Welcome to a little tour of what is in my kitchen this month. To start with I am sharing some foodie treasure that
came home with me after a recent trip to Adelaide.
After much deliberation over a wall of tea at T Bar I chose this China Golden Yunnan black loose leaf tea. A pot of tea on the weekends is a ritual for us and this one was a good choice. It has a smoky taste and is a subtle mix of both green and black tea.
Who can resist Haigh’s chocolates? Walking past the shiny window with a pretty Easter display we were tempted by beautifully packaged dark chocolate and a canister of serious drinking chocolate. Yum!
Whenever we are in Adelaide we try to visit the colourful Kim Wang Asian supermarket within the Adelaide Central Market. It is always full of interesting food and smells at affordable prices. Amongst some other Asian essentials we left with a basic, functional wok…this is the second wok we have purchased over the years from Kim Wang.
If you love cheese the Adelaide Central Market is paradise. At almost every corner is a sparkling glass display cabinet brimming with every imaginable cheese. The choice can be overwhelming but this time I settled on a tub of Woodside Goat Curd from the Adelaide Hills. This curd is so incredibly soft and smooth it could be eaten on almost anything. How about pizza, salad or sourdough toast? We enjoyed it on a biscuit with a cold beer at the end of a busy Saturday.
We met old friends on Elizabeth Street in suburban Croydon for coffee. This little strip of shops is pretty, a bit quirky, very groovy and has a real community vibe. When our friends bought a packet of these sweet potato chips from the delightful Queen Street Grocer I also jumped on the bandwagon. They were crunchy, not too salty and tasted quite natural.
One of my favourite food moments for the month was hearing our kids; Annabelle and George calling from outside the kitchen door to greet me with this armful of goodness. In their arms they had a capsicum, some basil, nasturtium flowers and a zucchini with the flower still attached. Seeing my two little people so full of enthusiasm for good food is pure joy!
Lastly, the generosity of one of my foodie friends Paula, made my week. This lovely box of pomegranates, quinces and home made Vanilla Extract was left at her back door simply for me to pick up. For me this represents far more than a box of incredible home grown produce. It is about sharing, friendship and understanding. Gestures like this make the world a better place don’t they?
What is happening in your kitchen this month?
Thanks Celia for this fun foodie game. Please share and join in the fun at Celia’s beautiful blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.