Wednesday, October 2, 2013

In My Kitchen ~ October 2013

Hello and welcome to a new month! The leaves are beginning to change color in my corner of the world, from green to yellow, bright orange and red. Nature's having one last fling before settling down for winter's deep sleep. 

In my kitchen ... 
I've got Honey Crisp apples. Sweet, firm and tart, the Honey Crisp originated here in my home state, at the University of Minnesota. Although they were developed in the 1960's, they weren't released to the public until 1991. 




In my kitchen ...
I've got rich, dense bundt cake. Did you know the bundt pan was created in Minnesota in 1950 by H. David Dahlquist, founder of Minneapolis-based Nordic Ware? The name bundt comes from the German word bund, which means "community" or "a gathering of people." Mr. Dahlquist added the letter "t" to the end and trademarked the word.


In my kitchen ...
You'll usually find a jar of Royal Blend rice on the pantry shelf. We love rice and this nutritious combination of Texmati white, brown, wild and red makes a great side dish. It's low-fat and an excellent source of fiber. I buy it locally but it can be ordered online.


In my kitchen ...
I've got a crustless quiche (recipe here). It's perfect for any time of day: breakfast, lunch or dinner; goes together quickly and never disappoints. It's one of those marvelous recipes that uses up leftover veggies (tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, green pepper), as well as bacon or ham and a variety of cheeses.



Thanks for stopping by. And thanks to the amazing Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, for providing this place for all of us to come together and share! Be sure you take a minute to visit the other kitchens joining the fun!

17 comments:

  1. I like the sound of those Honey Crisp apples.

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    1. Thank you! They're wonderful apples for munching!

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  2. Marianne, look at those apples! They look so beautiful - we're still six months off being able to buy new season apples at the markets, so it's such a treat to see them in friends' IMK posts! And oh yes, I know Nordic Ware very well indeed - I once did a whole post on my bundt pan addiction! I didn't know they were made in Minnesota though! They make amazing bakeware (if you'd like to see photos of ours, please click on the "My Cool Things" tab on the top of the homepage - it's number 10). Your crustless quiche looks delicious! Thanks for playing! :D Celia x

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    1. Thanks, Celia! I love doing the IMK posts. So much fun and I always discover something new!

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  3. Great post!
    Those apples are lovely and delicious- one of my favorites- I didn't know their history. And the cake looks delicious. I going to go and make an apple cake.

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    1. Apple cake sounds delicious! I love to make apple crisps in the fall, so easy and so yummy!

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  4. Great post!
    Those apples are lovely and delicious- one of my favorites- I didn't know their history. And the cake looks delicious. I going to go and make an apple cake.

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  5. I never knew that's why they're called Bundt. There's always something to learn from In My Kitchen posts.

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    1. I agree Anne. There's so much to love about IMK!

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  6. Hi Marianne. So many people in the northern hemisphere are showcasing lovely apples. It is making me a wee bit envious. We only have cold storage ones here. I always thought Nordic ware came from somewhere in Europe!

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    1. The Bundt cake derives in part from a European brioche-like fruit cake called Gugelhupf which was popular among Jewish communities in parts of Germany, Austria and Poland. But the bundt pan is an American invention. :) There were about 60 million Bundt pans sold in the past 60 years, all manufactured in Minnesota.

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  7. G'day Marianne! Thank you for allowing me today to learn something new!
    Your quiche looks yum and the Royal Blend Rice looks healthy and fun for entertaining at home too!
    Thank you also for your kitchen view!
    Cheers! Joanne
    @mickeydownunder

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  8. Thank you for sharing what is in your kitchen :)

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  9. Hi Marianne, how fabulous is your rice! My stepdad used to be a rice farmer, but the rice we grew was only ever white and never as interesting!!

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  10. Marianne, Honeycrisp is one of my favorite varieties -- didn't know they originated in Minnesota (which is where I originated, ha) and I didn't know about the Bundt pan's roots either. (So much to learn, so little time...) Thanks for cluing me in and nice to meet another citizen from the land of 10,000 lakes! Off to check out your crustless quiche...

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  11. Well you learn something new every day - I thought bundt tins had been around for hundred of years. And who'd have thought it was actually a trademark? Thanks for sharing

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