June is such a busy month here in Canada. There’s lots of yard work and gardening to do, preserves to make (gotta keep up with that rhubarb!), end of school wrap up events to attend, and especially for me….it’s the beginning of football season! I’ve been so busy that it seems like I just woke up and realized today was June 10 and Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial is waiting (every so patiently) for my addition to her monthly In My Kitchen series.
Plums and Cardamom:
Not so busy with Gin cocktails on the deck:I found a new novel to read while enjoying those cocktails:Yesterday I made a quick trip to the Italian market and found some goodies…just look at that dulce de leche! I also bought spicy capicollo and sliced provolone and made the kids after school Stromboli. No pictures because they absolutely demolished it!I scored a nice new white marble background…which I will remember to NOT use next to a flaming red wall….Funny story about the marble cupboard…I spotted it online about 9 pm one night on our local kijiji classifieds but didn’t get a return message until about 10:15. I spent some time coaxing and arguing with my son and husband that we needed to grab this piece ASAP, meaning that night or it would be gone. After about ten minutes they finally relented and we went to pick it up. As we were leaving there was a light drizzle, by the time we arrived at the seller’s home it was raining quite a bit. I quickly tried to negotiate but my efforts were useless because hubby had already pulled the money (full price!) out of his pocket behind my back. It ended up to be a good thing that it was all over quickly because as soon as the marble and cabinet were in the SUV, the heavens began to shake, rumble, and roar! We made it home and I sat with the dogs watching the amazing light show out the front window while my hubby and our oldest son headed for bed, all this apparently being too much action for a Wednesday night.
That’s it for June! What’s happening in your kitchen this month?