Wednesday, 20 August 2014

this week in my kitchen








Joining in with the lovely Heather from Beauty That Moves. Some glimpses into my kitchen this week. It's been yet another busy week in the kitchen.

Making the most of the final leg of winter with some Moroccan meatballs in the tagine.

Loads of vegetables coming in from the garden. The last of the cauliflowers and womboks as well as broccoli and pumpkin (of course) which is always snuck into everything!

A mega batch of biscuits for the freezer. Some of my budget friendly butter biscuits (pimped up with cherries and choc chips this time) and some caramel biscuits. The kids were pretty pleased about those.

Some pumpkin sandwich bread, which was an experiment in offloading some more pumpkin. Amazingly everyone gave it a big thumbs up, which means I'll be making some more of it in the near future. Love finding new things to do with the never ending pile of pumpkin!

And my favourite afternoon snack, kale chips, from my massive kale bushes in the garden.

Happy days in this busy kitchen of mine!



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27 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful week in your kitchen. We have been eating a ton of kale chips too, can't seem to ever get enough of them. Those cookies look delicious.

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    1. I really love them- which was a surprise to me at first. But they are so tasty :)

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  2. You're such a creative cook! I love the look of everything you've made.

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    1. Thank you :) I don't always feel creative!

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  3. Must be nice to live in your kitchen:)

    Been dreaming about owning a tagine...so far, can't find a nice looking one locally...do you think it is much different from cooking in a slow cooker?

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    1. Annie, the end results are very much the same as a slow cooker... I use the tagine on the stove top rather than in the oven (although you can put it in the oven)... the end result is slow cooked food though- it doesn't do anything my casserole pots don't, but it was a pretty gift that I enjoy using :)

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  4. wow - I'm very impressed by your makings in the kitchen. I'm very inspired too as lately I feel like I am not being that creative or healthy in the kitchen.

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    1. I go through phases Christine :) I love cooking, especially in the winter when the nights are cold... come summertime I love BBQs and salads most days!

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  5. I always get so excited for these posts as they inspire me so much!!! How do you make your kale chips??? I would really like to learn! And I have been baking and freezing for the upcoming fall and back to school snacks....I need to bake some of your biscuits!!! Beautiful work you! Happy week to you! Nicole xoxo

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    1. Thank you :) I make the kale chips 2 ways- either in the oven, or in the microwave... although i think i might prefer the microwave results a little more... they stay really green, but go crispy with no charred bits. I send them to school as snacks for my son as well... the kids love them!

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  6. oh wow i'd really love to come over for a meal. and that pot in the first few photos! i bet that does such a wonderful job. thank you for linking up! :)

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    1. Heather you'd be welcome around any time you like :) It's a lovely pot that was gifted to me... I really enjoy using it!

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  7. oh ow so many goodies in your kitchen, the meatballs look delicious.
    I have tried your cookie recipe this week, they are delicious

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    1. Oh I love that you tried the bikkies :) My kids (and I!) tend to demolish them a little too quickly!

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  8. Everything looks fantastic, I especially love the meatballs and the bread.

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  9. i love the pot in the first photo!!!
    everything looks delicious. i wish i live closer to you!
    have a nice rest week,
    love and hugs regina

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    1. Oh thanks Regina! It's a lovely pot that was gifted to me. I do love cooking in it!

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  10. I so admire your beautiful tagine and biscuits and bread! and am also adoring your Emile H? tagine "cooker" and your spice? containers, what a pretty kitchen!

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    1. Yes an Emile Henry tagine... they are lovely things to cook in! It was a gift that I adore.

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  11. You're pictures are wonderful. We love all things pumpkin -- though we don't grow our own. The cookies look delicious too -- inspiring me to perhaps bake tomorrow if it doesn't get too hot. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Those meatballs look so good! I am impressed with the volume of your baking! If I had more freezer space I would love to do the same. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. The freezer is my hiding place for these, so we don't eat them too quickly :) They freeze really well.

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  13. Hey
    Lovely pics..
    You had an awesome week in the kitchen ..

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  14. Ooh lovely as always. Oh I have that tagine too but mines black. I never thought to make meat balls in it. I make mine with turkey mince and add leeks and veg. That is a whopping batch of biscuits. I must bite the bullet and try baking in my new/old cooker. I've only used it for baking chicken or potatoes so far and shied away from cakes or biscuits...but this is encouraging me to have a go.
    Thanks for letting us peep into your kitchen again. Have a fruitful week.
    debx

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