Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Inspired by the purple carrot from Kindred in this week's hilbarn box, Hil's purple carrot cake with orange frosting proved a small hit (too
good to waste time photographing properly, for example), and today's steaming hot purple carrot and orange soup is, well, weird - in a good way! Weird because you think it should taste like beetroot, or red cabbage, but it really is pure carrot. Three cheers for the diamond jubilee purple carrot!
Monday, June 4, 2012
The purple carrots from Kindred in this week's hilbarn box aren't exactly royal but the colour purple is (apparently because only the rich could afford the rare dye originally used to produce it). Not that we're making a pro-monarchy statement, but 60 years doing the same job is pretty good in our book, so we decided to give a nod and a nudge to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee pageant celebrations that turned 7 miles of the river Thames into a pale imitation of Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day.
Purple carrot cake in the making as we speak...
We had so many comments on Lyndy and Dave's organic garlic from their certified organic farm in Karoola that we decided to include it again in this week's hilbarn fresh produce boxes. We think it's so good because it has one of the best views in the world, which you can see for yourself when you stay at Pinner's B&B. We caught Lyndy at front reception...
Thanks also go to Rhonda and Bron (left) who join us every week to help pack fresh produce into hilbarn boxes. It's not so easy in the middle of winter. Lots of layers are required in the hilbarn packing shed, including the layering of gloves: Bron has started wearing gardening Ninjas under her disposable gloves to stay warm. It's always fun, though, as we swap local gossip, recipes and jokes as we go.