Monday, September 27, 2010

Swing in to Spring

Spring at our house

And what a beautiful time of year it is. The days are getting longer and the nights shorter, the evenings are warmer and there is a distinctive buzz in the air. Yes the damn flies are back and every year I forget how enormous they are. They should be in the Amazon, not in my house.

And now that the weather is warming up I can start making moulded chocolates again. I miss them. They are so satisfyingly pretty when they work out.

We're back to Salamanca and Cygnet markets next week and will be increasing our whereabouts in the coming months so stay posted!

Saras saves her choc-pop from extinction

Chocolate selections

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Some days I amaze myself, I am on fire, I can do no wrong and then I make up for it....

Between 2.5 deciding that sleeping is no fun when you have a cold, chocolates not working, fire not starting 'cause the wood's gotten wet.... blah-blah-blah...

Well, Thursday morning, 8 a.m., is now the most important single time of the week, it's when I phone Slalmanca for a spot. Today at 8:55 a.m., I remembered that. Unfortunately I remembered a tad too late so while I will be at Salamanca this Saturday the 18th, I willl not be there on the 25th or the 2nd either. Silly me....

Monday, September 6, 2010

Politics at our house

Conversation between 6.5 & dad:

"Dad, do we have a Prime Minister yet?"
"No, not yet, they are still figuring it out"

"Dad, why don't they share?"
"Well, that's a bit hard to do"

"Well, why don't they take turns?"

"Dad, they should do paper-rock-scissors!"
"Yes, that's a good idea"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cygnet Growers & Makers Market

Three really good reasons to venture to Cygnet Market on Sunday 5th (from 10-12)

No.1: Cygneture...(experimenting with gooseberries again this week and Lemon Tea ganache)

No.2: Ed & Jeanette's Pork Pies (you need to get in quick because fellow stall holders have realised how great they are so they usually sell out in the first hour or two)

No.3: The handmade sourdough and beer breads that have been for sale at the front door for the past few markets (delicious)

Mmmm... Four good reasons

No.4: The honey, also sold at the front door (mountain lilac and leatherwood among others)

Alright, five....

No.5: Hand made and photographed cards (some beauties of Tasmanian birds and picker's huts)

Fine, lots of good reasons... Ed & Jeanette's goats cheese, handmade soaps, Julie's plants.....

Then have lunch at Lotus Eaters and the Red Velvet Lounge, visit local art galleries, take a walk along Port Cygnet water front................