In My Kitchen February 2012

Welcome to a little tour of some of the things in my kitchen…

I recently made these free-form ratatouille tarts from Donna Hay’s Simple Dinners cookbook.  They were a delicious combination of freshly picked summer vegetables wrapped in shortcrust pastry on a creamy ricotta and basil base.

The simple ingredients of bacon, cheese and tomato on buttered toast make a hearty morning smoko for my husband, Terry after a busy morning out and about on the farm.

This is my own blend of homemade muesli with plenty of nuts and organic dried fruit, served with natural yoghurt and a sweet slice of rockmelon.  This is my favourite way to start the day.

Beautiful fresh eggs from our chooks, I refuse to bake with anything less!  My willing little helpers, Annabelle and George are always happy to collect the eggs and play with the chooks.

Join in the fun, go to Celia’s blog, Fig Jam and Lime Cordial to look at what other people have in their kitchens around the world.

What is in your kitchen this month?


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    February 1, 2012

    I would really love to have a backyard and some chooks for fresh eggs.

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    fine and sunny

    February 1, 2012

    Everything looks delicious Jane! Love Donna Hay's simple and tasty recipe's.

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    February 1, 2012

    Can vouch for the breakfast cereal…….been my favorite way to start the day for years! I am not sick of it yet Jane. Well done!

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    Jane S

    February 1, 2012

    Thanks friends! x

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    February 1, 2012

    Jane, look how lovely and clean your eggs are! Ours are all a bit muddy since it's been so wet here. All the things in your kitchen look delicious, especially that ratatouille tart. Thanks for playing along! 🙂

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    February 1, 2012

    YUM! They all look delicious! I think I'll be giving those tarts a whirl and thanks for reminding me how much I love muesli.

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    February 2, 2012

    Lovely photos, and that sarnie looks delish! 😀


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    Jane S

    February 2, 2012

    Thank you Celia, Georgia and Misky!

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    February 2, 2012

    Visiting your blog made me very hungry!
    Those ratatouille tarts are a work of art!

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    February 3, 2012

    I have just discovered your blog and it's lovely Jane. An inspiration..

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    Jane S

    February 3, 2012

    Thank you Heidiannie and Claire…please call again 🙂

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    Lizzy (Good Things)

    February 3, 2012

    Jane, how wonderful! Those tarts look scrumptious and I would love to live closer to you so we could barter eggs and veg. Happy cooking!

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    Jodie @ Jellywares

    February 4, 2012

    Everyhing looks delicious Jane!!! I too have some very keen helpers when it comes to collecting eggs in the morning – aren't we blessed…

    Jodie xx

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    February 7, 2012

    Hi all
    I have been asked to bake something small to be served with every coffee purchased (in a homewares business that sells coffee cakes etc.) It would have to be inexpensive to make as it is that free little something that you recieve with your coffee and not too time consuming to make. Does anyone have any ideas?

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    Lizzy (Good things)

    February 21, 2012

    Trudy, in answer to your query… a little cafe near me gives away a little puff pastry nibble… just a small rectangle of puff pastry with a little blob of apple sauce, pinched, baked and dusted with sugar. Very tasty, tiny and more ish.