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Tasmanian olive leaf tea jelly tricolore salad

Tasmanian olive leaf tea jelly tricolore salad

Here’s another inspiring recipe creation from Petra at FoodEatLove using my olive leaf tea as a jelly for a base in this very pretty salad. I think the jelly will add a really interesting texture to the dish, as well as the flavour. And it’s reminded me not to forget edible flowers when I’m planning my new veggie patch this spring ๐Ÿ˜Š

Tasmanian olive leaf tea with confit baby fennel

Tasmanian olive leaf tea with confit baby fennel

I like to think I’m a pretty good cook, but some people take cooking to a whole new level! And Petra’s photos put my attempts at food photography to shame… Have a read of this mouthwatering post to see a genius idea to incorporate my very own olive leaf tea into an amazing dish. A taste of Tasmanian adventure indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

And it’s well worth taking the time to check out some of her other posts too, they’re packed full of inspiring ideas.

Fruit and Nut Sourdough Crackers

I finally got around to making these having seen the recipe over a year ago! They’re delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ I used apricots and raisins for the fruit, and walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and golden linseeds for the nutty seedy side of things. Would probably use a little more salt next time.

I baked them in muffin tins with liners as I didn’t have a mini loaf tin. I got 21 muffins, but could have filled the tins more – wasn’t sure how much they’d rise! And the muffin liners I used stuck to the baked loaves. I’m not sure if this is due to the bready mixture, or if it’s a problem with the liners – I wish I’d sprayed them with olive oil first! Anyway, they’re disappearing fast, so I’ll be able to try another batch soon ๐Ÿ™‚

How to Remove Pomegranate Seeds

How to Remove Pomegranate Seeds

I wanted some pomegranate seeds for a festive touch in a salad and remembered seeing this post last year. It worked much better for me than other methods I’ve tried ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought I’d reblog in case anyone else finds it useful, but be warned, once you get to this blog there’s loads of cool stuff to read, so you might be there a while!

A bit of fun – the Liebster Award

I’m very flattered that Charlotte of http://thisquirkylife.com/ nominated me for a Leibster Award. I’ve reluctantly decided that I don’t have time to complete this at the moment, but do read on to find out more about another dog-loving Brit living Down Under!

PS. Charlotte – I’m a Lancastrian! But no offence taken ;-P

Here’s the good oil

It’s been very exciting, and not a little nerve-wracking, sending our bottles of oil out into the big wide world! I’m delighted to say though that our taste testers have been very enthusiastic about the flavour of our EVOO – we thought it might have a bit too much ooomph, but apparently not! Here’s a lovely review from my blogging buddy M-R Stringer ๐Ÿ™‚