I have been to two Food Festivals recently: one in Cardiff and the other in Gloucester. I have not come back with anything from either, which I think is a reflection that I am becoming familiar with most food stuff showcased at food festivals. I tend to look out for unusual vegan, vegetarian and quirky things that are new to me.
Still I have found a handful of things to share.
We went to Bristol a couple of months back to check out Greta Thunberg's mural and they had a Sunday market at the Tobacco Food Factorsy with lots of pop up food stalls as well as creatives.
I liked this culinary alphabet mug for obvious reasons and D took a shine to The Gardener's A-Z chopping board.
I am not keen on chopping on glass. So this will not be used for chopping onions or any other vegetable. It is sat next to the oven as a trivet.
We are doing well with garden produce, nothing like when we had an allotment plot, just enough to have us ticking over. For example I made a Thai Green Curry yesterday, but the carrots and shiitake mushrooms came from the supermarket, but the variety of beans and courgettes were homegrown.
We are doing well with garden produce, nothing like when we had an allotment plot, just enough to have us ticking over One of the neighbours gave us some eggs, these were massive. These went into a quiche.
I think I mentioned before that two of our neighbours keep chickens. One of them gave us some eggs, these were big.
She said here chickens are laying eggs quite regular and was pleased to share them. Hopefully I will be able to give her something from the garden, perhaps some tomatoes. These went into a quiche.
The eggs went into this Yellow Courgette and Spring Onion Quiche.
I don't remember having done so, but apparently i entered a competition on Twitter by Cool Chile Co. for World Chocolate Day and I won these Mexican Chocolate and Maya Chocolate with a wooden hand whisker. I look forward to drinking it come winter.
D's been going through some boxes in the garage. He came across this Turtle glass mould. I had wondered where it had gone. I am planning on using it soon to for green jelly.
I picked p these American Super Size Flips - Peanut flavour. For those of us in the UK, I can only visually compare these to wotsits. I cannot comment on flavour yet as I have not opened it.
And finally, while D was going through boxes in the garage. I was going through some of the kitchen cupboards, I came across a open bottle of Smoked Beetroot Ketchup. It has expired, so it went into the bin.
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