In My Kitchen November 2013


November 1, 2013 by Joanne T Ferguson

Bread-ciabatta-whatsonthelist-ThermomixTick, Tock goes the clock and the clock stops for no man, they say!

I still would like to know WHERE time goes each and every day!

Thanks to Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for once again welcoming me to her In The Kitchen monthly series; the series continues getting more popular by the month!

This month, I was “very excited” making my featured photo of Thermomix “Restaurant Quality Bread at home” as inspiredΒ  via what caroline cooks along with o-o-z-i-n-g homemade “Thermomix” butter.
IMG_6393I believe the greatest ability in one’s life, is the ability to laugh at one’s self; boy, do I keep myself entertained!

These Euroscrubbies are available in two sizes in local stores and are GREAT!

I initially purchased one “as a food prop” for a Mexican themed post and recently, thanks to my friend Princess Gardenia, she “enlightened” me that these are actually scrubbies (sponges) you use to clean pots and pans but they don’t scratch!

We had a good ol’ belly laugh about that!

I CAN say now, they do work great AND make a fun-filled food prop too!
Mushrooms-dried-Adelaide-whatsonthelist Mushrooms-porcini-Adelaide-whatsonthelist Porcini-mushrooms-whatsonthelist I LOVE dried mushrooms!!!! YOU?

While recently visiting the Adelaide Central Markets, I enjoyed frequenting Marco’s Mushroom Mans Mushroom Shop.

Please don’t make me say that three times fast! lol

Today’s selections are Dry Wild Blend, Dry Trompets, and Dry Porcini; enhances flavors of any dish created with love!
Cookie-cutters-Halloween-whatsonthelist Seeing, I was in the Halloween “spirit of things” this month with Halloween’s All About Tradition and Fun, I thought I would share these cookie cutter and cookies; the cookies did not last very long In My Kitchen!
Ghost-cookies-Halloween-whatsonthelist Pumpkin-cookies-Halloween-whatsonthelistHands up, who love Belgium Luxury Chockies? (Australian lingo for Chocolates)

Chef Georgio and I need no excuse to “indulge” while sharing a romantic South Australian red wine or two!
Perhaps you can guess my favorite?
Tea-cup-whatsonthelistWhile I love tea cups and tea sets, this coffee saucer and cup found its way In My Kitchen this month and seeing it has been very cold here of late, the floral pattern “warmed and brightened” my day!
Baking-decorations-lettering-whatsonthelistIf you haven’t figured out by now, I like “different and unusual” (like me lol) things;

These press letters (are not Scrabble letters by the look of the tray lol), but one can emboss their own message into fondant on a cake!

HOW unique is this?

Creating a “unique”, “romantic”, “unusually quirky” message is “Fun-filled food bliss!”
Silicon-baking-moulds-whatsonthelist Baking-moulds-silicon-ice-cubes These silicone moulds followed mehome one day from the local kitchenwares store.

They come in all shapes and sizes (just like you and me lol) and are ideal for frozen icypoles, jelly, candy, ice cubes and chocolates!

Oh what fun In My Kitchen this month is too!

There is always something happening, in the pipeline and or fun behind the scenes going on every day!
Reindeer-coffee-mug-whatsonthelistWhen I saw this Hot Chocolate Mug, I thought it looked (on a cold day) exactly like me!

Chef Georgio laughed as between the red nose, “Can you please make me a hot cocoa” (American for Hot Chocolate as it is known here in Australia) and “the antlers” are SO me! lol lol

Chef Georgio never know WHAT I am going to do next or WHAT I will wear, but rest assured, I can always make him smile and he can always make me smile, even when I want to cry too!

To me, 1) it is too pretty and 2) I actually did believe the salesperson who suggested when I got it home, if I scratched all the chockies (Aussie lingo for chocolates), I could actually smell each and every one!

Luckily for me, I knew the salesperson was joking (did I? lol), but after all, isn’t every day In My Kitchen all about fun?
Flat-breads-homemade-whatsonthelist Thermomix-rolls-bread-whatsonthelist Pizza-Thermomix-whatsonthelist Foccacia-potato-bread-whatsonthelist Bread-focaccia-potato-whatsonthelist Bread-Thermomix-whatsonthelist Lastly, thanks to my new Thermomix, it saves me “heaps of time and money” in creating all different types of breads, pizza, naan etc.

Chef Georgio is indeed “a happy man.”

But it is I who is truly blessed (even though I am not religious, but respect people who are) as Chef Georgio is “a bloke in a gazillion!”

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What was two of your favorites from In My Kitchen November 2013?

All comments are welcomed and they do brighten my day!

53 thoughts on “In My Kitchen November 2013

  1. Winnie says:

    You really had fun during this month !
    Everything looks great, but I think my favorites are these cute Halloween cookies πŸ™‚

  2. Sandy says:

    I also loved dried mushrooms!
    Those little ice-block shape thingos are so cute! love how different they are!
    The mug hat is adorable!
    The scrubbie thing looks great! Gotta love an item that actually cleans that doesn’t hurt out pots and pans πŸ™‚

  3. A very busy post Joanne – just like you! I love decorative tea towels too, but generally give in and use them. Also love the scrubbies – Helene very kindly gave me some in a gift pack when I was in Canada earlier this yea. They are brilliant!

