Lately we have had various ‘firsts’ in our new garden, now two years old. Starting from scratch, our fruit trees have a long way to go before we have excess amounts of fruit.
We managed to get a good first crop of figs. We are growing Brown Genoa and Brown Turkey.We enjoyed them straight from the tree, caramelized with custard (as above) and our favourite, with goats cheese.
Our friends shared their white Adriatic figs with us.
We had our first dragonfruit from our garden.
In my kitchen was …
After being here two years, I decided it was time to try the Blissburger from Pilgrims in Milton, a very popular vegetarian cafe. It is packed with tastiness with its grain patty, onion, avocado, tabbouleh and peanut sauce for starters. Yes, I am hooked.
I have disocvered a wonderful pasta on a recent trip to Sydney.
Yes, it is imported, but worth it. When it is cooked, it has the texture of silk. I topped up with some supermarket pasta recently, you could certainly noticed the difference. It is carefully packaged and presented.
On a trip to Melbourne, a discovered a gorgeous shop at the Queen Victoria Market.
Gewurzhaus sells herbs and spices and many other cooking needs.
Note: Has anyone travelled on the Victorian rail system from Bairnsdale to Melbourne? I wish I had taken a photo of their archaic seating, upright foam seats with metal piping frames. NOT a comfortable trip for 41/2 hours!
Thanks to Maureen who hosts In My Kitchen on her blog The Orgasmic Chef. Read her blog and many more.