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August round-up

Happy September! My favourite time of year, this month always makes me think of sharp pencils, new books, piles of crunchy golden leaves and of course, delicious food. September’s arrival means that August is over, so it’s time to see what’s been happening on my blogs over the last month.

 

kitchenist

Kitchenist has had a great month, full of fresh food, baked goodies and fun times.

London saw some lovely weather earlier in the month, and I took the opportunity to host a picnic to end all picnics. Taking advantage of the warmer temperatures, I also made a green bean salad, a strawberry-laden cake, and tried my hand at my mum’s famous Peach and Blueberry Pie.

Kitchenist, peach pie

I also shared my favourite Granola recipe this month, one that I’ve made time and time again. If granola isn’t your breakfast of choice, how about a scone? My ginger cream ones are pretty good, if I do say so myself.

Kitchenist, granola

Recently, the weather’s been turning cooler again, and I compensated with some warming dishes. Russian Cabbage was delicious and rich, but for my money, you should make these Soy Braised Carrots. They’ll be keeping me warm through the autumn, that’s for sure. 

Kitchenist, soy braised carrots

 

kitchenisms

Posting at Kitchenisms chugged right along in August, and the new schedule is working out well. I’m still focusing on Etsy, Cool Kitchens, Products, Kitchen Inspiration and Flickr, but there’s enough variety to keep things interesting. 

I found some great things on Etsy in August, including the beautiful work of Element Clay Studio at the beginning of the month. Building on that, I featured some of my favourite shops, including the retro findings of Adventures in Vintage, and the illustrated pottery of Esther Coombs

Kitchenisms, Esther Coombs

Other non-Etsy, products got equal treatment in August. I brought you my favourites from Dutch company Royal KVB and Danish one Bodum, and rounded up the best of bento. I think my favourite product find was this lovely ceramic radio, though. With wooden dials and optional floral decals, it’s useable art for your favourite room. 

Kitchenisms, radio

In terms of gorgeous kitchens, August had its fair share. I rounded up loft kitchens and country ones, but I think my dining rooms post was the most fun to do. It’s nice to step out of your box every now and then, and some of the spaces I featured were totally inspiring. 

Kitchenisms, dining room 

 

kitchlit

Things were pretty quiet over at Kitchlit for most of the month: one book review was all I managed. Hopefully I’ll be forgiven due to the scale of it; The Silver Spoon is over 1250 pages in length and contains more than 2000 recipes. Considered the most comprehensive Italian cookbook of all time, it’s a must-have for would-be Italians like me.

Kitchlit, The Silver Spoon