Firstly, a plate of smoked salmon that some friends caught and then smoked themselves. The meat is very dense and smoky and tastes completely different from the smoked salmon that you would normally buy.
Tromboncino zucchinis, some small capsicums, cherry tomatoes and basil all from the garden. This summer is not proving to be my most successful vegetable season but I am still managing to pick something most days.
My grandmother has been baking this simple shortbread topped with almonds or glace cherries for as long as I can remember. We were lucky enough to receive a tin full of this buttery goodness for Christmas. I hope that when I am in my eighties I can still bake for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and make it look easy.
My mother in law gave me this cheerful vintage Willow picnic tin for Christmas. Just looking at it makes me want to go on a picnic! We snapped up this vintage chrome table from Lifeline recently for $20.00. It is now our official pizza making table positioned within easy reach of the wood oven.
A simple bunch of fluffy flowers from some carrots that have gone to seed in the vegetable garden.
Some new Christmas reading material. This book is American based and contains instructions on everything from dealing with common meat such as beef and lamb right through to raccoons, fish and other small game. A good read for anyone with an interest in home butchering.
What is happening in your kitchen this month?
Did you cook up a storm at Christmas?
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