Saturday, 5 September 2015

In My Kitchen September 2015

This is going to be a brief In My Kitchen post this month as August was rather quiet on the kitchen front.  I have a weird phobia about August!  For some reason, it just gives me the willies and I am always so happy when it is over.  Thank goodness it is now officially Spring and September.  



a tea-towel signed by Kitty and Penny Flanagan-such a funny show! 

our lovely friend Miss PP went down to Hobart and made some jam from her fruit trees   

a rather heart-warming book full of homestyle recipes      

Kitty Flanagan was brilliant!  What a fab show.   We have seen her a few times and this was her best.  We queued up to have a tea towel signed by her and sister Penny.  Oh dear, Penny was not in a very good mood I fear.  Kitty had to tell her to come and sign it for us.  Big sister stuff:)

Our friend Miss PP owns a house in Hobart, and she goes down to check it out every so often.  This year her cumquats were splendiferous, so we ended up with a jar of lovely marmalade. (You can tell she was a teacher by her lovely handwriting).  

I know it sounds cheesy but Melissa Gilbert's book is actually rather good.  Full of stories about the TV show, and lots of lovely, homely recipes that it would be a pleasure to make.  (And I don't mean homely in the American sense of plain and unattractive).  

Oh dear!  I just bought another cookbook out of the blue.  I found out that Rachel Khoo was in town signing books, so off I went to see her. How could I resist?. She is so lovely!  Such a sweetie, and full of smiles and chatter.  Without thinking, I leant down to have a photo taken with her, and put my arm around her shoulders.  She was kind enough not to shrug me off.  And she said she likes the (brief) look she has had at Brisbane.  


I love her beautiful drawings    

me and Rachel Khoo! 


Okay so Rachel Khoo wasn't in my kitchen, but I now have a signed copy of her book so it's like she is in my kitchen.  It's lovely when one of your idols turns out to be as nice as they seem on the telly!  (And no she wasn't tipsy; just friendly).

Join in with Celia from Fig Jam & Lime Cordial for the monthly IMK get-together.  Where you too can share your kitchen goodies with fellow bloggers around the globe.  Always a fascinating read!


16 comments:

  1. Oh wow that is such a blast from the past, little house on the prairie, I just loved that show so much x

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    1. me too! she was such a cutie back then.

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  2. I haven't watched Rachel Khoo's Melbourne show yet, but it looks interesting. I have her first cookbook and it didn't really do much for me (far enough as I am mostly vegan unlike her cooking) but this one could be more interesting :)

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    1. coming from melbourne as i do, i have enjoyed her melbourne series. i woulldn't normally have bought her book but i did want to meet her, and i love her drawings so i was happy enough but i don't think her recipes excite me all that much.

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  3. How many cookbooks do you have now? I just got rid of all but my favourites that I actually use.

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    1. sooo many stella. you will be horrified to hear i have just bought another! but yes one day i will sort thru them and my other books and get rid of them!

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  4. How lovely to have met Rachel Khoo, enjoy her cookbook Sherry :)

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    1. she was so lovely in person. such a sweetie.

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  5. Every time I've watched Kitty Flanagan on tv I laugh so I really should see her live. I'm a cat person after all! I'd love to check out that Melissa Gilbert book, boy I used to be in love with Michael Landon when I was young (probably still am a bit!)

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    1. melissa said she was pretty much in love with him too but as a father figure. it is not a bad book surprisingly. lots of fun, useful recipes. and i love kitty to bits. she was just so funny this time.

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  6. I understand, I have that feeling about August going into September. Enjoy your lovely new cookbooks and hope September is better! :)

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    1. Thanks Emily. Normally September is one of my favourite months but I'm having a mixed bag this time :). Lots of dental work. Eek! Roll on October.

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  7. Wonder if August is also the windy month where you are - I don't like the heavy winds - they upset my calm.
    I adore anything kitty so your tea towel is a winner.
    Have a super day.
    :-) Mandy xo

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    1. thanks mandy. yes july and august tend to be windy here. strangely tho this year we didn't get a lot of wind.

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  8. I used to love watching Little House on the Prairie! I had to go back and check Miss PP's handwriting but yes you are right - teacher's handwriting for sure!

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    1. and even funnier she has the same handwriting as another friend of ours who was also a teacher. Yep i remember Little House with fondness.:)

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