Let's start with the above packages of cheese biscuits. We made these for a cake stall at a school fundraiser. I also made a loaf of treacle gingerbread. The cakes were sold for dessert after a bbq at a musical evening. I was pleased to see mine were all sold. I must confess Sylvia bought a few of the cheese bikkies and her friends weren't so keen when she offered to share them.
What really pleased me even more was my neat labels. I printed out the ingredients, cut with crinkly scissors and pasted onto coloured cardboard. Then I tied the labels on with string. It was one of my better efforts.
Herman the German friendship cake starter and I gave a little to my mum and used most to make a huge batch of cake that has been residing in the freezer. Great for school lunches and late night snacks. Delicious with yoghurt and stewed plums. So good that I have just got some more starter from Kathleen.
sourdough flatbreads, filled them with cheese, folded and fried til cheese is melty. E and I were even more posh and added roasted cherry tomatoes to ours. Sylvia was very happy.
Coburg Farmers Market.
The new Pistachio Croquant from Cocoa Rhapsody (caramel roasted pistachios with almond gianduja) is amazing. My mum loved the ginger spiced chocolate and we gobbled down our favourite salted lime chocolate.
I loved the fresh tortillas (which had such an enticing aroma when warm) and still have some Pat's Veg sauerkraut in the fridge. The tortillas and sauerkraut were very good together with some apples and cheese in quesadillas.
sourdough starter was being used for hot cross buns. In May I tried Dan Lepard's White Leaven Bread from The Handmade Loaf. The result was a lovely soft loaf with an open crumb. You may notice the interesting shape of the top of the loaf. That is where the floured tea towel stuck to the bread dough.
Almost Skinny Vegan Food. Vitasoy is our soy milk of choice - Sylvia loves it and it has added calcium and vitamin B12. The generous pack contained 3 cartons of milk, a T2 mug, a keep cup, recipe cards, a Pete Evans Healthy Every Day cookbook, recipe cards, Global Cafe Direct coffee (not pictured) and a Coles gift voucher.
Aunt Maggie's. Above is a selection of goodies I bought. I was excited to find Muir Glen fire roasted tinned tomatoes, Bionade and almond coconut yoghurt at Aunt Maggie's. Those tomatoes are so so good. Coles yielded sour cream and caramelised onion corn chips, roasted tomatillo salsa, harissa, tomato chutney, teas, crackers, and Ben and Jerry's Phish Food ice cream (not pictured). The Phish Food is amazing. E now thinks the kitchen is not properly stocked without it. I keep using words like treat and extravagance!
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