In My Kitchen October 2013

Last week we were swimming at the lake, today we are wearing light sweaters and sipping hot tea.

Ahh! Welcome Autumn!

After canning my rear end off last month, its nice to look at something other than mason jars and canning pots. I’m quite sure we will enjoy these things come cooler months.

I got to pull some of my china and other “stuff” out of storage and put into use this lovely oil dispenser. Pottery Oil Can

I really like this one. It was hand-made by an artist in Boca Raton, FL. I adore using well made pottery.

Pumpkins and squash fill my counters. Ready to eat this season.

These various squash found their way into my basket while shopping this weekend.

These various squash found their way into my basket while shopping this weekend.

I love roasting squash and serving it with butter, salt and fresh pepper. Yum.

Yesterday I made Butternut Squash Soup for lunch with Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches pressed on the Panini press.

We have a lovely pumpkin and fall squash display on the front step.

Stacked Pumpkins on the step

Stacked Pumpkins on the step

I topped one with moss and succulents for accent;

Pumpkin with Moss and Succulents

Pumpkin with Moss and Succulents

we are progressively eating our way through the rest!

While this October edition of In My Kitchen was due a good while back, I’ve been quite busy working on a few things.

For one, I studied my butt off to take the certifying exam for “Certified Dietary Manager” or CDM. I’ve been cramming medical nutritional therapies and medical codes into my head and now that I’ve passed the exam I have more free time to blog.

In My Kitchen now are 6 molds of goat cheese draining,

Goat Cheese Draining

Goat Cheese Draining

2 bread loaves rising, lobster tails, stone crab claws and Mimosa’s for lunch because today is my birthday!

And it’s time to start working on November’s In My Kitchen! Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, Hosts this wonderful gathering each month. Visit and join in!

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24 thoughts on “In My Kitchen October 2013

  1. Pam, Happy Birthday!!! Those pumpkins look amazing – we never get anything like that here, and certainly not for Halloween when it’s spring. 🙂 Your little oil dispenser is very cute – is it quite old? And congratulations on passing the CDM exam! Enjoy your special birthday lunch! xx

    • The oil dispenser isn’t that old, maybe (cough, cough!) about 20 years. I LOVE pumpkins and squash, looking at them, eating them, carving them, I just love them!
      It’s a perfect fall day, crisp and bright. perfect for sticking my succulents into displays.
      Thank you Celia! Hugs!

  2. I was going to say why are you cooking your own Birthday dinner….but you are a chef and when I watch your cooking shows my mouth waters for the food you prepare…so…why go out for mediocre when the best is in your very own kitchen…Hope your day has been special…

  3. Hi Pam Happy birthday.
    That is a lot of pumpkins, will you eat them all or are they just for show? That little oil dispenser is lovely. Keep it out of storage! Congrats on passing your exams.

  4. Congratulations on your exam and Happy Birthday for yesterday!

    Those pumpkins are gorgeous. I think it’s wonderful when something looks so good as well as tasting delicious. I loved your oil dispenser, too. Do keep it out and use it.

    Now, the cheese making has led me to bookmark you for more study. I really have no need to make cheese but . . . . it just seems so magical to transform one ingredient into something else entirely.

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