Have I Had My Head In The Sand?

henrysbakery So I was told (and it is true) that I just need to sign up to Henry’s Bakery mailing list, where they will alert me of any specials or drop me a $$ voucher from time to time, to receive an instant $10 voucher into my inbox, which is what just happened. I know, another sign up, more emails but hey, at least you can eat these ones. Given they do a fine tradtional long ferment Sourdough which I have also just been hooked onto, I think I am liking Henry’s even more now, and suggest you sign up now too 🙂

Lismore Handmade Market Sept 6

Lismore handmade market septMy little sprig of jasmine bloomed yesterday. The first whiff jsut sends me back to all my past spring/summers. It is somehwat apparent that the jasmine bloom is earlier and earlier in the year…..I recall it truly was a late spring/summer occurance before..and here we are in August. Or maybe that’s just the north coast. Are the bees awake from their winter hiatus and ready to lap up the sweet nectar? I hope so. Got to protect the bees. We need them.

 

Without them we don’t eat most of our vegetables and our fruit. But I digress!

COME TO Lismore Handmade Market on Sept 6 for the Spring market.

 

Easy to book, light on the wallet and big time for the mouth and mind

If the community doesn’t support Art and Food events in the CBD such as these we simply won’t have them. A lot of love and effort goes into creating events such as these for our community. Be part of this fab evening in the Back Alley Gallery and sample some of Clayton Donovan’s delicious cooking plus conversation with Digby Moran – an Art and Food conversation. Canapes and champagne on arrival. More info

Art and Food Event Lismore

Lotsa Nuts Natural Liquorice

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Talk about a taste sensation. Get to Lismore Carboot Market next time and hunt out Lotsanuts Natural Liquorice. Handmade by a local chef, and using natual real proper liquorice root, aniseed myrtle, molasses, and the quirky addition of macadamia and pistachio nuts (other buts available too), then rolled in cinnamon and, wait for it, then coffee. Whoa! loving that. You don’t chew on it, you suck on it…then you chew up the nuts, then you suck on it again, then all the flavours work some kinda magic in your mouth and you reach for another piece and then you dance and want to tell all your friends about it. Basic packaging but heck, it’s a mere wrapper of joy.

Grazza, be nice and I will share some with you.

Little Delhi Tasty Indian

LittleDelhiImage taken from Little Delhi Facebook Page

Put it on the list to visit Little Delhi downtown for a great curry experience. OK, so I have only tried it once so far but it was so good I am back for more soon! All the low risk trad curries (think Butter Chicken, Masala Lamb, Dhal), plus Potato and Chickpea, Creamy Spinach and a celebration chicken dish served with tomato chutney available only on select days. Indian sweets are a delight, having lived in Newtown, Sydney with its own indian sweet shop I am glad to see these little $2 bites available here. Add a chai tea for $5. Lunchtime Thali also available. 32 Carrington St, Lismore (next to The Audio Room, cnr Magellan St). Facebook

Money, Money, Money, makes you funny and takes up your time

Yes, long time no hear from this blog. I have been busy being employed and recently worked at the North Coast National, AKA Lismore Show. My first time at the Show. It’s an aboriginal meeting place, the Showgrounds site. It’s a little rundown in places but retains the ‘old school elements of Pavilions showing the likes of “Champion Of Show – Best Pikelets”, and my favourite, “Champion Of Show – Honey Frame” from a bee hive. Of course we can thank the Bees for that design and construction, such masters that they are. Go girls, we all love ‘ya honey.

We had a variety of local Chefs cooking up a storm on our Demo Stage, in the Food Hall pavilion. BIG Thanks to them for their time and effort and delicious samples and inspiring ideas. Simon Pagotto (Trattoria Pagotto, Keen St next to the Gollan Hotel – go there) got away with a mighty f*#k at one point, while wearing his headset microphone. Graeme Stockland from Lillians Cafe (Possum Creek – go there too) effortlessly made two dishes at once, chucking some stuff in a blender and a couple of fry pans, barely taking a breath, and then serving up a twist on the Summer BBQ. The Gourmet Goons with moustaches are simply a delight to be around, priceless one might say, and their food is always tasty and great. They travel around the countryside and pop up at Festivals and markets. Check them out.

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