In My Kitchen – June

This is only my second In My Kitchen post, but I’ve been in the IMK mindset all month. I keep thinking, I must take a pic of that new item or ingredient that I’ve picked up so I that I can show it to you!

If you would like to join in the monthly tour of ‘In My Kitchen’ and to see what other’s have in their kitchens, pop over to Celia’s blog, Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for all of the info.

After a long time off from working, due to living overseas last year, I went back to full time work this month. So I haven’t been in my kitchen as much as I’d like this month, hopefully I can get back into the swing of things soon and work out a balance of being able to work full time, as well as still post on here.

lemon myrtle yoghurt

(Camera phone picture via my instagram)

In my kitchen is this lemon myrtle flavoured yogurt made by Bodalla Dairy. This was a beautiful yoghurt and I loved that I was supporting a South Coast dairy, as being a Canberran, I’m quite familiar with that region. I’ll be seeking out some more Bodalla Dairy products soon!

 

coconut goodies

In my kitchen are some coconut goodies that were new to me. The roasted coconut chips are deliciously crunchy, sweet and a little salty. I have used them in a porridge recipe for you, which I have coming up soon. The coconut spread is not something I’d ever heard of before and it is to-die-for! I’ve been spreading it on toast and crumpets for brekkie, but I’m sure there are multiple other ways you could use it as well. I do have to be careful with it though as it’s pretty high in (tasty) calories.

 

the wooden spoons

In my kitchen is a gift from Mrs. No Vowels, a new wooden spoon for my collection. It is the one on the right, shown next to a normal sized spoon for reference. It is apparently a wooden spoon made especially for stirring a stock pot and it is indeed very long. I love it and it is tucked away safely with my other treasured wooden spoons.

 

Heston's pies

In my kitchen are some Heston for Coles pies. I haven’t tried these yet as I only picked them up on the weekend for a lazy weeknight meal. I’m hoping they will be a winner.

 

ginger beer

(Camera phone picture via my instagram)

In my kitchen is this Brookvale Union alcoholic ginger beer. I’m a massive ginger beer fan and this was a great one. I only bought one bottle which Key and I shared, but I wish I got more. I’ll definitely be buying this again.

 

My Darling Lemon Thyme

Well this was in my kitchen, but now it is in my mum’s kitchen as I bought this for her for mother’s day. It is My Darling Lemon Thyme’s cook book. I had a quick flick through before wrapping it and it looked beautiful. Oh how one day I’d love to have my very own cook book.

 

jam donut muffins

In my kitchen is a batch of my jam donut muffins (recipe here) I’d had a cooking fail earlier in the day, so I needed to make something foolproof to assure myself that I can indeed still cook :)

 

baby gnocchi

In my kitchen is this gorgeous baby gnocchi (camera lens cover for reference) I picked this up on a whim at the supermarket because I thought it was so damn cute and both Key and I love gnocchi. I haven’t used it yet, but I’m thinking it will end up served with some kind of slow cooked casserole. perfect Winter food.

 

yogi tea

In my kitchen is my all time favourite herbal tea. I buy it from iHerb and it is Yogi Green Tea, Kombucha with passionfruit, plum and peppermint. My iHerb haul post continues to get a lot of hits and I am so thankful to readers who must be using my discount code, as I was able to place an order this month with the credit earnt.

 

asian peeler

Finally this month, in my kitchen is my new Asian-style peeler. I looked everywhere for one of these in Singapore, but couldn’t find one, so I grabbed this on a recent Asian grocer trip. I plan to use it for easy green mango and carrot shreds for a Vietnamese salad.

Thanks for reading my In My Kitchen post and don’t forget to head over to Celia’s  blog to see what is in everyone else’s kitchen this month. 

 

 

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Hi! I’m Taryn. The Wooden Spoons is a food blog and collection of wooden spoons, recipes and stories. I’m a Canberra fan-girl with a passion for all things food. I love South East Asian food, fusion food done well and slow cooked anything. I don’t get quinoa, have a mild phobia of milk touching my skin and custard from a package freaks me out. Thanks for joining me on my cooking and food adventures.

  1. Lisa the Gourmet Wog Reply

    Interesting to see that Heston has joined Coles, since Jamie is now with Woolies LOL. Battle of the Poms within the Aussie supermarkets. Crazy!
    Great IMK post!

    • Taryn Reply

      Heston vs Jamie haha :) Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

  2. Moya Reply

    Good luck with your return to work. Love your Asian peeler and I brought one back from a trip to Phuket where I did a cooking class on Thai food. You can never have enough wooden spoons. Thank you for a look into your kitchen. :)

    • Taryn Reply

      Thanks for the well wishes Moya and thanks also for stopping by :)

  3. Johanna GGG Reply

    a friend gave me those roasted coconut chips to try and they were really good – must grab a bag of them. great to have a foolproof recipe after recipes go awry and those muffins look so yummy. and yes to ginger beer, gnocchi and my darling lemon thyrme – am intrigued by kombucha tea

    • Taryn Reply

      I really enjoyed the roasted coconut chips too Johanna. Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Danielle L Reply

    I will be making your jam donut muffins. Thanks for an interesting tour of your kitchen, going to check out your iherb post now…

    • Taryn Reply

      Thanks so much Danielle :)

  5. nancy@jamjnr Reply

    Does the yoghurt taste as nice as it sounds? I hope it does. I’m seeing Emma’s book on lots of blogs so I’m looking forward to seeing it for myself. Curious on Heston’s pies – it’s always nice to have a standby like that in the fridge/freezer for emergencies.

