Lat month I went on holiday to Marseille, South of France. I would like to say I came back with loads of kitchen and edible goodies, but the fact is that I did not. I picked up some sweets for the nephews and nieces and some little gifts for a handful of colleagues at work,; and for myself I brought home a Radis Noir d'Provence.
Yes, you read right a Black Radish from Provence!. It was tremendous.
A garlic grater. I picked up two, one for my colleague at work.
Something completely new for me - Clearspring Noodle Broth.
Apple and Thyme Jelly - I've had this savoury jelly in the cupboard for a very very long time, and still don't know what to do with it, but its pretty to look at - the colour and the way the thyme is suspended in the jelly.
Korean Gochujang Sauce and Mama Sita's Achiote. I've used Achiote seeds and more recently Achiote Paste recently for a Mexican Style dish, but it was nice to find some powder.
I have to admit I picked up these Sweet'n'Sour Mango Chutney crisps mostly for the packaging, but I don't fall for gimmicks like this that often, so its unusual for me. Looking forward to bursting opening the packet at the weekend.
I've been seeing Great Food products about quite a lot lately, and finally plucked for the Aromatic Moroccan Koftas. I do often make my own veggie meatballs, but with working days bringing me home late and later these days, its nice to have something in the fridge to make a meal around. I will give you my verdict once we've tucked in, which will be really soon.
I really enjoyed the vegan Black Pudding and Sweet Potato Galette a couple of months back, so when I went to Cardiff I just had to get some more for my fridge in readiness for when I wanted something with a bit more bite and texture.
More vegetarian/vegan Dandies marshmallows for the season. They are a import and a little pricey, but I make them last.
I picked up these four lunch tubs with knife and fork still in its sealed packaging for a bargain price of £1.99. I am going to pack D his pasta salad in the pink one tomorrow.
I love the box that encases The Sprouter. I am hoping to get back into sprouting beans again. I just need to get some sprouting legumes, beans and seeds - any suggestions welcome - including microgreens.
Oh and in case, you were wondering what happened the Black Radish - thinly sliced it looks like truffles - I made a Black Radish tart infused with fenugreek and sweet onion. I am linking this post with Celia from Fig and Lime Cordial who every month hosts In My Kitchen.