In my Kitchen August 2015


It’s that time again for In my Kitchen – already! Is the year flying by or is it just me! August brings the end of Winter (hopefully) and my birthday! During the past couple of months I’ve been experimenting with new recipes, some of which hadn’t gone as planned but with the down falls comes more experimenting and testing. Stay tuned for some delicious dishes coming your way.

Every month, foodies from around the world share all the goodies in and around their kitchens. Celia at Fig Jam & Lime Cordial hosts this wonderful party – we love finding new inspiration from all over the world. Come and join us by the 10th of every month – we’d love to see the goodies in your kitchen!

In my Kitchen (above) is more cookbooks! I found Rick Stein’s Seafood Odyssey, Spices and Asian hot & spicy at op-shops for some ridiculous price! Then while lunching with my husband one day, we popped into a local book store where we saw these two cookbooks – Foodies of the World and Falling Cloudberries. I knew I had to have them as they’d be the perfect addition to my cookbook collection 😉 Still going through them but there’s some great inspiration in them so far!

In my Kitchen is . . .

@MissFoodFairy #IMK August 2015 #2

. . . Otway Pork. This Boneless Scotch Roast with Rind, for Crackling, only had salt, pepper and olive oil rubbed all over, with extra salt on the skin for that extra crispy crackling. This was the best pork I’ve ever tasted! Otway Pork Scotch roast will definitely be on the menu again.

In my Lounge room, which is just off the kitchen is . . .

@MissFoodFairy #IMK August 2015 #3

. . . my sous chef / co-writer for Miss Food Fairy / guard cat, Kojiro. At the time of this photo he was 4 months old. He is full of life & energy and brings lots of laughter to our home. If my husband or I don’t pay him attention, as we’re on our laptops working, he jumps on our keyboards to get our attention!  His blue eyes get me every time! How can I say no to those 😉

In my Kitchen is . . .

@MissFoodFairy #IMK August 2015 #4i

. . . Jamie Oliver’s pork Cumberland sausages. There are no preservatives added or any funny numbers we don’t know and they taste amazing! No going back to just any old sausages now. Sure they’re a little more expensive than most sausages but for something that’s all natural ingredients with no nasties, they’re always on my shopping list now – they’re available at Woolworths supermarkets. Even the butcher at one of the Woolies stores said ‘they were his second favourite pork sausage!’

And last but not least In my Kitchen are . . .

@MissFoodFairy #IMK August 2015 #5

. . . new tea towels. I love adding colour to my kitchen and they were just too soft to pass up.

@MissFoodFairy Pumpkin roast chicken curry #1

Oh, and in case you missed it and are looking for dinner inspiration tonight, why don’t you try my healthy, and kid friendly, leftover roast chicken with pumpkin curry, which was devoured in my kitchen this month.

18 comments on “In my Kitchen August 2015

  1. Agree… time is flying by! It’s always exciting getting new cookbooks and trying new recipes. Your little kitty has beautiful eyes and a very cute sous chef 🙂 I like having colorful tea towels too 🙂


    • I always have to try at least one recipe from each cookbook when I get them which means there’s always something new to cook! Kojiro is our baby boy – he brings a lot of laughter to our home. x


  2. There are some amazing buys in op shops these days – it’s been so long since I bought a full priced book of any description. New tea towels are always good but when they are soft and ready to use – even better!

    ps: Kojiro is delightful!

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    • Agreed Fiona – I always wait for sales on cookbooks or bargain bookshops but it’s great what you can find in op-shops isn’t it! I spend way too long in them for sure! x


  3. Love everything in your kitchen BUT Kojiro is my favourite. What a precious wee kitty.
    Have a super day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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  4. Hi Nicole! Roast sounds tasty and the curry looks lovely in your kadhai! Btw, Kitty really is so cute, just begging for a cuddle! 🙂

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  5. Hi Nicole. I love your tea towel and of course, Kojiro is gorgeous.


    • Thank you for liking my tea towels Glenda – nowhere near as good as your collection of tea towels though! And Kojiro is a bit of a heart stealer for sure – he loves everyone 🙂 x


  6. what a lovely kitty! That curry looks just glorious! -Cate from IMK

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  7. Yumm! I really love the Jamie Oliver range, my fave is the schwrama? (spelling) and my boys love the wagyu meatballs. I definitely need help in the crackling department too! Keep up the brilliant work. x

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    • Hello Kristy, what a lovely surprise to see you here – I will keep my eyes open for the lamb shawarma which sounds delicious! I will remember to take photos of my next pork roast with crackling – I will help you have the best crackling ever 😉 Thank you for making my day xx


  8. Nicole, your pork roast sounds wonderful. (Brought home a pork tenderloin yesterday — guess you know what’s for dinner tonight!) Those cookbooks cover a lot of bases, too, and I’m sure you’ll have fun tasting your way through them. 🙂 CUTE kitty!!!

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    • How did your pork turn out? Crispy crackling too? Nothing better than a good piece of roast pork with crackling is there Kim (drooling just thinking about it!) Cookbooks are inspirational – I love them 🙂


  9. What a great post Nicole as you had me at the cookbooks and I love seeing pork crackling! Jamie’s sausages are delicious! Thanks for this month’s kitchen view too!

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    • I completely forgot to take photos of the pork crackling – it was too dark for a good photo 😦 but it was deelishish! Lovely seeing you Joanne & I’m heading over for a look at your #IMK now x


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