In my April kitchen seems to be an overabundance of carrots! We love to eat them raw, roasted, turned into dips, salads and baked delights so they are always on my shopping list. This week though I think I went a little bit overboard on the carrot front so now the challenge is to find some more delicious recipes to transform them.
Another over-supply in my kitchen in the form of banana’s, but this one was a little bit more deliberate. I actually love really ripe bananas in my smoothies and to make Yvette’s Yummy Banana Bread more than I do having them as they come when you first buy them. These beauties are almost ready to be turned into something delicious.
In my kitchen is a very well loved character and bottle opener: The Beached Az whale. Do yourself a favour and next time you need a chuckle google the series that showed on ABC in Australia a few years ago. They are side splittingly hilarious and particularly so if you have a Kiwi in your family.
In my kitchen is my relatively new and under utilised slow cooker. I received this as an awesome present last year for my birthday but its only had a few showings so far. Last month I made pulled pork for the first time and given the result I think this baby is going to be spending a whole lot more time on the bench this winter than in the cupboard.
In my kitchen is a glass with a few stalks of rosemary that I’m hoping to strike. This beautiful herb actually has a long life in my garden. The parent plant now lives with my sister in Melbourne, but she originally came from Adelaide as a baby and grew into a beautiful bush. Unable to bring her to Brisbane because of space and concerned quarantine restrictions she found a new home and we sneakily tucked a few stalks in a freezer bag in hope of striking a new bush. Three years on and her children are looking very healthy and it’s time to try spreading the love a little with some new pots to perhaps end up as gifts.
Surrounding this precious nursery is a very small selection of the glassware that inhabits my kitchen. I love glass and have to stop myself from buying pieces when I’m in homewares stores, op-shops, markets and most of all Ikea. These are a few of my vases, candle holders that double beautifully as small snack bowls or for relish and chutney, and an old oil lamp that I purchased at an oceanside market at Victor Harbour in South Australia a number of years ago.
Finally in my kitchen is this beautiful painting that I created nigh on 15 years ago. It’s a wonderful reminder to me that I am creative and really should get back to brush in hand to create some more work. I also love the sunny colours which I think perfectly emulate a good morning, hello kind of feeling.
If you loved taking a sneak peek in my kitchen this month and want to see what is happening in other food bloggers kitchen’s around the globe, make sure you check out Celia’s blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and join in the fun.
Happy April Everyone,