Once again following the lead from Celia @ Fig and Lime Cordial, here’s an update of what is in my Soul Kitchen this month.
In my kitchen..
…..I have a bottle of homemade Limoncello. This was very easy to make. It is very smooth and perhaps a little too easy to drink ! To make, place 375 ml of vodka and the grated rind from 3 x thin skinned Meyer lemons into a jar and leave to macerate for one month. Strain off the lemon rind and mix the vodka with 150ml of 1:1 ratio sugar syrup and bottle. Chill and enjoy in moderation.
By the way, 1:1 sugar syrup means to stir 1 cup sugar into 1 cup of boiling water till the sugar dissolves, pour into a jar or bottle. I always have this in my fridge as it keeps indefinitely and means I can make myself homemade icetea, lime or lemonade .. or fabulous Margahitas at anytime.
……In my kitchen…
…….I have a jar of delicious Pear and Fennel chutney made by my clever friend. This was A’s very own recipe and her first attempt at making chutney – which was a very impressive attempt. It’s actually delicious just on a spoon, but will try this soon on a ham and cheese sanga.
…..In my kitchen..
……. is a tin of Greek honey from the island of Kos. Greek honey has the most incredible flavour which I have waxed lyrical about before. I treasure this tin like gold as I bought it two years ago on during my trip to Greece. With only 250ml left in the tin, we are now on serious rations.
……In my kitchen
…….is my new favourite appliance, a Sunbeam food saver. Allowing me to vacuum seal all manner of items, I’m loving it. I have also discovered, despite what Sunbeam will tell you, that Orved brand bags will work just as well as the Sunbeam variety.
The Orved bags are similar design to the Sunbeam ones, have one side smooth and one side textured and are soooooooooo much cheaper. I got mine from Catering Equipment at Carlton in Sydney – 100 bags for $25.
…..In my kitchen..
….are purple carrots. I got these in Coles supermarket last week, which is fantastic. Normally I have to buy them from speciality farmers markets. We love these carrots, grated and steamed on low heat with a little bit of water and a pinch of butter. Leave the lid on and when cooked add a little salt and puree with a stick blender. More flavoursome than normal carrots. Give them a try grated in salads too. Just be aware they will stain like raw beetroot.
…..In my kitchen
….is a bottle of liquid Chlorophyll and PH tester strips. I’m focussing on increasing the alkalinity of our diet for optimum health. Studies have shown that a diet high in acidity can be one of the major contributing factors in disease and ill health. The ideal ratio of eating is 80% alkaline and 20% acid forming foods. Popping a little chlorophyll in our drinking water provides an extra boost of alkalinity but it also tastes good and has a slight hint of mint.
That’s it for this month Let me know what is happening in your kitchen …..