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Tuesday 5 July 2016
In My Kitchen: July 2016
Above are some Sakata rice crackers. Sylvia loves the seaweed variety and they are often in our kitchen. Lately Sakata have been offering a couple of new varieties that we have enjoyed: We have enjoyed the Sweet and Sour but we really love Coconut, Thai Basil and Lime. It tastes like a Thai curry in a cracker.
travels in March in Scotland and Paris. They are so clean and bright.
overnight sourdough bread using my new roaster. I like it so much that I have ordered a second roaster. Last week the batteries on my scales gave up while I was weighing the flour for sourdough bread. The dough ended up being a lot more sticky than usual. Instead of despairing, I checked out Celia's high hydration overnight sourdough bread for some guidance in handling such a sticky dough. The resulting bread was a little sticky but it lasted for a few days much better than my usual bread.
pumpkin soup for lunch recently. I drizzled a bit of truffle oil on top but it was more than I intended. Despite this I enjoyed it with some cheese on toast.
garden is a bit scraggly right now. It is winter and I haven't given it much attention since getting home from Scotland in April. The rosemary is particularly threadbare. Yet I can still scrounge together some rosemary, thyme and bay leaves for a bouquet garnet. This one also had parsley from my mum's garden.
vegan sour cream and onion kale chips a couple of years ago when recipe testing for her cookbook. They were brilliant. I made them again recently but I think didn't have enough kale leaves and they were too soggy. Sylvia and her friend Amelie had made kale chips at school and loved them. So they were excited until confronted by these. I must try a simpler version soon.
May. I kept them in the freezer until last night when I finally cooked them up. They were delicious. I served them with a meal that was a bit of this and a bit of that. I had a little chickpea, potato and tomato stew and rice leftover. I made a mashed potato with truffle oil (delicious) and cooked up some brussel sprouts.
Zaatar pizza after gymnastics on a Saturday quite regularly. It is a cheap warming bread that we can fill with hummus and salad vegetables. When my dad and brother came up to put up the cat steps, we pushed the boat out and bought a packet of biscuits. They are not really my sort of biscuits but they were very good. Everyone else loved them.
There is no central list of In My Kitchen posts this month. Maureen is taking a much needed break though Francesca has an informal list. It is s sign of how much fun this blog event is that many bloggers are still posting about what's in their kitchen.