In my Kitchen February 2017

Happy February everyone, I missed you all so much. Hope you all brought in the New Year doing the things you love with the people you love. Did you go away with your family during school holidays? Our nephews came for a week when my sister & bro-in-law both went back to work. We did something everyday & we were all exhausted by the Friday.

I’ve spent most of January recipe testing, re-designing my blog (do you like it?) all by myself. Usually my husband, Mr I.T. helps me, as I’m not too tech savvy, but I was so proud of myself for accomplishing this big task. I had to buy myself a calendar to organise my time better. Days just disappear otherwise!

Pictured above is this double yolker! This is probably the second double yolker in my cooking life. I was so excited that I almost knocked the bowl off the bench!


Then two days later I made an omelette for brunch and low & behold, another double yolker! Two double yolkers from the same carton of eggs! I couldn’t believe it! I was over the moon with excitement, again! I was told that this will bring me good fortune for the year! The eggs are from Coronet Bay Farm in Gippsland.


One of my Chrissy presents – a wine stopper all the way from Italy. My sister-in-law went there for work & brought this back for me. I also received a voucher, with which I brought a new hair styler and some DVD’s. Hubby gave me a new Moto X Force mobile, as my old mobile was about to die. Love my new phone, all of my Instagram photos are taken with it.


Finally I found Magnum chocolate! I looked everywhere ever since the first ads on TV came out about six months ago. I had a craving for white chocolate and this didn’t disappoint. It was like eating vanilla bean ice cream, yumm. Loving the gold foil for an extra bit of class 😉


After Josephine from My Napoli Restaurant talked about Val Verde San Marzano tomatoes in October last year, I’ve been on the hunt for them. I finally found some at Woolworths so grabbed a couple of cans. I knew I should have bought more as now I can’t find them any anywhere! They were as good as Josephine said, they made my Bolognese sauce taste the best it’s ever tasted!


Great Ocean Road cheese found at Coles. It was on special so decided to give it a try. I have now found a great all-rounder cheese with a lovely melt for burgers or baked pasta.


A large jar of coconut oil found its way into my trolley. I ran out of the small jar I had and this was on special. Sure it may not be from Australia but the coconut really comes through in all my cooking. So far this is the best coconut oil I’ve tried.


#balconyview looking out at Port Phillip Bay on the 7th Jan and saw this amazing, huge cruise ship docking at Port Melbourne. Upon looking closer at the photo I found out it’s the Emerald Princess. It took up one whole side of the dock and it made the Spirit of Tasmania look like a toy boat! Isn’t she a beauty!

While we were on holidays from IMK, I created a few beautiful dishes, which you’ll absolutely love.

Roasted sweet potato couscous salad with crispy skin salmon #1 MisFoodFairy

Roast sweet potato and spinach couscous with crispy skin salmon


Warm grilled corn bulgar salad with sliced chicken

Asian beef & noodle salads bowls | Miss Food Fairy

Asian beef and noodle salad bowls

Love having you here and thanks for joining In my Kitchen. If you’d love to share the goodies in your kitchen with us, we’d to love to have you join – no matter where you are in the world. Simply publish your IMK post on your blog BEFORE the 10th of the month and leave a comment with Liz from Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things. See you all soon xx

30 comments on “In my Kitchen February 2017

  1. I hadn’t heard of Magnum chocolate! And I love the look of your recent dishes, as well as the beautiful wine stopper.

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    • Magnum chocolate is only new & I haven’t seen it in many stores. I just love Magnum ice creams, they’re my favourite! Lovely seeing you for #IMK xx


  2. Congrats on the blog makeover, a task I’ve put off far too long. Your new look is clean and fresh, easy to read and navigate and its simplicity highlights the photos. Well done!

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    • Thank you Dee for your lovely words, you’ve made my day. I give credit to my husband, who’s in IT, he showed me the ropes 🙂 It’s wonderful having you here for #IMK xx


  3. I don’t think I’ve had a double yolker yet, lucky you to have two from the same batch of eggs. The new blog design is looking lovely. A redesign is on my never ending to do list so we’ll see if that ever happens!

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    • There’s a few people who have never had one double yolkier, let alone two! I’m a bit lucky 🙂 Redesigning your blog is something that gets done over a period of a couple of days, with no interruptions. I understand how hard it can be with children. All in good time 🙂 It’s wonderful having you here for #IMK xx


  4. that’s the first thing i noticed- the new look! very chic! i bought some eggs one time that had 2- or was it 3? eggs with double yolks. i was stunned. i want to eat that chicken and burghul salad right now. looks so delish. and what about that view? and the vanilla choc? and the tomatoes? everything looks wonderful in your kitchen.

