In My Kitchen: July 2014

In My Kitchen is hosted by the fabulous Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. It is such a great series, full of interesting and inspiring bits and pieces. I have been an avid reader of the series for quite a while and this time around I wanted to join in.

So what has been happening here ….

There have been so many birthdays, and of course baking, in the past month. For my darling husband’s birthday there was his annual Big Baked Cheesecake with Cognac Cherry Sauce.
Big Baked Cheesecake

A walnut cake filled with baked pears and decorated with honey-sweetened cream and walnuts for my father’s birthday. It was so delicious. I will have to blog the recipe for you soon!
Pear Walnut Cake

Cupcakes for Pink Giraffe’s birthday, my daughter’s current favourite toy. Any excuse for cupcakes will do around here!

Cupcakes 2Cupcakes 3
Cupcake 4party4

It hasn’t all been about cake though. I have been enjoying some lovely seasonal fruit
especially the pears
and pomegranates.

I have bought a few new pieces for the kitchen…

another non-stick frypan (I am hoping this one lasts more than 6 months)…

and a pretty vintage glass from St Vinnies.

What’s happening in your kitchen?


37 thoughts on “In My Kitchen: July 2014

  1. Stephanie, what a lovely first peek into your kitchen! Thanks,too, for the link to your cheesecake recipe — truly worthy of its name. My favorite photo and description (besides all of them!) was your lil’ vintage stemware glass in the last photo… it’s just waiting to be filled with something good from your kitchen. Welcome!

  2. You had me at the baked cheesecake with cognac cherries! Oh my that looks the business. My husband inhales cherries he would just love it. Lovely post πŸ™‚

    1. A whole set would be lovely. They only had the one glass for sale and it was too pretty to refuse! I feel like I am running a home to stray and orphaned glasses/bowls.

      Chocolate mousse would be perfect!

  3. Stephanie, thanks for joining in! And what a magnificent first photo of that cheesecake with cognac cherry sauce! The cupcakes are very cute – lucky Pink Giraffe! I wonder if toys get birthdays once a year like us humans, or once a week.. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Celia – IMK has been fun!
      There’s always a birthday for one of her toys but she was very insistent about this one. It was sweet!

  4. I tried to leave a comment the other day, but I think Blogger is not friends with WordPress at the moment and my comment went MIA.

    Your baked goods look positively delicious. Thanks for the tour.

  5. Welcome to your first IMK. It’s great having a peak in your kitchen! I’m loving that gorgeous vintage glass – too cute! And those cakes look delicious. Do you have recipes for those? Really nice meeting you

    1. Thank you! The big baked cheesecake is already on the blog. I will have to redo the walnut cake. I forgot to measure some of the ingredients!

  6. The food looks amazing – beautiful photography! I think that my daughter will soon reach the age of wanting birthday parties for her favourite toys as well. I do love cake so I don’t think I’ll mind. I have the same luck with my non stick pans… I look forward to a potential review of your new one!

    1. Thank you very much Lisa. I do try hard to take nice photos!

      We have a birthday or tea party most weeks; so sweet! I try to not make cake for all of them though. I would be too much!

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