Firstly let us start with one of the quirkier items I purchased in Edinburgh: Marmite's Very Peculiar chocolate. I was excited to see a large block in the shape of a Marmite jar on the sale table at Debenhams. After trying our Aussie Vegemite with chocolate I was curious, though I am not very familiar with the British counterpart, Marmite. The chocolate was strangely pleasing. The ingredients included celery seed and it tasted weird with chocolate and yet the sweet milk chocolate was a little easier to eat with a slight salty even vegetable flavour.
There was one kitchen item I really really missed while overseas: good hot cross buns. I bought some from Sainsburys and some from Marks and Spencers but it was not the same as the ones that I make or not my mum's.
Easter meal with a tub of pasta sauce. Sadly because I wasn't feeling well on the day I never tasted it.
our first day we bought food home for tea. It was amazing to eat such delicious baguette with cheese and vegies. We also read more in Paris which was just lovely. And I needed to finish the Rebus novel to give it back to my brother in law before going home.
- A pistachio and chocolate scroll. Green pistachio bakes seemed popular. Displayed on my plate from Le BHV.
- The red cat tea bag holder is to hang on the side of the mug.
- We bought orangettes at Le Comptoir de Mathilde by the Pompidou Centre.
- I visited the Marché des Enfants Rouges (market) and bought raspberries and vegies, then I had a lovely time chatting in the Fromagerie to help me decide what cheeses to buy.
- The little round goats cheese was gloriously creamy and showed me just why goats cheese is so popular.
- I stopped at the Bien l'
Epicerie and really wanted to buy so much. Instead I bought delicious lemonade, a wonderful dense cranberry bun and this tofu and herb tartinables.
- We had cherry tomatoes with a few meals at home.
Allotment 2 Kitchen blog. She always has the most interesting things in her kitchen and I was delighted to receive this gorgeous Welsh dragon cookie cutter, the cutest little red jar of Halen Môn (Anglesey) sea salt, a box of laverbread and a card. You can see the laverbread and salt below.
And that is it for this month. We are still dealing with jetlag and finding our feet back home. There is not a lot of cooking going on in my kitchen. The days are getting shorter and we are back to school and work tomorrow. But I am pleased to be back in my own kitchen and will be aiming to eat more healthy food after all our holiday indulgences. Meanwhile I still have quite a few travel posts I would like to write.
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