This being only my second IMK, I would be remiss not to thank Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial yet again for not just her brilliant idea, but for allowing me to share my kitchen (and the food prepared in it) worldwide. It’s not coincidence that a New Year’s resolution of mine was to cook for others at least once a month. I think I’ve come pretty close to doing that literally, but I had no idea that a blog, featuring the food I love, would reach so many people in such far corners of the planet. I’m beginning to read the IMK’s from Australia with a fake Aussie accent even 😊
In my kitchen, is a bowl of lemons picked from our lemon tree. We planted all of our fruit trees from bareroot, but our community was primarily citrus orchards until the 1970’s. Our house is also nestled against the foothills at an elevation of about 2100 feet. We do get temporary snow here about twice in the winter, and hardy citrus love our weather. I could never have too many lemons…
In my kitchen is Pledge Extra Moisturizing Spray, which thanks to Pinterest, I now know polishes granite like a boss! Why couldn’t have someone told me this about 8 years ago? I’ve been buying expensive granite polish all this time!
In my kitchen is my Twisted Peppermint candle, which is my all time favorite scent during the holidays. I could drown in a Twisted Peppermint scented bathtub, inhale the heavenly fumes of the candle all the live long day, and swathe every square inch of my skin in the body lotion. But that’s me…
In my kitchen, is Duke, the newest member of the household. My son rescued him after he was thrown from a car onto a busy highway. After two weeks, I’m beginning to think he was pushed, but that’s another story. He does devour my homemade dog food like he’s never had food in his life…..
In my kitchen, is gingerbread sprinkled with powdered sugar. And my youngest son Conor, who texted me from his bed, requesting warm gingerbread and milk. It’s a good thing he’s still cute….
Happy Holidays from my kitchen to yours!