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In my kitchen in February it was hot and not a lot of baking was happening. The kitchen was filled with plenty of fresh fruit and cooling salads. This summer has proven to be good growing weather. By that I mean, heavy showers followed by sun but it also equates to high humidity. Today was a mere 87% humidity! The apricots and plums ripen quickly on the kitchen bench ¬†which makes them great for cakes and tarts like this German Plum tart, another beautiful recipe from A Baker’s Odyssey by Greg Patent.

Perfectly ripe pineapples are delicious in summer and I keep the pineapple tops in a container of water on my kitchen bench until roots form, then into the garden to provide me with another sweet pineapple.

apricot tart

Apricot and almond tart filled the kitchen with mouthwatering perfume and made smoko special for my hubby’s workmates.

Our backyard avocado tree has just started giving up it’s treasures. The first of this season’s avocados are now maturing in the kitchen and finding their way into salad bowls.

I had to buy this chocolate macadamia spread called Macabella when I was shopping the other day. It’s beautifully packaged and look so appealing. But doesn’t quite hit the spot like our favourite chocolate hazelnut spread, Nutella.

Have you tried it?

spinach pasta

Finally, a Jamie Oliver inspired recipe of spinach pasta with zucchini and cherry tomatoes. This is a great pasta made with just baby spinach leaves and flour! It works and is so delicious!

In My Kitchen is part of a bigger IMK community hosted by Liz who blogs at the great ¬†Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things. Have a look at her blog to find a list of kitchens around the world which you can have a peek into.

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