Monday, 1 January 2018

In My Kitchen - January 2018

I gulped when I wrote that title!  But I'm really looking forward to a new year, as this one wasn't the best year in the Pickings' household chronicles.  A death, lots of illness, misunderstandings and general all-round funky vibes, as in the smelly and musty sense. 

As I promised/warned in my last post, this is IMK Lite this month.  Just a quick hellooo before the New Year arrives.  I hope you have all had a wonderful, fulfilling holiday break.  We had a very quiet Christmas on our own mostly, but with a brief lunch foray to some friends down the road.  Air con essential in this hot and humid Summer we are having. 
    

Just in case you've forgotten how after your Christmas stupor (kidding) :=)


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So, in my hot summery kitchen:




cute leafy tumblers


Yep you guessed it; these are from our friend Brooke at Red Door Studio.  I do like a good, solid tumbler to drink water from.  And this is good - and solid.




more oil and garlic


I always order a box of biodynamic garlic every Christmas from Elmswood Farm.  I was worried I might run out (eek! garlic panic), so I bought an extra box this year plus more olive oil.  The cloves with skin on, go into the freezer in plastic bags and last us all year.





Discworld tea towel 


Do you know the Discworld?  Have you read Terry Pratchett?  I am a big fan of his literary creations, and I love Gimlet's Deli which sells only the best rat pie surprise.  Free range rats of course.


I do have a few more things I could show you, but I will save them for the February IMK, when we are all back on board.  Happy New Year, folks!  It has been a big pleasure being your host this year.  See you next year.  Thanks heaps for joining in, especially to the stalwarts who manage it very often.  Much appreciated and enjoyed by us all.



   

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30 comments:

  1. Hi Sherry,
    Happy New Year. Which won't happen here for around 14 hours, but I'm ready with my December summary.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. happy new year Mae!
      great to see you in prime pole position :) hope you had a wonderful new year's eve. cheers S x

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  2. All the best for 2018 Sherry. Yes, I gulped too when I wrote that. Time to have a really good one, you deserve it. Does the garlic go soft in the freezer? I've never frozen it but might need to this year.

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    1. hi francesca
      yes the garlic goes a little limp in the freezer but as we always chop it up anyway, it doesn't matter. i leave the skins on as i think that helps it stay a bit firmer. happy new year! x

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  3. Found you via Mae at Mae's Food Blog. What a cool concept and plan on linking up soon (after it becomes Jan 1 over here). Happy New Year!

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    1. hi debra
      how lovely to meet you! it will be lovely to have you join in IMK. happy new year. cheers sherry

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  4. Hi Debra -- So glad I introduced you to this great blogging event! Happy New Year... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. nice to see another face in IMK land!:)

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  5. Wishing you a kitchen filled with good food and a life filled with happiness.

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    1. thank you karen. that is lovely of you. here's to a wonderful 2018 for us all. cheers S x

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  6. Happy new year sherry - hope you have a good 2018 - your tumblers are lovely and I am impressed by your garlic wisdom in making sure you have the good stuff all year round. My IMK is up and linked

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    1. thanks johanna! i think it was my sister in law who first told me about freezing garlic - and ginger! thanks so much for joining in and happy new year's! cheers S

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  7. Sherry, so sorry I won't be joining you for this month's IMK festivities, but my plate is a lil' full just now -- thankfully with tasty food, not just obligations. Loved your leafy tumblers (I drink tons of water, too, this time o' year thanks to our dry air in the winter) and "solid" sounds like an amenable way to consume it. Never heard of biodynamic garlic before, but I appreciate your tips on preserving it. "Rat surprise?!" Not quite sure about that, but I can appreciate the "gimlet" intro. ;) Happy New Year, my friend!

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    1. happy new year Kim. hope to see you here in IMK world during this year.:) and i hope you are having a lovely time of it atm. cheers S xx

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  8. Hi Sherry, Happy New Year to you and your family. I am admiring those tumblers, they are right up my street.

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    1. hi shaheen
      hope you had a lovely new year's. we have had a fab trip away to melbourne. glad to be home in our own bed tho:) yes those tumblers are lovely aren't they? cheers S

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  9. Happy New Year Sherry, I hope 2018 is better for you. Thank you so much for hosting IMK. Rat surprise??? I am so glad that the rats are free range and organic.

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    1. hi there liz. happy new year to you too. hope you have a great one! cheers s

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  10. Happy new year to you Sherry! Let's hope 2018 is a better one for you. Here is my post. https://napolirestaurantalert.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/in-my-kitchen-january-2018/

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    1. thank you! i think it's going to be a great year. all the best to you too. thanks for joining in this month. cheers S

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  11. Oh I love that tea towel - so clever and quirky! I never thought to freeze garlic cloves, that's a great tip. Thanks for hosting IMK and have a happy 2018! =)

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    1. Thanks Jen. Hope you have a fabulous year too. Yes freezing garlic is so handy. It’s not quite as pungent as fresh so you can just use another clove:). Cheers S

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  12. Happy new year Sherry! Thanks for continuing to host, and wishing you the very best for a wonderful 2018.

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    1. thanks kari. all the best to you and yours for 2018. thanks heaps for being part of IMK. xx

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  13. A very Happy New Year to you Sherry!! I hope that 2018 is everything that you wish for :D

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    1. thanks lorraine. we are looking forward to a new year with changes galore.:) all the best to you. xx

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  14. Wishing you a Happy New Year and improved 2018! Thank you for continuing to host IMK every month. I'm hoping to get my blogging act together this year. Those tumblers are stunning.

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    1. happy new year gretchen. hope you had a lovely NYE. back from hols now and having to get into it all. sigh:) cheers S

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  15. Happy New Year Sherry! I hope you had a nice start to the New Year! I really adore those tumblers, so cute! Garlic is also always good and I like that rat-cut. :)
    I have added my post as well.

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    1. hi veghog! hope you had a good new year too. we went away to melbourne to visit family and friends. it was busy and fabulous. thanks for joining in at this busy time of year. S

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