In My Kitchen ~ June 2015

In My Kitchen… are a bounty of blessings, but rather than describe each one at length, I’m deferring to a brief summary:

Colorful, appetite-appeasing, and soul-satisfying — especially the spices!

I’m so thankful to have a variety again.

In My Kitchen… is the cutest lil’ mortar and pestle.

I hope to have a large one someday, but for now it does the trick.

I’m prone to mix and mingle. :)

In My Kitchen… (or adjacent to it) is the ideal spot for growing herbs indoors.

Technically it’s a breakfast nook, but I’m not much of a breakfast eater so I renamed it “The Garden Room.”

I will be eating my way through these…

Things are coming along nicely!

I was thinking of painting the board on the bench a gorgeous tangerine or sunny yellow… what do you think?

For more delightful descriptions and a plethora of fascinating gadgets, please visit Celia at Fig Jam & Lime Cordial where you can peruse kitchen goodies from around the world — and add your own, if you wish.

Enjoying a more flavorful life in my kitchen,

~ Kim

In My Kitchen ~ June 2014

Simon & Garfunkel Chicken

In My Kitchen… is Simon & Garfunkel Chicken.

(Try saying that fast 3 times!)

It all began with my burgeoning crop of herbs. I couldn’t help but sing a lil’ tune as I stuffed this organic bird with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. ;)

The next day it led to this.

Scarborough Fair Salad

In My Kitchen… is Scarborough Fair Salad.

This impromptu plateful included sliced chicken, red pears, gluten-free tri-colored pasta and a sassy vinaigrette with the aforementioned herb quartet adding grace notes — colorful and carefree, like going to the fair. The flavor was downright melodic, too!

I love it when food sings back to me.

Sorry folks, no recipe per se… just an “oldie but goodie” concoction consisting of Dijon mustard, a smidge of honey, balsamic vinegar, EVOO, fresh herbs o’the day, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and capers to taste. Whisk away!

In My Kitchen… not a whole lot has been going on.

Hello, summer!

I’ve been outdoors more than in, spent more time cooking other folks’ recipes than my own (future post material) and haven’t added any new kitchen toys or gizmos, other than this plate, bowl, and utensils from the local Goodwill Store — shown here with Bacon & Créme Fraiche Quiche Lorraine, thanks to my friend Gintare’s fabulous recipe — and a lil’ Spanish rice ala moi. ;)

Welcome to breakfast in Oklahoma!

Bacon Quiche and Spanish Rice

(I foresee more flea market shopping and friend’s-recipes-cooking in my future.) ;)

Between all of that — or lack thereof — I’m perfectly content with the status quo — which may help explain my fascination with In My Kitchen.

Each month Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial hosts this forum with links to posts from around the world (see the side bar on her blog) where you & I can ogle or add to every gadget & goodie imaginable… sorta like window shopping, only with real-life (and wonderful) writing and photography!

Thank you, Celia, and everyone who participates in IMK. You appease my foodie soul during the dry spells, and that’s definitely something to sing about!

Speaking of which…

Do you sing while you cook?

Enjoying oldies but goodies — sung or otherwise,

~ Kim

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