In My Kitchen

At the risk of seeming somewhat obsessive about baking with sourdough, I tried to find some photos I’d clicked over the last month that included something else. I wasn’t very successful I must admit!

Anyone that knows me, know that I loathe football, actually I’m not really fussed about any sport, but football just irks me beyond belief. I fail the good Aussie test by all accounts. So when Mr ATMT went to our friends to watch the great game, I happily played in the garden and once the game was over headed around there with a platter to share. I literally threw some ‘stuff’ together and it was delicious. Our oranges, pickled onions and sourdough crackers with parmesan and rosemary and a few bits from the deli as well as some nuts and dried fruits. I didn’t realise you could buy things like roast beef slices in the deli! Shows how often I shop. Oh, some ciabatta I made in the morning went with the cheese well. Meat and 3 veg, a rarity here but sometimes it just hits the spot. A friend had given me a cabbage and our butcher has the loveliest crumbed cutlets (with real crumbs). Some mustard carrots and mash, can’t go wrong! Can’t help it, a couple of my sourdough loaves. I’ve been playing with spelt and different grains and it has been great fun. The oranges have just about finished for this season but we still have a few more mornings of juice left. I have planted 2 more orange and 2 more mandarin trees, as we seem to just keep eating them if they are available. Our little grandson has had a great time picking mandarins and eating them straight from the tree. This breakfast is made up of our orange juice, eggs a friend brought to us (thanks Keryn) and served with bacon and maple syrup on the Italian Corneti (or Italian croissant) I made using the recipe in Carol Fields book ‘The Italian Baker’. It’s made using yeast, not sourdough so I’m off the hook with that one! I’ve decided I prefer ‘normal’ croissants as this dough has eggs added which I find a bit too rich and strangely enough, adds an ‘eggy’ flavour. And the most precious of what’s In My Kitchen this month, is our brand new (well 2 1/2 weeks old now) grandson. Here is is 4 days old and has changed so much already. It’s a bit addictive having these babies around!So that’s it from me ‘In My Kitchen this month’, I’m still trying to get to the links that Sherry has over at her blog Sherry’s Pickings of last months kitchen peekers. Thanks Sherry for sharing, I will get to it eventually!

So it’s nearly time to plant the tomatoes, make the Christmas Pudding and plan how this years Gingerbread House Demolition is going to be done.. Always open to some good creative ideas about that one.





About fergie51

Sourdough baker, teacher, eater and student. Sustainable living advocate and passionate food grower. Conduct sourdough baking classes at my home and administrator of Facebook support page for Australian & New Zealand sourdough bakers.
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17 Responses to In My Kitchen

  1. mae says:

    Of all the IMK posts this month your baby is the best “thing” in anyone’s kitchen! Congratulations.

    best… mae at


  2. Lovely sleeping baby in your kitchen! I also loath footie. The sharing of food après game is a different matter. What is it with eggs in croissants dough? Generally, I find Carol Field’s book full of great things to bake, but I agree with you regarding the croissants. Having a sourdough obsession seems reasonable to me!


    • fergie51 says:

      I’m not considered to be a true Australian, oh well……………Yes if I have to have an addiction making croissants isn’t bad, especially as I only ever eat about half of one and give the rest away.

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  3. congrats on the new grandson. so sweet. thanks for joining in IMK this month too. yum to bacon and maple syrup together. a great combo at any time. cheers Sherry x


  4. Gretchen says:

    What a gorgeous baby! Nothing else really matters does it?!


  5. Kim Bultman says:

    Maree, your football platter looks very appealing! Somehow I don’t think anyone minded that you gardened and threw “stuff” together during the game… or baked homemade ciabatta! I’m not a sports buff either… my daughter laughs every year when I call her to find out who’s in the Superbowl. (The ultimate U.S. sports equivalent.) Pick your own arena to “play” in — looks like your kitchen is yours. xo


  6. Liz says:

    Your sourdough is always amazing! I hope to be back contributing to IMK next month. Loved the pictures of your grandchild and the destruction of the ginger bread house.


  7. ladyredspecs says:

    New grandkids are trumps in anyone’s kitchen. Congratulations Maree


  8. Congratulations on your grandson, he’s so cute Maree. Your sourdough and ciabatta breads looks amazing! I love a good ciabatta – do you have a recipe for that? Oh and who can go past meat & 3 veg – yumm! xx

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  9. Suzie says:

    Loved catching up on your blog….congrats on your beautiful new grandson.


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