In my kitchen this month... is a new, large, shiny, very powerful blender. Its an Optimum 9400 and it makes a smoothie in virtually nanoseconds! I have had it for a week, and experimented with a different smoothie each morning for breakfast.
A recent trip to Sydney involved just a little shopping (of course!). I picked up this gorgeous, rustic Mason Cash bowl at Victoria's Basement in the QVB. It is a great size for whipping up a batch of scones, or mixing dough for a couple of loaves of crusty bread.
A new beer I had not had before.. Mango Beer. It was very, very nice! kind of 'shandy' like with the fruit flavour cutting through the 'beer-iness'. I paired it with a roast chicken which I marinaded in a mango curry spice blend.
On a trip to Costco mid month, I spied a fruit I have never seen before. Its a 'piel de sapo'. Also known as a Santa Claus melon, or a Christmas melon. Why? Because it lasts until Christmas before it turns ripe! I haven't opened mine yet, as it is still firm. Inside it should be pale green and taste much like a honeydew.
Lastly is yet another book to add to my ever growing cookbook collection. This one is Margaret Fulton's Crock-Pot Cookbook from 1976. It is full of no nonsense, sensible cooking. Easy to find ingredients, and recipe categories including casseroles, soups, desserts, making breads and jams.
I hope everyone has had a great month. This 'In My Kitchen' post is part of the IMK series which is run by the lovely Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. Pop by her blog and check out the IMK posts from bloggers all over the globe.