In My Kitchen: December 2013

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

pics-peanut-butter

Pic’s Peanut Butter is made from Australian peanuts and a touch of salt.

maleny-cheese

I was lucky enough to win $100 worth of Maleny Cheese (some of which is featured in the photo above). There may be some left for sharing with family at Christmas.

aeropress

Here’s an action shot of Matt using his aeropress to make his morning coffee. (A great gift idea for guys.)

felties-fruit

I am still making felt vegetables for one lucky niece. This month I’ve made banana, strawberries, pear and a lemon.

maggies-xmas-cover

I wrote a book review on Maggie’s Christmas. And visited the Good Food and Wine Show and L’Angolo Bistro.

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

The Garden Share Collective: December 2013

Garden Share Collective

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.

figs

We’ve been waiting and waiting for it to rain, and finally it did! Yeah. The garden is now looking fresher and greener. Our fig plant is fruiting and so is one of our limes. The acerola cherry has berries on it and the coffee plants are just thriving in this weather.

mystery-plant-bed

We planted Egyptian spinach months and months ago, and only now has it started to come up. We must confess we didn’t know what it was when it first came up and someone identified it for us on the Brisbane Local Food Ning.

kale-bed3

Only the third bed is planted out with huge amounts of kale and behind it you can see the Egyptian spinach. In the forth bed, there are the tiny beginnings of cucumber, rockmelon and zucchini – fingers crossed they make it through the next couple of hot months.

It’s going to be pretty quiet in the garden because it’s just too hot to be outside working in Summer. So the plan is to keep everything alive for the next few months.

Post for the Garden Share Collective challenge hosted by Stayed Table

Produce in season for December in Australia

sprekelia-jan

Vegetables in season for December in Australia

asparagus, avocado, basil, beans, capsicum, celery, choko, cucumber, celery, choko, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, onions, peas, spring onions, squash, sweetcorn, tomato, zucchini

Fruit in season for December in Australia

apricot, banana, black currants, cherries, honey due melon, lychee, mango, orange, passionfruit, pineapple, plum, red currants, rockmelon, watermelon

Photo by Jan