Monday, 30 June 2014

recent delights: yoghurt, salt with attitude, jarrah honey

Things have been hectic recently.

A huge change is coming, and I'll tell you all about it in my next post.

But for now, here's a short and sweet compilation of some recent delights, as it's been a while since I've posted about the random foodstuff I've bought and enjoyed.

For the past year or two, I've been buying five:am organic yoghurt. It now comes in many flavours, and I haven’t tried them all, though I’m actually quite in love with just the natural one with no added sugar. The tub in the picture below is of the vanilla bean yoghurt - as you can see, they're pretty generous with the vanilla. I still like some of the more niche yoghurts that I get elsewhere, but this stuff is great and has the upside of being easily available in the major supermarkets. I have my eyes on trying the coffee bean, as well as the dark caramel, next.

five:am vanilla bean yoghurt.

I've also just used up the last of my jar of Salt with Attitude from Green Farmhouse. I actually purchased this on a whim at a shop in a local airport whilst on an interstate trip. I rarely buy food souvenirs at airports, but this just looked like it would be delicious, and it was. With sea salt, sesame seeds, bush tomatoes, chillies and spices in the ingredient list, there is definitely some jazzy attitude there, with a bit of kick and a bit of zing. I think the rich, piquant flavour of the native Australian bush tomatoes really give it an extra edge. When I use this instead of regular salt, the dish takes on a distinctive new flavour.

Green Farmhouse Salt with Attitude.

Last but not least, Jarrah honey. Where have you been all my life? I got this on last year's trip to Perth because I was intrigued by the claims that the health benefits of this honey surpasses many others. What no one told me, was that it tastes like caramel popcorn. Yes. Seriously. Sweet, nutty, divine - I’m happy just licking it off a spoon! Mine was from The House of Honey but I suppose any minimally processed Jarrah honey from a quality producer should be just as good. I'm so in love.

Jarrah honey, purchased from The House of Honey in Western Australia.

I hope you enjoyed my Australian-centric edition of tasty odds and ends. Stay tuned for my big announcement in the next post!

18 comments:

  1. Really nice to see all the ingredients that delight you. That salt definitely has some ATTITUDE!! Oh my, what's your big announcement going to be about? #imaginingmanymanythings

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  2. I usually don't eat much yogurt, but I've been craving it lately for some reason--thanks for the reminder to add it to the grocery list! That honey sounds delicious, I wonder if they sell it here in the states....

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    1. I love yoghurt. Though I have to confess my buying habits often hinge on whether it's on sale or not. :p

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  3. i think any good quality local honey - rather than a one from a super-large national company- is always a good thing. better flavour, and you're supporting local honey producers.
    i go thru phases with natural yoghurt, and i'm currently in an 'off' phase - but mmmm, coffee bean, dark caramel? you are tempting back in!

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    1. I've had good quality local honey before, really raw, rustic ones in tubs with handmade labels sticky-taped on from the farmers' markets. But jarrah honey, or at least this jar I have, is really something special and truly stands out, even amongst all the good stuff I've had.

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  4. Some very nice finds. That salt looks awesome. I'm quite a fan of the five:am coffee bean yoghurt.

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    1. The salt is indeed awesome. I've got to try the coffee bean yoghurt!

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  5. Oooo HONEY and that salt looks amazing. I want some. Have you tried Rachel's yoghurt yet?

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    1. Simon has bought Rachel's yoghurt before, so I think I might have had a taste already. I probably need to refresh my memory! I actually really like plain unsweetened yoghurt, though, so that may be why it's not strong on my radar.

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  6. I love yoghurt and actually never tried this brand! Have to look out for it now and give it a go =D

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    1. I think they first rolled it out in Woolies but now sell at Coles and IGA as well. A bit pricey, especially being organic and all, so I usually wait to get them when they're on special. ;)

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  7. This is such a fun round up!

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  8. great post, loved the read! that salt looks really delicious… definitely inspired me to make some 'kicked up' salt of my own. thanks!

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    1. Making your own salt mix would be pretty awesome!

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  9. Salt with Attitude - best name ever! And that honey - phwoar. #want

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