Johanna was one of the first bloggers I got to know when I started blogging and although we have never met, I feel like we have become good friends.
Laying on top of the Australian tea-towel are all my foodie gifts. first some Outback Spirit Tasmanian Pepper Salt and a souvenir Australian dollars notebook - all of which I will use as bookmarks for my many cookbooks. This idea of Australian dollar bookmarks got me thinking as to how many vegetarian or vegan cookbooks I have that are from Australian cooks and chefs? Perhaps Johanna can name me some other than Amy Chaplin and Kurma Dasa, as I am really not that sure. Or perhaps this can be a future blog post for her, if she wishes to accept.
I am proper excited to try these Vegemite Bagel Crisps and look forward to ripping the bag open when I return home from my short holiday.
Crafted Blends Greens, Pumpkin Seed, Spinach and Chickpeas has me curious as it sounds like a savoury bar. The Milo protein clusters made me smile. Johanna mentioned that Milo products are a little sentimental to her as it reminds her of her childhood.
Some golden apricot bites and a couple of interesting bars: Apricot and a Cacao and Orange. I have not tried any of these yet, but as I have alluded above we will be away for a short break, driving to our destination tomorrow for a few days - so all these treat bars will be consumed on our road trip and I may up-date this blog post on my return for those curious as to how these Australian treats taste.
I do like my herbal teas so look forward to trying this Dandy Chai Blend with Roasted Dandelion Root
And spices. Johanna on her blog has mentioned Herbie's Spices many times, so I was pretty chuffed to find these in the cotton tote bag (featured above). Lemon Myrtle Leaf and Balmain & Rozelle Spice Blend, neither of which I have ever used. I had heard of Lemon Myrtle, but not Balmain & Rozelle Spice Blend, but on a little bit more digging I learned that this spice blend was created to celebrate Australian broad food heritage. I will be using it very soon as a marinade for a Summer vegetable bake, unless some of my Australian readers can give me recipe suggestions to use both spice blends.
I am sharing this with Sherry Pickings for In My Kitchen series. its one of my favourite blog events and one I have encouraged other fellow bloggers to join in too as its a way I could have a good cheeky nosy not only into their kitchen, but other peoples kitchen too, please do join in.