My sister leaves in two days and in many ways I’m not ready for her to leave. I know she has to go. She’s putting on a 3-week music camp starting next Monday in New York and I know I need to get back to work but I don’t want the visit to end.
We’ve been busy playing tourist and buying souvenirs for her to take home. I’ve told you before that shopping for me is as much fun as watching belly button lint accumulate. While Carole’s been shopping, I’ve been doing some shopping too. I know I’m a failure as a shopper but when you’re with someone who’s shopping, you shop.
I’m getting my In My Kitchen post for July done earlier this month. Everyone else has it done by the first and I’m usually lagging behind.
The In My Kitchen series was started by my friend Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. It’s an opportunity to have a peek in other bloggers kitchens. I’m always worried that I don’t have enough stuff in my kitchen worthy of writing about but figured what the heck.
Here’s a peek at some goodies in my kitchen. The first is a china mug my sister brought me that belonged to my mother. She died a few years ago and Carole brought me something of mom’s to keep. It’s not very pretty and it’s not worth anything but it’s really special to me.
Ever heard of lime shrub cordial? Me either but a little bit of this syrup in a glass with some sparkling water and you’ve got a very refreshing drink.
Like jam? Imagine this in a turnover or on the bottom of a strawberry tart! How does it taste? I have no idea but I’m dying to find out. I’m going to make the tart, spread this jam on the bottom, add some sweetened ricotta and then the strawberries.
Now for all of you less than windy people we have Chilli Salsa from the Bum Hummers people. It’s made from tomatoes, onions, capsicum (bell peppers) and chilli. Perfect to eat with corn chips or to dollop on top of tacos. If you need some fart starters, this one’s for you. Silly name, good product.
This one is pretty self-explanatory and I’m going to smear it on a ham. Or eat it with a spoon. I’ll keep you informed if it lasts long enough to get on a ham.
…and the final photo – it’s my favourite. One of the bottles of homemade maple syrup that Carole brought from New York. Sadly one bottle is all gone already!
Tomorrow is the Australia Zoo day and then it’s off to the airport on Thursday morning. I’ll be sad but so happy that they came to visit.
If you aren’t already doing an In My Kitchen post, why not consider it? I’d really like to know what’s going on over at your place. All you have to do is let Celia know you’ve done an In My Kitchen post and she’ll link to it.
See ALL the other In My Kitchens by clicking the link to Celia’s list!