Sunday, October 29, 2006

What We Hunted & Gathered

Here is a selection of some of the marvellous things we did find though: Grandvewe Cheeses, absolutely marvellous Pecorino, Manchego style and a Camembaa.
Ice cream from the valley ~ with the blueberry and cinammon unmasked.
And this stuff is fantastic~Bill's Beetroot Marmalade. The Drink of the Gods ~ Ashbolt Elderflower Concentrate. Absolutely delicious wth soda or mineral water, as a hot tea with lemon, and bloody gorgeous with a slug of vodka. And when you're already struggling under the weight, the airline restrictions and the eskies, what better thing to do that stop at Wursthaus at Oliver's and pick up a few kilos of wallaby and beef fillet on the bone.

Scoffing in the Land Down Under the Land Down Under

While Sydney foodophiles ~ boggers and non-bloggers alike ~ took time to indulge in Good Food Month during October, we were off for 10 days in Tasmania. The object ~ to find a piece of affordable paradise, and eat everything we could.

Now while I'm sure that the abundance of stone fruit, berries, crayfish and oysters is true, we were slightly out of season for all of it.

Before we get into some food details, a couple of things you probably didn't know about the Apple Isle.

1. While most of the rest of the country has green or black, or sometimes blue rubbish bins, Tassie has Pink. Matching rubbish and recycling bins. Very elegant. The twinset of refuse collection.

2. Although it's absolutely magnificent, and located on a beautiful harbour, it is impossible to buy a piece of fresh fish in Strahan.