Do you remember me mentioning in my last IMK post that I treat myself to some lovely artisan bread now and again. Well sometimes the bread loaves just do not fit snuggly into the bread bin I already have in the kitchen, so the lovely husband got me an even bigger Bread Bin. This creamy hunk of enamel will certainly house more than one loaf for sure (or maybe he picked it up to stash his chocolate bars!).
I've won a couple of foodie goodies too. I went to a Vegetarian food festival and won a goodie basket filled with vegan goodies, including four packets of vegan cheese from Vegusto. Blogger friends like Johanna over at Green Gourmet Giraffe has given it the thumbs up, so I'm looking forward to cooking with it. I've already got a number of ideas of what to do with it.
Secondly, I entered my vegan Mexican Tamale Pie in a blogger contest and I was runner up and was sent a jar of Gran Luchito - an intensely smoked chilli spice paste. I've already made one dish with it and am looking forward to making the most of my jar, slowly of course - its powerful stuff.
Other than rhubarb, I don't have much to harvest from my garden yet, oh I fib there are herbs, here is some thyme and chives with allium flower head in tact - perfect to garnish a salad plate or a summer soup.
Whilst at the farmers market at the weekend, I also picked up a punnet of seasonal green gooseberries. Any suggestions what to do with them would be most appreciated. I'd hate to see them go to the compost bin.
In My Kitchen Series is hosted by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. It is an opportunity for worldwide bloggers to share what is happening in their kitchen. Please do go by and read about the other bloggers sharing what's going on in their kitchen - the heart of many homes!