Friday, 2 May 2014

In My Kitchen - May 2014


Here's what's happening in my kitchen at the moment...


Limes:



Hoooo boy, so many limes. We planted a lime tree in our garden about 4 years ago and haven't stopped drinking margaritas ever since.



Montreal Bagels:


These Montreal Bagels are fresh out of my oven. They are for a guest post for Abbie from Needs Salt and one is soon to be sliced and slathered with butter and stuffed into my pie-hole. (Check out my guest post and get the recipe here).



My Baby Copper Pot:



My baby copper pot. It was a birthday gift from my husband a couple of years ago. He knows that where most women want diamonds, I want kitchen stuff. I use it to melt butter/chocolate... but mostly I just gaze at it lovingly.



Peanut and Cacao Spread:



Mayver's Peanut Cacao Spread. I have been going on and on and on about this stuff here, here and here. It's my new favourite thing! ... (to dip pretzels into straight from the jar when I come home from the gym). What? Who said that?


Anyway, that's my kitchen for now.


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44 comments:

  1. Lovely. That certainly is a fine copper pot. And I love your bagel with all the seeds. So rustic and wholesome.

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    1. Thank you. That little copper pot is a treasure.

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  2. Limes! Be still my heart! We are so fortunate here in Australia - there's a lime shortage in the US at the moment. More margaritas for us :)
    I love that little copper pot, and can you get your husband to train Chris please?

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    1. Yay for limes. You need to drop lots of unsubtle hints to Chris. That's how I trained Clint.

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  3. Nice one! All my lemons, limes and Kaffir limes are about to ripen!

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  4. A lime tree! Ohh my god! It's so cool!

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    1. Thanks Andréanne. A lime tree is a must around here.

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  5. we have a lime tree that had a slow start but it is a bumper crop this year

    and I really want that chocolate peanut butter but as my little girl is allergic to peanuts I would feel guilty (far more so than I would if she just didn't like peanut butter!)

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    1. We're so lucky with our limes Johanna. There's a shortage in the US.

      Sorry to hear that your daughter is allergic to nuts. I totally understand how you would feel.

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  6. Can I please move in? Seriously, pretty please? LOVE your little copper pot. My beloved always gives me cookbooks now :) and my limes are featuring heavily in G&Ts. But only because I need to buy some tequila.

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    1. Yes Mel. Move in straight away. There's always too much food here... and margaritas :)

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  7. So envious that you have a lime tree. I keep reading about limes in IMK posts but unless we get some serious climate change, will never be able to grow them here in England!

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    1. I couldn't live without my citrus trees. I have lime, lemon and blood orange trees. Not only do they provide us with the most fabulous fruit, they flower just about all the time so they look and smell pretty too.

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  8. G'day! Love the sound of your spread and your bagels photo is AMAZING!!!
    Thanks for sharing this month's kitchen view too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Joanne. The bagels will be featured on a guest post soon. I'll be providing a link so that you can see more photos of them and get the recipe.

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  9. Can you please send me some limes? Pleeeease! Seriously, how awesome is it to have a lime tree in your garden!

    Wishing you a gorgeous May,
    Sini

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    1. Thank you so much Sini. I would send you some limes if I could, but I don't think quarantine laws would allow it. Have a wonderful May.

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  10. Montreal bagels! I've read about those - they have egg in the dough, is that right? Our little dwarf lime tree is producing limes for the first time ever - not sure we'll ever have a glut, but how wonderful for your to have an endless supply to play with. We have that with lemons at the moment. Your wee copper pot is so cute! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Celia. Yes, Montreal Bagels have egg in the dough and are slightly sweeter than other bagels. They are so, so good. Stay tuned as they are going to be featured on a guest post soon and I will be providing a link so that you can get the recipe and see more photos.

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  11. Jennifer, love your cute pot. I wish I had some limes, lucky you.

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    1. Yes, I'm so lucky. I really couldn't live without my lime tree. I cook a lot of Thai and Mexican food so I use a lot of them... and then there's the margaritas...

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  12. Lovely pot, my mom gave me her old copper pots and I absolutely enjoy them. Lucky you a lime tree. Happy week-end!

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    1. Thanks Cheri. I love copper. It's such a great material for cooking in. Have a lovely weekend.

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  13. It is margarita season isn't it? With Cinco de Mayo in a couple days! I just made some the other day with homemade lemon~lime sorbet. They were amazing! They would have been even more amazing if the limes had come off my own tree! Wish we had one!! Beautiful copper pot! What a good husband to give you something so beautiful!

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    1. Absolutely, it's margarita season. But I'd love to try your version with homemade lemon-lime sorbet. That sounds positively divine. My husband is a good guy. I think I'll keep him :)

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  14. Yes! to that Mayver's Spread. I got some as a gift with sesame seeds in it. Delicious on ice cream with some halva crumbled in. As to the limes - a common theme in this month's IMK. I wish you lived near me! Cheers and thanks for the tour.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Fiona. Mayver's spreads are so good. Your ice cream creation sounds delicious. I'm living on the stuff spread on rye bread with a mashed banana on top.

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  15. I love that little copper pot, and I want it in my kitchen! :)

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  16. Looks like our kitchens have a lot in common :) I am drowning in limes too and I have the same copper pot. It is lovely isn't it.

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    1. Hey Tania, thanks for dropping by. I love my copper pot... and my limes. Aren't we lucky?

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  17. Divine looking bagels- leaping right off the page!

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    1. Thanks Francesca. Bagel recipe coming soon. Stay tuned.

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  18. I'm envious of your lime tree and all those margaritas! I also have great copper pot envy. I have one large copper bowl that I look at lovingly but that's it.

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    1. Thanks Maureen. I love my lime tree. It has fruit on it all year. Just as the last seasons fruit is maturing, I'm getting flowers for the next crop. Birds stay away from it. It doesn't need any maintenance. It doesn't need much extra watering. The fruit can stay on the tree when it's ripe and doesn't need picking until you're ready. It looks beautiful and smells even better. Have I sold you one yet? :)

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  19. Hi! Browsing around...and have to say I love that baby copper pot! The bagels are swoon-worthy, too. : )

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    1. Thank you. Bagels recipe with be coming soon.

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  20. I want a lime tree. Love your chocolate peanut spread, perfect.

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    1. Thank you. A lime tree is an essential here. I just found peanut coconut spread, squeal!

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  21. Jennifer, I'm treating myself to an "IMK day" poking into everybody's kitchens at last (far, far too busy recently) and your post tickled me greatly! Non-stop Margarita making sounded appealing ;), but I soooo identified with gazing at your beloved lil' copper pot. You're in good company in IMK...

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    1. Thanks so much Kim. They are fun posts to do.

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