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Thursday, 17 April 2014

This Week in My Kitchen

Cooking inspiration runs a little slim this time of year when I see the garden begin to grow, but there's nothing to pick save for kale, chives and tulips.  But being forced to dig a little deeper isn't a terrible thing.  This week, inspiration came . . .

. . . from a a conversation with my mother.  She served fish cakes this week and that sounded good.  These are salmon and potato cakes, waiting to be dredged in flour and pan fried.

. . . from a library cook book.  This kale panini with feta cheese and zippy banana peppers is sure to appear on our table again.

. . . from the pantry.  There's nothing like cracking open a jar of last summer's tomato-y goodness to enjoy over pasta.

And finally, inspiration came from a string of sunny days and a few spring showers -- reminders that the abundance of summer will come soon enough.

What's cooking at your house?

I'm joining, for the first time, This Week in my Kitchen at Beauty That Moves.  This blog hop is all about capturing a love of whole foods, combined with the activity of a bustling kitchen.  A weekly collection of photos from the centre of my home.


  1. well...everything looks delicious and so pretty. Even the garlic and carrot scrapes look pretty enough to eat.

  2. Your salmon balls look delicious as does everything.. Tulips make your day, eh?

  3. Everything looks so yummy. I love how you find inspiration everywhere!

  4. Yummy inspiration in your kitchen. The sandwich looks delicious! Kale in a sandwich is something I've not tried.

  5. Oh my goodness, your panini looks delicious. So does your pasta, and your fish cakes... delicious week!

  6. Oh lord, if that's the result of having little inspiration, my goodness! Everything looks so fresh and delicious!

  7. Goodness ..... you've made me soo hungry Cristal!
    Sadly nothing is cooking in my kitchen just yet ..... but it soon will be!
    Happy Easter!
    love Jooles x x x

  8. i can't remember the last time i had a panini, sounds good!

  9. That Panini looks awesome- Kale and Feta- will have to try that...

  10. Love all your photos. It is frustrating waiting for things to grow, but once you can start picking I find the waiting has all been worthwhile. Enjoy! xxoo