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Thursday, August 31, 2023


The end of August brought lots of local farm produce into my kitchen: eggplants, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, regular tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupes, basil, fresh garlic, and peppers!

I've posted many of the recipes that I've been making such as the my beautiful tian (link to recipe) composed of colorful layers of eggplant, zucchini, tomato, and potato. I also made a lemony Israeli salad (link to recipe), a zucchini and eggplant dip (link to recipe), and one of my favorites- spring roll in a bowl (link to recipe).
I made a few new purchases that have brightened up my kitchen this past month.

Large white platter with lemons and green leaves

This large cheerful looking platter has been a joy to serve on and display. It has a similar theme to one of my tablecloths that I bought in Tuscany.

yellow and blue tablecloth on a table

I re-arranged the top display of a small console table in my kitchen

console table with photos and platters displayed

One of my friends gave me these adorable little peppers from her garden.  I don't know what they are called, but my husband is enjoying them. They are not super hot but do have a mild kick. I looked them up online and they are possibly a small Peruvian pepper called a drop pepper.

small red Peruvian drop pepper on a white plate

On my counter, I have a small pottery collection of mugs and bowls. 

pottery on a counter in a case

We have been enjoying lots of summer fruit.

platter with raspberries, cantaloupe, honeydew and yellow sun grapes

This colorful Spanish trivet was a gift from my son and daughter in law. They brought it back from their recent trip to Barcelona along with some interesting candy for us to taste.
colorfully decorated trivet

Love the flower arrangement.

flower arrangement in a vase

Enjoy the remainder of summer! 
Fall is on the way!!  

Joining Sherry for her In My Kitchen link party!

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  1. Can't believe that it's already September. Time really flies. Love those little cute peppers.

  2. I love the table cloth and the trivet. So pretty. We have also enjoyed the fruits and veggies of the season but I'm looking forward to Fall.

  3. That gorgeous tablecloth and the lemon platter are winning my heart, although that beautiful trivet is definitely a contender. I love seeing the color there!

  4. Nice! Thanks for the tour of your lovely home.

  5. Your trivet, mugs, and bowl are beautiful. I love the colors.

  6. Lovely things in your kitchen, I especially like the platter, such nice pattern and colours.

    Enjoy this last day of August and have a happy new month of September.

    All the best Jan

  7. I always love your In My Kitchen posts! Your lemon platter and tablecloth are so cheerful, and your trivet is eye-catching. What a great gift! 🍋🌈

  8. september and it's Spring already! EEk. love that platter and tablecloth! Very similar to a French one we have. the other pottery is lovely too. Thanks for joining in this month. cheers Sherry

  9. I love the platter, and the blue pottery collection is stunning!

  10. Those peppers look so cute! I checked out the spring roll in a bowl - it looks so good, I'm going to have to try. Love your blue potter collection too.

  11. I love the idea of making homemade applesauce and using it in your oatmeal. I’m definitely going to try that out. Your kitchen looks so cozy and inviting.

  12. I like your cheerful platter, mugs, and of course flowers. Your kitchen is charming.

  13. Beautiful platter, tablecloth, trivet, the works! Your kitchen looks so cheery. I am kicking myself for not having bought table linens when we were in Tuscany. I think it was just a case of beauty overload. I couldn’t decide what I wanted, so I bought nothing.

  14. Beautiful mugs!!....lovely colors in your kitchen!!,,,,,,....Abrazotes, Marcela

  15. Your Tuscan looking platter and tablecloth are so cheerful, and I love your Spanish trivet. I need a new trivet, mine disappeared, how does that happen? I will check out your recipes, they look so interesting and Summer has been glorious for fruit and veg in your world. Thanks for such a nice post.

  16. So many great colors and I am hanging onto summer a bit longer here before fall!

  17. Everything in your kitchen is so lovely, Judee.
    I love all the vibrant colors.

  18. Your kitchen is so joyful and warm. I'd love to sit and talk with you as you cook.

  19. Love the platter with lemons and the tablecloth, they definitely look like the south of France. And the peppers are adorable, does your husband simply snack on them?


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