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Thursday 4 August 2016
In My Kitchen - August 2016
I have had a few bursts of tidying up recently. I decided to tidy up all the papers and spills under our fridge magnets. (Check out how messy - and out of focus - the fridge was a few years ago.) Above you can see a close up of some of my feminist magnets that make me smile. My favourite is probably still the one that says "if it's a man's world, let him clean it". I also like the one that reads "a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" because it reminds me of being a child and trying to work out what this meant on my sister's badge.
Smith & Deli because I have often seen it mentioned but never tasted it. It is pretty good, and probably the best commercial vegan mayo I had tried. Though I think I prefer my home made vegan mayonnaise. I would make it more but I just don't use mayonnaise much. It took me a while to break open this jar.
The sandwich beside the Veganaise is one that I loved recently: home made sourdough bread, veganaise, cranberry sauce, freshly grilled leftover besan fritatta (I added nutritional yeast, lemon juice and tahini), grated carrot, sliced cooked beetroot, rocket and avocado. So so so good.
Froothie blender's blade fell out. Luckily it was under warranty. I have received a blade replacement kit but not found time to work out how to put it in my blender. I know we live in a digital world but it would be nice to have instructions or a url for instructions in the box.
Sometime before this, the bowl attachment of my hand held blender ceased to work. I have put my food processor away in a cupboard in hope I could get by without it. However the bowl attachment to my hand held blender was too small.
So I finally bought a hand held blender (Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender 777) that has a larger bowl attachment. I found it on special at a local department store last month. I finally got around to using the bowl attachment and have used the stick blender a few times. I just need to test some pastry in it and then I am hoping I can say goodbye to my food processor.
overnight sourdough bread and a Japanese sesame dressing. The dressing had looked really tasty but was quite mild so I added lemon juice, garlic and salt to give it the sort of bite I like in other tahini dressings I have made.
grubs. I decided to make them because 1) I was time poor, 2) I had a packet of gluten free tea biscuits that needed using up, 3) we had a packet of Marie biscuits that Sylvia had "accidentally" opened, and 4) who doesn't love condensed milk, cocoa, biscuit crumbs and coconut!!!
online first and found I just needed to put pasta and a little food dye in a ziplock bag and rub it all over. So much easier!
overnight sourdough bread. It is a perfect way to relax and makes me say long live hard copy newspapers!
Maureen is taking a break from hosting the In My Kitchen event but you will find bloggers still posting peeks into their kitchen. She is hoping she will be back next month.