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In my kitchen…

…are a set of beautiful old etched glasses from the 1950s.  Our beloved neighbour, Mrs M, passed away in July, just a week shy of her 93rd birthday.  Her daughter Sarina gave me these glasses to remember her by…

In my kitchen…

…are three jars of Pete’s lilly pilly jelly, made from the fruit of the large tree in our backyard.  The lilly pilly is a tall growing Australian native, which produces tart red berries in abundance.  We harvested the fruit a few months ago and stored it in the freezer until we could find the time to turn it into jelly…

Here’s a Wikipedia photo of the lilly pilly berries…

In my kitchen…

…is a small bunch of kohlrabi, a gift from Jimmy at Flemington Markets.  The bulbs were delicious both raw and stir-fried in oyster sauce, and the chooks loved the leaves…

In my kitchen…

…are boxes of new season Roma tomatoes, which we’ve been turning into fresh and roasted tomato passata.  The great bonus of this process is tomato water, which I’m drinking chilled as I type..

In my kitchen…

…sits a box of dark Belgian chocolate cane toads, a gift for Big Boy’s English lecturer, to thank him for getting our son through the semester!

In my kitchen…

…is the first head of lettuce from our new garden.  Up until now, we’ve been picking off leaves for salad, but this is the first complete plant we’ve “harvested”.  It’s very exciting!

In my kitchen…

…are two bags of rice. The first is a gift from our generous friend, Moo – bomba paella rice from Valencia, Spain, known as the “king of paella rices” for its ability to absorb three times its volume in liquid.

The second is a box of carnaroli risotto rice from Italy – slightly longer grained than the more traditional arborio rice, and supposedly better at keeping its shape during cooking…

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

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