December 1, 2013 by Joanne T Ferguson
Can you believe it has already been a month since my last In My Kitchen November post?
I can’t, so I better get a wriggle on to get this one shared with you today!
Once again, thanks to Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her In My Kitchen series; last month there was almost 50 Kitchens to peek into!
I love being a “sticky beak!” (Aussie lingo for being um, well nosy, but I prefer to loosely interpret it as “being curious” lol)
After all, people are sharing their kitchen views and love sharing and receiving comments too!
I created my featured photo fondant cupcake via A Very Merry #Christmas Fondant Cupcake Class; am STILL S-Q-U-E-A-L-I-N-G with delight!
It was a month of playing more with my Thermomix (she is nicknamed Thermalina) in baking various breads and rolls.
Thermomix definitely saves time and money, but is heaps fun in what I can create with her too!
I was very proud of myself for overcoming an epic flop disaster that only took me 25 plus years (probably more), but in the end, I was up for the challenge thanks to nic&rocco‘s new Cookbook called Sweet Sensations.
In case you missed my fun filled food story, click here to read.
I love these decorative, inexpensive disposable Christmas tins!
There is nothing better than seeing friend’s faces when they are surprised with a home baked cake or goodies by me!
By now, you know me with cookie cutters of all kinds and look forward to what happens on Monday with my “friend from a past life or two;” her nickname will be revealed in the blog post about our Christmas fondant, cookie, cake kitchen play date! lol
Anyone notice the highlighted Mickey Mouse cutter?
As mickeydownunder, (as I am known in the food world) it is a prized treasure for me!
I don’t know if you leave out goodies for Father Christmas aka Santa Clause on Christmas Eve, but in additional to some baked goods, I thought I would share Madagascar’s Hottest Secret with cinnamon and sakay and pink pepper and citrus chocolates with Rudolph and the gang!
When I saw this Christmas Shortbread Mold recently, I was surprised HOW quickly it jumped in my trolley cart!
It didn’t need to even YELL, “TAKE ME!!! TAKE ME!!!
Chef Georgio (the great taste tester of Matt Preston’s French Letters recipe fame) loves shortbread!
I have some secrets up my sleeve creating gingerbread, fondant and other goodies from scratch in my Thermomix in the next couple of days too!
When I saw this, (and I am not normally a tea person, but have been known to enjoy a cup or two) I knew “this little fella” was making his way back In My Kitchen this month too!
I have very strong ties to Florida (is where my parents lived).
I am also very passionate about animals.
For those unfamiliar, the Florida manatee (different spelling) is Florida’s state mammal and a relative of the elephant; all U.S. states have a state mammal.
November was Manatee Awareness Month.
The Manatea Manatee is unique in a variety of ways; brews a lovely tea and will always have a surprise for you; this manatea secret today will not be revealed by me!
Who would YOU most like to enjoy tea with?
Perhaps it is an omen that my Manatee Manatee begins with the letter M!
There are four different varieties and think you know me by now, just like in real life, my food PASSION and ENTHUSIASM is all about fun!
Do you think these Origami serviettes would appeal to children of all ages?
I LOVE Roza’s Gourmet Sauces and especially their HOT LOVER sauce!
For those unfamiliar with their new packaging, there is a QR (Stands for Quick Response) code on the products, so you can “quickly, easily, and conveniently” obtain access to recipes that use the particular product.
I am very humbled and proud to reveal, my recipes will be included on this and future products too!
I loved that Roza’s Gourmet Sauces is 100% Australian owned family business with quite a unique history and love their … “right sauce can turn any meal into a feast” philosophy!
More exciting news coming soon, but let’s keep it our Christmas Wish List secret for now, eh?
Lastly, I recently obtained this Salt & Pepper Fromage Brie Baker from Homewares Direct.
I’ve recently entertained with one of my favorite Adelaide Hills Udder Delights melted Brie; using fresh herbs from my garden, garlic etc.
It also is great for entertaining with other fine cheese like Camembert and was interesting to learn on the night about “the stretching of the brie.”; more about that to come via a future blog post from me!
Whether you have a blog or not, what’s one or two things in YOUR kitchen that you love?
Is there a story that surrounds it?
I would LOVE to hear it in the comments; all brighten my day!
All comments “on my blog please”, shares and pins MAKE MY DAY!
Feel free to click over to Celia’s Fig Jam and Lim Cordial for more kitchens to peek in!
I do hope you enjoyed peeking In My Kitchen December 2013!