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    • Thank you Sherry, glad you like the new look 🙂 The chicken bulgar salad was a taste sensation, if you try it let me know what you think. Love having you here for #IMK xx


  5. Hope you get many more double yolkers this year! And well done on the redesign of your blog. I love your wine stopper. We saw so many choices in Murano I could not decide. Much easier when someone makes the choice for you 🙂

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    • Agreed Tandy on the wine stopper. When you have to make a decision it can be hard, I usually go for the first one that grabbed my attention but it is lovely for surprises too. Lovely having you here for #IMK xx

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  6. You sound full of bubbles and happy Nicole! Love the blog facelift, made me start thinking………That wine stopper is gorgeous and yes, the Emerald Princess is a whopper. Welcome back! Maree.

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    • Thank you Maree, it’s lovely being back for #IMK, missed everyone so much. Sometimes a break does us good, it’s probably just what I need to recharge the batteries. And I do feel good with life at the moment, thank you for noticing Maree 🙂 So good having you here for #IMK xx

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  7. Love the new look of your blog… did you figure out how to do code? Your couscous looks amazing as does your Asian beef with noodles 🙂

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    • Thank you Moya for your lovely comments. The template designers had great support and made coding easy to understand. Whenever I needed help, they were always there to answer my questions. Enjoy the noodles & couscous – let me know if you give them a try 🙂 Wonderful seeing you here for #IMK xx


  8. Well, you’ve certainly been busy!
    Lucky you with those double yolkers. We’re just back from the US where their eggs are pale and insipid. I doubt the chooks would have the strength to lay a double yolker.

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    • Hahaha, those poor chooks in USA. We’re so lucky to have these gorgeous, bright orange yolks and you’re right, the chooks must be very happy here in Oz 🙂 Hope you had a lovely time Amanda, I’m sure I’ll read all about it as having seen pics on Instagram 🙂 Thanks for stopping by for #IMK, its lovely having you here xx


  9. Happy New year Miss FF, the blog’s new look is fresh and makes for easy reading. Your salad look great, i’m in a bit of a rut

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    • Are you ok Sandra? Know you’re surrounded by great foodie motivators and inspiration but sometimes that happens. Just go with the flow & be kind to yourself. Thanks for stopping by for #IMK, it’s lovely seeing you xx


  10. The blog is looking great – crisp, clean & modern. Well done you!
    I still can’t believe those double yolkers – I’ve never had one but I imagine if I did I’d be jumping around the kitchen.

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    • Thank you Nancy for your kind words. Shari from @goodfoodweek has never had double yolkers either! Maybe some great fortune is coming my way 🙂 It’s wonderful seeing you for #IMK xx


  11. Unfortunately the two Woolworths in Sydney where I found the San Marzano’s seemed to have stopped stocking them as well! Wish I had filled my trolley!

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    • There’s has to be somewhere that sells them! You’ve got me addicted Josephine & now I need more 😉 Will let you know if I come across any. It’s lovely seeing you for #IMK xx


  12. Love the new look and good for you that you did it yourself. I overhauled my own a year or so ago and it was a very big job (and I found it frustrating as well). You have a wonderful view from the balcony. Fabulous food photos.

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    • Thank you Liz for your lovely comments. Website’s are my husband’s forte so I was over the moon when my hubby approved 🙂 It’s wonderful having you here for #IMK x


  13. The new look of the blog is LOVELY. So fun to get two double yokers. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had a double yoker.

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    • Thank you Shari for your lovely comments on my new look 🙂 Nancy from plusatesix hasn’t either! I think they’re a bit rare. Lovely seeing you here for #IMK x


  14. Your couscous, salad bowl, and noodles all look delicious. Beautiful pictures! Australian products are so different from those we have up here.

    best… mae at

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    • Thank you Mae, you’ve made my night 🙂 Apart from the seasons being different to one another, I’m sure when it gets to Summer in Michigan you’ll have lots of salads too. Lovely having you here for #IMK x


  15. Liz Posmyk of Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things

    Hi there and happy new year to you. Love the new look blog, you look fresher! : ) Gotta love double yolkers…. and that chocolate, mmmmmmmmm. (Eyes glaze over). Happy February and thank you for the lovely shout out xx

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    • Thank you Liz. I’m glad to hear you like Miss Food Fairy’s makeover 🙂 White chocolate for me is a once in a blue moon enjoyment but that makes me love it even more. Love #IMK, thank you so much for being a beautiful hostess xx


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