In my kitchen – September 2015

Poco posy

This may just be my last In My Kitchen post for the year. Once Bubba number two arrives (please come soon little one!), I’m taking a little break to spend some quality time with my little people. Don’t worry, you won’t miss out. I have lots of delicious recipes scheduled to keep you going for the rest of the year but there will be no on-the-spot posts so no peeks in my kitchen (check out Instagram and Facebook though, I’ll still be hanging around there).

First up in my kitchen and very fitting for the start of Spring, is a beautiful bunch of flowers from Poco Posy. I won them in a competition on Instagram and couldn’t have been more excited when they arrived at the door. These guys do a different set bunch every day delivered within 10km of the Brisbane CBD for just $30.

Jasmine

Speaking of spring, it’s not technically in my kitchen but I just have to mention that the jasmine is out in our neighbourhood. Ours hasn’t quite made an appearance but every time I walk past someone else’s I stop to give it a sniff.

Homegrown lemons

In my kitchen is a huge supply of homegrown lemons. So many that Ollie and I set up a little basket at the letterbox the other day to sell/give some away (we said people could leave a donation but no obligation) along with some rosemary, chives, cumquats and eggs.

At One

In my kitchen were two new flavour tastes from At One Foods (gifted). We were sent them to try and lets just say Ollie and I nearly had a fight over them. We got into the first one so quickly I forgot to take a photo. I hope these make it to the shelves too because they were delicious!

Spiraliser

In my kitchen is a new spiral chopper. I only got it a week ago and already I’m obsessed. Probably my favourite thing to do with it so far is to make thin spirals of sweet potato or potato and then bake it with a bit of olive oil. It goes just like deep-fried crispy chips. So so good.

Muesli bar prep

In my kitchen are two jars of almost-ready-to-bake banana muesli bars. Ollie loves these so much – as soon as he wakes up in the morning he needs to have a muesli bar in one hand and water bottle in the other.

I keep a stash of them in the freezer and while they’re not that hard to make, there is still dried fruit and nut chopping involved in prep. The other day I had the genius idea of doing a few lots at once and popping all the dry ingredients into jars in the fridge.

Now all I have to do is grab a jar and mix it with mashed banana and vanilla then bake. I think even husbands could manage that.

Basket

In my kitchen is/was a basket of homemade goodies. Ollie and I decided to try our hand at a little roadside stall. We made $2 for our efforts which went straight to his piggy bank. Not bad for a first effort.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In my kitchen is a selection of organic kids snack foods from Little Bellies (gifted). These guys make a great selection of organic kids snack foods that are a good alternative to a lot of the products on the shelves. You know I’m not big on packaged snack food for kids, but not everything can be homemade and convenience often wins out (Ollie has been known to eat a packet of kids rice biscuits in an outing) so it’s good to know there’s a better alternative. Here’s a little from them:

All our products are certified organic and produced in partnership with the world’s best manufacturers. They have no added cane sugar or salt, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and, when sweetening is required, have been sweetened with grape juice, fruit powders or dried fruit.

“They contain plant-based, real-food ingredients such as organic flours, fruit and vegetable juices and powders, dried fruit and vegetables and vegetable oils. All except the biscuits – which contain organic wholegrains – are wheat free.

Thanks to Little Bellies, you have the opportunity to win a prize pack to sample the range along with a few of the new items like the apple and blueberry corncakes (a favourite of Ollie’s). The total prize is valued at $100 and includes:

  • Skip Hot Zoo- Backpack, Lunchie and Drink Bottle
  • Sipahh 25 pack
  • Sipahh Limited edition pack
  • Little Bellies Corn cakes apple & beetroot x 1 pack
  • Little Bellies Corn cakes apple & blueberry x 1 pack
  • Little Bellies Hoops & Loops x 1 pack
  • Little Bellies Animal Biscuits x 1 pack 
  • Little Bellies Gingerbread men x 1 pack
  • Little Bellies Roundabouts x 1 pack
  • Little Bellies Baby Puffs Blueberry x 1 pack
  • Little Bellies Baby Puffs Carrot x 1 pack

To enter, follow the instructions above. Good luck!

What about you? What’s in your kitchen this month? Don’t forget to pop over to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial to have a look in other bloggers’ kitchens.

14 Comments

  • good luck with the new baby to come. hope all goes well. love all your home grown produce!

  • Hotly Spiced

    Reply Reply September 9, 2015

    How many weeks are you now, Claire? I wonder if the baby will arrive early like Ollie (I think I remember him being early). I guess you’re at the stage where the baby could arrive any day – very best wishes to you for birth number two. I do remember when the contractions started with my second baby and I thought, ‘Oh no, not this again’! (Not trying to be discouraging though!) I’m looking forward to the news. Anyway, I love your little basket for the neighbours to help themselves or leave a donation. How lovely for Ollie to be earning an income xx

    • Claire

      Reply Reply September 9, 2015

      38+4 today Charlie. Ollie came at 38+3 and I had set in my head that that’s when this one would come too but no luck. Haha right now I’d welcome the contractions I think! x

  • How exciting! It’s not long now I guess! 🙂

    • Claire

      Reply Reply September 9, 2015

      I hope not Lorraine. I kind of had in my head that he’d be here by now but no sign yet!

  • Gudy

    Reply Reply September 9, 2015

    We will miss your blog (and you of course 🙂 but wish you all the best and a wonderful time with your little people.

    Looking forward to your next blog.

  • Those flowers are remarkably good value. Lucky you with all those lemons. Hope that baby comes soon I cant wait to see it x

    • Claire

      Reply Reply September 9, 2015

      Aren’t they? I just learned that they do little potted plants for $35 as well. Thank you I can’t wait either! x

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Reply Reply September 8, 2015

    Wow, two babies. What a full and exciting life you lead, Claire. You are such a terrific mum and with all your creative goodies and ideas for parenting, you’re helping lots of mothers. Best of luck with a quick and pain free delivery. ish.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply September 9, 2015

      Thanks so much Maureen. Haha fingers crossed for your delivery wishes.

  • Lesley Sammons

    Reply Reply September 8, 2015

    Good luck with everything Claire.

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