  4. Two? Only TWO favorites this month, Joanne?! πŸ˜‰ Besides your jovial demeanor and FUN perspectives on food, cooking, and life, I loved your new hot chocolate/cocoa mug and dried mushrooms… and the chocolate chart (and tea towel)… and your Thermomix bread… and pizza… and… πŸ˜‰

  5. Goodness….so many bread products! You should be justifiably proud of that bread photo at the top of the page. Well done. I too have a thing for tea towels, linen and the like. To the point where I seriously considering a new cupboard purchase so I can store it all. Thanks for showing us around!

  6. I love those Halloween cookie cutters (and cookies!) and the idea of imprinting letters and messages into a cake – what a great find!

  7. What a great collection in your kitchen this month! I love porcini mushrooms too, arn’t they the best!!

  8. Anna says:

    Lots of amazing things there! And wow you have a Thermomix!!! I can’t find myself to get one after I got my KA mixer. Its the only splurge I’m allowed. I love the mushrooms! and all those cute silicone moulds! xx

  9. lots of fun things! Dried mushrooms add so much flavour don’t they?! And your moulds look darling πŸ™‚

  10. Leah says:

    Great round up. I’m very jealous of you being able to visit the Adelaide Central Markets. I lived in Adelaide for 5 years and it was probably one of my favourite places to visit whilst I was there, including the mushroom man. Like a few other comments, I must say your bread looks amazing!

  11. says:

    There is soooooo much going on in your kitchen it’s making my head spin!! I’ve missed out on the Thermomix craze being overseas so I’m not really sure what the fuss is about but maybe i should look into more at Christmas when I’m home. I love that things follow you home – they obviously know they are onto a good thing!

  12. Wow, Joanne, you have so many wonderful things in your kitchen. It would be difficult to choose just one favourite – I love them all.
    Have a super day.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy xo

  13. Hi Joanne, I love that things follow you home from kitchen stores, I seem to find a lot of things in the back of the cupboard that “I’ve had for ages”… lol
    Good to see more cutters:)
    And the mushroom man sounds great, it looks like he may be the same one they had on the cook and the chef being Adelaide markets, mind you that was probably a long time ago.
    Thanks for another great visit to your kitchen.

  14. heidiannie says:

    Hi Joanne!
    You are such a gift! You always make me smile- I love your IMK posts because they are loaded with laughs and serendipitous surprises! I love tea towels too- I plan on not using them but sooner or later they end up in the wash- and then I enjoy using them because they are so great at being lint free for drying glassware!
    Your bread is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. what fun πŸ™‚ I love the cookie cutters πŸ™‚

  16. The cookie cutters look so cute! You must always have a busy kitchen! πŸ™‚

  17. I’m in love with the tea towel! I’ve truly enjoyed this visit in your kitchen. Thanks for sharing. Will you be making Christmas cookies like your Halloween? I like getting into decorating the cookies at Christmas. I was tempted for Halloween but decided I didn’t need to be eating all of them, which would totally happen!

  18. Marianne says:

    So many wonderful things to admire in your kitchen. Your bread is spectacular! I have always found homemade bread exceptionally beautiful! Gorgeous mushrooms, yummy-looking Halloween cookies, lovely cup, cute mug and I adore that tea towel! I have a “thing” for them, too. πŸ™‚

  19. What a brilliant IMK post! Love your cookie cutters, love your silicon moulds and absolutely love the look of your bread!

  20. Jas@AbsolutelyJas says:

    Joanne, your bread, pizza and foccacia is amazing! I do like kneading by hand, but it would be so useful to have a ‘thermy’ for those days where time is scarce! You must have excellent storage in your kitchen for all your awesome moulds and fabulous things – I would be just the same if I could fit any more things into my cupboards!!

  21. A wonderful haul Joanne! Haha imagine if there were scratch and sniff tea towels? πŸ˜›

  22. Jo, I can’t believe you’ve made such gorgeous bread with your Thermomix, what a star you are! Love your Halloween cookies too, and can’t wait to see how you use your embossing/lettering kit. And that really IS the prettiest tea towel! Thanks for sharing your kitchen with us! xx

  23. glamorous glutton says:

    I’d love to have a Thermomix, but I wonder if I’d use it at first in a burst of enthusiasm and then it would catch dust. However as I watch re runs of Australian Masterchef, I can’t help but see how amazingly useful it is and envy anyone who has one! In a nice way, of course. Your dried wild mushrooms would make a perfect risotto, how delicious. Thank you for the glimpse into your kitchen. GG

  24. My Kitchen Stories says:

    You really are making great use of your thermo mix. Love the look of your bread and your hahaha scrubbies

  25. LFFL says:

    I am digging the color. Great pictures and it looks so scrumptious.

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