Friday, January 9, 2009

Macadamia Madness

Here is a picture of Grandma Macadamia at the market in Lismore. We also purchased some pure macadamia nut oil from her, which is cheaper than olive oil. I made focaccia with it and fresh herbs from the garden.

Here is a picture of a macadamia plantation. When mature, the tall trees are lush and create a dark forest. Apparently people get lost in the plantation at night and have to wait till morning to get out.

I remember buying a bag of macadamia nuts one year, and being so worried about the cost, I locked them in the office and forgot about them, for a year. They went rancid.!

It's Macadamia time here in Aus and the taste of a fresh cracked nut is amazing. And the price is less prohibitive too!

1 comment:

Kristine said...

Hi Martin!!

I hope your trip is going well:) I sure like the pictures you posted.

Did you know you won the McLotto yesterday?? $1700!!!


Why this blog.....

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January to March 2009. I was on Professional Development leave from my teaching Job at the Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island Universtity. I chose to take a 3 month leave to visit bakeries and teachng institutions in Australia. Thank you to VIU and my union (BCGEU) for supporting this venture. The aim of this blog was to keep an ongoing diary of my experiences and share them with my students and colleagues. This sure beats coming up with a report and slide show months later. I mean "FRESH" is what baking is all about! Learned to bake back in 1978....making granola...but that is another story. .