For the last few years, I've been wrapping up each month with a shared post for the blog party "In My Kitchen," currently hosted at Sherry's blog (http://sherryspickings.blogspot.com/ ). For a little change of focus, this In My Kitchen Post includes one kitchen photo from each of the last 10 years, with a link to the original post. I've tried to pick photos that vary as much as possible.
Wishing everyone who participates and reads my blog a very happy New Year, and a great time in the twenties. The roaring twenties? Maybe, who knows?
|2010: For the first time in many years, I found green peppercorns and made several favorites like greenpeppercorn steak (link).|
|2011: A favorite fall item: farmers' market tomatoes. (link)|
In this photo they are ready to be roasted with herbs and frozen for winter.
|2012: Quiche for pi day. (link)|
|2013: My old coffee press on a new dish mat. Both have now been replaced.|
|2014: My Breville toaster oven, just purchased, next to my very old one.|
The new oven has proved to be truly useful for many tasks. (link)
|2015: Peach sauce in the fridge: another fall market favorite. Nearby: a locally grown cantaloupe. (link)|
|2016: A goose for Christmas. Len was the chief cook and also did the carving.|
|2017: Our new toaster for eating breakfast in the kitchen.|
|2018: Our new kitchen torch. For a while,|
we zapped everything from marshmallows
to oatmeal. We need to get it out again! (link)
|2019: The ridged surface of a banneton impresses a pattern on loaves of bread|
as they rise. One of a number of items for Len's very successful bread baking.
Another great item: the thermometer next to the banneton. (link)
What's in my kitchen now?Actually, there's not that much new stuff here, as we've been traveling and hosting visitors quite a bit in December. Thus we've been staying with more familiar food and tools. I recently purchased an Asian noodle book which I hope will inspire me to do some interesting cooking in the New Year.
Finally, for Christmas, I received a s'mores maker for microwave use, which is really amusing and fun, making very gooey classic s'mores.
|S'mores: You fill a little reservoir with water and assemble the graham crackers,|
Hershey bar sections, and marshmallows under two little hands.
|In the microwave oven, the chocolate and marshmallows melt.|
I'm not sure why there's a water reservoir, but I suspect it absorbs some of the
microwave energy to avoid overwhelming the chocolate and marshmallows.
Note: All photos copyright © 2010-2019 mae sander for maefood dot blogspot dot com.
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