March 1, 2015 by Joanne T Ferguson
In this time of reflection, Elbio from elbio patisserie & cafe here in Campelltown, South Australia shared that one “cannot call 2015 a new year just because is a different number,” and went onto say “What about if you try to really make it a new year and shape it to your liking, then it really will become a new one, a different one and perhaps a better one.”
My blog has come such a long way from its humble beginnings, from when I first learned what a blog was and the very first blog I read and admired was Lorraine’s Not Quite Nigella.
It gives me great pleasure today to invite you back into my kitchen via Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial’s monthly In My Kitchen series.
Thermalina (my Thermomix) now has a sibling Rank Arena Air Fryer who compliments what she can do!
Perhaps you can suggest a name?
For those who may not be familiar in what it does, think of it as a mini-oven that sits conveniently on a flat surface (inside or out) and cooks and bakes in A LOT less time than a conventional oven.
Who doesn’t want to save time and money these days?
“They say” a picture is worth a thousand words; here are some of the dishes I have created to date; the featured photo is Grilled Cajun Chipolte Chicken — delish!
Ham, Gruyere, Tomato and Onion Quiche Omelette Souffle
Joanna’s Apple & Pear Mini Muffins topped with Cinnamon
as inspired by What Katie Ate’s Apple Cinnamon Buns
Comte & Thyme Popovers
as inspired by Erika’s Smoked Gruyere and Thyme Popovers
Prawns Three Ways — Italian, Asian & Cajun
Moroccan Prawn Skewers with Feta & Balsamic Vinegar
Chicken Satay Skewers
Chicken Drumsticks with Sugarless Peri Peri Sauce
Healthy Beef Chevaps with Smashed Peas
Baked Macaroni & Cheese
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Involtini with Pesto & Sun Dried Tomato
I was very excited with the outcome of each and every dish, but making this Ciabatta Bread made me very happy and it was the perfect size!
Speaking of bread and baking, I can’t wait to make authentic French baguettes and breads with the new Couche aka Baker’s Cloth, Rattan Proofing Basket and imported French Flour that “magically” made its way into my kitchen; think holiday, birthday and/or anniversary magic!
Baking makes me happy and if it is anything I have learned along the way, creating takes time!
While I have made many varieties of Pull Aparts, I have never made homemade Cinnamon Buns; you know the ones that make the kitchen smell amazing with icing drizzled on top?
I am one step closer, as the pan was “magically” sent to me from a friend in the States!
I believe things happen for a reason in life and one is connected with people by chance, by fate, but there is always a reason.
Without embarrassing, I would like to personal thank Jason from Don’t Boil the Sauce (a fellow IMK participant) for a variety of reasons, but will stay focused today and also thank another “extraordinary and inspiring person”; if you get a chance, hop over to Tune into Radio Carly as indirectly, this “wonderfully quirky” soy jam donut candle via Melbourne’s Bakery Range by Aacute came my way!And then, there are the gadgets!
You didn’t think I forgot, did you?
These two gadgets are EGG-ACTLY up my alley; pun intended as the first one is a Square Egg Gadget where the eggs come out as slices!
Look forward to a future blog post and then of course my friends amused me with this pressie (Aussie lingo for present)…The Rollie where “perfectly cooked eggs” rise up vertically out of the gadget in minutes!
My friends in the States thought I would be amused with this StufZ.
Look forward to me trying this one out too!
While I recently have been offered my own Cooking TV Show (which I politely declined), perhaps a gadget video or two “may” come your way with actual results and a real review of gadgets “As Seen on TV!”
Which of the above recipes would you most like to try?
Which gadget would you most like to see the results?
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What’s On The List has a new Google+ home and would love to see my ol’, not old friends welcome me there too!
All comments genuinely make me smile and uplift my day!