Newtown Farmers Market with my mum last weekend. The pink lady apples I bought were wonderful and a bargain at 2 kg for $6. I have been loving the St James smoked salted walnuts for snacks and in sandwiches. I really enjoyed the spinach and cheese pide for lunch and took the beetroot and zucchini burgers home for tea the next day. I loved the Hidden Secret stall where we bought the burgers. Their vegie pies looked amazing.
The buns are from Coles supermarket. I don't usually buy bakery goods from supermarkets as I prefer to make my own bread and cakes or buy them from bakeries. The other week there were some specials and I bought kaiser rolls, seeded rolls and triple chocolate cookies. The buns were great for burgers and lunches. The cookies were delicious. A nice change. However, I just read about our national Supermarket Monsters in the Monthly - a timely remind to resist the duopoly.
mashed potato chocolate cake, I used up the rest of the mashed potato in some potato scones. Sylvia seems to have gone off them. Amazing the amount of food I make that she suddenly takes a dislike to that she would have eaten a year ago. Oh well, more potato scones for me. In the background of the photo are babushka doll craft we did at the Immigration Museum during the school holidays.
E loves Daiso. He bought us some new sushi moulds recently which I love. They make little rolls of rice. Which can be eaten as is or can be rolls in strips of nori.
gingerbread stars and apple.
mentioned recently that I dropped my spice hog or salt hog and it smashed to pieces. I have really missed it and went hunting a new one. I know I wouldn't find one as aesthetically pleasing as my lovely green one. So I am making do with a Cole and Mason salt keeper. Salt keeper! Where is the poetry in that! And I find the spoon attached to a magnet on the back to be quite unnecessary. I like to be able to take a pinch of salt when I need it or find it quite easy to grab a spoon if I need more. I have promised myself to keep a lookout for something as lovely as my old one but, as I will be fussy, it could take some time.
signing up again for Vegan MoFo in September. It will be my fourth year so I know it is a busy time for blogging. The only way I can participate is to prepare well ahead. If you notice that many of the recipes I am posting lately are not vegan, it is because I am putting aside many of my vegan posts for MoFo.
Above is a copycat of one of my Vegan MoFo photos. Sylvia watched me set up my plate for a photo and decided she would style her dad's plate. I think she feels sorry for him that he often gets the ugly plate of food (which means he eats while I photograph). I thought it was really cute that she used some cheese off her plate for the photos but it means I wont use them photo in September when everything on my blog will be vegan. It is a challenge because I am not vegan, although I do eat a lot of vegan food. But I think it will be fun and a great way of connecting with really interesting bloggers.
I am sending this post to Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her In My Kitchen event. Head over to join in and/or check out what is happening in other bloggers' kitchens.
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