Archive for the 'Weird and wacky' Category

Heirloom tomato

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Truth be known that I am in a bit of a gardening/heirloom vegetable phase, and finally – the heirloom tomato I grew was large enough and ripe enough to pick!

I have to admi, the yield was small – the one large heirloom tomato and two small roma ones, plus a few basil leaves the caterpillars rejected:

But each one super tasty, lovingly tended, and absolutely beautiful. Here’s the yellow one served with the basil and some caramelised balsamic and olive oil.   Amazing.

Maple Syrup

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Ever wondered why a bottle of real maple syrup costs around $10 whilst maple “flavoured” syrup costs $3.50? Well – it’s harvested from the sap of maple trees – New York Times quotes that it takes approx 162L of sap in order to produce 3.5L of syrup! The sap has only 4% sugar. Yikes. That makes a bottle sound rather cheap then! :P

Royal wedding cake

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

So there have been a couple of royal weddings lately in case you hadn’t noticed! First there was Prince William and Kate Middleton, and just this weekend, Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene. Wow, did you see the cake? It was MASSIVE!!

Certainly this small kingdom had a cake as disproportionately large as its share of the world’s net worth calling it home! Wonder whether it was choccy or fruitcake :)

Heirloom Carrots

Monday, June 20th, 2011

So I went to the Eveleigh Markets at Redfern for the first time and bought some heirloom carrots.  You get 5 of them this size for $3.50. Bargain!  I don’t like carrots so I only bought these yellow jaundiced looking ones hehehe.  But I should have also tried the purple ones too because I can tell you they were DELICIOUS!!!!!