First of all my blogging friend Shaheen from Allotment 2 Kitchen blog surprised me with a lovely going away present from the UK. She sent me Welsh laverbread, which I've always been coveting in her recipes, and can now finally try it for myself. So get ready for some laverbread recipes! She has also noticed my fondness for beer and cider, so she also sent a cute Welsh dragon bottle opener. That's already in good use. Thank you so much again Shaheen!
Then to some other things. I visited Sweden a few weeks back, which is only a quick train journey over the bridge. I bought a couple of cute items there, like these Dala Häst tea towel and dish cloth, and also a wooden ruler with cooking measurements on it.
I've been enjoying healthy and not so healthy drinks recently. Just take a look at the intense colour of the orange sea buckthorn juice. If that doesn't wake one up, then nothing will. I've also been buying quite a few ginger shots, ginger and apple, ginger and cranberry and so forth. They are so good.
Onn the slightly naughtier side are Matilde milkshakes and Somersby cider.
I already mentioned Seitan in a previous post, but I've also found many other veggie products in the supermarkets. I need more time to try them all, but I'm pretty happy with the offering.
And I'm still obsessed with the new peas.
I'm also well prepared for a picnic or a barbeque party with these lovely pineapple paper plates and cups. I hope that one weekend the weather will still be suitable.
I am sharing this post with Sherry from Sherry's Pickings to join the August In My Kitchen crowd. I was too gutted to miss out in July and am now determined to share my kitchen stuff with you again every month.