It’s been a massive 2 weeks since we returned to Australia from Nepal. There are absolutely more Nepal posts on the way, but just for the minute it’s taking me a little while to settle back into our regular program here on our little urban farm in Portarlington.
In my kitchen…
…we have my favourite new kitchen tool, a lime squeezer. We bought it from a street stall in Nepal after seeing someone use one when we ordered a sandwich. It’s been a fantastic addition to our kitchen, squeezing lime into soda water and squeezing 1kg of limes for J’s batch of lime marmalade.
…There is jars and jars of J’s lime marmalade. It set wonderfully, and tastes delicious (even if I generally have an aversion to marmalade).
…is this beautiful smelling Kashmiri Saffron. We bought it from a little shop next to J’s friend the rug seller. We spent many an afternoon drinking Kashmiri tea with Yousef. The tea had saffron, cinnamon, cardamom pods, honey and green tea. Delicious! So we had to buy saffron to be able to replicate this satisfying tea at home.
…is a yet to be opened bag of meat and momo masala. I can’t wait to make up a big batch of momo’s (Nepalese dumplings), and sprinkle this spice mix into the meat mixture/
The kitchen has been a pretty empty place in the last couple of weeks. It’s been a place of necessity, rather than joy. Hopefully the coming weeks (maybe even over the weekend), the joy and passion will return!
Do you ever loose your passion to cook?
Have a look at the other In My Kitchen posts at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.