A couple of weeks back, I went for a long weekend with my husband to Bruges, Belgium. I came back with a handful of things for the kitchen.
We stopped at a supermarket to pick up some sandwiches for our journey back to the U.K, but I couldn't resist also picking up this punnet of tricolour cherry tomatoes depicting the colours of the Belgium Flag.
We were charmed by this ceramic ornament, some kind of bird with a tomato on its head, but what I loved about it most was the various vegetables on its belly, it appealed both to the vegetarian and vegetable grower in me. It was the only ornament type thing that we brought back with us and it sits in the kitchen proudly.
I really wanted to try chocolate beer, so I brought back a bottle with me to try. Those that I indulged in whilst in Bruges were all berry flavoured: namely cherry and raspberry.
I also picked up some sweet and salty licorice powder for baking; a cookie cutter kit of a 3D house, once made it can be perched on the end of your cup. And a souvenir blue-white porcelain clogs, one clog depicts Bruges, the second Brussels tied up together with a ribbon in Belgium flag colours, presently this hangs of one of the kitchen drawers.
Now these next three purchases belong to my husband. White Asparagus, Pepper Chilli Sauce aptly named Samurai and a tin, of what we think will be pickled vegetables, but we don't know for sure yet. I personally think he liked the image of the lady on the tin (not shown).
And finally a couple of spice tins purchased at a flee market for a couple of euros. I am sharing this post with Celia at Fig and Jam for November edition of In My Kitchen Series. Please go by and check out the other IMK posts.