Too be honest, the miserable weather, and distractions at home and work have meant that I have not been out and about, finding new food products or ingredients to try, so here are some things that I found in my kitchen and some recently made.
We have a bottle of non alcoholic Sparkling Red Grape still to be opened.
Those of you who read my blog regularly may remember that last year I shared a jar of homemade preserved pears in star anise. Well we finally tucked into them this week, served with a slice of parsnip raisin cake and thick cream. Very nice it was too.
I picked up some lavash bread.
These were used in a Middle Eastern recipe called Aubergine Fatta - Iraqi Salad with Toasted Bread. I am recipe testing for a cookbook and all the recipes are written by asylum seeker and refugee women. I will hopefully write more in the future when I buy a copy of the cookbook, but let me tell you this Aubergine Fatta was delicious.
I made quite a lot of the toasted bread, that I was glad to find a jar of Baba Ganoush dubbed here as Aubergine Meze in my kitchen cupboard.
I got tempted by this Hot Jalapeno Sauce - how bad can it be?!
I made a Butternut Squash Lasagne a couple of weeks ago, hence the lasagne sheets. As I was putting the lasagne box in the cupboard, I found a bottle of Smoked Beetroot Ketchup. I am really terrible in making fancy purchases and then putting them away in cupboards, only to be rediscovered close to their expiration date. I need t break this habit.
This pinhead oatmeal was also in the cupboard. I picked it up to make early in the year, when I made vegan Johanna's Haggis Sausage' Rolls to take into work. They were popular.
In my kitchen we had lots of wild garlic dishes. I made a number of dishes including:Wild Garlic Scones
Shepherds Pie with Wild Garlic Mash and Wild Garlic Cauliflower Curry (yet to be shared)
I am sharing this In My Kitchen blog post in the nick of time with Sherry's Pickings for In My Kitchen series. A splendid way to meet bloggers around the world, as well as have a poke about in their kitchen