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  1. Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas
    November 17, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    I did a similar thing to you at the Good Food & Wine Show and came away with much cheese. I missed all the flavoured butters though. I obviously wasn’t paying enough attention. Our chickens have recently started laying as well. It is such a good feeling to have your own eggs isn’t it.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 17, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

      Yes Tania…. I love having my own eggs, especially since I live in Suburbia! Myrtlefood was a small stand, but amazing… I can recommend the butter factory for a visit if you are down that way! but they do deliver and the creme’ Fraiche, truffled butter and just their cultured butter is to die for! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  2. Lisa
    November 17, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    Oh cheese! After nine months of deprivation, that haul looks amazing! I was so sad to miss the Food and Wine expo this year so I’m pleased so many people are posting gorgeous pictures … makes me feel a little less deprived!

    I love that your kitchen is full of lots of delicious staples – there is so much you can make with good cheese, butter and eggs πŸ™‚

    PS: Those ginger kisses look amazing. The pan is worth every penny if that’s how they turn out!!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 17, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

      Thanks Lisa, yes it was a good expo this year… and Cheese Alley is my favourite! I always find something new and different to treat myself every year! I have now made the ginger kisses a few times and they turn out perfect every time! only problem is that it makes a lot and I eat them πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  3. Miss Food Fairy
    November 13, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    How good was the Good Food & Wine Show? Went to the Melbourne one & I wrote about it too. Didn’t buy as many goodies as you though! Let me know how the butters & Creme Fraiche go – very interested. Great little macaron tray & such lovely macarons too – bit jealous πŸ˜‰ Thank s for letting us peek in your kitchen, see you next month Liz x

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 13, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

      I have fresh home made papadelli pasta last night with garlic and the truffle butter, honestly I could have died and my life would have been complete! I’m looking forward to trying the smoked salt butter as it tasted so good, not sure… maybe some fish? Anyhow the fun part is experimenting! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  4. Emily (Cooking for Kishore)
    November 13, 2014 @ 7:19 am

    Hi Liz! That cheese shop sounds like heaven! I’ve got to try those ginger kisses they look delish. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 13, 2014 @ 7:40 am

      Thanks Emily… yes I look forward to Cheese Alley at the good food and wine festival every year! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  5. sherry from sherryspickings
    November 12, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

    oh wow love the look of all that butter. your ginger kisses are so beautiful. we went to the Show too! i restrained myself and didnt buy much. how marvellous having all those fresh eggs.!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 12, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

      Thanks Sherry, I never restrain myself… intact, I save up to go πŸ™‚ one of the highlights of my year! Thanks for stopping by! Liz xx

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  6. celia
    November 6, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    Liz, so many eggs! I can still remember when the girls weren’t laying! And look at all that cheese! I’ve never tried a local raw milk cheese, so I’ll have to look out for the Bruny Island one, thank you!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 6, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

      I know… soooo happy with all the eggs, now to cooking. Celia, the raw cheese is truly exceptional… I just did a bit of a search and you can find the raw milk cheese at “The Larder”, 489 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill 2203. I hope that’s not too far away, but like buying a fine wine, the drive will be worth it πŸ™‚ Liz x

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      • celia
        November 7, 2014 @ 8:12 am

        Ooh thanks love, that’s right next door to my butchers! That will be my quest for today.. πŸ™‚

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        • Elizabeth Connolly
          November 7, 2014 @ 9:04 am

          Great, let me know what you think? xx

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          • celia
            November 10, 2014 @ 7:11 am

            Liz, they didn’t have any – they’re not stocking it any more. They said the price had become prohibitive and the quality was too variable. I did pick up a lovely Roquefort instead though! πŸ™‚ Btw, if you’d like some dried sourdough starter, please email me your postal address and I’ll happily send some up to you! I’ve just sent some to Maureen! xx

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            • Elizabeth Connolly
              November 10, 2014 @ 7:31 am

              πŸ™ I’m so sorry that you didn’t get to try some… you could join their cheese club and they will send you some, but if you can find a Sydney stockist then of course that would be better πŸ™‚ So glad you got some yummy Roquefort!
              That is extremely generous of you Celia… I have emailed you my address. Thank you very much! Liz xx

  7. Hotly Spiced
    November 5, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

    I didn’t know you could get macaron pans. What a great idea. I’d love one but like you, would be struggling to find a place for it – we’re in a crisis here! Your macarons look really impressive. I must get to try that haloumi cheese xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 5, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

      Well I didn’t know you could get them either… but saw them in a shop on special and couldn’t resist! I still make macarons on a flat tray, but these are perfect for my gingers kisses πŸ™‚ Liz x

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  8. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    November 4, 2014 @ 7:33 pm

    Wow, your hens have been busy! We are cheese addicts and it seems we would have done the same thing, and got lots and lots πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 4, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

      Honestly I’m already half way through it… just a little piece each night with a drink before dinner and before I know it all gone and I’m sad ageing until next year… although… I think I am going to order on line now, but that just have this treat every year has its perks for my waist line πŸ™‚ Liz xx

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  9. Joanne T Ferguson
    November 4, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

    G’day! What a great post with lots of great food! Thanks for inviting me into your kitchen this month…am drooling now too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  10. Francesca
    November 4, 2014 @ 6:30 am

    What treasures you found at the Fair. Some great cheese from Bruny Island- love that place- and so many interesting butters.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 4, 2014 @ 8:18 am

      Yes Francesca.. I’m a good food treasure hunter πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to trying the butters with some home made pasta! Thanks for stopping by! Liz xx

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  11. Glenda
    November 4, 2014 @ 1:00 am

    Wow Liz, you did buy lots of stuff. All that cheese and butter would take us forever to get through. I love your tray, I have a similar one but with bigger holes. I bought it when it was on special but I have no idea what I am going to do with it. Make giant macarons maybe!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 4, 2014 @ 8:16 am

      HAHA Glenda… yes, but it lasts a long time so all good, I have to use the Creme Fraiche first as it really is the only thing that goes off quickly… I’m sure I will come up with something yummy soon πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  12. Kirsty
    November 3, 2014 @ 11:36 pm

    Hi there Liz. I have the same macaron pan! I love that it is dual purpose for macarons and ‘whoopee pies’. Your ginger kisses look so soft and pillowy. I will have to check out your recipe, Kirsty xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 4, 2014 @ 8:14 am

      Oh Yes Kirsty, you could make big Ginger Kisses πŸ™‚ That would be fantastic πŸ™‚ These are little and just perfect bit size πŸ™‚ Ummm excuse my ignorance, but what are Whoopee pies??? Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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      • Kirsty
        November 9, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

        Hi Liz, a whoopee pie is a soft rounded cake like thing (x2) with a buttercream sandwiched inbetween. A US thing, there are heaps of flavour variations, like macarons, but the texture is more ‘ginger kisses’ like, if not a little cake-ier. That pan makes little ones, which are probably better for the waistline πŸ™‚ Happy November! K

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        • Elizabeth Connolly
          November 9, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

          Sounds Yum… need to try it when I get to America sometime! πŸ™‚ Liz x

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