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On Thursday mornings the little one and I go to Belconnen markets. This has been a long standing tradition and one that I cherish. With shopping out of the way we have morning tea at the organic cafe. For some reason we started taking photos of his babycinos and each week we judge whether or not the latest is photo worthy. Then we browse through all the previous pictures. This morning I decided to turn all of them into one picture. I’m sure our barista, who sports a different hair colour each week, tries to outdo herself for him.
Excuse the quality of this picture, it was taken on my iPhone. Every Thursday the little one and I go to Belconnen Markets to pick up the few things we can’t get at EPIC farmers market. This has been a long standing tradition and our visit always ends in coffee and treats at the organic cafe – As Nature Intended. The little one has his baby chino (pictured) although he likes to call it a latte. The barista did such a special job with the chocolate on the top that we decided it was worthy of a photo.
I absolutely love peonies but I always associate them with completely impossible to achieve interior design spreads in posh country style magazines (which I never buy by the way). When I came under budget in my produce shopping I just had to buy a bunch of these happy flowers from the woman wearing the “Super Mum” apron. They look just fine in my cluttered kitchen.
Spring has well… sprung in Canberra. Yesterday was so warm and the outside so inviting the perfect start to Floriade – our annual tulip festival. Today is a cold, rainy and very windy but at least we’ve had a taste of what’s to come. I can’t help but take photos of flowers and this bunch I bought from our local farmers market at EPIC. I go there Saturday mornings with my beautiful friend K (Happy Birthday for tomorrow). There are so many beautiful flowers out at the moment and if I’ve come under budget with my produce shopping then I buy myself a bunch.
We in Australia are famous for beetroot on our hamburgers. No, it’s not an urban myth but very true and delicious – if you haven’t already, you should try it. I’ve recently discovered the fresh variety. I have been going to our local farmers market at EPIC very early on Saturday mornings and buying from the growers. This means I get local seasonal produce. Fresh beets have always eluded me. What to do with them? My darling friend Wil introduced me to this recipe and I finally put it to the test. I thought I would go and find a picture of a beet to include with the posting. I found the perfect one by Louise Lister and although she does do lovely things with food the picture wasn’t royalty free! Clearly I’m never going to be a food stylist but here is my attempt at photographing my beet, fetta and Spanish onion salad. Not only did it look pretty, but it tasted great!