|local olive oil bought in Toowoomba|
We went to a newly-opened Bulk Store in Toowoomba last weekend called The Source. You wander around and scoop up the goodies into brown paper bags from bulk containers. We bought chocolate:) Ha ha! And this local olive oil. Dunno where exactly 'local' is, as the label is devoid of info.
|blue bilby by Blu Art Xinja|
Not sure if I've shown you this before. It hangs on my kitchen wall. Made by a local art warrior known as Blu Art Xinja. He puts up (illegal) artworks all over Brisbane, and in Melbourne and New Zealand. Long may he or she prosper! I'm guessing he's a he, but you don't get to see the face.
|lovely silver spoon|
I bought this in the Bulk Store too. A gorgeous silver-plated spoon which has been engraved with Eat drink and be merry. "A great Xmas present" the nice store lady said...
|single forest maple syrup|
Single forest maple syrup? Who knew there was such a thing? Not this little black duck. I adore maple syrup, especially on bacon. And it's organic too; win, win.
|ever so pretty rosy little jug|
I found this little beauty in a Vintage shop in Brunswick Heads on our recent trip to Northern Rivers. It is a Clarice Cliff design, called Janice Rose. Very different from her Art Deco pieces.
|another cutie from our potter mate Miss B|
We had dinner with Miss B. when down in Northern Rivers, at the incredibly trendy restaurant Harvest in Newrybar. The wee village used to be just a general store and a post office- c'est tout, but now has a bakery, deli, restaurant and a very expensive artisan co-op. Bloody Chris Hemsworth! All his fault for moving there from Hollywood.
|yep that's him Chris Hemsworth taken by me in Sept 2014|
He lives down near Byron Bay, which is a mixture of ye old-time hippies/greenies and very rich actors etc. So now you gotta pay more for stuff down there:=)
|self-portrait by Abigail Stratton (excuse the shadows please)|
On the wall near my kitchen is this wonderful graphite drawing by a young girl down in Uki, New South Wales. We were wandering thru this quaint little village, in fact on our way to an artist's studio when we came upon an art show in the Buttery Bazaar. It was the last afternoon of the show, and I was lucky enough to find and fall in love with this girl. They only took cash so we had to hunt up a store that would give us some real money:=) The ladies were very excited for the young girl.
|my prize-winning entry for the Neff Cooking Comp.|
I managed to win myself a prize and have my recipe printed in the Neff e-book. The link is here if you'd like a squizz.
|Laurel Bank Park in Toowoomba|
And just to finish off, here is a photo of the beautiful gardens that we saw on the weekend when we were in Toowoomba for the annual Carnival of Flowers. Just glorious.
Well, that's about it for me. I really hope you can join in this month! I really appreciate and enjoy seeing everybody's global delights. Cheers till November. (one step closer to Xmas!)
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I love your Billy! Isn't he the Aussie Easter Bunny? You really have a lot of good new toys.ReplyDelete
Also, I've never heard of single-origin maple syrup, but we usually buy from farmers so that's probably what we get. I wonder if it makes a big difference, but I also wonder that with single-source coffee and chocolate.
best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com
yes the bilby is our easter bunny:) you can buy chocolate ones then. I haven't tasted the syrup yet- i'm hoping it's great stuff. thanks for being the first in line to add your IMK post. much appreciated. x
Well done you for winning a prize in the Neff comp and for snapping Chris Hemsworth. Toowoomba looks like it's becoming quite a tourist drawcard, must get out there one day soon...ReplyDelete
thanks muchly sandra. yep toowoomba is quite trendy these days and a bit cooler than brisbane so worth a drive up the range:) xDelete
PS I can't find the link to add the logo to the bottom of my postReplyDelete
it's on my sidebar down the bottom. as i now use Picture window for my page, it shortens the whole thing and the top bar has been shoved (by Blogger) to the side. cheers and thanks for joining in.. x
I've never heard of single forest maple syrup - interesting concept like single crop honey (i.e. thyme, carob, pine, etc.). I also like syrup on bacon - sweet and salty! Congratulations on the award and the publication of your recipe. And, nice finds from the vintage shop.ReplyDelete
thanks debi and thanks for joining in this month. I do love a good vintage shop find. cheers sherryDelete
Single forest maple syrup sounds very...hipster dare I say it! ;)ReplyDelete
ha ha:) yep quite hipster! thanks for joining in again lorraine.Delete
Lovely round up this month! I am finally joining in.... always great to be part of IMK!ReplyDelete
great to see you here sally. thanks for joining the IMK gang. cheers!Delete
Congratulations on having your recipe printed the Neff eBook! Single Forest maple syrup is anew one to me ....but then again.....ReplyDelete
hi marcellina. i don't think anyone has ever heard of single forest syrup including me! let's hope it tastes fabulous. thanks for being here.Delete
Congratulations on your recipe being featured! And I love that bilby...but not so much the reminder of Christmas on the horizon. Eek!ReplyDelete
isn't it scary re Xmas? nooooo...thanks for joining in! cheers S
Congrats on the recipe Sherry! That is really cool. Also I wish that store was open in Toowoomba when I went there regularly to visit my hubby (who was working there). I really like the sound of that.ReplyDelete
thanks muchly Jem. Yes toowooomba is an exciting town now. so much happening. i love the street art everywhere and the trendy cafes etc.Delete
Christmas is old news isn't it - I think it is about a month since the mince pies were wheeled out in our local supermarket!!!! I did notice more christmas stuff today and was righteously appalled. We have the Source in Melbourne which I love but it too tempting to go to often. And luckily not too close to us. I love your bilby and your crockery. The single forest maple syrup amused me (E says he wants single tree maple syrup). Nice to hear you are out and about and sounding much healthier than last month!ReplyDelete
Thanks Johanna. Yes we are much healthier these last few weeks. The year is accelerating away from us isn't it? Thanks for joining in. Cheers SDelete
Congratulations on a wining recipe Sherry, you must be proud. Haven't seen anything Christmasy here yet but no sought soon. Love your pottery and floral jug. Love real maple syrup too :) Happy October.ReplyDelete
Hi Moyà thanks and thanks for joining us in IMK land. The year is racing by isn't it? We had some much needed rain at last. The grass is grateful. Have a splendid month. Cheers!Delete
Hi Sherry, happy October to you! Single-forest maple syrup? Who knew! Congrats on the recipe being showcased. Love that spoon. I've been buying old fashioned cutlery pieces of late, not for blog photography but for everyday use. Thanks for hosting IMK. xReplyDelete
Yes I love old crockery and cutlery. I have heaps of bone handled knives my fave things. Enjoy October!
