Sunday, July 06, 2008

Winter time

1. Sunday Morning, 2. Snowy Mount Wellington, 3. Miellerie Tasmanian Honey, 4. Winter Shadows

I have been thinking about a post for a few days, and finally after getting a nudge from my far away friend (how was the sunset set ems?), here is something.

Winter in Hobart can be a little unpredictable, usually we have some cold weather, but it never seems to stay consistent for months on end. We are lucky, I guess to not be blanketed under snow for months on end (I am thinking Fargo or similar), but living on an little island surrounded by the southern oceans can result in a lot of conversations about the weather!

It is not that I think talking about the weather is boring, au contraire, in actual fact I think it gives more ability for us to connect with each other as a community.
And so when I read that Harriet and her tribe at Dick and Dora are cold, I can relate. And when Rita recommends a perfect winter pie at the Red Velvet Lounge, I am trying to think of a way to get there.
And when on the other side of the world Amanda from Soulemama starts her Days of Summer posting as a reflection of the passing seasons, I think, yeh I can do that and then I remember that posting a picture a day reflecting on days of winter is unlikely to occur. So instead I will offer a couple of pictures of the snowy mountain from our windows, the winter shadows and some wonderful Miellerie honey* that I finally found at Merediths** (get there immediately and buy some).

* Some of you might have seen this wonderful French Aparist on SBS last week, he lives in Tassie and makes to most delicious organically produced, cold extracted, unheated, unprocessed, pure raw honey (I am copying this from the jar, not reciting it from my heart). I am feeding the kids a teaspoon a day for its medicinal properties. Yum, 1 for them, 2 for me.
ps. this jar of Honey is from the nectar of the Prickly Box, but there was also Leatherwood and Tea Tree. I couldn't decide so I decide to get the jar with the most intriguing name.
** Merediths is on the main road just outside of Margate, heading towards Snug.


Dick & Dora said...

How can I go to Meredith's about once a week and not have seen this honey? Our bowl of locally grown apples is getting low, so we are due another visit any time now. Thanks for the tip.

emmi said...

Thanks for the walk down winter lane mrs snoring, it totally makes me wish I could get to Meredith's too!

PS it was a sunrise set and was chilleh but great :)

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm in tassie too. Just bought some Mielleire honey (leatherwood) after watching SBS yesterday...they were all out of summer kitchen bread. Where's Meredith's? Id definately shop there if they sell local stuff.


Little Snoring said...

Hi Deb,

Meredith's is in Margate - just drive through town and it is on the right about 500m from the main drag. It is a bit of an institution and has lots of fruit and veg at great prices.
They also sell Summer Kitchen breads and pies - my favourite pie is Hunza Pie, made from brown rice - it is good. Summer Kitchen is also always at Salamanca Market, in a caravan at the very end near the old Silos.

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