In My Kitchen May 2016
In My Kitchen May 2016

In My Kitchen May 2016

In My Kitchen is a monthly story which enables participants to share what’s going on in their kitchen each month. The host of the series is the lovely Maureen from Orgasmic Chef.

This month is a little quiet in my kitchen but I thought I would share anyway.

Garden Salad Greens - In My Kitchen

Garden Salad Greens – In My Kitchen

In my kitchen is a big bowl of salad which my daughter and her friends picked out of my garden.  They were a little over zealous and we now have quite a lot of lettuce to eat. At least I know what we will be serving for dinner tonight.

The bowl contains a few different varieties of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, chillies, rosemary, a few caterpillars and some parsley. Not a bad salad haul for my little garden.

Russell Hobbs Slow Cooker

Russell Hobbs Slow Cooker

In my kitchen I also have a new Russell Hobbs Slow Cooker. I will be featuring a lot of slow cooker recipes in winter, thanks to my new sponsor Russell Hobbs.

Slow Cooked Baked Apples

Slow Cooked Baked Apples

In the slow cooker at the moment is some apples.  These are soon to become delicious Slow Cooked Baked Apples which will taste just like a healthy apple pie. Yummy comfort food!

New Cookbooks - In My Kitchen

New Cookbooks – In My Kitchen

Also in my kitchen are some new cookbooks. I just can’t seem to hold myself back when I see a delicious picture on the front of a new cookbook. I have to make the purchase.  This month I have three new cookbooks. Can you tell I’m feeling a little on the “porky” side. I need to lose a few kilo’s but it has to be by eating delicious food, hence my cookbook choices.

I have already cooked a Coconut Brown Rice Pudding w Chia Seeds from the Lorna Jane Cookbook, it was fabulous!

Coconut Milk Brown Rice Mango Parfait

Coconut Milk Brown Rice Mango Parfait

Another recent purchase which is in my kitchen is new crockery from Freedom Furniture. I love the various colours and designs they have at the moment. I’m sure the staff think I’m crazy as I never buy a set of anything. I always just purchase random pieces as props for my photography.

New Crockery - Freedom Furniture

New Crockery – Freedom Furniture

So there we have it. Those are the new things in my kitchen this month. Take a look at what’s new in everyones kitchen this month by visiting Maureen from the Orgasmic Chef.


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  1. Have fun with your slow cooker! I like the ones where you can see what’s happening and lift the lid like what you’ve got.

    • I love using slow cookers. I have only every used this style?? The great thing about this one is that it also sears. I welcome a anything that saves time in the kitchen.
      Thanks for stopping by Lorraine.

  2. Yay for your garden and beautiful lettuce Julie! Mine have pretty much bolted from the relentless heat 🙁

  3. LOL, I’m with you on cookbooks, Julie. And those darn Amazon ads pop up everywhere after I’ve been browsing there. It’s impossible to resist! I feel compelled to explain to the salespeople in the stores that I’m a food blogger because they are always giving me strange looks because I buy bits and pieces of everything. It’s fascinating to see the kinds of conversations that get started after that! Really enjoyed your post 🙂

  4. I buy random single plates too, and FF usually has some interesting pieces. Another cookbook tragic here, I can’t resist although I do try

  5. I love my Russell Hobbs slow cooker! Gotta add those books in my wish list :-))

  6. I gave away my slow cooker because it wasn’t getting used, I do miss it though (when my recipes turned out, most of them were SO watery despite following advice for not ending up with watery stews!). Baked apples are wonderful, hopefully I can convince my children of that this year!

  7. I am always on the fence about whether or not I should invest in a slow cooker – I slow cook all the time without it as it is. But would it make my life any easier?

  8. Your new cookbooks and crockery look great. I’m impressed by your lettuce yield too!

  9. Your lettuce harvest is a treat – we’re just sowing seeds here and first leaves seem SO far away. Ah, the temptation of new cookbooks and the quandry of storage. Online recipes are handy, but I also love the hard copy enjoyment of the real thing.

  10. Love all the clean gleaming cookery and crockery, tempting cookbooks and treats in your kitchen, Julie!

  11. I like the serie ” In my kitchen” I always follow Maureen ! I love your news crockery !

  12. Cookbooks are hard to resist…..fortunately my local library has a seriously amazing cook book section and I’ve taken to borrowing them instead!

  13. I know how you feel with your new slow cooker, I’ve had mine for 6 or so years & just love it Julie. How’s the Russell Hobbs working for you? I love a good cookbook or 50 too – there’s always a couple every month in my #IMK post. Love your gorgeous new props from Freedom too, very pretty colours. Love to see you at Miss Food Fairy soon xx

  14. I want those books… That’s incredible as I ‘m still cookbooks addict even if I take new recipes most from blogs! But isn’t that amazing to just look at books, turn the pages, feel the paper…
    Love the crokery too, very precious.
    I don’t have a slow cooker, I’m guessing as I have the thermomix… don’t need it… but I might be wrong!
    xx cathy

    • Hi Cathy, Thanks for stopping by xx I love turning the pages of a cookbook, but I also spend ALOT of time online looking at food and recipes ? I too have a thermomix but I still love my slow cooker ?

  15. Oh I love that floral plate from freedom!!!

    I have the grey and teal glazed plates (think one of yours is the bowl?) I love them, I bought them along with several others for the blog, so every now and again most of the family get the plain white china and I get a brightly coloured plate 😉

    p.s I am the same with cookbooks, I am learning to control my addiction by borrowing them from the local library!

  16. Julie, I love the aroma of baked apples as they cook — even better when it lasts longer via slow cooker instead of in the oven — great idea! (Dessert tonight, thank you.) Your new crockery is so pretty, too.

  17. How great Julie a slow cooker. You are going to have a delicious winter. Still so many pretty leaves. i am sure they will have stopped growing by now though as the frost has set in. Love all of those bowls particularly the aqua one. I have a plate that colour and i love it.

  18. i like the Freedom crockery you have. very pretty. and how nice to have your own salad greens.

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