Tuesday, 8 October 2013

In My Kitchen ..... October

Thanks to encouragement from Liz at Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things, I am excited to participate for the first time in the 'In My Kitchen' series hosted by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.  

Welcome to my kitchen! 

It's October - which means that here in Adelaide, South Australia the roses are blooming. These roses ramble over my front fence. They are a beautiful splash of colour in my kitchen! 

In my kitchen whilst rummaging around in the freezer I found the last container of peaches frozen earlier this year. Just as well - the peach tree is in full bloom with next year's crop!

In my kitchen I have been using Pepe Saya products courtesy of a prize pack I was lucky enough to win in a competition celebrating the three year anniversary of Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things blog. The flavour and quality of these products is amazing! Do try them!

In my kitchen I am enjoying the last of our abundant crops of climbing snap and snow peas, and broad beans that grew like those in Jack and the Beanstalk - seriously!

In my kitchen you will always find a bag of Joe's Poppy and Sesame Taralli. I purchase them from the best fruit and veg shop - in my opinion - in Adelaide. The shop - which stocks the best and freshest produce in town - is Metropolitan Fresh Fruiters St Peters run by Joe and Lisa Battista. You will find it located in The Avenues Shopping Centre, St Peters.

In my kitchen a guilty pleasure sometimes stolen is a cup of steaming, thick, velvety Seriously Rich Thick Dark Chocolate. Decadent - and expensive - it is a special occasion drink. I buy it from Rio Coffee, Stepney - another wonderful local business.

In my kitchen a firm family favourite is Spring Gully Sweet Spiced Gerkins and Gerkin Rounds. I remember these from my childhood! 

Recently an unprecedented response from the public of South Australia saved this local family owned company from financial ruin - a testimony to the high regard in which they and their products are held. It was a powerful lesson in the need to strongly support home grown produce and producers, and local businesses and companies!

I find it hard to resist attractive kitchen utensils. Do you? In my kitchen I now have this attractive bowl scraper - complete with a useful measure conversion table. I found it in Woolies!

Finally, in my kitchen - at the request of growing grandsons -  I'm baking a selection of treats for their school lunch boxes - because 'Granny's cooking always tastes the best'. You can't say no to that! Anzac biscuits are always a favourite.

To read the contributions of other bloggers to this enjoyable series head on over to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. There is good reading to be found there!

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