Why is it that I start each week with a plan of things I wish to achieve, then before I know it Friday has arrived and nothing has been crossed off the list. Everything happening In My Kitchen this month seems to be a continuation of last month’s projects. The large bucket of limes has finally been consumed. The Princess is extremely happy with the lime curd and has been making herself an ‘egg’ for dessert every night, which is really just a puddle of yoghurt with a scoop of lime curd in the centre.
I made a few self saucing lime puddings, and then used the remainder of the limes for this large jar of Indian Spiced Pickles. This is a combination of a few recipes that I found, and I still have to add some additional spices, but so far so good. They are limes, by the way, but they had ripened quite a lot by the time I pickled them which is why are yellow.
I dried my large chilli harvest, but am now stuck as to what to do with them. We don’t consume vast amounts of chilli, but I am still thinking of making an infused chilli oil. I was going to make harissa but every recipe I have so far found uses fresh chilli. Pity I didn’t find those recipes before I dried my entire harvest. There are many more chillies still on the bush though so I can make harissa with those. Any suggestions for the remainder of the dried chillies would be appreciated.
A quick trip to IKEA (is there such a thing?) did not yield what I was actually after, but as we all know you can never escape without something else you didn’t know you needed. These oven proof dishes were on sale for $5 and are a good size for lots of crispy topping on gratins and bakes.
I spied these Mie-Noodles in my local supermarket and was attracted to their similarity to 2 minute noodle cakes. I have been toying with the idea of trying to create my own 2 minute noodles without all the additives and preservatives, so I will be interested to see if these work.
Only one new book on my bookshelf this month, which makes Mr Grumpy very happy. I had The Nourished Kitchen on pre-order, which effectively means I had forgotten it was coming, so it was a lovely surprise to find it on my doorstep one day. I have, however, spent the month straightening the bookshelves and discarding books we longer want, so I now have lots of room for new books. Time to reassess that wishlist.
That is about it for my kitchen this month. Make sure you drop by Celia’s at Fig Jam & Lime Cordial to see what is happening in other kitchens around the world.