My friend Celia is a prolific food blogger and each month she posts on what is in her kitchen, so I thought I would give it a go. BTW her blog, figjamandlimecordial, is worth a visit, particularly if you have a baking bent.
In my kitchen is a new wok
We have used a cast iron wok for years and I have wanted something that doesn’t have so much thermal inertia so I can control cooking a little bit better. Santa brought me this.
In my kitchen is my Xmas and post Xmas haul of new cookbooks
I’m excited about all of these. Really want to get into ‘proper’ BBQ and smoking this year. PS Desserts has lots on technique which I need, Shane Delia is a great chef here in Melbourne (Middle Easternish) and I bought the book on Mexican food as it is written by the guy who took us on a street food tour in Vietnam.
In my kitchen are the last of our peaches
We have a dwarf standard peach tree which alternates between feast and famine. This year was a bountiful year though as these peaches have a very thin skin we lose quite a few to disease. The birds like them too!
In my kitchen are kaffir limes from our tree
The tree is loaded this year. I used 2 tbsp of the rind in a duck curry I made last weekend. Delish!
In my kitchen is tonight’s meal
I’ve been making this simple chilli con carne for over 20 years. The recipe originally came from a Rosella Soup cookbook my Aunty gave me. It’s basically mince, onion and bacon browned to which is added a tin of tomato soup, a tin of red kidney beans and a tin of chopped tomatoes. Chilli , seasoning and a bit of garlic to taste. Something that is quick to throw together, though you do need to let it cook down for a while.
I’m off to the beach tomorrow and then to SA for the Tour Down Under. See you in a week.