In My Kitchen: November 2013

Thank you Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for allowing me to participate In My Kitchen November 2013. This month, in my kitchen are…


We continue to watch Recipe to Riches, but our enthusiasm is starting wane. We only bought one product from the show this month – Rosie’s Kitchen almond meringue biscuits. They were nice and had a great texture, but I don’t think they were special enough that I’d buy them again.


Herbie’s Spices had four Australian spices for the month – akudjura (bush tomato), lemon myrtle, saltbush and wattleseed. I’ve been experimenting with them all, and we tried the spicy nut recipe on the back of the saltbush packet. I also cooked a chicken and akurjura rissotto based again on the recipe on the back of the packet. I have been enjoying lemon myrtle on fish and particularly liked tuna and lemon myrtle penne.


I have been enjoying different ciders, and my favourite at the moment is James Squire’s orchard crush apple cider. I am also fond of the perry – a traditional cloudy pear cider. I made an apple cider fruit loaf with the first one.


I am still making felt vegetables for one lucky niece. This month I’ve made beans, carrot, daikon, radish and zucchini. I’m yet to make some felt fruit and that will be next.

I enjoyed watching the final episodes of The Great British Bake Off, but I can’t believe we are three years behind! I wrote a book review on the The Great Australian Bake Off, and I also wrote a book review of Bill’s Italian Food.

Thank you Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for organsing In My Kitchen November 2013.

24 thoughts on “In My Kitchen: November 2013”

  1. Emma, it’s always so nice to peek into your kitchen! I didn’t realise James Squires did a cider, I’ll have to look out for it. And aren’t the bush tomatoes interesting! I have them in the pantry as well, but haven’t really found a use for them yet…

  2. Cider was the poison of my youth and now it’s become all trendy again. Which makes me feel old! I’m a massive fan of The Great British Bake Off – so much more about cooking than Australian Master Chef which seems to be all about tears and tantrums.

  3. I really love your felt veg. What a really lucky niece you have.
    I love cider- fresh and hard both- but they are not good for diabetics so I just have a sip and pass the glass on. 🙁

  4. wish I had watched the great british bake off – my mum keeps telling me how good it is

    I love herbies spices – have never tried saltbush – must look out for that one.

    and your felt vegies are gorgeous

  5. Emma, your felt veggies are adorable — lucky niece indeed! I’ve never had pear cider, but it sounds delicious and I bet the apple cider added a wonderful flavor to your fruit loaf. Herbie’s Spices seem to be very popular and I can see why with such enthusiastic recommendations. I wonder if they ship to the U.S.A.? 😉 Fun IMK post!

  6. Yes, I’m over Recipe to Riches too. It started strong but has gone on for far too long and the categories seem more bizarre each week. We stopped watching but will catch the final. Loving GBBO and can’t wait until they show the next season. As for the felt zucchini – what an eye for detail. And how many nieces have a felt daikon radish in their collection. You’re a good aunt!

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