Dulche de Leche

My In My Kitchen post for this month is a little bit exotic. Right now my kitchen is jam-packed with goodies I found on my adventures in South America. I didn’t buy much while I was away but of what I did buy, most of it was food-related, as you can expect. So without further ado…

In my kitchen is a jar of dulce de leche. I was introduced to this in Argentina (yes I know we have it here or I can make it but it’s different on holidays) and fell in love. It was so delicious. My favourite way to eat it was with ice-cream.

Antique silver cake slice

In my kitchen is an antique silver-plated cake slice that I bought at a flee market in Chile in a small town. The little old man selling it was so cute. It scrubbed up nicely after a dip in my homemade silver cleaner.

Corn nuts

In my kitchen are corn nuts. This was my second addiction while I was away. They’re from Peru and they are so good. They’re like popcorn just before it pops – crunchy but soft in the middle. I could eat the whole bag!


In my kitchen are some little pots I got at the markets in Cuzco. I was searching for a chip bowl but after 5 weeks I found nothing. I don’t know what South American people eat their chips out of but it’s not a bowl. I’m looking forward to making use of these.

Diddle Dee Jam

In my kitchen is diddle dee jam that I bought in the Falkland Islands where I saw the penguins. It’s made out of a berry that grows wild everywhere. I haven’t tried it yet but it’s meant to be quite sweet.

Peruvian placemats

In my kitchen are a new set of place mats that I bought at the markets in Machu Picchu. The colours at the markets were amazing. All the locals dress in such vibrant colours too. I think you’d have to be happy dressing so brightly every day.

Plastic toothpicks

In my kitchen are some plastic toothpicks that mum bought me in a kitchen shop in Buenos Aires. They were the only thing we hadn’t seen before. I love the colours. Thanks mum!

Clay bowls

In my kitchen are some clay bowls that I bought in Santiago, Chile. A few hours before, we’d been served lunch in the same bowls at a restaurant and when I saw them at the markets I had to have them.

Teeny tiny spoons

Last but not least, in my kitchen are some teeny tiny spoons to go with my little ceramic dishes. I think they’ll be perfect for salt and pepper. Now it’s time to find a home for all my new goodies.

What about you? What’s in your kitchen this month?

Don’t forget to check out all the other In My Kitchen posts over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, the original In My Kitchen guide.