Let me start this month's peek into my kitchen with a taster of my recipe testing. I was so excited that one of the recipes for the cookbook by Leigh Drew that I got to test was a batch of vegan cheeseymite scrolls. They were so good. Sylvia ate one when it was warm and then refused to eat them once cooled on the grounds that they were "too vegany". I was so in love with them I could have cried when they were all gone.
Lime spiders are a Christmas tradition in my family. So when I saw this lime spider soft drink sentimentality gave way to pester power and I bought it for Sylvia to share with her friends at our Christmas in July lunch. I had a small taste and it was just sweet lemonade without any of the fun or fizz of a spider.
July In My Kitchen post. We consume a lot of rice crackers here, mostly seaweed. Kari said that these are her favourite so I wanted to try them. Sylvia and I were most impressed. They are part salt and vinegar and part bbq and 100% delicious.
overnight sourdough bread but it was too cold for it to rise enough to be ready to bake by lunchtime. Instead I bought some zaatar pizzas from Zaatar on the way home and filled mine with hummus and vegies. E had Sriracha on his which is his new favourite hot sauce. The price of the pizzas has risen from $1 to $1.30 but it still makes for a cheap and delicious lunch.
Above is a capsicum that I chargrilled over the gas flame because it seemed quicker than roasting it. I was following a recipe from Ottolenghi for Marinated peppers with pecorino. I wasn't too impressed with this dish because the marinade was too garlicky. However I changed so much - chargrilling, no watercress, less cheese and less herbs - that I don't hold Ottolenghi responsible. I still have some marinated peppers to use in another dish.
tofu besan omelet. The omelet was meant to be a matter of quickly whizzing up ingredients but as I used a firm tofu instead of a soft one, I found myself having to add lots of milk to reach the right creamy consistency. Then there was more mixture than usual and it stuck to the bottom of the frypan. Usually my omelet slides out like a golden disc but this one was a mess on the plate. It still tasted lovely and the leftovers were eaten in a sandwich and then on mee goreng. In hindsight scrambled besan would have been quicker.
I had asked E to buy ice cream for the pie because I knew he and Sylvia would like this. He was in a rush and bought chocolate orange ice cream. It wasn't what I would have chosen but they enjoyed it.
I am sending this post to Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her In My Kitchen event. Head over to join in (by 10th of each month) and/or check out what is happening in other bloggers' kitchens. Celia usually has the links to other In My Kitchen posts on her side bar but she has some other pressing issues this month and has asked us to scroll down the comments to find links.