In my kitchen – June

Orchids from our wedding

I probably say this at the start of every month but I can’t believe it’s June already. I guess having a wedding to plan makes the year go rather quickly. The start of the month means another In My Kitchen post. The first item in my kitchen this month is the last of the flowers from our wedding. My wonderful grandmother kept them alive and thriving while we were on our honeymoon and I have been giving them very special care.

Emile Henry risotto pot

In my kitchen is an Emile Henry risotto pot given to us as a wedding gift. I blame Celia for my Emilie Henry obsession. They are so fantastic and light and can be used on the stove, in the microwave, in the oven and they go in the dishwasher. What should I cook first?

Tiny tomatoes

In my kitchen are some tiny tomatoes fresh from the vine. My grandma grows the seedlings for me from seed until they’re big enough for me to take. The plant isn’t looking too healthy I’m afraid but the tomatoes are wonderful. There’s nothing like eating something than you picked from the garden just minutes before.

Pear paintings

In my kitchen are three gorgeous pear paintings that my very talented friend Amy made us as a wedding present. They are hanging in the perfect spot in the corner of the kitchen. I love what a difference they made. They make me smile every time I catch a glimpse. Thank you again Amy!!!

Swiss diamond pots

In my kitchen is a whole new set of pots and pans, another wedding present. There are two different frying pans and a big stock pot as well. I did a lot of research before settling on Swiss Diamond for the wedding registry. I wanted a pot with no screws on the inside (because they’re hard to clean), clear lids, that had to be able to go in the oven and the dishwasher. There aren’t many around that tick all those boxes. So far I’ve only made my oats in a pot (we got them on Friday) but it performed well. Before now, I’ve been cooking with el-cheapo pots I bought when I moved out of home.

That wraps up my kitchen tour for June. What about you? What’s in your kitchen this month?

Don’t forget to check out what’s in other bloggers’ kitchens over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.

16 Comments

  • Congratulations on your wedding and your great new pots and pans. Your friend is very talented and I love those pictures

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 10, 2012

      Thank you Tania! She is isn’t she?

  • celia

    Reply Reply June 6, 2012

    Sigh…if I had a dollar for every time someone said, “I blame Celia…”. I’d be rich! But the Emile Henry really truly is wonderful, isn’t it? The risotto pan (mine is red) is one of my favourite pieces, I use it about once a week! And I love that your grandmother kept your flowers alive for you! The pear paintings are beautiful! x

    I know you won’t want to hear this, but the non-stick pans will last much, much longer if you don’t put them in the dishwasher. We had the Swiss Diamond for ages, they’re very good indeed, although you can’t use them over a super high heat.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 6, 2012

      Well you’d have a few dollars just from me!

      Oh I like to was them up. In fact I’ve been known to rescue them from the dishwasher after Will has put them in there and I wash them up. They’re so easy to clean! I’m glad you liked your Swiss Diamond pots. x

  • Glenda

    Reply Reply June 6, 2012

    You certainly received lots of lovely wedding gifts – thankyou for sharing them with us.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 6, 2012

      Glenda we did indeed. We are very very lucky!

  • Eva

    Reply Reply June 6, 2012

    Congratulations! We just celebrated our 26th Wedding Anniversary! I love the paintings too; I painted a pear several years ago and it hangs in our dining room.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 6, 2012

      Thank you Eva! Wow 26 years that’s wonderful!

  • heidi

    Reply Reply June 5, 2012

    I love that your grandmother saved your flowers for you! I dried the flowers from my son and dil’s wedding and then made them a potpourri out of them. They’ve been married for 13 years now, and my dil asked me for some of the oils I put into the mix so she could freshen up the scent.
    Thanks for sharing this month- it is a treat to see all new pots and pans

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 6, 2012

      Oh that’s such a wonderful thing to keep! My grandma also pressed some of the flowers from my bouquet and I’m going to put them in a frame.

  • Lovely treasures in your kitchen, Claire. I remember how it felt to come home to all those beautiful gifts after my wedding. Congratulations again.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 6, 2012

      It made it exciting to be coming home! Thank you Lizzy!

  • Nice IMK Claire! You might laugh but hubby picked me some grape tomatoes in a public park and they were absolutely amazing! 😛

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 6, 2012

      I would never laugh! In fact I might have picked a few passionfruit on my walk this morning.

  • Hotly Spiced

    Reply Reply June 5, 2012

    How lovely to arrive home from your honeymoon and find some of your wedding flowers are still alive! It looks like you got some wonderful and useful gifts for your wedding. I do love the pear canvases. Your friend is very talented. What a lovely personal gift and that green is so refreshing and bright xx

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 5, 2012

      She is very talented isn’t she?! I wasn’t expecting any flowers to have lasted longer than a week but apparently a lot of them powered on! x

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