Sunday, 31 August 2014

In My Kitchen ... in September

It's September! Spring is in the air!

In My Kitchen ... in September I thrilled that the new kitchen in our Coffin Bay Beach House is almost complete. We are still waiting for the rangehood to arrive. Once installed the splashback can be put up.

It was fitting that the first baking to occur in this new kitchen was the layered - and very tasty - White Chocolate Cheesecake and Vanilla Cake especially requested by Grandson No 1 for his ninth birthday! Here it is as we began to assemble it!

I love food wholesale warehouses and regularly shop for staples in these places. My stash from an hour at local Adelaide company 'Omega Foods' - which specialises in imported Greek products - included bags of my favourite Greek rock sea salt, authentic rigani (wild oregano) from Greece, Kalamata dried figs, local Kalamata olives, Australian feta cheese, chia seeds, chickpeas, black eyed beans, bulk dried figs and glace ginger and a bag of Greek wild chamomile tea. All this cost $60.79 - bargain!

This bunch of Greek oregano smells divine! With warmer weather approaching I'm dreaming of barbequed lamb marinated in lemon and a good sprinkling of this! Yum!

These gorgeous dried Kalamata figs are a perfect snack on the road when we travel  - and I love the resealable bag.

I just had to buy this bag of Chamomile Tea. It bought back memories of time spent in my husband's Greek village during spring. The heady perfume of the wild chamomile daisies that blanketed the landscape is a smell I will never forget.

A favourite local Italian restaurant Assaggio is now producing a range of excellent products for sale. From their dips range we enjoyed the Fire Roasted Capsicum and Cashew Nut Dip together with the Classic 'Tonnato' Tuna, Caper and Lemon Dip.

Finally, I've been making marmalade with oranges and lemons fresh from the garden. It's one of my favourite things to do in the kitchen! We love our marmalade flavoured with a dash of whisky stirred through as it is bottled. Served on grainy toast, a crossiant, hot scone or warm fruit bun it is amazing!

Do visit one of my favourite blogs  - Fig Jam and Lime Cordial - where the In My Kitchen series is hosted. There are fabulous things to be discovered there!

Thank you so much for visiting my kitchen this month!



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