In my kitchen – August 2014


In my kitchen:

Are some very cute oat bran muffins.  I was attracted to the recipe because I have had some oat bran in the cool room for a little toooo long.  Also, I like to delude myself that anything with oat bran in it must be good for me.  It is a Charmaine Solomon recipe.  Charmaine suggests grinding the oat bran in a food processor or blender until very fine.  This resulted in a lovely, finely textured muffin. The muffins didn’t look like, or  taste like, horse fodder at all.  I was very impressed.  These were orange and currant muffins.  I am going to replace the currants with dark chocolate chips.  I love orange with chocolate – I bet it will be good. Continue reading


Prospective mothers


Some of you may remember my plea in my November IMK post.  I was seeking a vinegar mother.  I didn’t know anyone who had one, had tried various methods to make one myself and the only place I had found to buy one was Green Living Australia, located in Queensland, and I wasn’t certain whether the jar and/or its contents would survive the journey.

And then I got this wonderful comment from Tania at The Cook’s Pyjamas:

And so I have good news for you 🙂  I am in Perth, I have a mother stashed away that I am happy to share and I feel sorry for you  🙂 Continue reading

In My Kitchen – November 2013

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In my kitchen:

Is a bowl of mulberries with home-made yoghurt.  I have had a mulberry tree for ages. Notwithstanding it looks very sick, it produces mulberries each year.  For some reason, the birds around here don’t like mulberries.  It may be because they are not particularly tasty but with some home-made yoghurt and vanilla syrup, they are tasty enough for an enjoyable breakfast. Continue reading