I have been drinking lots of herbal infused teas recently due to my chesty cough. I was given another box of Christmas Collection tea-bags. I mentioned before that I was introduced to Yogi Tea by my bestest friend Leah when I visited her in the USA, it makes an appearance in my kitchen now and again and makes me feel a little nostaligic.
For lunch, I have been tucking into a bowl full of Black Eyed Peas and Lemon Hot Pot. The lemony zing is just soothing on my scratchy sore throat.
|Image courtesy of Celia from Fig and Jam|
I travelled into Bristol a few weeks back before Christmas and stopped at an Oriental Supermarket to stock up on some goodies, namely raw adzuki beans, a vital ingredient for my vegan 'facon bacon', which I made last week. In the above image, you will also see that I was tempted by some Tapioca Pearls, Spicy Seaweed, Kaya - A Malaysian Coconut Jam. I have the recipe to make my own, but when I saw the jar, well I had to get me some to try. And a packet of what looks like purple potato wafer rolls, but it was the vivid colour on the packaging that got me interested.
And finally, I received a foodie hamper from my nephew for Christmas, here are some of the contents. I am particularly looking forward to Culinary Alchemy of Cradocs Golden Baked Biscuits with Pear and Earl Grey Tea. Its a little Welsh company and I've had some of their crackers or wafer thin biscuits before and quite enjoy them with good cheese and chutney.
Talking of chutney, or relish here are a couple also found in the hamper to accompany home made Veggie burgers. The hamper also included Christmas Pudding - may have to keep that now until December 2015!
I am sharing this post with Celia at Fig and Jam for November edition of In My Kitchen Series. Please go by and check out the other IMK posts.