Hello, before I present the next recipe, I would like to show you some purchases which I made.
They are things which I really needed. Since I have started to make recipes, I am no longer interested in clothes and jewels, as before. Now, I always find myself without realizing it in the cooking section .
Here are the things I bought:
The pestle, it's very heavy, made from stone. /
I bought one made from wood when I was in Morocco, it is light, I rarely use it because it does not grind well. /
I like to grind my spices just before I use them in my recipes. They have a strong flavor and a nice smell. /
I bought another baking mitts, as you can see, the blue one is the old one, I used to hear it scream, because it was used all the time, it was the only one I had.
Now I hear it laughing with joy because it was replaced. /
I prepared a cake this week, which I will soon post, I asked my husband to clean the mold, he is so "perfect" in the kitchen that he has scraped the mold, so look well at the black spots. /
I bought another red pan. /
The pan has two lids, one with the hole and the other one supplementary without a hole, it means that you can use it for cakes and for pies. /
The pan has small heart holes in the bottom. /
I bought some vanilla sugar (the green package ), I had difficulty in finding it here in the USA, they have only the liquid which contains alcohol. Usually I buy the vanilla sugar from Morocco ( the blue package), but I only have one package left. /
I didn't forget my small princess who always likes to help me when I am working in the kitchen , my daughter Jenna-Aicha who is 2 years old.
I bought her this package, a mini-set to prepare cakes.
It really looks like it was made for adult use, it has everything that you need to prepare a cake, maybe one day I will borrow it from her. /
I bought these two tagines from Morocco, I brought one with me in my suitcase, the second I gave to my husband, in his suitcase, if one breaks, then we have the second. Thank God they both arrived safe in the USA. /
I was tired cooking in them the whole time, above all we have a lot of varieties of nice tagines in Morocco.
I saw this one in the store, I fell in love with it.
Look at the packaging. /
It's beautiful isn't it ?
I will prepare a recipe soon with it.
what was really special in this one, it's a iron Teflon, a heavy pan with a tagine lid which is made from pottery. Very unusual, even in Morocco, I have never seen it before. /
As I told you, the bottom is a heavy pan teflon /
The top is made like a normal tagine, from pottery. /
I also bought small containers for spices. /
They are cute. Let me explain to you why I bought them :
Check this out, where I store my spices, is a mustard bottle. It has turmeric in it. /
This one is a baby food bottle, it has mace powder. /
I think this one was for pickles. It has fenugreek powder. /
Everybody recognize the nescafe bottle. I use it to keep my cloves in it. /
This one used to be a bottle of olives. It has my nutmeg. /
This bottle contained jam, now it contains my bay leaves. /
Here is another pickle jar. It has my flaxseeds.
This one contains honey. It has mace now.
It was a pleasant day for me because I found all that I needed, especially these small bottles for spices, they made the kitchen more organized.
I promise to myself to buy more bottles, so that all my spice bottles are the same.