I have decided, two months short of the end of the year, to abandon my "What I've Enjoyed This Month" posts and instead continue with Cityhippyfarmgirl's "Loving This Week" initiative, which falls on the last Sunday of the month. Doing both seems a tad repetitive and this way I can allocate my end-of-month post to Celia's "In My Kitchen" event. This is a lovely initiative hosted by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, which gives a peek into other people's kitchens.
In my kitchen this month...
There have been signs of summer, with icy smoothies and grilling for dinner.
|Hemp seed milk, frozen raspberries, spinach and mint|
|I could do this in winter, but for some reason I don't|
There was a very odd lolly foot, given to Mr Bite after Halloween by one of his nieces.
There have been roasted chickpeas flavoured with Sicilian herbs and garlic (a delightful mix).
I just wish these got less seasoning on my fingers. They are very messy to eat whilst working.
There have been baking trays from my late grandmother, after the inevitable sorting out of my grandparent's old house. I haven't been able to bring myself to use the trays yet, but they are very special to have.
There have been artichokes, on pizza and in other forms, after many delicious artichoke experiences in Europe. I haven't managed to recreate the deliciousness at home yet, so I sense they won't be featuring in future months. The fresh ones intimidate me and the tinned ones are, well, tinned.
|Finding the artichoke amongst the pineapple is a tricky task - but it is there|
There has been broken glass. I found myself on another breakage streak, resulting in three broken things this month. One of the breakages was a sweet chilli sauce jar, which was nearly empty but (crucially) not quite. Glass and sticky sauce are a challenge I hope I don't meet again for some time.
There has been coconut water, my first and I suspect my last. I found this so disgusting I couldn't finish the pack! I think this is one trend I won't be following (perhaps for the best, given cost).
And of course, there has been a whole heap of non-dairy ice cream.
I am linking this in to Celia's In My Kitchen event for November 2012.
What has been happening in your kitchen lately?