Sunday, 7 July 2019

Lots of Tea In My Kitchen

Well July has started well with the allotment garden plot rewarding us with our first harvest of broad beans. 

Its the only homegrown vegetable I am sharing this month, but I am hoping come next month there will be a lot more.  


Now onto my shop bought products. 
Starting off with M&S Sweet Potato, Parsnip and Beetroot Vegetable Crisps.  I must admit these were much better than the Tyrells Vegetable Crisps that I shared  in last months IMK blog post. 
I picked up these Monterey Jack & Jalapeno and Ancho Chilli & Red Pepper Tortilla Rolls in other words crisps or chips simply for the flavours. 
Now onto some fries, these so called Rainbow Fries made from beetroot, carrot and parsnips were actually very good and so much better than the potato fries we had a few weeks back. I am hoping to pick them up again as a standby.
This vegan No Dough Pizza Co made with cauliflower base and BBQ Jackfruit was an impulse purchase as it was on offer.  I have to confess, when I took it out of its packaging and placed it on a baking tray, it looked like it was going to be disappointing, but once baked it was  to the eye, but once baked it was actually .  
My nephew gave us a box of Lindt Lindor Chocolate last month.  I don't want to sound ungrateful, but the last box of strawberry or was it raspberry lindt balls bestowed upon us was not very nice, so I was not looking forward to trying these, but when D did unwrap the packaging and I got to try one. It was quite rich and got the thumbs up from me.  
I picked up these Piquillo Pepper for antipasti, but also as an addition to my homemade made pasta salads. We had some this weekend in a panini and its not steeped in water like most peppers in jars. 
This jar of okra is D's purchase.  He quite likes okra.  I don't mind fresh okra as I can cook down its gelatinous texture, but I must admit I am not sure about these - will find out soon enough when we come to eat it.
Another purchase by D was this The Collective UK Pina Colada Yogurt.  It actually did taste like pina colada! 
I picked up this Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate as I had tried some a couple of years back when we went to Gloucester and remembered enjoying it , but never seen it in the supermarkets.  Well I saw it recently in the reduced section and nabbed one. 
I have featured  Pip's Real Hot Chocolate Co. on my blog before.  Its a company based in Wales.  I decided to treat myself and picked up four flavours: Turkish Ruby, Obsidian Orange, Hazelnut Praline and Black Forest to enjoy come autumn, winter or simply when my heart desires. 
 Another Welsh product - Welsh Brew Infusions, these were given to me by my nephew to try.  He is a sweetheart and I am glad, I can try before I buy.
 Along with the Cold Infuse for Water Bottles
 And Hoogly Chill Out Mint and Rhubarb & Vanilla Green Tea. 
Finally these Twinnings Apple & Pear Green Tea and Coconut & Mango Green Tea are my own purchases.  Let me tell you I am not a green tea drinker, in fact I have avoided it as it tasted metallic to me, but then at work I found myself trying  Apple & Pear Green Tea and found myself quite liking it.  So here it is in my kitchen, the Coconut & Mango one does not quite hit the spot. 

I am sharing this blog post with Sherry's Picking for the In My Kitchen series.  If you would like to join in, send your post to Sherry by the 13th of the month.  

16 comments:

  1. For someone who isn't much of a tea drinker, you seem to have a lot of different sorts of tea on hand! I like those veggie crisps but they are usually not very healthy -- the fat is what makes them taste good, in my experience.

    Good luck with the home-grown vegetables!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Your right, I guess I must be a tea drinker - just not the traditional tea Britain is known for!

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  2. hi shaheen
    thanks so much for joining in this month. lovely to have you at IMK. is that peanut butter hot chocolate delicious? i love those flavours together. i like the sound of the cold infuse for water. what an interesting idea. hazelnut praline chocolate? oh yes please:) Peppers yes but okra no... And how marvellous to have your own home grown broad beans. fantastic! see you next month. cheers sherry

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    1. The peanut hot chocolate is makes a nice change. I am wary of the okra in jar, but will reserve judgement until I have tried it

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  3. You do have quite a lot of tea and quite a lot of green tea - I am not a huge green tea fan but I was at a friends who had been given some green tea with roasted rice from japan and it was really nice - like in a japanese restaurant. I am also a little wary of hot chocolate powder - I like a hot chocolate when in a cafe and it is very cold outside but find hot chocolate powders hit and miss - some have an odd milk powder taste. Your ones look very interesting. I love the look of the yoghurt and the rainbow fries and am quite fascinated by the cauliflower pizza. Enjoy al your interesting foods and hope your vegie patch is bountiful.

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    1. I do and yes, green tea which is my least favourite. The roasted rice one you had may have been genmai tea was it popcorn in flavour. I know what you mean about hot choc. it can be hit and miss, that is why the Pips one are good.

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  4. I love hot chocolate so much - I bet that peanut butter one is to die for! We get the cold infusion teas here - they are very convenient and yummy, but I find it weird that you have to dispose of the tea bag so soon after brewing given it is still adding flavor and is herbal to begin with. And that the iced tea itself doesn't even last a day. Always wondered if it's just me that finds it weird?

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    1. Peanut Butter one is nice and makes a change.

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  5. The Apple and pear sounds lovely and would likely be my choice, too. I enjoy decaf Chai from Twinings here at home.

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  6. Those broad beans are beautiful! How nice to have such own produce.

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    1. Thanks VegHog. Hope to make something with them for #EatYourGreens challenge!

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  7. Shaheen, I'm glad to hear your garden is growing. The veggie chips and jarred items are nice alternatives, too. Was trying to see if your okra is pickled or plain? I'm not a huge fan either, but I do love a good okra pickle. (Preferrably infused with garlic cloves and jalapeno peppers.) Lovin' your beverage stash, too! xo

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    1. Thank you so much Kim. At the bottom of the jar of the okra are some tomatoes, so its in some kind of sauce. Still not opened it. Hopefully by the next IMK I will have! Okra pickle sounds lovely, will have to look out for that.

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  8. We love broad beans but don't have the climate to grow them, so it's frozen for us I'm afraid. I like okra but it's not an ingredient that is widely grown or used in Australia. You can get it but we just tend to enjoy it when we visit the US or Middle East. Look at all of those tea bags! We have an unusual collection, left behind by previous house sitters. As we aren't tea drinkers, there's always an exotic collection on offer to visitors. Thanks for the tour.

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    1. Nothing wrong with frozen Fiona. Okra is not to everyones taste, but for those that do - I guess its nice to enjoy okra when eating out.

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