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Sunday, 5 November 2017
In My Kitchen: November 2017
Above is the kitchen table after returning from lunch in Geelong at my parents. At the top is a slab of Guinness chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting that my mum made. In the middle is parsley and limes from my brother in law John's garden. At the bottom is leftover carrot and smoked cheese nut roast.
Grampians last month I got into purchasing bush foods at the Brimbak Cultural Centre. Quandong dessert sauce, saltbush flakes and ground wattleseed are not foods that I generally see about. Unfortunately I haven't had much time and energy for enjoying them. The same can be said of the rhubarb and the kitchen linen with Aboriginal designs. Perhaps when Australia Day rolls around in January I will be inspired.
pizza base, as well as the usual tomato sauce and cheese, has some cauliflower that had been around for a while as well as a half open jar of olives. It was really lovely.
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Potato Cakes because with the corn and peas, they reminded me of the recent pot pies that Sylvia had liked. I was a little slapdash with following the recipe so I take responsibility for these not working well. They just collapsed every time they went near a frypan, even after being in the fridge. So finally I gave up, added some flour (a la potato scones) and enjoyed the last of the batch.
Teriyaki Tofu Balls. Again I took liberties with the recipe and so it is my fault they did not work. Once I fried them they collapsed and became the tastiest teriyaki tofu scramble so I will have another go at that some time and report back with more details of what I did. I served it with some vegies and some dumplings from the Asian shop freezer. It is the first time I have managed to fry and steam dumplings perfectly. At least I could be proud of that!
cheese and parsley muffins that I made earlier this year. We make them so often that it was only a matter of time before I found the energy to take some better photos to use. I made these using the Oliana vegan smoked cheese that I mentioned above.
Afterwards we had a browse in the new Aunt Maggies where the food court used to be in Lygon Court. We came away with a 10 pack of popcorn plus a fancy coconut maple popcorn (which smelled amazing and tasted almost as good), black beans (proper soft ones), raspberry lemonade kombucha, seaweed snacks, ponzu sauce (that was very good in tonight's stirfry) and a free bunch of roses.
I am sending this post to Sherry of Sherry's Pickings for the In My Kitchen event, that was started by Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, If you would like to join in, send your post to Sherry by 10th of the month. Or just head over to her blog to peek into more kitchens.