Happy New Year everyone. I hope for each and every one of you all the best in 2014. Huge thanks to Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting this peek into kitchens around the world. I’m more than happy to see posts from friends in the Southern Hemisphere who are not under an arctic spell and whose gardens are green and growing (not under 2 metres of snow1). These posts cheer me up and give me a bit of hope that soon I will be able to back out of my drive way.
Christmas was good to Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen, how about you? I got some new food porn…
And a lovely bison tenderloin from my Uncle Glenn’s bison farm.
And a nice surprise in my mailbox: two locally made (Seattle, WA) dark chocolate bars with a bit of spice courtesy of Seana at Cottage Grove House. One is 70% dark with chili, and the other is 70% with chili and chocolate. Mmmmm. Later on in the day I found these really neat drinking chocolates at Winners: Cocoa and Cinnamon, Cocoa and Ginger, plain Cocoa. They don’t have any sugar in them so I’ll just use them in a recipe in substitution for plain old cocoa. Any suggestions?
Both of my kids scored a lot of Dr. Who merchandise, including this cute but awkward mug:
And I couldn’t help myself but go shopping for a little treat of my own. You may or may not know I’m a touch doxie crazy….now you know. He’s very useful for holding the business cards of chefs and restaurants that I always pick up after a meal out.
I’ve been waiting for this huge foodie crossword puzzle in my local City Palate Magazine. I try not to do it all at once so I can draw out the fun. There are some clues that have left me clueless though…
Cocktail made with St.Germaine Liquor: _u_m_n____d (11)
Also:White Grape Malvasia relative _e_m_____o (10)
Rubber Boots for beef ____i____n (10)
There’s more, but I guess I should just get to work on it. See you next month!