I’m tempted to start off this post, by telling you what should be In My Kitchen … There should be a First Holy Communion cake all ready to decorate with a tiny sugar model of Violet. There’s not – but there’s a week to go?
There should be plenty of fresh veg and fruit – There’s not … It’s been a crazy weekend and no time to go shopping.
But let’s not focus on the negative, there ARE plenty of wonderful things going on In My Kitchen.
I may not have had time to go fruit & veg shopping but I did get time to buy this darling little melon baller – With a diameter of just 12mm, it is so tiny & cute. I am envisioning plenty of meals with little balls from the obvious melon, to ice-cream, to pate to Mini mash balls.
We were also sent these macarons from Baked with Love MCR. We usually reserve macarons for holidays or when we have time to bake our own. Millie especially was overjoyed with this unexpected treat. Bake with Love are trialling new ways of posting macarons in the post – These fared quite well. In addition to the usual flavours, vanilla, pistachio, coconut, there were fabulous other flavours like Passion Fruit and Chocolate Orange.
Everyone knows I’m a fan of all things Irish – Irish Brown Bread Crackers from Sheridans sounded just up my street. We tried them with Soft Cheese as a snack and found them quite a strong salty taste. They are actually lower in salt than traditional Cream Crackers though which was surprising.Great for an alternative on a Cheeseboard for something a little different.
We have been asked to try products to suit special dietary requirements this month too. Sukrin Cake mix is described as Free From Sugar, Gluten, Wheat, Egg – I have yet to try the cake mix but we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Chocolate which has no added sugar. There’s certainly no shortage of taste with the Sea Salt flavour. I’m intrigued by the low carbohydrate level, Sukrin say they are ‘All natural’ substitutes, encouraging us to lead a healthier lifestyle.
So that’s the lot for this month’s In My Kitchen – By next week the First Holy Communion will be over. A buffet will have been prepared, eaten and cleared up – I hope it is less eventful than Millie’s – we ended up in A & E as Dermot got a wine glass stem stuck in his foot!