Monday, November 1, 2021

In My Kitchen (November)



I'm joining Sherry's IMK (In My Kitchen) "blog share" for the month of November. IMK, as the name implies, is an opportunity for bloggers to give readers a peek into what's going on in their kitchens. 


I've been looking at fall tablescapes on some blogs recently, and love all the beautifully set tables for the season. I started digging out an old set of pottery that I had packed away that I haven't used in many years. They look and feel like fall dishes to me. 


It was my very first set of "good" dishes when I first got married. I wasn't into china. I remembered that the pottery was from a company called  Rocky Mount Pottery from the 1970's, but I couldn't find anything like it online. Anyone recognize or know if it is Rocky Mount? 





The teapot is part of the same set of dishes (Each piece was purchased separately). The raw honey is from a local bee keeper (I know the bee keeper), and the homemade tea is my favorite home brewed recipe that I learned from my friend Vicki- 

(link) Ayurvedic Cardamom and Anise Tea -easy and delicious 

I finally purchased a set of china twenty years later-
I love my pink and black rimmed pattern


We had a good amount of local apples, so I made some homemade (link) apple pie filling that I used as a topping for my acorn squash. It was delicious, and we also ate some by itself without the squash. 



Of course I've got my Soups Cookbook in my kitchen especially now that it is soup weather . 

For November I'm making the Creamy Carrot Dill soup,  the 10 minute Shiitake Mushroom soup, and the Acorn Cardamon soup. Anyone interested in a copy of my book for yourself or a great gift ?  


I also finished up the last of the zucchini from a local farmer's market.  I took out my spiralizer and spiralized the zucchini and some beets, and then lightly saut√©ed them with some red onions. Delicious (link)  side dish that I make every year in the beginning of fall.

zucchini in a spiralizer www.realfoodblogger.com

Sprializers are fun to have.
I use mine all summer for zucchini, sweet potato, beets 


spiralized zucchini vegetable www.realfoodmatters.com
I love my vintage bowl for this colorful and flavorful fall
medley of vegetables




The last pickings of my white cone-shaped hydrangeas turning shades of greens and pinks.

white hydrangeas in a crystal vase



27 comments:

  1. Beautiful dishes, both the old ones and the more recent ones. Your kitchen looks very nice.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mae. It is my first time participating in IMK. I probably should have taken a photo of the entire kitchen.

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  2. I love your pretty dish towels and hydrangeas are my favorite flower!

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    1. Hydrangeas, especially white ones, are my favorite too. I also love pansies.

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  3. Hi there Judee! Love all the delicious recipes going on in your kitchen this month. Apple pie filling, soups and all kinds of delicious fall harvest recipes. Cute tea set too. Stay well and take care

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    1. I do seem to be doing a great deal of cooking lately and have made a variety of recipes. I grew into liking China dishes and using it for tea.

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  4. I am IN LOVE with that pottery! It is PERFECT for fall, but also any time of the year. Use it! It is really lovely. Like you, I am not into china.

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    1. I didn't show the dinner plate because it is plain ( like the teaspoon) but it sets a beautiful table.

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  5. So many wonderful things to enjoy in this post. I love your dishes! Soups are our thing now! So many great recipes to try!

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    1. Thank You Marie- I do like soup and have been making more of it lately in the cooler weather. Everyone seems to like these dishes. They are 50 years old- does that make them vintage.

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  6. Love your pottery! The apple pie filling looks very tasty.

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    1. Thank you Angie and thank you for always stopping by and commenting.

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  7. Your hydrangeas are absolutely gorgeous... and I loved learning about all of the fun memories associated with your dishes!

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    1. I have been very blessed with the most gorgeous full blooming white cone shaped hydrangea bush.

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  8. November is definitely a good month for soups!
    Enjoy them and have a happy November.

    All the best Jan

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  9. Your dishes are perfect for November and will make a pretty fall table. Love the cheery sunflower towels too.

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    1. Carol,
      I have a thing for the black and white check theme and do especially enjoy it with sunflowers!

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  10. Your dishes are wonderful and just right for the season. And oh, all that food looks marvelous! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I do like the dishes but I put them away about 10 years ago and forgot about them. I'm glad I brought them back again too. I actually have some beautiful serving pieces with it.

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  11. Love the sunflower dish cloth. And lucky you to have access to local honey.

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  12. Your kitchen things are so pretty! And your pottery place settings are indeed fally. I didn't register for wedding china either, opting instead for blue and orange ceramic. Your vintage rose-print serving dish filled with colorful spiralized veggies is so cheerful. I agree that the spirals are fun! :)

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  13. Love those dishes! Such nice stuff in your kitchen -- thanks for a peek. :-)

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  14. What great recipes and decor ideas for fall. All of your dishes are gorgeous! You're inspiring me Judee!

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  15. thanks so much for joining in this month judee. love your crockery and the flowers, and the tea towels - so cheery. i think i have a spiraliser in a cupboard but i've never used it. must hunt it up. take care
    cheers
    sherry

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  16. Def. autumnal dishes. I am liking them very much Judee. And indeed the season for soups!

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  17. Welcome to the IMK circle! I adore your bursts of colour, especially that sunflower teatowel and the bowl holding your veggies. Thanks for sharing (and reminding me that zucchini is delicious spiralised!)

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  18. Tea-pot set looks great! Great recipes for this season.

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