In My Kitchen AUGUST 2016


Where did July go!? We’re into the eighth month of the year already! I get excited about August as not only is it my birthday but we only have 27 more days until Spring begins! Spring is a lovely time of year as it brings slightly warmer days, baby animals running around the farms and a change of menu – no more slow cooking or stew recipes but more poaching, grilling and salad recipes.

Above are some red and yellow capsicums that I picked up at the local fruit and veggie store. Time to turn them into a roasted peperonata (recipe coming soon).

In My Kitchen . . .

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. . . is Kojiro making sure my photos are styled correctly – he makes me laugh as it was a little unexpected, even though I knew he was around me. The camera was set up perfectly and couldn’t have been timed any better! He just loves helping with everything he can – making the bed, warning me the microwave is finished, washing clothes and cleaning the shower!

In My Kitchen . . .

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. . . is my new favourite obsession – Raspberry & coconut twist yoghurt by Gippsland Dairy. I think I could eat this by the tub full! The best bit about this, apart fro the tart raspberry with the creamy yoghurt, is the flakes of coconut throughout – yumm!

In My Kitchen . . .

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. . . is parpadelle, made for Woolworths as part of their Gold range. Thought I’d give it a try to compare against all other parpadelle pasta on the supermarket shelves. And I have to say, this give the expensive pasta brands a run for their money.

In My Kitchen . . .

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. . . is Bundaberg raw sugar, only available at Coles supermarkets (after noticing it wasn’t on the shelves in Woolworths). I found out that this is actually unrefined raw sugar, which I never knew – happy days!

In My Kitchen . . .

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. . . is a fragrant bunch of fresh basil, picked up from the Queen Victoria Markets. Is there anything better in the world than the refreshing aroma of fresh basil!? It not only fills the kitchen but your nose too – it keeps filling my tastebuds for hours!

And the last goodies In My Kitchen . . .

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. . . are of course, cookbooks! This River Cottage Fruit cookbook was the last one at a bookstore that was closing down – I picked it up for $6 (crazy right!)

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And this Oz Harvest cookbook I picked up when I went to the Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show back in June. I bought it as I wanted something that Matt Moran could sign at the meet & greet they had. There’s some amazing recipe in there from 50 of Australia’s chefs 🙂

Spelt Banana Bread @MissFoodFairy

Oh and just in case you missed it, here’s the Banana bread bake-off round-up of all the beautiful recipes in my search for that perfect slice of banana bread #bananabreadbakeoff. Thank you to all the wonderful foodies who shared their delicious recipes at my party. If you’d like to share your banana bread recipe all you need to do is click on this link above and leave a comment in the comments section with the link to your recipe.

Creamy smoked salmon pasta #1 MissFoodFairy

And please try my 30 minute one-pot creamy smoked salmon pennethrow everything in one pot and allow the magic to happen. Dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes. It doesn’t get any better than that for a mid-week dinner the whole family will love!

In my Kitchen is a kitchen party usually hosted by Maureen from Orgasmic Chef but she’s taking a couple of months off due to back surgery but we’re still sharing the goodies from our kitchen. Hope to see you soon x

9 comments on “In My Kitchen AUGUST 2016

  1. I love your furry photo bomber! He does have perfect timing! That basil looks glorious! I love raw sugar, but I’m being very restrained and trying to use up the various types of sugars I already own before even looking at more to purchase 🙂

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    • Thank you Lisa, Kojiro is the best little helper and it was perfectly timed! Raw unrefined sugar is something that took a couple of weeks for me to get used to but now I ca’t even look at white sugar! I love my coconut sugar too 🙂 Love having you here for my food journey Lisa x


  2. Wonderful things in your kitchen this month. The Queen Victoria market was one of my favorite places when we visited Australia a couple of years ago, don’t you just love the scent of basil? It fills my entire kitchen. And your kitty is beautiful, and deserves to be admired as does the food picture. Oh course he wants to help. I am pinning that recipe for the salmon penne.

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    • Let me know if you give the One pot creamy smoked salmon penne Liz, would love to hear what you thought 🙂 Thanks for coming over for #IMK xx


  3. Your cat is so funny – he looks like “you were not taking a photo without me were you” and gorgeous – I want to smell that basil – how pretty is it – and I need to try the yoghurt and I always have raw sugar in my kitchen though not necessarily the same brand all the time

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    • Kojiro probably was thinking exactly that, yet I go to take photos of him & he turns away! Its always up to the cat when they want their photos taken 🙂 Thanks for stopping by for #IMK Johanna, love having you here x


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  5. Oh, that Kojiro is adorable…. Gorgeous eyes!

    The salmon penne is calling my name…..

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    • Thank you Sally – it’s hard to stay upset with Kojiro because of those blue eyes! Hope you give the salmon penne a try & let me know what you think. Lovely having you here for #IMK x

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