In My Kitchen This Month Is…

January has turned into February way too quickly around here.  We’ve managed to fit so much in its a wonder that there has been any time to be in the kitchen at all.  Lucky for me its somewhere that I love to be so any chance I get I still seek to have a few minutes to play.

This month in our kitchen we have a little liquid beauty from an easy to make recipe in the form of My Nan’s Lime Cordial.  It’s delicious on ice as a refreshing drink with the warm weather we’ve been experiencing of late.  The recipe is on it’s way.


In my kitchen I have a newly organised pantry with tubs holding my special flours, nuts and spices all together to give me easier access… it’s a work in progress but a huge improvement on my previous chaos.


In my kitchen is a much coveted and underloved cookbook by the name of The Complete Asian Cookbook by Charmaine Solomon which I am determined to explore as part of this month’s The Cookbook Guru.  Look out for dumplings, curries and noodles coming up in February!


In our kitchen is some dumpling wrappers as we work on getting our heads around making handmade dumplings as part of my 2014 cooking hitlist.  The first attempt were okay, but we know there is a long way to go to get the flavour the way we like them…


Finally in my kitchen is a few treats picked up in New Zealand for the other half on our holiday…


If you like what you see and want to join in the fun, share what’s in your kitchen this month with Celia @ Fig Jam & Lime Cordial.  It’s a wonderful way to connect with other blogs and take a sticky beak at what is happening in everyone’s kitchen.

Happy Cooking & Happy Eating Everyone


13 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this series of Celia’s, so much fun. Your Nan’s lime cordial looks so refreshing and thirst quenching. I to have just done a quick clean up of my pantry cupboard.
    Have a super week.
    -) Mandy xo


  2. ladyredspecs says:

    Snap! Looks like lime cordial is the flavour of the month!! Xx


  3. nancy@jamjnr says:

    My neighbour was asking where to buy lime cordial the other day and we couldn’t think of one place to buy it here so as soon as you post the recipe I’ll let him know. Great minds think alike with organising the pantry 🙂


    1. Leah says:

      Oh nice one… well here is the recipe, I hope your neighbour enjoys making it.

      It is equally good with lemons too! Hope you’ve recovered from Chinese New Year… sounds like it was a blast (pardon the pun) 🙂


  4. My Kitchen Stories says:

    I am hoping to have my pantry organised again soon too. I say again because I just can’t keep it that way. The cordial looks great


    1. Leah says:

      I’m so with you about the pantry. Often its very short lived, but satisfying to do at the time. The cordial is delicious and very easy to make. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Leah


  5. G’day! I could go for some of Nan’s lime cordial now, true!
    I will look out for “dumplings, curries and noodles coming up in February!”
    Thanks for this month’s In My Kitchen view!
    Cheers! Joanne


  6. I love that both you and your mum had matching lime cordial showcased this month! 🙂 That Charmain book is an absolute winner, and you’ve done well keeping bhuja mix in the pantry – it never lasts long enough here to make it into a jar! 🙂


    1. Leah says:

      LOL, kinda funny that we’re in the same headspace. Great minds think alike huh? I’m loving Charmaine Solomon’s book so far, I’ve made some awesome curries that I can’t wait to share. 🙂


  7. Charmaine Solomon is one of my favourite people, Leah… I have almost all of her books, signed to me, I might add. I had the pleasure of welcoming her to Canberra many times! Love your cordial, how exquisite! Thank you for the peek into your kitchen.


    1. Leah says:

      Oh wow, you are very fortunate to have spent time with her. I’m loving what I’ve made from the book so far. Thank you for your visit and wonderful contribution.


  8. Sandy says:

    I agree that January went way too quickly!!!!
    Love how practical wonton wrappers are! 🙂


    1. Leah says:

      oh me too, we’re still learning how to use them but they make dumpling making a little less intimidating 🙂


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