The holidays are over and a new year is beginning. I like this transition and like to spend it quietly. There is also a transition in the IMK, now gathering at Maureen’s. I just saw her bread pudding made from banana bread and it looks amazing!
Here is a little peek into my kitchen since our last IMK post.
Leftovers of candied pecans, though we keep adding then atop salads so they will be all gone soon.
Three wines from Newfoundland
Some new small Kilner jars for small amounts of things needing keeping
chocolate pretzel bites, cookie dough truffles and spritz cookies
Royal Canadian Rum Salami. We just discovered this after my brother brought some over, it is very good.
This blend of whiskey and maple syrup is also very good, served just over ice. We tried it first last year on a trip to Mont Tremblant and liked it, then found it at the LCBO just a few days ago.
I have a few things under the tree that haven’t made it to the kitchen yet. I will save those for February. Now I have to get that tree taken down and all of those decorations packed up. Ugh!
Those wines have such cool names!
OMG as one who always buys wines with funny or interesting names, I’d buy all three of those wines and feel right at home. I’ve never heard of Canadian Whisky and Maple Syrup before but I’d be there with my hand up to try it. When my sister visited Australia last winter/summer she brought 4 bottles of her homemade maple syrup and talk about bringing back memories!
Thanks so much for being a part of In My Kitchen!!
I am not a whiskey drinker at all, but I tasted it and you do get a hint maple taste and a slight maple scent. It was nice.
All your cookies look amazing and are making me crave something sweet. I never heard of partridgeberry before so those wines sound really interesting. Does it have a similar taste to any other fruit?
Partridge berries are like ligdonberries. I think they are the same berry.
Ah, ok! I’ve never had ligdonberries either! I will need to look out for them!
Love the graphics on those wine labels, and the names. I hope they taste good too. I hate packing away the Christmas tree too, it always leaves such a hole in the livingroom
Lori, I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying a quiet transition into 2016. December seemed a blur! Those Kilner jars are the cutest — so are your trays full of home-baked goodies. The Canadian whiskey with maple syrup is something I’d like to try. (Hopefully stirring a little real maple syrup into my hubby’s “Windsor” (Canadian blended whiskey) will do the trick until I can find some.) And those wines! Is a Partridge berry the same as a lingon berry? (I saw ‘lingonne’ on the label.) Any or all of the above would be a treat with that salami… Happy New Year!
Happy new year Kim😊
How fun to see all the things you’ve been up to (or are about to be up to, if the bottles of wine and whiskey are any indication!). I really like the sound of the maple syrup/whiskey – over ice cream sounds about perfect for it, with the second best application perhaps being coffee (like Irish Coffee, but in this case, Canadian Coffee.) And your cookies look AMAZING.I hope your January is lovely and restful, and that the rest of your new year is wonderful.
ooh fab things in your kitchen. i love those wine bottle labels. so cute. and i would love a taste of that whiskey. i made irish cream for xmas which has alot of irish whiskey so you can’t go wrong there. what gorgeous little truffles and biscuits you have there.
I wanted to make Irish cream but wouldn’t drink much so I changed my mind. Next year I am and will give some to friends as presents.
Bread pudding from banana bread – WHY have i never thought of that! c
I know! Sounds like a double dessert.
I love those wines, such fun names and labels as the daughter of somebody who buys wine just to get the label off if it’s fun I would buy them in a heartbeat. The maple syrup whiskey also sounds quite interesting. Your holiday treats all look delicious.