Welcome to the first In My Kitchen for 2017! IMK is a monthly link up hosted by Liz at Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things showcasing what is in blogger kitchens around the world.
Christmas feels like aeons ago. The tree is gone, the decorations packed away, and Easter Eggs are already in the supermarket. But a couple of Christmas gifts are being put good to use in my kitchen
The Small People bought me some new oven mitts, having noticed that my old ones were in tatters. They are heavy duty and very good.
I love these mugs that the Marito and I use for our daily coffee. Maybe one day when we fix our falling down grand old lady of a house, it really will be a manor.
I also received this delicious and thoughtful gift, which will be much enjoyed!
It has now been just over a year that we moved here. It was too far into the summer last year when we moved in to plant anything but this year we’ve been all over it.
There’s been beautiful tomatoes
Zucchini and flowers
Cucumbers, eggplants and eggs from the girls
Crispy cos lettuce, and figs I picked from our neighbours’ abundant tree (they didn’t even know they had a fig tree, its right down the bottom of the land, and don’t want them!)
In my kitchen is miso paste that I bought at our local Japanese grocer; I’ve been making miso salmon and miso eggplant
The Marito bought home a huge bag of mushrooms one day, I used some of it to make polenta with mushrooms, mostly following this recipe
At the Italian deli recently I found this squid ink pasta by Molisana, who make good pasta. I haven’t decided on a recipe yet. Suggestions?
I hope you are having a great month in your kitchen!