Saturday, July 07, 2012

In My Kitchen, July

I thought I'd do something a little different on my blog this month...just to prove that I don't actually eat out all the time. The thing is however I'm dog/house-sitting for my all I've done this month is pretty much eat out - apart from a few sad and random stove-top meals at home.

Like I said, there's not much happening cooking wise this month. There is however A WHOLE LOT OF DOG FOOD in my brothers kitchen.  Despite all the tins and treats Pip only gets fed once a day - which to a food blogger who eats pretty much non-stop seems kind of mean.

The stove in my brothers kitchen is a's pretty intimidating.  I'm not sure what all the bells and whistles do so I've just bought a few "canned goods" that I can heat up on the stove without (hopefully) blowing myself up.  At my house I've gotten into cooking soups from scratch in a BIG WAY this winter. These tinned jobbies aren't that flash.

Last week I did duck down to the Marrickville Organic Markets to pick up a few things.  I bought some great Organic Sourdough Bread to go with my tinned soup, some fruit and some lovely smoked salmon pasta. I had a bit of trouble cooking the pasta - it took forever and all clumped together with bits of it still being hard? I thought I new how to cook pasta - wonder what I did wrong? Anyone?

Hopefully when I do this post again next month it'll be a bit more...healthy with less tinned food.

The In My Kitchen blog-hop is hosted by Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.

Miss Piggy xox


  1. That is a lot of dog food. Maybe I should come over and smuggle some for my dog who can't stop eating :/

  2. I loved this post and your eating out posts!

    SSG xxx

  3. Hello Miss Piggy...great to see your brothers kitchen! That stove is impressive and I am loving all you market goodies. Maybe with the pasta you may have needed more water? Or maybe a little more stirring as it cooked just to loosen it up a bit? Just a few thoughts...smoked salmon pasta sounds delicious.

  4. Thanks for joining in, Miss Piggy! Lovely to see the things in your borrowed kitchen - there really is a lot of dog food! :) Is that the hot smoked salmon from Marrickville Markets? I remember tasting that last time I was there, and it was very good. We have a big monster oven as well - don't know what I'd do without it! :)

  5. I really like this idea for a blog post! Perhaps I'll do it myself sometime this month...

    Was it dried or fresh pasta? I'm still learning how to boil up the fresh stuff too.


  6. It is challenging to cook on someone else's stove. Just blame the stove for your pasta mishap lol! That said, the stove looks pretty awesome. I would love to have one like that myself. :) You're such a dutiful sister!

  7. Mel, awesome to see that you have joined in the fun. Happy cooking, lovely one!

  8. Piggy in a kitchen, unheard of! haha, you're right though, I do need to get some more easy soup recipes up for you ;) Loving that stove is an understatement.

    For the pasta a couple of hints... lots of water - way more than you think you need; get it to a 'rolling boil' not just a pleasant simmer; separate pasta and drop in slowly; give it a good stir to make sure it doesn't stick; lay a wooden spoon across top of pan so it doesn't boil over (seriously, best trick ever); shouldn't take more than a minute or two to cook :)

  9. Am loving this post. Who thinks you only eat out? hahaha Love your brother's stove!

  10. Those canned soups that you've chosen are quite healthy actually, compared to other cream canned soups available. I've bought all the cafe styled canned soups to give it a try! :)

  11. Love this post!!! That is a LOT of dog food....and a very impressive stove....


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