I am linking this in to the monthly In My Kitchen round-up, now hosted by Sherry of Sherry's Pickings.
Despite the above photo, in my kitchen there are no more spring flowers. I was delighted to grow tulips for the first time this year, but they are finished and local daffodils are looking rather tired. We are fortunate to have lots of bluebells flowering near us, but it seems spring bulbs flower earlier each year and so finish before spring is over.
My In My Kitchen posts often feature novel products or treat items, and so I thought I'd share an insight into my 'normal' products this month. As the photo below shows, we are not one to have an empty fridge (!) and at any given time there will be several Tupperware-style containers filled with leftovers or washed fruit.
In the picture above, and roughly from left to right, the top shelf has a near empty jar of stem ginger; some expressed milk that hasn't yet been frozen (!); a can of softdrink that belongs to Mr Bite; an Alpro chocolate 'dessert moments' soya pudding; another Alpro chocolate soya pudding; and a red Tupperware container with some sweet potato and spinach nuggets. The second shelf features this orange cake made in a loaf shape, and the third a collection of Mr Bite's chocolates (mine don't live in the fridge), some hummus, a pack of tofu, and an avocado. The cake was made to welcome my mother-in-law, who as I've mentioned is visiting from Australia.
The bottom shelf, shown above in closer form, has almond milk, oranges, Alpro's new soya-oat yoghurt, raspberry and blueberry punnets, lots of sauces, two tubs of Coconut Collaborative coconut yoghurt, and plastic tubs with washed grapes and prepped carrot sticks and broccoli florets.
If you were to look into my cupboards, there are some organised jars with spices, nuts, oats, dried legumes, sugar and flour, and then some less organised shelves with all manner of foods. My cereal 'wardrobe' is currently quite restrained, with weetabix, low sugar oat Cheerios and a flakes and fruit mix made by Tesco. There is also muesli, bought for my mother-in-law's visit.
My tea collection is always large and currently includes regular tea, Earl Gray tea, Rooibos tea, green tea, liquorice tea, chai tea and ginger tea. There is also regular instant coffee, flavoured instant coffee and decaffeinated instant coffee. I am quite well set for hot drink options! Since I took the below photo, I have also bought Early Gray Rooibos tea, which I love.
Sticking with the 'normal' theme, I remembered to snap photos of some typical but fairly boring lunches. The photos below feature a 'high protein' roll made by Lidl, which I love for its intense graininess, filled with hummus and salad; and then a plate featuring spinach with tahini and sweet chilli sauce, baby potatoes, and butter beans.
Holland and Barrett were also discounting dairy free Christmas chocolates, and I am not one to pass up such an opportunity. The mini orange santas were particularly delicious.
Last but not least, I spotted these new wrap options in Sainsbury's last week. The 'skinny' wraps remind me of Australia's mountain bread range, which I adored but can't find here (except at an exorbitant price at Wholefoods). The front packet of 'tacotillas' offers smaller but doughier wrap pieces, and I enjoyed them too. As the name suggests, they would work well for soft tacos or for tortilla wraps.
What is happening in your kitchen this month?