Sunday, 1 November 2015

In My Kitchen - November 2015

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

Macrobiotic Sea Salt: 

I use salt everyday in just about every dish.  Quality salt is important to me.  It's always on hand in my kitchen, always just within arms reach.  It brings out the savouriness in savoury dishes and the sweetness in sweet dishes.  It's the salt of the earth.

Sourdough Baguettes:

I've been making batches and batches of these crusty, chewy delicious baguettes lately.  They have been disappearing just as fast as I can churn them out.  Seriously, if someone told me I couldn't eat bread anymore, they may as well just take me out into the paddock and shoot me.


We eat tons of seaweed.  My pantry is stacked with packets and packets of wakame, aonori, hijiki, kombu, nori... My insides must look like a veritable kelp forest (try not to visualise that.)

Falcon ware: 

More falcon ware, because a girl can never have too many enamel cooking and drinking vessels.


I've had a craving for Zereshk Polow (Iranian Chicken and Rice with Barberries) for a while now.  I guess we all know what's going to be on the menu at my house in the not too distant future.

Mrs Bridges Chipotle, Bean & Chilli Chutney: 

This stuff takes a roasted chicken and avocado sandwich to a whole new level.

 Homemade Ricotta:

You can't beat homemade ricotta.  It's essential for making Ricotta Gnocchi with Butter Toasted Walnuts and Thyme.  Well, not essential, but it makes it super special.

This Could Get Messy by James Wirth: 

I want to make and eat everything in this book, just sayin'.

So, that's my kitchen for now.

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  1. Love enamelware and barberries! Lovely post.

  2. your kitchen rocks! loved the enamelware, baguettes, ricotta and chutney!!

    1. Cheers Viviana. I have a weakness for enamelware.

  3. I have some barberries in my kitchen but never used it. I'm curious now! :) And the enamelware, I found some at an antique store near my appartment and I love it. Never used it yet cause I think it's too nice to cook in it haha :) The bread and the ricotta, two things I should make more. You make me want to make homemade pastas and ricotta and bread and hmmm....what a nice project for the next weekend :) Love your kitchen, as usual :)

    1. Try this recipe with your barberries Gabrielle. Barberry rice (zereshk polow) Then we can compare notes.

  4. Lovely things in your kitchen this month. I just purchased some barberries and used them in a simple rice dish. They were delicious. Good for you, home made ricotta! I keep reading that it is simple to do but haven't tried it yet.

  5. I love your photos! And how amazing do your sourdough baguettes look!? I haven't made baguettes before but think I will definitely be trying some now :-)
    I love enamel cookware too, sadly I have hardly any. I find it great for photo props :-)
    That big bowl of ricotta has me craving some...I used to make it all the time when we were milking our cow, but she is dried up now until she calves in April.

    I loved seeing your kitchen this month!
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Sarah x

  6. Wow - everything in your kitchen is so beautifully photographed!

  7. I like the idea of homemade ricotta. When I have more space in my new kitchen, I think I'll have a go. Salt of the earth..... he he he

  8. Love the enamel ware and I see you have some gorgeous barberries too. Homemade sourdough baguettes and homemade ricotta all sound very homely and delicious :)

  9. What a gorgeous post- all the blue and white. Love the littlke falconware bits and the home made ricotta. The sourdough sticks look so professional- no wonder they don't last long.

  10. A very inspirational post, thank you for sharing. I was just thinking about the ricotta in my fridge and hey presto, I am now earmarking your gnocchi recipe :-)

  11. What a gorgeous post. So many lovely things going on in your kitchen. I love your homemade ricotta and well your baguettes make me want to tear some off through the screen!

  12. Your baguettes are gorgeous, no wonder they don't last long. The enamel ware is also lovely. You really can't beat homemade ricotta, something I should make more often.

  13. Those baguettes!!! I'm going to give them a try next week - I'm having lots of success with my sourdough and now need to venture into uncharted territory!! Love, love your photos as always :)
    Jan x

  14. I would love to eat in your kitchen. Loads of different and wonderful flavours.
    Have a wonderful and happy day.
    :-) Mandy xo

  15. Hi Jenifer, every thing looks great but I particularly love the dish the barberries are sitting on, Its a ripper.

  16. Jennifer, that chutney makes me want to have a roast chicken and avocado sandwich for breakfast! I love the vibrant colors in your kitchen, and your homemade ricotta and baguettes... heavenly.