Saturday, 10 February 2018

A Whole Lot of Fudge In My Kitchen

I really thought I was not going to be able to join in with In My Kitchen this month, but here I am with a little time on my hands to participate, before I get back to what I really should be doing...  
Early on in the month in My Kitchen were some Red Brussels Sprouts.  I used them in a warm salad.  I have taken a photograph of it, but it does not do the dish or the sprouts any favours. 
D is a fan of beetroot, so I picked this up with plans to make Beetroot Pasta Salad for work.
In My Kitchen I am still enjoying foodie gifts from the festive holidays, as well as the Beetroot
savoury beetroot and poppy seed, smoked paprika and black pepper and Chive and Sea-salt biscuits that I shared last month, I also have some Charcoal Crackers from Cradoc's.  These were given to me by my nephew.  These dainty charcoal crackers were in a box described as a Welsh Hamper, stick with me as I have more from that hamper below to share.  Just a note, these must have been made special for Christmas as it is not presently listed on the Cradoc's website.  I consider myself lucky!



In  My Kitchen I found some rawlicious Raw Artisan Bread crackers, they are past the best before date.  I will still eat them providing they are not soft, if so - I will be sharing them with the bird life in the garden, rest assured they will not go to waste.
In my Welsh Hamper I also found Welsh Tomato Chutney and Strawberry Conserve, these will go with all the other jams, chutney and preserves I already have, along with the homemade ones too. 
Now onto all the fudge in my kitchen.  

I did not get round to sharing these tubs of vegan fudge from Fab Fudge.  I got them in December when I went to Gloucester's Vegan Christmas market.  The flavours vary from Banofee, Black Cherry and cashew nuts.
In my Welsh Hamper I also found Matt and Ben's Proper Fudge: Orange with Cranberries soaked in Port. 
My niece has been competing with my nephew.  She has started giving me a few foodie gifts too, starting with Rodda's Classic Cornish Clotted Cream fudge.  We loved the Clotted Cream when we went to Cornwall and we loved the fudge too.  This is actually an empty jar, which I am keeping for odds and ends - maybe for storing cinnamon or licorice sticks.
 More fudge, this time from Thorntons.  
Another festive gift from the niece, this time for her Uncle who likes white chocolate - The Snowman and the Snowdog.  In fact, my husband likes chocolate more than I do, so he is very pleased.
 This Coco Pzazz Welsh Valley Blend Milk Chocolate was also found in my Welsh Hamper
And one more thing from the niece, more chocolate of course.  These are flavoured with chocolate and cream.  I mentioned last month that I  some new vegetable based cookbooks for Christmas, I will try and share them next month.  

I am sharing this blog post with Sherry Pickings for In My Kitchen series

18 comments:

  1. Your kitchen must be a chocolate-lover's dream.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Not so much for me, but my husband like it - he likes chocolate more than me.

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  2. I'm glad one of you likes chocolate or you'd have this til next Christmas...Is there a chocolate fondue in the offing?

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    1. I am glad he likes chocolate, as it would be in my cupboards come next year, even the year after. No, no chocolate fondue in the offing :)

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  3. My my, Shaheen.
    That's a lovely collection of Fudge, indeed :)
    Have a Happy WE.
    Peace :)

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  4. Wow that is a lot of fudge and all looks so interesting and yummy - your family does you proud! I am not much of a white chocolate fan but that snowman chocolate is adorable. I love the sound of red brussel sprouts as we don't have them in season and don't have them in that colour when they are. Hope you enjoy the charcoal crackers - I have a thing about charcoal right now so love the look of them. Now I have better run as it is a busy sunday with lots of housework and socialising to do

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    1. Yes, I agree. We opened the Thorntons one this w/e, I did not like it at all. The snow man is still very much in tact. No Valentines chocolate for me! Just kidding, we don't do Valentines at all - except for the hearts I throw into my food.

      Its only in recent years that the red sprouts have been appearing at supermarkets here, in the past I grew them. I forgot to share with you - Charcoal Cheddar cheese that I picked up over Christmas and we are still eating. It was lovely, but I don't like all things charcoal - the gritty aspect makes me cringe, i feel like i am losing a filling - and I have a lot of them - blame my mother and all those sweets. Hope you had a good w/e

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  5. thanks Shaheen for finding the time to join in IMK this month. love all your fudge and your strawberry and cream chocs. I laughed when i saw the naked snowman. My Hubby loves white choc too so that would have gone down a treat with him. I found some vacuum sealed cooked beetroot at the supermarket recently. i was so pleased as it wasn't full of sugar and vinegar like the tinned ones. see ya next time cheers Sherry x

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    1. Your very welcome Sherry. And I am always humbled to take part. Yes Naked Snowman with a dog. I agree with you about being pleased to find beetroot not full of sugar and vinegar - we can add our own!

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  6. Wow, where to start? So much goodness in your kitchen!

    I love brussels sprouts on a stalk like that, but I've cooked regrettedly little with them this winter. The artisan crackers look really tasty and so does the Snowman. I would be tempted to leave it as a whole figure and not eat it. That Rodda's fudge tin is also very cute.

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    1. Thank you VegHog.
      We haven't tucked into many sprouts this winter either, so don't feel too bad. The snowman is still in tact, but his day will come when he will not melt but be bashed to pieces for the eating...

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  7. I'm glad you did join in and what an amazing selection of fudge. The initial vegan ones have me curious, even though usually I don't like fudge!

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    1. Me too Kari. yes, I knew you would be pleased to see the fudge. Its okay, but not quite the same as traditional fudge made with condensed milk, something was missing in the texture - the crumbliness and that icing texture when it kinda melts in your mouth...No doubt it will improve though with more experimentation

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  8. That is a mighty lot of fudge and chocolate, but sometimes I would honestly take beets and brussel sprouts! :)

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    1. Indeed Debra - I agree with you, In his case I would take the beets, your welcome to the sprouts though :)

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  9. Those red brussel sprouts are gorgeous! Never seen them!
    And what about your fabulous beetroot biscuits!!!
    Your kitchen is full of treasures!

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    1. Thanks you, yes they are - Just a shame I was not able to use them in a gorgeous dish :( we ate it still though.

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