I love the idea of scooping up bulk goodies and taking them home in brown paper bags. I am not ready to hear anything about Christmas yet!ReplyDelete
lovely to see you here. Yes i adore the bulk store- so much fun and so much to choose from. Aaarrggh to Xmas. too soon too soon...cheers S
Congrats on the winning recipe, it sounds scrumptious (though the serving spoon is equally tasty). Single forest syrup?! I am Still giggling at that label note, tempted to cause mischief by inquiring about same around here.ReplyDelete
Thanks very much Dee. It is a tasty dish. Yes I do love that spoon It's quite funny everybody saying the same thing that they've never heard of single forest maple syrup !:). Thanks for joining in IMK! Cheers S.Delete
Congratulations on the recipe being featured - I hope they paid you for it too. And as for Christmas - I'm in total denial and will be for quite a while yet!ReplyDelete
It was actually a competition so no we didn't get paid for the recipe. I know what you mean about Christmas it is terrifying that is racing along so soon. Thanks for joining us in IMK land this month :)
Sherry, I finally made it, just in the nick of time. Speaking of time and Nick... aka "St. Nick"... I loved your opening thoughts! Where has this year gone? I'm not ready to think about "that" yet either, but it's an undeniable presence in stores & shops everywhere now. Looks like you got a lovely head start with that "Eat, Drink, & Be Merry" spoon. (Personally, I'd keep it!) I also enjoyed your "renegade" artist story and the beautiful graphite sketch, too. Food & "art" are so interconnected. Enjoy "holiday shopping" (early or whenever!)ReplyDelete
phew glad you made it Kim:) I have bought a couple of Xmas pressies already tho my sister tells me she has done ALL her shopping. Yep i may just keep that spoon. You are right - food and art are a wonderful combo. cheers S. xxDelete
Those flowers in the last photo, wow! So beautiful. I finally got my post up and after many attempts finally got the badge to work. You will notice two link ups from me, one without a photo and then one with a photo but a typo. I apologize having computer issues and I don’t know how to amend the link once I put it there. I have to give up on this post before I tear my hair out! I hope next month goes better.
sorry to hear about the probs with the linking. Just let me know and i can add it in for you, and if the badge is too much trouble, just leave it off your post. I want this to be fun, not stressful:) Thanks heaps for persevering! You can actually delete your own link. I left that option open on the linky. Thanks again and cheers Sherry xx
I did not think I was going go be able to join in this month, but just about have. I adore your blue bilby.ReplyDelete
thanks shaheen for joining in. isn't that bilby cute? we have some great native animals in australia. Great to see you in IMK land:) cheers Sherry xDelete
Hi Sherry, Your maple syrup looks lovely as well as the local olive oil. Two of my very favorites. I shared a few of my favorites in my kitchen as well. So happy to be able to join in IMK this month.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining in this month! Great to see you here Cheers S
I obviously adore those echinae and/or hedgehogs in the background of your first photo. That maple syrup also looks great and so much other good stuff in your kitchen again.ReplyDelete
It's nice to take part again and see all the different posts!
thanks for joining in this month VegHog. much appreciated. I am a bit obsessed with our native echidnas - so cute, and i really adore this little bronze one. Cheers sherryDelete
I'm not ready to think about Christmas either! It's all in the stores but I have two more family birthdays and Thanksgiving before I can begin to worry about Christmas. The single forest maple syrup is intriguing, I've never heard of that before.ReplyDelete
I think the single forest thing is just a lark, to get you (me) to pay more for it!:)Delete
I'm not ready to deal with Christmas either. I've got two family birthday and Thanksgiving to get through before I'm able to plan much. The single forest maple syrup sounds interesting, never heard of that before.ReplyDelete
i know! Who can even begin to think of it coming up so soon?!
Thanks again for hosting this great party Sherry. I'm going to get to everyone this month, I promise! I love the sound of that single origin, organic maple syrup - yumm! I love maple syrup on pancakes with bacon ;) Congrats to on getting your recipe published in Neff - exciting! xxReplyDelete
thanks Nicole. i love doing IMK; always such fun. yet to try the maple syrup:)Delete
Damn, I missed the link up this month! I have actually finished my Christmas shopping for the boys this year. I purchased things throughout the year, on sale, that I knew that they needed and we are trying to reduce how much they actually get - so, I am done :)ReplyDelete
I’ll try to add you tomorrow. Thanks for joining in!