The Biscuit Tree will be at: Eveleigh Farmers Markets: Saturday 18th December (243 Wilson St, […]
The Biscuit Tree will be at:
Eveleigh Farmers Markets: Saturday 18th December (243 Wilson St, Eveleigh) 8am-1pm
um yeah. sorry dudes gonna be taking a bit of a break from blogging land […]
um yeah. sorry dudes gonna be taking a bit of a break from blogging land for the next week or so. it is entirely possible that as soon as this post goes up that ill jump right back on the bandwagon but who knows? tis been a little hectic in chocolatesuze land- the biscuit tree factory is pretty much up and running and now begins the countdown to craziness that is the good food and wine show. blogging late at night is no longer a possibility as the novelty of cooking, cleaning and washing is wearing thin. the boy has been tops and our system is i cook and he washes up heh think i got the better deal. pretty much all our furniture has arrived with good guys delivery ppl being by far the best and fantastic furniture being the worst. i hate you fantastic furniture. 4 return trips for our couch is not cool. oh and i keep switching between drinking v and mother but the moolah is running low so have been surviving on instant coffee bleugh. and geez vegetables are so cheap! 9bux on a weeks worth of vegies as compared to the $24 i spent buying a cake. but i digress. the eating will continue and ill be back shortly. meanwhile you can follow me on twitter for some random updates. take care dudes i shall return!
ikea, a taste of sweden foodbloggers meetup. meatballs aplenty and of course the famed princess cake!
it all started with this post and soon dave from IKEA has emailed me about organising a foodbloggers meetup in the ikea restaurant. the foodbloggers who came were: Grab Your Fork, A Table For Two, Eat Show & Tell, Here Comes the Food, Citrus and Candy, the <3 of Food, and I Am Obsessed With Food
the lovely petra who was very knowledgeable in all things fish joked that serving alcohol with the food was the more common practice in sweden but tonight we had to make do with cider heh heh
our roped off area in the restaurant was near a tempting kids playground area which i couldnt resist…
behold! a tray of canape style entrees! there was [Clockwise from bottom left]: Swedish red caviar on Tunnbröd scroll with sour cream; Leksands knäckebröd triangle with boiled egg and Kaller smoked roe; Hällakaka rounds with boiled egg and mustard pickled herring; Gravlax salmon on bread with sweet mustard and dill; Sandwich fingers with shrimp, boiled egg, mayonnaise, lettuce leaves and cucumber
and the pickled herrings platter! with Dillsill herring in dill marinade; Inlagd sill herring in marinade with onion and carrots; Senapssill herring in mustard sauce; and Hällakaka rounds
mmm tasty bites! i especially loved the bright gunvor tablecloths and yes they are of course for sale in the fabric section
as we are nibbling at the entrees we got a lil demo on some of the cookware available and my gosh did you know ikea has a 24cm frying pan for the super low bargain price of $4.50?! geez i dont think i could make anything with $4.50!
we are then given meal cards and get to pick our main meal. we race off and return and find that the majority of us have gotten the much loved meatballs which comes in 3 sizes- small ($6.95), medium ($7.50), and large ($8.95)
but not to worry for others have gotten other foods and we can taste test!
the Salmon pytti panna with basil and mustard sauce ($3.95) is a colourful jumble of vegetables and cubed salmon
others have opted for the Chicken breast schnitzel with chips ($3.95) and after finding his schnitzel to be eerily heart shaped simon is soon attacking his
but then it is dessert time! and my beloved princess cake ($3.95) arrives in all its crazy green neon-ness! for those who have never tried the princess cake it has a layer of light sponge cake spread with gooey jam, topped with a thick layer of cream and is covered in a thin skin of marzipan. biting into it is quite like biting into mochi! slightly chewey at first but with deliciously tasty innards
um i like my cake =P
dessert platter of Punch rolls and Delicato balls
billy is lucky enough to win the door prize and scores a giant pot complete with cooking utensils! the rest of us score the ikea cookbook and other assorted goodies like the awesome giant pancake flipper!
but then the store was closing and a mad dash thru checkout to the sweden shop to stock up on some goodies before heading to my place for a slice of daim cake. ahhh gotta love em. super thanks to dave for the awesome night!
heh heh so many layers of deliciousness! [image via flickr user lunchbreath]
heh heh so many layers of deliciousness!
[image via flickr user lunchbreath]
i went to ikea the other day with some of the foodbloggers. post will come […]
i went to ikea the other day with some of the foodbloggers. post will come shortly but first, heres a video billy took of me with a plate of princess cake. the cake does not wobble hehehe and uh i didnt know he would set it to stripper music…