In my Kitchen June 2017

In my Kitchen JUNE2017 | Miss Food Fairy

I look forward to this time of the month, sharing all the amazing produce & kitchen goodies over this past month. Above is not a very good photo of my boy, Kojiro (koh-jeer-oh) sitting looking like the king of the jungle that he is, on the cookbooks I keep forgetting to post. Mr Hong by Dan Hong who is on The Chef’s Line; Yarra Valley & The Dandenongs paddock to plate and The Gourmet Farmer goes fishing by Matthew Evans & co. I haven’t cooked anything from them yet but they’re great inspiration to have on hand anyway.

In my Kitchen JUNE2017 | Miss Food Fairy

I needed new tongs and I have a soft spot for the silicone ones as they don’t scratch any of the pans I use. These were $3 or $3.50 at Target.

In my Kitchen JUNE2017 | Miss Food Fairy

You know I love my spicy, hot sauces so when I saw some Tabasco sauce with chipotle I knew I had to have some. It adds a smoky kick to any breakfast dish or stews.

In my Kitchen JUNE2017 | Miss Food Fairy

I found some birds eye chilli sauce at South Melbourne Market, which had to come home with me. My husband says it’s not overly hot but I found it had quite a kick when I enjoyed it with my potstickers.

In my Kitchen JUNE2017 | Miss Food Fairy

Otway Pork now have English pork sausages, which you can get from selected Woolworths stores. They are the best pork sausages I’ve tried. They were amazing as my curried sausages!

In my Kitchen JUNE2017 | Miss Food Fairy

I couldn’t be bothered going the Queen Vic Markets one week to get my eggs, so with The Choice CluckAR app, I can now scan supermarket eggs to tell me if they’re ‘true’ free range or not. The app gives a rating and shows how many hens per hectare. Josh’s Rainbow eggs were the best on Coles shelves. They were quite good eggs for supermarket eggs. Check out the app, which can be downloaded for android or apple phones. It will save a lot of heartache when trying to figure out which eggs are best.

In my Kitchen JUNE2017 | Miss Food Fairy

More hot sauces, which we needed to try right away, hence the opened bottles. Otway Preserves Tomato & Chilli sauce and The Chilli Crew’s Original Hot sauce, found at The Farmers Place, which is a little working farm, café and market place on the Anglesea Rd, Freshwater Creek, just outside of Geelong.  They sell their own produce, support local farmers in the area and cook food using this produce. We didn’t eat there but I’d love to spend some time having lunch there when the weather gets warmer.

In my Kitchen JUNE2017 | Miss Food Fairy

And lastly, here’s some low fat goodies for me to enjoy to help with my high cholesterol issues. My favourite is the baby bocconcini, which has 1 gram fat per 5 bocconcinis! Most bocconcini or mozzarella can be quite high in fat and I was super excited to see these little morsels of goodness. As a replacement for parmesan, they melt really well on my Bolognese 🙂 The Philly extra light only has 1.2 grams fat per serve and these flavours of Chobani yoghurt have roughly .35 grams fat per container. I’m trying light food to lower cholesterol as my doctor says eating less cheese, full cream milk, eggs, ice cream & yoghurt (all my favourites!) can keeps levels high. Not that I eat a lot of full cream anyway but I’m a bit partial to cheesy goodness 😉

One pan Spanish rice with beef | Miss Food FairySpicy Bulgogi pulled pork pasties | Miss Food Fairy

Oh and in case you missed my recipes from last month, enjoy my One pot Spanish rice & beef for an easy, midweek dinner and Bulgogi pulled pork pasties. Things that make me go mmmm . . . . is a new weekly post about the things I feel inspired by or make me smile. What do you love? xx

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 by the 10th of every month and leave a comment with Sherry at Sherry’s Pickings.

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8 thoughts on “In my Kitchen June 2017

    1. If you can’t find any tongs at Target Sandra, let me know & I’ll get some for you and send them up 🙂 Kojiro was just wanting attention 😉 He knew I was trying to take photos of the cookbooks so decided he would sit on them as then I’m indirectly paying him attention hahaha! I still haven’t yet had a chance to read through the cookbooks seen there, I just better grab them incase they go. Lovely seeing you for #IMK xx

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    1. Thank you Liz for your kind words. Kojiro is the cat of the house for sure and he knows it too! Tongs come in handy for so many dishes, they’re always being replaced with new ones & when I see them, especially that cheap, I’ll buy a couple. It’s great seeing you for #IMK xx

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  1. Ah yes, the hot sauce. I’m with you there! They are hard to resist. Those bulgogi pasties look great. I bought a Korean cookbook in my travel and have just been reading it tonight. Divine inspiration. What a delightful photo of Kojiro.

    Thanks for the tour. xxx

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  2. hi Nicole
    thanks for being part of IMK this month. I love hot sauces too and i have that tabasco with chipotle in my fridge plus a few others. plus dried chillies in my pantry and frozen ones in the freezer. essential to cooking in our house. yep i know what you mean about high cholesterol but i do love high fat foods. and salt. i am hopeless:) your little pasties look so tasty. And of course Kojiro is the best thing in your kitchen. :=) cheers!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Chllies are a very big pantry staple of mine too. There’s a hug container of dried whole chillies, jars of crushed chilli flakes as well as an abundance of sauces! We just love them! Kojiro is a bit of a rock star in our house, he loves helping in the kitchen. Ragdolls help with everything! Love having you here for #IMK xx

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