Thank you Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for allowing me to participate In My Kitchen October 2014. This month, in my kitchen are …
Australian Wild was a great discovery. It’s a brand of native foods that came about as a result of the owners involvement in social activism in protecting the Australian bush and its biodiversity. We’ve been using the native spice (a blend of native bush tomato and mountain pepper berry) over lamb and fish. I’m planning on using the wattle seed in some biscuits.
I’m over ciders, and now trialing all the ginger beers on the market. This one called Brookvale Union by 4 Pines Brewing is a favourite so far.
When we lived in the UK I got in the habit of drinking Yorkshire Tea every day. It’s great to see it’s now half the price it used to be and in stock in major supermarkets.
Thank you Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for organsing In My Kitchen October 2014. Thank you Australian Wild for providing samples.
Thank you Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for allowing me to participate In My Kitchen August 2014. This month, in my kitchen are …
Spiral Foods has an exciting range of Mediterranean inspired dip and toss oils, made from 100% extra virgin olive oil. They come in three flavours: sundried tomato and basil, rosemary and roasted garlic, and basil and Parmesan. I wrote a review about them.
I’m also trialing Spiral Foods sugo range, which comes in garlic and basil, primavera, and arrabbiata. They are very versatile and we’ve used it in casseroles, baked chicken and curries. Of course, it is packed full of flavour and only made from natural ingredients.
I bought this Spiral Foods rice syrup to try in a few recipes that I had kept. It is very mild tasting, so you could use it instead of honey or golden syrup in a recipe.
I’ve loving this organic, grass-fed butter which we get as part of our organics delivery (Farm Fresh Organics) every couple of weeks. It’s from Organic Times.
Matt likes this organic sauerkraut from Eden Foods. It is fermented using traditional methods and only using cabbage and sea salt. We tried making our own, but it didn’t work out, so this is the next best thing.
Thank you Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for organsing In My Kitchen August 2014. Thank you Spiral Foods for providing samples.
Thank you Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for allowing me to participate In My Kitchen July 2014. This month, in my kitchen are …
Geronimo Jerky is a Brisbane based beef jerky company that specialises in producing the best beef quality jerky. The jerky is gluten free, low in fat, low in carbs and use no artificial colourings, preservatives or additives. These three are without chilli.
I tasted Griffiths’ Just Fair Coffee and Mundial coffee and wrote a review about it. It’s fair trade and organic in a resealable tin.
I’m planning on adding cacao nibs to trail mix and muesli when I get around to it. This is the first time I’ve bought Banaban’s raw cacao nibs.
I’ve been enjoying Paleo Hero’s Primal Choc Granola. It reminds me of lamingtons with the cacao powder and shredded coconut. Yummy.
These popped Vege Chips are new on the market and come in three flavours: lightly salted, lime chilli and cheese. They are a very more-ish treat.
Thank you Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for organsing In My Kitchen July 2014. Thank you Vege Chips and Griffiths Coffee for providing samples.
I’m participating in the Garden Share Collective again this month, so here’s a round up of what has happened in our garden over the last month.
We have been harvesting black beauty zucchini (above) and a few acerola cherries (below). All the rain we have had was a welcome sight. We also harvested a suyu cucumber, but it was terribly bitter and inedible. Apparently the bitterness is caused by environmental stress, or irregular watering (ah ha!). The only downside of all the rain we’ve had recently.
Some of our fruit trees really need to go in to the ground as they are out growing their pots.
We’re having mixed results with the citrus trees. I rang the nursery to see why they were forming fruits and then falling off – they suggested the citrus need a complete fertiliser. I have only been using chicken manure and Epsom salts. However with the rain, they seem to be starting to form larger fruit. Some how in my head I think they need potash, but I could be wrong. The photo (above) is of a mandarin that has taken months to mature.
We are yet to harvest the canary yellow rockmelon (above), as I’m not sure how big the mature sized fruit is, but I’m really looking forward to trying it. The Egyptian spinach is at the end of it’s life and now producing seed pods.
Matt spent the long Australian Day weekend mowing and cleaning up both the front and back yards, so the place is looking really good (outside anyhow). I need to get some more seeds in the ground in the coming month.
Post for the Garden Share Collective challenge hosted by Stayed Table.
Thank you Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for allowing me to participate In My Kitchen February 2014. This month, in my kitchen are …
The absolutely delicious Mork Hot Chocolate. I can’t say enough good things about this, but I encourage you to try it. It’s the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had.
We’ve been loving the new simply coconut Smooze. You pop them in the freezer and have a ‘healthy’ creamy snack – perfect for hot summer days. They are made from freshly pressed coconut milk.
I continue to drink ciders and at the moment The Hills Cider Company is my favourite. The cider has no added sugar or concentrate – important factors in finding a good tasting genuine cider. I also tried three ciders at the Fluid Festival.
This one was a present – lots of interesting Australian flavours to try by Oz Tukka.
Another present with a beautiful tin – Walkers shortbread.
Also this month, I compiled a list of the top 49 essential cookbooks as voted for on Food52.com.
I started a challenge where I am Learning how to cook with Delia Smith.
Thank you Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for organsing In My Kitchen February 2014.