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In my kitchen…

…are my first five tubs of homemade lip balm.  They’re made with cocoa butter, olive oil, beeswax and tinted with a tiny bit of lipstick.  The consistency isn’t quite right yet, so I’ll have to keep experimenting…

In my kitchen…

…are the nicest apples we’ve bought so far this season.  This 16kg box of huge Pink Ladies was only $20 at the markets from Maurice and Jody’s stall

In my kitchen…

…I’ve been playing with chocolate!  Below are pieces of milk feuilletine chocolate dipped in a 54% dark…

…and chunks of caramelised white chocolate dipped in a 70% dark…

In my kitchen…

…is a tin of plum mousse from Germany.  I actually had no idea what was in the sealed tin, which I bought on a whim, thinking it might be plum lollies of some sort…

Luckily, Pete really liked the plum mousse, which is more like a paste than a jam.  It should go well with cheese…

In my kitchen…

…is my first and last attempt at marron glacé.  A failed attempt at that, as we ended up with sweet chewy chestnuts rather than glacé fruit (although they didn’t taste too bad)…

But every cloud has a silver lining, and as a result of these, I discovered how easy it is to wrap small confections in muffin pan liners!  Far easier than cutting up squares of greaseproof paper…

In my kitchen…

…is Pete’s mum’s old cookbook, the Good Housekeeping’s Cookery Compendium (1959 ed).  Uncle Steve gave it to me as a gift…

It’s full of step-by-step instructions…

In my kitchen…

…is an old chip maker, which my mum found buried in the back of her pantry.  She’s never used it…

…and Pete’s not game to let me have a go either!  I’m forever cutting myself on graters, can you imagine what I’d do with exposed blades like these?

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Tell me, what’s happening in your kitchen this month?

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