In my Kitchen May 2016


How cold has it been for the start of autumn!? Cold nights and fresher mornings make it hard to get out of bed, staying under the covers until the heater kicks in and warms up the place. These vitamins (above) are very prominent on my kitchen bench right now, especially with flu season in full swing, already! For the past six days, these have helped me get through the sneezing, sniffling and coughing. Today is the first day I’ve enough strength to get out of bed and off the couch, since last Friday, which is so unlike me! I’m not one for doctors so stocking up on vitamins for the term of my flu works wonders. I then continue taking one a day to keep the sniffles at bay. What are your go to vitamins or remedies when you’re feeling shocking?

Looking for some kitchen inspiration? Maureen from Orgasmic Chef hosts this wonderful kitchen party. We’d love to see what’s in your kitchen, so come and join us by the 10th of every month to make new friends with plenty of food inspiration – we learn and laugh together with a cuppa or glass of wine in hand.

In My Kitchen . . .

#IMKMAY16 #4 @MissFoodFairy

. . . is my homemade chicken noodle soup with spinach. This is continually on hand when I don’t have any energy to cook. The chicken stock is made from scratch and the love that goes into it, makes me feel better after one spoonful – recipe coming soon.

In My Kitchen . . .

#IMKMAY16 #2 @MissFoodFairy

. . . is the last little capsicums from my brother-in-laws veggie patch, which I used with beef mince to make a pasty filling. I’m still playing with the recipe – stay tuned.

In My Kitchen . . .

#IMKMAY16 #3 @MissFoodFairy

. . . is the goodies from my IKEA trip (yes another one!) As IKEA is so close, about 15 minute drive, I go there to get inspiration and find props. I found some moulds, which I want to use making a coconut cream sugar-free dessert. I also love my new round, silver serving platter and tea towels – they look great in some of my recipes.

In My Kitchen . . .

#IMKMAY16 #6 @MissFoodFairy#IMKMAY16 #6a @MissFoodFairy

. . . are these new second hand cookbooks. They’re new to my collection but found at an op-shop for $5 each! Ezard is Contemporary Australian cuisine and this cookbook shows off the amazing recipes Teage Ezard created at his restaurant in Melbourne, Ezard’s at Adelphi. Secret Destinations – Asian Spa Cuisine by Susie Donald and Edmond Ho is all about amazing food & travel tips around 20 Asian destinations. I just had to have them!

In My Kitchen . . .

#IMKMAY16 #7 @MissFoodFairy#IMKMAY16 #7a @MissFoodFairy

. . . is of course, Kojiro. He had his 1st birthday in March and he weighs a whopping 5.6kgs! He just loves the fridge, if the shelf is free he’ll hop right in and just ‘chill out’. We have to be careful not to close the door on him! And the Kojiro just loves helping me with photos – these are onions from my brother-in-laws veggie patch. Kojiro always gets into my food photos!

Vegetable lasagne #1 @MissFoodFairyMini bacon & egg frittatas #4 @MissFoodFairy

Oh and just in case you missed my recipes for vegetable lasagne with cauliflower puree and spinach pesto and mini bacon and egg frittata, here they are for you to enjoy 🙂

6 comments on “In my Kitchen May 2016

  1. yum yum home made chicken noodle soup. it just sounds divine and healthy. gorgeous cat. isn’t he a clever fella?

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    • Thanks Sherry – hope you saw my chicken noodle soup recipe, it’s up on the blog now 🙂 Our baby boy, Kojiro, just loves hanging out in the kitchen with me 🙂 Great having you here for #IMK x


  2. Oh au love the look of your chicken noodle soup!! Yum, I could do with a bowl right now. IKEA is another place I go to for photo props! They say that great minds do think alike. 🙂
    Love your gorgeous fluffy cat.
    Thanks for stopping by,
    Gourmet Getaways

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    • I’m hopefully going to get the recipe up during the week, to help everyone feel better over the colder months. Great minds, great props 🙂 Love it! Lovely having you here for #IMK Julie x


  3. A refrigerator cat is a new concept to me! I wonder why he does it.

    best… mae at

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    • Heeheehee – I’m not sure why Kojiro likes the fridge either. Maybe he gets really warm in his fur. Lovely having you here for #IMK Mae x


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