In My Kitchen… August 2015

Good golly I haven’t done a post like this for a while but I thought, what better to get me back on the blogger band wagon than a fun in my kitchen post!

In my kitchen…
… Are many cryovaced bags of prosciutto. We finally cut into the big beast and added it to an almost totally home cured/preserved platter. The evening sharing, chatting and eating delicious food was so wonderful. And now we have some super delicious prosciutto to add to a whole variety of meals (like pizza).


In my kitchen…
… We have a vintage meat slicer. I bought it for J’s birthday and took it to Bright when we went away for the weekend. We cracked open his present a day early so we could pair some beautiful local cheese with our home cured prosciutto.

vintage meat slicer

In my kitchen…
…we had a fun photoshoot. A friend of mine (you might remember him from such posts as when we made the apple cider), is an incredible photographer. I needed some professional looking head shots etc, so he came over and we spent a couple of hours taking photos.

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In my kitchen…
…a preserving kit from Ball*. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, as you know, it’s not really preserving season but I can’t wait to get it going in summer!



In my kitchen…
…is my constant rotation of kombucha. Bottles brewing in the cupboard, second ferments, bottles in the fridge. It’s delicious and good for you and did you know that you can buy starter kits off me now? Just check it out HERE.


In my kitchen…
…is so many eggs. The girls are all laying, which is fabulous because you never can have too many eggs.

eggs and ice cream

In my kitchen…
… Ice cream! Yes all those eggs means that my fabulous ice cream machine (that I did wonder if I’d regret buying, given the cost) is getting a workout. So many batches of ice cream!

In my kitchen…
…are two fresh jars of sauerkraut. Mixed throughout our photoshoot, I had to have something to do, and bottled soon after. These will sit in the cupboard for up to two months, but we’ll probably eat it before then.


Head on over to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial to see what Celia has been up to this month.

8 thoughts on “In My Kitchen… August 2015

  1. Oh that prosciutto Clare!!! How good is sitting around with friends, eating, drinking and sharing πŸ™‚ Loved your photos too and you are right, I’m fastly learning you can never have too many eggs, cheers Jan x

  2. Yay! I love these photo montages πŸ™‚ The picture of you in the garden bed is way cute! My husband is drooling over the meat cutter LOL. I have that Ball canning basket for my stockpot and LOVE it – only thing is it doesn’t fit quart jars but I love the handle on it and using it for small batch jams, pickles, etc.

  3. Lovely pics Clare….I’ve printed off your ice cream recipe a little while ago but I’ll have to get in and make it. Do you store your ice cream in plastic containers in the freezer or metal? Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

  4. I love the shot of you in the garden Clare! What a beautifully self sufficient kitchen this month. I can’t wait to see what you make with your canning kit! πŸ™‚

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