In my kitchen…


… is this happy little onion!


I saw this big smile when I cut into the onion and it made me smile right back!

In my kitchen…


are these salty almond bars- packaged and ready for lunches!

In my kitchen…


is this loaf of peasant bread – raised in the banneton Celia sent me

(Thanks again, Celia!) and fresh out of the oven.

In my kitchen…


is this wonderful tea infuser pot!  Jordan bought it for my birthday- he doesn’t know yet

that he bought it- but he did all the same!

In my kitchen…


is this can of Tasmanian honey!  I love the tin- and the honey is delish-

Thanks to Meredith for this beauty of a treat!

In my kitchen…


are my favorite rolling pins.  Most of them were gifts and I love them

and use them all throughout the year.

In my kitchen…


is dinner!

Grilled Ahi (yellow fin tuna) with a swirl of basalmic vinegar on a bed of

vegetable couscous, baked sweet potato, and a garden salad!


17 thoughts on “In my kitchen…

  1. Heidi, I LOVE everything in your kitchen! Smiley faced onion made me smile too!

    I had an identical jar of honey in my pantry years ago – must go searching for it again. It’s a gourmet treat, so your Meredith is spoiling you.. 🙂

    Your bread looks magnificent – as always – and I’m intrigued by your rolling pins, especially the patterned ones. Were they used to roll a design onto the pastry? Or are they just decorative?

    • Hi Celia!
      I do treasure the honey- and Meredith always spoils me! 🙂
      The rolling pins are an ongoing collection.
      One was my grandmother’s pin.
      The dark brown small one on the bottom rack and the white handled pin, second from the top are both textured rolling pins- for design on cookies or biscuits. I’ve used them both when making gingerbread houses and they leave beautiful textured designs. I like rolling pins that don’t have ball bearing in the handles. So my collection grows very slowly since most pins have moving handles. 😉

  2. wI’m sure glad you didn’t think your smiling face was the face of Jesus. You’d have everyone at your door asking to see it. Love the rolling pin rack. Was that the original use for it. Sue

    • Hi Sue!
      It was the original use- I found it at a store in Copley on Cleve- Mass. Rd. – the store is gone now. It was next to the Scrapbook store. I’ve seen smaller racks- but liked that you could add on extra pin holders. Of course, now I can’t find any more! 🙁

    • I love the honey! And the tin is so beautiful!
      I once brushed against the wall early morning and had those pins drop onto my bare toes! I love them, but am very wary of that wall, now! 🙂

  3. Your rolling pins are lovely! Such an interesting item to collect, too. It looks like the rack was customed-made for them. Are there any stories behind the rolling pins?

    • There are ALWAYS stories!:)
      I started the collection with my mother’s pin- a solid maple that I learned on- from there I moved on to the large pin on the bottom- my sister bought is- actually consigned it to be made for me. I really hate pins that spin. I like a solid piece of wood that I can apply the amount of pressure without aids.
      The majority of American rolling pins are all spinners- so I tend to check out garage sales and antique stores looking for solid pins. My favorite pin has never made it onto the wall because it is usually in use- and I have a couple of vintage pizza rollers – smaller and double sided that I keep in a drawer.
      Thanks for visiting!

  4. I love all of the pictures of In My Kitchen. I also have some of that honey in my kitchen and from the same person. Thank you for sharing both the pictures and a taste. Dinner looks delicious, I’ll have to try basalmic on my tuna next time.

    • Honey is a gift from God. But the more complex the flavor the greater the gift in my opinion!
      Canadian honey (especially Western Canadian) is mostly made from the rapeseed flowers and has a strong flavor- but is not necessarily the most palatable. The local honey is mostly wildflower or lavender honey and they have a nice delicate flavor- but the Tasmanian is deeper and I’m not familiar with the different notes that can be distinguished- so yes- a true epicurian delight!
      They say that local honey helps one to deal with allergies, since the flowers are introduced through the honey- so I stick mainly with local honey for that health aspect. 🙂

  5. What a great post Heidi! I love that rolling pin holder what a beautiful display that makes, functional and beautiful at the same time. I have a new rolling pin, that my Aunt brought me from Stockholm, to make knackebrod with. I have had one attempt that was fairly disastrous, but your pictures make me think I should have another go!

    Smiling onions and salty bars of goodness look great too and I would have been extremely happy to sit down and eat supper with you. Does your teapot have a removable centre piece? I’m a big fan of glass teapots. Now to go and catch up with that garden post of yours…. xx

    • Hi Joanna!
      The tea pot does have a removable center piece. I’ve been looking at these glass pots for years- telling myself that the last thing I need is another teapot! But then I saw yours in your post on madeleine’s- and I gave myself permission to buy one!
      So thank you for the inspiration!

    • Thanks, Cindy.
      I used to keep them in a wine basket- they fit fairly well- but it took up too much counter space.
      I NEED counterspace for gadgets!
      I did run into them one night in the dark- scared everyone in the house- and ended up with a bruised leg and foot!
      Didn’t damage the pins at all! 🙂

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