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In My Kitchen is a wonderful monthly series hosted by Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.  Head over to her blog for a full list of the participants, and find out what’s happening in kitchens across the globe.

This post finally sees the transition from my cold weather kitchen in wintery Canberra to a touch of spring.  In my kitchen this month…

I’ve been baking sourdough regularly again, this week’s pictured below with a loaf of sesame banana bread…

sourdough loaves and banana bread

I made Mr GP, who is a big fruitcake fan, a Dundee cake, and also made some apple hand pies with some slightly floury apples…

Dundee cake and apple hand pies

I showcased the lovely cheap leeks at the markets in a wonderfully rich and warming cock-a-leekie soup….

cock-a-leekie

and roasted an assortment of winter vegetables topped with haloumi…

roast vegetables with haloumi

At the end of the week rush at the markets, I grabbed two bags of passionfruit for $1 each!  These were turned into fantastic passionfruit curd using this recipe…

passionfruit curd

As well as some cute little passionfruit shortbreads…

passionfruit shortbread

Strawberries have recently become incredibly cheap as the Queensland season gears up, selling for as little as three punnets for $4, so as well as making salads with the wonderful combination of late season citrus and new season strawberries…

citrus and strawberry salad

I made a quick batch of strawberry jam with caramelised balsamic and black pepper…

strawberry jam

I’ve also bought a few wonderful goodies from my regular online market, Farmhouse Direct, including wonderful fresh corn tortillas from La Tortilleria….

La Tortilleria corn tortillas

Delicious cheeses from Apostle Whey…

Apostle Whey cheese

Bananas, banana flour and dried banana slices from Springhaven Meadows…

Springhaven Meadows bananas Springhaven Meadows banana flour and dried slices

And beautiful cultured butter, buttermilk and creme fraiche from Myrtleford Butter Factory…

Myrtleford Butter Factory buttermilk, creme fraiche and cultured butter

I also have a new cookbook, to encourage Mr GP and me to eat special dinners together a bit more often…

Date Night In cookbook

What’s in your kitchen (or garden) this month?

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