In My Kitchen

What’s up in my Kitchen: September 2016 edition

passion fruit jam recipe by peregrination gourmande

Another month, not in MY kitchen but in my friend’s kitchen. I already told you about Vicki’s beautiful pineapple house. Let me show you what was going on in her kitchen while I was there visiting. Picture that: 2 food bloggers in the same kitchen inspiring each other and cooking for the family.

North Queensland offers a lot of tropical giants and juicy fruits. I was amazed by the tropical fruits and veggies. The farmer market was a very nice walk.

Farmer market in Townsville, giant tropical fruits by Peregrination GourmandeSnake beans at the farmer market in Townsville, Queensland, Australia by Peregrination Gourmande

Above are actually green beans called snake beans! How funny! They are 4x longer than the usual ones I get in France.

The next pic is of a very decadent donuts, you can inject chocolate with a seringe in the middle! So attractive that they sold out all the cakes by 11 o’clock!

The farmer market, decadent cakes, Townsville, In my kitchen post, september 2016 by Peregrination Gourmande

Also, we were lucky enough to be invited at Vicki’s lovely neighbor party. They had a pig (the entire 33kg pig) slowly cooked in a wooden box. It was an incredible thing to see. You really have to know your business to cut that pig into pieces. The meat was very tender and tasty. It might looks a bit strange on the picture but it was delicious.

6 hours Slow cooked pig in a wooden box

I had the chance to have a slow cooker tasting beef stew from our friend Sammie recipe. Now I want a slow cooker of course!!!! I’m such a child when it comes to kitchen toys!

I cooked a Salmon Blanquette for my lovely aussie foster family.

Salamon Blanquette, a typical french recipe by Peregrination gourmande

I even cooked some Tomato and Feta Clafoutis for the kids lunch box.

Veggie Savory Clafoutis, feta cheese and tomato, bocolis , perfect for lunch boxes, by Peregrination Gourmande

Passion Fruit Jam Recipe

Just a little recipe to finish this post. I’ll definitly plant and grow those fruits when I can. They make a very original and tasty jam.

Passion Fruit Jam
Recipe type: desert
A tasty jam that will go perfectly on toasts or mixed with yogurt.
  • 600 g of passion fruit juice
  • 450g of sugar (brown sugar makes it more tasty)
  • 1 apple cut in dices
  1. Extract the juice from the passion fruits.
  2. Filter it to get rid of the seeds.
  3. Put the juice, sugar and apple into a big pan to boil.
  4. When boiling, stir constantly to avoid accidents in your kitchen with sugar all over the stove.
  5. After 30 min it should be ready.
  6. Put some drops of jam on a plate. It should not be too liquid.
  7. Fill some jars, close them and stock them.


Enjoy the kitchen stuff and check what’s happening in others foodies kitchen!


  • How wonderful that you’ve had a chance to get into the kitchen together! The pig looks delicious! Xx

  • Everything looks delicious – I have to try that passion fruit jam and I’m so pleased you enjoyed the slow cooker stew. After my Thermomix, my slow cooker is by far my favourite kitchen toy!

    • Well… I guess I have to buy one now! Especially with winter coming in EUrope and my back to work thing… haha! xx

  • Everything looks amazing! Especially those doughnuts! 🙂

  • I miss you, come back!! The jam is ahmazzing! x

  • What a great ‘in my kitchen’ post – I am so sad that this link up has kinda died. I said I would be happy to host it, but I didn’t want to step on anyones toes {and no one ever got back to me}. I love seeing what is in everyone’s kitchen each month. Thanks for linking up…The Ultimate Rabbit Hole Guest Host – Shari from GoodFoodWeek xox

    • oh no!!! Are you sure it’s dead? I saw there was no link up but I still really wanted to publish this post. Would have been happy to help you with the hosting too! Do you think we can contact the other bloggers? So sad… xx cathy

      • I contacted Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial -even though she was no longer hosting ‘In My Kitchen’ as she had handed the baton over to Maureen at The Orgasmic Chef – and she said it was still over with Maureen. But Maureen hasn’t posted in a long time {since June}. I know that Maureen was taking a break until September {and I emailed her to say that I would be happy to guest post, but I never heard a reply}, but she didn’t pick it up this month? I’d love to host it with you – I just don’t want to step on anyones toes.

      • Of course my dear! Let’s wait until october. I hope it will be back. it was such a good link! xx cathy