Quiche a la Peter
Work, home, work, home, work, home, work, home, weekend. Such is life, as someone famous once said. Sadly, for my man, it's almost all work and much travel at the moment, for he seems to be away more often than he is home. We're a great team. I miss him dearly when he's away and love it when he's home. On a short spell recently, he quite literally whipped up the BEST quiche I have ever eaten. Perhaps some day I can convince him to jot down the recipe so that we can share it with you, from our kitchen to yours, with love. Pretty please, Peter.
Speaking of sharing, Celia, at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial
hosts a monthly series titled In My Kitchen, where you can meet food enthusiasts, cooks and bloggers from Australia and around the world. Pop in and visit, and say hello to Celia, Jane the Shady Baker
, Glenda from Passionfruit Garden
, Tania from My Kitchen Stories
, and a whole bunch of other inspiring people who regularly join in. Now, let's see what's happening in my kitchen during September.
In my kitchen, fresh from the markets...
Hot-house grown, vine ripened tomatoes for Peter's quiche
Fresh free range eggs
Lemons bought direct from the grower
A fluted ceramic pie plate, the latest in the Corningware 'Etch' range very kindly sent to me by Impact Food (click)
Baby spinach and exotic mushrooms always in the fridge
Purple carrots, parsnip and green lentils for making soup
John Fairley's award winning Lush Yoghurt from his Country Valley Dairy at Picton
And a few treasures...
A traditional, old fashioned goose feather pastry brush that my mother brought back for me from Hungary
Hungarian folk art on a wooden chopping board and condiment set, together with hand embroidery
A salt pig and iodised sea salt. There was a time in the 90s when salt pigs were hard to find.
Charlotte Wood's Love and Hunger - an inspiring, beautifully written book with great recipes
And finally, a gorgeous gift from my friend, Annie, who just returned from a trip to her New Zealand home
So, tell me, what's cooking at your place, dear friends? And what good things have you in your kitchen?