Some Fortune Cookies that were shared at work for Chinese New Year made its way to my kitchen.
We went to a part of Bristol that we don't often explore last weekend for a mooch about. I saw a sign outside a Oriental supermarket advertising that they sold homemade vegan kimchi. I decided to buy some, but when I got home it was not what I had expected. Although it tasted as expected, like fermented cabbage, I was disappointed by it colour and its lack of Korean red chilli flakes.
I picked up these onion dipping bowls from a charity shop. Brand new - I am guessing they were an unwanted Christmas present. I was rather pleased with them.
One of the reasons I love goign to Bristol too is for its indpendent shops and ethnically diverse grocery shops. I picked up some plantain, which were being sold for a competitve price.
I had bookmarked a number of plantain recipes from this cookbook Original Flava : Caribbean Recipes from Home. that D got it for me last year for my Birthday. I have already cooked three recipes from it that I hope to share with you in the next few days including this vegan Plantain and
I make pasta salad every week for work that lasts us three days. I was pleased to see that Napolina has decided to package its pasta in cardboard boxes that is easily recyclable. I hope this is not just temporary but a permanent move. The previous packaging was not recyclable which annoyed me.
I use a lot of white wine vinegar and red wine vinegar for my pasta salads. We don't buy it for the brand, but the fact that the glass bottles are recyclable.
Many of you will know that I make flapjacks for work too. So the past couple of years we have been buying porridge oats that come in cardboard boxes or paper bags like this that are easily recyclable. This time its Flanhavan's brand which was on offer.
Finally. I nabbed one of these shortbread shaped like a letter with jam heart namely for inspiration and in the hope that I would get round to making some at home to share, but I don't think its happening.
Anyway, I look forward to seeing what's in you kitchen if you join in with Sherry's Pickings for the In My Kitchen series.