It has been quite orange and yellow in my kitchen lately. I've had pretty seasonal plant decorations at home and also seen many nice ones in the markets. This seasonal wreath was just too cute not to get. I have a bouquet of yellow-orange ilyx, aka a sort of holly, and I absolutely love it. I also have a sortiment of squashes on the dining table. They aren't just purely decoration, as I also keep cooking them. I'm also very fond of these cabbage plants in flower pots, and had to get one of them for my kitchen's window sill.
Also these pumpkin and squash displays have been absolutely lovely in my local vegetable market. I will miss them when they're gone. Soon they will be replaced by some Christmas stuff, no doubt.
I couldn't resist having these apple tarts from a local bakery, and seasonal apples have been quite a lot in my kitchen anyway, also in the shape of cider. I've been drinking more beer than cider here in Denmark, but couldn't resist getting this seasonal and artisanal November cider. It was so nicely dry and appley. I think I'll have to get another bottle while November still lasts.
I bought this chilli bouquet on the vegetable market, as it looked so cute. I haven't cooked with the chillies yet, but somehow they seem hot. I'm drying them at the moment, but some of them will probably go into my next spicy dish.
I've had a few pomelos recently, and am looking for cooking tips. Does anyone have good citrus maximus recipes? Have you tried it with a Thai curry? I've only eaten it as a side as a fruit, but any other tips for use would be appreciated.
I haven't tried black garlic before, but now I am quite a fan of it. It's savoury, perfect for seasonal autumn dishes, like chillies. Regretfully I didn't manage to make any spooky halloween cooking. Then I'm sure this would've been very handy. Maybe next year.
Same goes for the green pesto cheese. That would've made some wonderful Frankensteins etc. I also had red chilli cheese from the same range, and both were very nice. I will soon utilise them more in cooking rather than just in sandwiches. But I like the strange look of especially the green cheese.
I think I already mentioned this tomatillo salsa and chipotle salsa on the blog before, but I don't think that I added them to an In my Kitchen post yet. Anyway I've still been enjoying these salsas with Mexican veggie food, one of my absolute favourite cuisines. And these salsas are really good, as I've been too lazy to make my own lately.
Here are some of my recent dishes that I've cooked, but that haven't made it to the blog.
Gnocchi with crispy brown sage butter and cheese
Vegetarian steak by Hälsans Kök made with soya and wheat proteins, served with creamy mushroom sauce and roast potatoes
Carrot pasta with heirloom tomatoes, cheese and onion with garlic sprouts and a homemade garlic knot on the side
Vegetarian grilled pieces with kale, tomatoes, beetroot and cabbage in a stir fry
Homemade spelt crust pizza with green olives and pineapple
Homemade garlic roti bread with spaghetti squash jalfrezi
I have been admiring the autumn colours outside so much. It just looks so wonderful everywhere, and it doesn't even matter, if it's a cloudy weather.
I am sharing this post with Sherry from Sherry's Pickings for the November edition of In My Kitchen.
Have a great weekend everyone!