Do you remember all the apples I had in my February In My Kitchen post? Some of them were turned into apple pie. It's not in my kitchen any more, but it was delicious while it lasted.
In my kitchen, there are signs of spring. The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and flowers are starting to pop up in local parks. It's rather nice.
|Not in my kitchen, but near it...|
Perhaps as a result of the weather shift, my kitchen is seeing lots of fruit, yoghurt and cereal. It's replaced porridge as my breakfast of choice, and I'm alternating between fresh blueberries and frozen mixed berries.
In my kitchen, there was a flurry of baking for a bake sale I held at work on Friday, in honour of my marathon fundraising. Amazingly, I forgot to take a single photo. In addition to the peanut butter and chocolate brownies I shared on Thursday, I made my fluffy banana bread, dark chocolate and orange biscuits (based on these), and a lightly adapted version of this apple and berry cake. Everything was well received, and the lack of leftovers meant I couldn't even snap some photos afterwards.
In my kitchen, there is more chocolate. I know, it does crop up regularly. I bought two blocks when we visited the Eden Project - a dark chocolate bar of their own making, with baobab and mint, and a Kernow chocolate simnel cake bar.
I didn't know you could eat baobab and I'm still not sure quite what it tastes of, because the chocolate block was very minty. I'm not entirely sure if I like it. In contrast, I adore the simnel cake bar. It has orange zest, currants, and almond essence. I think it's an Easter special, which is a shame, because I'd happily eat it all year round.
Last but not least, in my kitchen there are stir fried vegetables cooked in tahini and sweet chilli sauce. It's my current favourite flavour combination.
What is happening in your kitchen this month?