In my kitchen….
…is this jar of hundred & thousands, now I know you are all thinking what a strange women, why would anyone have such a huge jar? My daughter used to go out with a pig farmer and a biscuit factory gives their broken biscuits to local farmers. Sometimes the biscuits were almost perfect, they often didn’t make it to the poor little piggies and sometimes there were unexpected goodies like a sack of hundreds and thousands! Sow there, now you know !
In my kitchen….
…is fellow blogger Jane-Anne Hobbs new book Scrumptious which I was very fortunate to win through the Sunday Times. It’s a lovely book, full of scrummy recipes and fabulous photographs to drool over. Jane-Anne styled all the food herself, read about it here on her blog Scrumptious.
Now I was pouring over it yesterday when one picture caught my eye, there was something very familiar about it.
When I was in England visiting my parents last year I saw a couple of old forks and thought they would be nice for styling, mum said I could have them and mentioned that they were from a set that she was given when we lived in Norway back in the fifties. It transpires that Jane-Anne’s Norwegian grandmother used to give her children pieces of silver cutlery for each birthday and Christmas, and that spoon in the pic is her mom’s. What a coincidence, there is no doubt in my mind….. that book was destined to end up in my grubby paws!
In my kitchen…
…are two gifts I received when I was in Cape Town for the Food Bloggers Indaba recently, one is from our favourite Italian mama Jan Tripeppi, I love the little utensils hanging from the ribbon, such attention to detail.
The other is from another blogging pal Usha Singh, she went to the trouble to make 130 packets of spices to go into the goodie bags at the Indaba, how thoughtful is that?
Finally in my kitchen…
…were these cake pops that I attempted at a workshop at Just Boutique last week, it was a fun evening out, but I think I shall stick to sprinkling hundred and thousands over cupcakes!
So what’s in your kitchen? to see what other food bloggers around the world are up to, go to Celia’s blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.