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The food show was at the Westpac Stadium this weekend and I decided that the best time to go was after church today. [livejournal.com profile] tamarillow was in Tawa for lunch and [livejournal.com profile] maudlinrose had to write an assignment, so I went by myself. It was quite a different experience compared to going with someone and I missed being able to share the experience. I think it meant I moved faster—I tended to get impatient with the crowds at some of the stalls more easily and I was done in about two and a half hours.

The only thing I wish I'd gone back for was the smoked garlic carmelised balsamic vinegar. I did taste an even better caramelised balsamic vinegar, but it was about twice the price, even at food show prices.

I resisted pretty much everything we already had in the house. The only thing I didn't resist was some of the Cow Collective yoghurt, because they were doing 3 for $10 and it tastes amazing. I got the black plum (probably my favourite flavour), the mango, and plain.

In no particular order, I also bought sheep's milk parmesan; basil pesto, sun dried tomato pesto, tomato and olive pesto (3 for $10 again); 3 flavours of harvarti in one block; a very sharp cheddar for [livejournal.com profile] maudlinrose; 2 packets of feta-stuffed pepperdews and one of olives in balsamic vinegar (another 3 for $10); and a bottle of scrumpy. I also took away a card for the Doctors rieslings (since they'd sold out), and a free Sunday Star Times.

And if I see Piako lemon curd frozen yoghurt in the supermarket, I want to buy some. They didn't have any containers for sale, but were doing mini-ice creams for $1. I had a cone and it was really good. I was quite disappointed that they didn't have any containers for sale. [livejournal.com profile] tamarillow will be interested to note that they also do feijoa.

[livejournal.com profile] maudlinrose made us a beef roast for dinner—I'd forgotten how good roasts are. It's been ages since we last had one. They suit the cooler weather, and after the cold snap at Easter, it just hasn't been cold enough. I don't even have flannel sheets on my bed, and I usually put them on the last couple of weeks in May! I have lit the fire tonight and the lounge is snuggly warm.

Am making progress on the meta-data. Some of them are rather annoying to find the meta data for, and I solved this by deleting the annoying ones (Buffy & Angel novelisations which I will never read) and all the Anne Rice. For some reason, a search for Anne Rice also brought up Crown of Stars by Robert Jordan...

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Date: 2011-05-30 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anarchangel23.livejournal.com
Did you try the desert reisling at the Doctors' stall? Soooo good! Tasting notes to come!

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Date: 2011-05-31 10:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nishatalitha.livejournal.com
They were out of all the reislings (apart from one dry Forest one) by the time I got there. I will read your tasting notes with interest.

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Date: 2011-06-01 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anarchangel23.livejournal.com
Friday. Friday. Gotta get down on Friday!

;)

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Date: 2011-06-01 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nishatalitha.livejournal.com
I had had that thought last year, but just wasn't organised enough to take the day off work this year (and hoped to convince a flatmate to come with me on the Sunday). Friday, next year.

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Date: 2011-06-02 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anarchangel23.livejournal.com
The demographic is elderly and young mothers in the morning, but it seemed to become more mixed as the day went on. I suspect a decent number of people took the afternoon off. Although, how you can do the food show in only 6 hours is beyond me.


Oh yeah... you could not stop at every winery...

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