J and I went to Bruny Island for some R&R last weekend, and stayed at a nice little holiday house called The Don in Allonah. Our booking included breakfast and we were presented with this wonderful assortment of food: bacon, fresh farm eggs, half-cooked croissants that were amazingly delicous when finished, breadmaker bread, fruit cups, muesli, tea, coffee, milo, local jams and other condiments. It was gorgeous.
We enjoyed some cheese - the green one is the vine-wrapped Oen from the Bruny Island Cheese Co., plus some raclette and a peppercorn-studded variety from the Italian Pantry. At the front are Bruny Island Cheese Co.'s spiced cherries in pinot noir. I think I'll try to have a go at pickling cherries when they are in season again.
An easy and delicious soup made from pumpkin, carrot, parsnip, leek, onion, garlic, cumin, peppercorns, chicken stock and a dash of cream:
A bay tree that I am going to plant in a pot:
My mushrooms haven't made much progress yet, but I hope to see them appearing soon, fingers crossed!
Finally, what we bought from the Hobart farmer's market today. Daikon ($1.50), gorgeous little Viking potatoes ($1.20), coriander ($3), spiced pumpkin dip ($2.20) and rocket and cashew dip ($2.50). I really wanted to get some goat meat to make a curry with, but unfortunately that stall wasn't there this week.