My goodness it’s been a long time since I’ve participated in In My Kitchen. The truth is not much has gone on in my kitchen except for the ongoing renovations that started in April. Yes, April. One of these days, the kitchen will be complete and I’ll be able to post the finished product. Until then, here are a few things that have been going on.
I attended the third annual Food Bloggers of Canada conference in Montréal, Québec and had a wonderful time learning, socializing, and networking. Then there was the amazing swag bag provided by the many sponsors:
My dad decided to surprise my mom for her birthday with a trip to visit her ‘far away’ children and grandchildren. They stayed for a week at my sister’s house and spent her birthday at mine. I didn’t mind the short visit though, I had plenty to do and my dad can’t stand the big city. He is in the stages of completing his wood working shop and I’m looking forward to seeing what he creates in his spare time. He brought me this section of old barn door to use as a back drop/surface for my food photography.
I scored big at Value Village with this very Mad Men-esque cocktail set. I am guessing it originally came with more glasses so I will keep my eyes peeled so that I can eventually complete the set. I fell in love with the almost round glasses, etching, and gold accents.
My cook book obsession continues. In addition to the great books I got in my conference swag bag, I couldn’t help but buy these three. Pretty soon I’m going to need an addition on the house, just for a cook book library!
And last, but certainly not least, there was some great food in my kitchen this month! I made the ultimate Lemon Meringue Pie just before I left for the conference. I regret not taking any ‘big girl camera’ photos but here’s one from my cell phone. You can tell the daylight hours have left us here in Canada. The long, dark winter is ahead of us and today we had our first significant snow. Which means Christmas is on the way…and so is the beginning of Christmas baking!
Thank you so much to my friend Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting a peek into November kitchens around the world!