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Sunday, July 1, 2012

In My Kitchen July 2012

Welcome to another little tour of my kitchen. 

This post starts with coffee.  Throughout my days at home I drink a lot of tea.  But, sometime around 9am everyday the household comes to a standstill for coffee.  After several years finding my way around our machine I am mostly happy with my amateur barista skills. 


A big pot of vegetables picked entirely from my garden except for the flecks of red onion.  This harvest was a rescue mission for the capsicums and beans before they finally surrendered to several heavy frosts.


Chocolate Waffles with Salted Guinness Caramel...yes this is major indulgence territory.  When I found this magnificent recipe I just had to try it and it did not disappoint.  I made them as small pancakes rather than waffles.  You must try this recipe at least once!


These photos are of my home butcher husband Terry, rolling a boneless lamb roast.  This is a great way to use odd cuts of meat and also makes carving the cooked roast easier.


A fragrant bowl of cinnamon, coriander seed, cloves and cardamon ready to be ground and pounded into my interpretation of Chai tea.  All these incredible spices came by mail order from Herbies, bless them.  


Finally, a box of Kourabiethes or Greek Shortbread.  I made these as a special birthday gift and topped the box off with a sweet ceramic tag from Paper Boat Press.  




What have you been cooking?
Do you have anything new in your kitchen?
Please share and join in the fun at Celia’s beautiful blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.

22 comments :

  1. so many lovely things going on in your kitchen jane..your box of biscuits is a beautiful gift with the ceramic gift tag embellishment..very professional looking..thanks for the link..x

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    1. Linking your biscuits is a pleasure Jane x

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  2. Hi Jane,
    Love your photos - the colour is great. Everything looks beautiful, expecially those pancakes. They look amazing but, fattening. I can't wait until I have my own vegies - we are building the garden bed at the moment.
    Glenda

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    1. Thank you Glenda, these pancakes are not a regular event at our house!

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  3. Good morning Jane, as always, a delicious and inspiring range of good and yummy things in your kitchen. I can't wait till we get the opportunity to meet.

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  4. Another lovely post Jane and such beautiful photography...I can almost taste the pancakes!!!

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  5. Love the blog Jane, those pancakes look delicious.

    Shirley http://themakingofparadise.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks for saying hello and your comments Shirley!

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  6. Jane, you always have such beautiful things in your kitchen, thank you for sharing them with us. I love seeing all the veges from your garden - how satisfying that must have been! And the rolled roast looks superb - did you take a shot of it after it was roasted? Cookies and pancakes look yummy, and aren't Herbie's Spices just the best? :)

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    1. No I didn't take an 'after' photo of the roast Celia, I will have to do that another time. Thanks for calling in!

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  7. I love these posts...I've just emailed the organiser to ask if I can get involved (just to proove I do have a kitchen at home & it sometimes gets used).

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    1. I look forward to seeing your kitchen Mel!

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  8. Another beautiful post Jane. That rolled lamb looks so neat and professional (clever husband there) - maybe you could do a tutorial for us to follow, then mine might look a bit tidier and not fall apart.

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    1. Thanks Anne, we might have to work on more butchery post for the future!

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  9. Your photos are, as always, beautiful. I can smell those spices from here :-) and i hope you kept some of the greek shortbreads for yourself! i remember eating them when i was in greece and fell in love with them, but i have never made them. you have inspired me.

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    1. Thank you E, you must make those shortbreads...they are lovely!

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  10. Those pancakes look mighty tempting Jane!

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  11. Jane - wow I think I am officially converted from waffles to pancakes. They look spectacular!!

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  12. Karen@soulkitchenblogJuly 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Great photos :-)

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  13. Hi Jane, my name is Monika from the blog http://tooodayi.blogspot.com.au I saw the guest post that you just did and would love to invite you to do one on my blog. I was going to write you an email in regards to this but I couldn't locate your email address! If you would like to do it, please let me know. Monika.

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