Friday, September 4, 2015

What's in my Kitchen, September 2015

September is a busy month in our household. It marks the beginning of birthday season for our family, so there is lots to do and prepare. Ellie has been most vocal in her demands, even though her birthday is not first, but I am well advised that she would like a 'chocolate puppy cake please mama'. Right-o then! Of course, September also means that the year is 2/3 over and that Spring is here. I don't know if it's just me or if the year is going so fast for everyone else as well!

I'm certainly looking forward to warmer weather and a shift toward lighter meals (and better light for photography!).

In my kitchen is...

Coconut iceblocks. I saw these on sale at Coles when I was doing the grocery shopping and thought I'd try them out. I was impressed by the fact they were gluten free, dairy free, lactose free, allergen free and proudly proclaimed themselves vegan too. Sure, Winter isn't the best time to be buying cold icy things, but they were rather delicious.
I can't remember exactly what I paid, but I suspect that, although tasty, these won't be a regular purchase unless I find a super sale. There are three flavours, lime, mango and pineapple, and the pineapple is far and away my favourite. Jimmy seems to think they're pretty good too when I've let him share to help sooth his teething gums. Ellie doesn't care for them, but that just means more for me to eat!

In my kitchen is...

Three bean Tim Tams. I saw these on one of my rare shopping trips to Woolworths and I was so glad that I did, since they're exclusive there (aside, it really annoys me when stores do that!). Anyway, a combination of cocoa, coffee and vanilla beans in that delicious timtam format... these are amazing. I'll say it again for emphasis. AMAZING.

In my kitchen is...

Haighs chocolate peppermint frogs. I'm obsessed with these. I think it started many years ago when I had a client based in Adelaide and would often have to spend a week or two there sorting things out. When I asked for recommendations about what to do over a weekend, someone pointed out that it wouldn't be proper if I didn't take a tour of the Haigh's chocolate factory. I've been a chocolate frog convert ever since. Mr Fork likes the milk chocolate ones, but I think the dark ones are nicer. They are of course both tasty, but I can stop after a single dark frog, and lose my willpower with the milk ones.

In my kitchen is...

Mickey tongs, generously gifted to me by Jimmy's godparents. Just the sort of kooky thing I love, brought all the way back from Disneyland in America. I love these so much.

In my kitchen is...

Disney princess tea towels, featuring Belle and various Beauty and the Beast icons. These were also a gift from my lovely friends. It seems a little irreverent to wipe kitchen things on a princess, but these tea towels are beautiful and fluffy still as new towels are. When Ellie helps me with the washing, she constantly asks if we can use the princess towels, so I'm not the only one who thinks these are fabulous.

In my kitchen is...

White White Cocoa Tea from T2. I hadn't intended on buying more tea to add to my admittedly quite large tea collection but I couldn't resist this one. A blend of white tea, pieces of cocoa, and coconut was too good to resist. Even made on plain hot water, it's yummy and creamy with a hint of sweetness and a taste of coconut. Some might call it overkill but I think it goes nicely with a three bean timtam after I've put the babies to sleep and I'm winding down from the day... 

I am linking this post in with Fig Jam and Lime Cordial's monthly In My Kitchen event. Go have a peek through other kitchens around the globe!

What's in your kitchen this month?

13 comments:

  1. Coconut Iceblocks!! Where have i been?? I have never seen them! Looks like a trip to Coles is in order.:)

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  2. Those Disney princess teatowels, omg <3 also, I just got back from Coles, didn't even bat an eyelid at the aisle with the icy poles, but might have to start checking there for a special on those coconut iceblocks, I'll have to stock up for summer :D

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    1. I never used to look at that aisle either, but my children love to check out everything in the whole. entire. store... so I'm much more familiar with shop contents now than I used to be!! :)

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  3. When I read 'three bean TimTams' I wondered how on earth they used kidney beans, black beans etc! Silly vegan me! Love the tongs and the tea towels!

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    1. Hehe, funny! At first I thought they would be kidney beans as well. Was slightly disappointed to find that was not the case :-)

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  4. Oooo I'm giving those coconut iceblocks a whirl when it gets a little warmer!

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  5. Those coconut iceblocks look great for hot summer days - love the mickey eggflip and the princess tea towels (We would love them). I once went to adelaide for work and went to do a haigh's tour with a colleague - we missed it and instead just watched the workers wrapping chocolates and it was very restful after a hectic day of meetings. I am quite partial to haighs too

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    1. I like that Haighs is Australian too. Makes me feel like I'm supporting local... oh ok, I just like chocolate! :-)

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  6. oh yep i love those tim tams! 3 bean are my fave. what gorgeous tea towels. i am very jelly. and those tongs- so cute. and what about that white white cocoa and the beautiful teacup. just lovely.!

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    1. Just when I think tim tams can't get better, they do! I am so lucky, plenty of lovely things in my kitchen this month. Thank you for visiting!

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  7. Love the sound of that White White Cocoa Tea and your tea cup & saucer is gorgeous. I will be keeping my eyes out for those coconut ice blocks, thanks for the heads up Lisa #IMK

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