1 August 2020

In My Kitchen in August

I couldn’t believe it when I wrote that title above, In My Kitchen in August! But indeed, it’s already August in this year that has just flown by. Maybe it’s best not to think about that too much and just have a look at what has been happening in my kitchen lately.

Plants on my balcony are coming along very nicely and I've had the first tomato and romano pepper harvest. The tomatoes are an orange variant of San Marzano tomatoes and they are so so tasty. The onion squash is also growing fast.



I bought two Danish oils or dressings for my summer salads: a wild garlic oil and a sea buckthorn dressing. They are so handy to just sprinkle on lovely veg. I also got a quality Italian olive oil from an Italian grocery store. It is so nice and has an intense flavour. I also love the label.



There are two new plates in my kitchen, which I’m quite happy about.



I detected a nice new brand of ecological nuts.


I found this Hodmedod's British Vaal Dhal in my local supermarket and I'm delighted to try it soon. I used to buy a lot of Hodmedod's products in Britain and they were always qualitative.


I was equally delighted to find my old favourite, Applewood Smoked Cheddar, here. It’s such a tasty cheese.


We went to a farmer's market and got a wonderful haul of local produce: salad, garlic, onions, bread and cider. The salad was incredibly fresh and I enjoyed it very much on the side of these fried potatoes.





Here are some other dishes I’ve cooked.


Vegan tacos with watermelon



Spaghetti bake with salad



Cauliflower cheese with vegan frikadeller and veggies



As usual I’m sharing this post with Sherry from Sherry’s Pickings blog, who is hosting the In My Kitchen blogging event. Head to her blog to see great kitchens all over the world.



Have a nice weekend!

Your VegHog


15 comments:

  1. Your shopping life seems to be really normal -- and you have lots of good things as a result. Your produce, especially home-balcony-grown, looks great.
    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. thanks so much veg hog, for joining in this month, and for showcasing my IMK logo. Appreciate it! love all your produce and yes that olive oil label is fab. hope you're keeping well during covid. keep safe.

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    1. The logo is lovely, so it should be shared. :) Stay safe Sherry!

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  3. Sea buckthorn dressing intrigues me. I miss being able to forage for them from my time living in Scotland.

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    1. Yes, it's nice. We have a lot of sea buckthorn growing here on the shores. I hope you can forage some soon too.

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  4. Love the label on that olive oil bottle! Applewood was one of my favourite cheeses, back when I could tolerate cow's milk. There's a lot of good goats and sheep cheeses out there but I've still to find a really good smoked one.

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    1. The label is great, isn't it. They had other similar ones as well, so maybe I'll get another one soon.

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  5. Love all the fresh produce and what you produced with it!

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  6. I'd love the spaghetti bake and cauliflower cheese. You ahve some nice meals here.

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  7. All the produce looks so good, but there is nothing better than home grown tomatoes! I've popped in via #IMK and thought I would let you know that International Scone Week is coming up soon. It would be great if you could take part. Tandy | https://tandysinclair.com/international-scone-week-2020/

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    1. Thank you, the tomatoes are really tasty and there are more coming up. I will definitely check out the scone week, sounds good!

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  8. Sea buckthorn is so exotic! Congratulations on your beautiful tomatoes and chillies, they must make your heart sing!

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