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Archive for July, 2009

The Cheese is Here! Part 04/09

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

“Tuesday is Cheeseday” but thankfully not Mainland Cheese. This is my second delivery of Bruny Island Cheese. I read a few pre-emptive tweets on the way home, there’s the white box waiting for me when I get there. Inside … Left to Right: Ring-in Woodfire Toasted MuesliCow’s Milk FettaWoodfired oven roasted nutssaint: surfaced ripened “soft […]

Bruny Island Cheese follow up

Friday, July 24th, 2009

I joined the Bruny Island Cheese Club recently and their first box arrived a little while ago. I also ordered some Rare Food Berkshire Pork Rillettes and there was Quince and Rosemary Jelly to go with the cheese. On first opening the box, the unmistakable aroma of washed rind cheese whacked me about a bit. […]

Oops? Maggie’s Pheasant Farm

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

I was sent this photo along with the comment “Oops – forgot to take a ‘before’ shot”. Hmmm….yes – I get unsolicited food photos. Yes – they sometimes aren’t technically of food!

Eating: Lindt Macarons

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The Lindt concept store in Melbourne has opened to a flurry of macaron sales, but are they as good as Duncan’s?

“Green Theme” Afternoon Tea

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

After a few hours in the weak summer sunshine (and the bitterly cold wind) what I really needed was a good cup of tea. Thankfully – my friend Ms M can be very much relied upon to provide tea of a decent quality at the drop of a text message – and there were CWA […]

Prahran Market Hidden Gems Tour

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

It was a very lazy Saturday morning for me – rather getting up early and getting to Piedemonte’s, Mecca Bros, Largo and/or the Farmers’ Market – I was lazy around reading and drinking tea in bed, before heading out to the Prahran Market for a preview of their Hidden Gems Tour. We found black garlic […]