    • Taryn Reply

      The yoghurt was delicious Nancy. The pies…hmmm, not so much. Perhaps my expectations of them were too high.

  6. Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas Reply

    That coconut spread looks really interesting. I love Emma’s book. I am cooking one of her soups for dinner this week. Thanks for the peek into your kitchen.

    • Taryn Reply

      You’re welcome Tania. Thanks for stopping by :)

  7. sherry from sherryspickings Reply

    ooh love the look of those heston pies. must search them out!

    • Taryn Reply

      We had them for dinner last night. They were ok, but perhaps under seasoned which is surprising for a Heston recipe! Maybe we just got a bad batch. Thanks for stopping by Sherry.

  8. shaheen Reply

    Lemon myrtle yogurt, i wonder when in the UK we will see its appearance.

    • Taryn Reply

      It was a new flavour for me too Shaheen…delicious!

  9. Glenda Reply

    Hi Taryn. those jam donut muffins look good. I am going to check out the recipe.

    • Taryn Reply

      Thanks so much Glenda :)

  10. Milk and Honey Reply

    Loving the coconut theme this month Taryn. And I’ve also featured Emma’s lovely book this month too. We should get together and compare notes. Oh, and I so need one of those peelers. Not just to make green mango salad, but I definitely need something else to add more clutter to the third drawer in my kitchen.

    • Taryn Reply

      Ah yes, the ‘third’ drawer haha. I may actually have two ‘third’ drawers! Thanks for stopping by :)

  11. InTolerant Chef Reply

    Lots of goodies indeed! Thanks for the tour :)

    • Taryn Reply

      You’re so welcome. Thanks for stopping by :)

  12. celia Reply

    Love the graphic on the ginger beer! And the coconut spread reminds me of kaya, a Malaysian coconut jam, although that’s made with egg in it as well. Heston and Jamie seem to have hooked up with Coles and Woollies – I’ll be interested to see if the products they’re making are worth the hype, as I’m fans of both of them! Lovely peek into your kitchen, thank you! x

    • Taryn Reply

      It’s not as good as kaya Celia. I LOVE kaya and basically lived off it while living in Singapore :) The pies are heating in the oven as I type, so I’m hoping they live up to my expectations. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  13. Lauren @ Living the Savory Life Reply

    The yogurt looks so pretty in it’s container with a beautifully designed label. Glad it tastes good too! And those jam filled donuts! As soon as I hit send I’m headed to the kitchen to see if I have all the ingredients on hand!

    • Taryn Reply

      Those jam donut muffins are dangerous, because they are so tasty and I will pretty much always have all of the ingredients on hand. Thanks so much for stopping by Lauren.

  14. Lizzy (Good Things) Reply

    That’s a good haul you have there… love Emma’s book. I interviewed her recently for Good Things. Best wishes with the return to work.

    • Taryn Reply

      Thanks so much for stopping by Lizzy. I’m off to read your interview with Emma now :)

  15. ale Reply

    Love the cook book and your muffins.
    The yoghurt looks yummy!

    • Taryn Reply

      Thanks Ale! Good yoghurt is such a treat.

  16. Tandy | Lavender and Lime Reply

    I going to try lemon myrtle in my yoghurt! Love the ginger beer :)

    • Taryn Reply

      Great idea Tandy – I hadn’t thought of just adding it into plain yoghurt! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  17. Kylie Reply

    Nice collection of goodies you have there! My Darling Lemon thyme is also on my cookbook wish list….and I make a similar doughnut muffin at home too…how good are they??? looking forward to exploring your blog some more…welcome to IMK…this is my second one too! x

    • Taryn Reply

      Joining into Celia’s IMK has been such a great experience for me, everyone is so lovely and I’ve found some great new blogs to read and connect with. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment Kylie :)

  18. Elizabeth Reply

    Thanks for sharing! I have just posted my first IMK post! I can’t wait to make those Jam Donut Muffins they look delicious! Liz

    • Taryn Reply

      Welcome to IMK Elizabeth. This is only my second post too! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  19. Joanne T Ferguson Reply

    G’day! First of all, thank you also for this month’s kitchen view!
    I hope those pies that are getting a lot of marketing and tv air time live up to their name!
    Your jam donut muffins look very yum! Great photo too!
    I also wish for a food related cookbook; is in the pipeline!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Taryn Reply

      I hope the pies are good too as they are not exactly cheap haha. Thanks for stopping by Joanne :)

  20. I didn’t realise Heston had made inroads into Coles – I’ll have to look out for him. As for your Jam Donut Muffins – they look divine! Thanks fo the tour. xx

    • Taryn Reply

      There seems to be a whole new range of things that he has made for Coles. I’d say they have a more ‘premium’ price, but worth I look I daresay.

  21. Francesca Reply

    haha, I have a pink asian peeler the same as yours. I bought it in Chiang Mai two years ago and now my daughter is hassling me to buy her one. They are so handy. I am impressed with your doughnut muffins!

    • Taryn Reply

      I can’t wait to use mine for the first time and I’m glad you are pleased with yours. Thanks for stopping by Francesca :)

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