This month’s ‘In My Kitchen’ blog sharing, hosted by the wonderful Celia, is honouring and remembering Selma; Selma was an avid supporter of IMK and had become a great friend of Celia’s, and it was Selma that brought me to the monthly event. Do visit Celia’s post and find lots of other people’s IMK posts in the comments and enjoy the community that Selma enjoyed and valued so much.
It was also Selma who brought sourdough bread baking into my life and my intention was to make a loaf in her memory for this month’s post, however, with the weather we’ve been having in the UK my starter is behaving erratically and I’m not yet competent enough to make a successful loaf with it!!! I will do so as soon as it gets cooler and less humid.
I have, however, been remembering my lovely friend, every single day, in so many ways, and missing her greatly. I have been enjoying making several of her recipes and will be continuing to work through her wonderful repertoire over the coming months and feeling that she is with me in my kitchen…so far, Selma’s sweet potato, courgette and paneer fritters, chermoula spiced aubergine wedges and romanesco, feta and za’atar cakes have been very very tasty..
So, in my kitchen this month..
Is this wonderful fruity green tea which I was sent from France by my lovely friend Laura from The Veggy Side of Me. It smells beautiful and has wonderful red currants in amongst the tea leaves.
It also gave me the perfect reason to buy this fabulous teapot. It’s a Japanese pot, made of cast iron (it’s really heavy) and keeps the tea warm for a long time. I’ve wanted a tea pot with an inbuilt strainer for a long time and I love this one.
In my kitchen is this antique blotter book; the front and back cover are wooden and it’s bound together with fabric. I love the pages with their blotted words, they create such interesting patterns, virtual stories..
In my kitchen are these packs of fresh yeast from a Polish supermarket in my local town, it’s such an interesting shop. It was my first time visiting and won’t be my last. The yeast is great and has behaved well so far 🙂
In my kitchen is this selection of gorgeous African and Middle Eastern spices sent to me by the lovely people at Spice Kitchen UK. I can’t wait to try them, the parcel smelt amazing!
I hope you’ve had a good month and are enjoying August so far 🙂