonderful - ours have all finished now, and we're waiting for the peas to start. I buy flour in large bags, but never thought to buy grains like that as well! Thanks for sharing your kitchen with us! :)

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  6. Chocolate Stout...mmm! Your vegies look great. I planted a few vegies in pots on our balcony and already the caterpillars have had a feast...little buggars. How do they even get up onto our 2nd floor balcony is beyond me. I'm making soup in my kitchen this May...or trying to anyway.

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  7. Oh...do you have a link that takes me to the cookie recipe...please?

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  8. Thank you all for calling in and your kind comments...Miss Piggy I will send you this recipe :)

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  9. An inspiring post. The link to your post from mine disappeared but should be working now. Your biscuits look delicious.

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  10. Hi Jane, I have been trying to make a comment for 3 days now. I don't know why your site doesn't like me. I am a nice person, really:)

    I too love the mud collection. I like the little coloured bowls but they are pretty expensive aren't they?

    I don't have 'The Bread Bible'. Should I buy it?

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  11. I love everything single thing in this post Jane. So much goodness in your kitchen!

    xx

    PS I have Rose's book the Cake Bible - indispensable! I didn't know there was a bread one too...

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane