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Molten moments

Monday, February 6, 2017

Our Valentine’s Day hamper has a touch of glass this year, with the introduction of Tim Shaw’s intricate glass hearts adding to the romance of our hampers. Refined over many hours in a special crucible, the hearts are created once the correct temperature is reached in the furnace. The molten glass is rolled in the coloured powdered glass, before being skilfully encased in crystal glass. Once Tim is happy with the shape, the hearts are allowed to cool slightly, before being transferred to a kiln for longer controlled cooling. 

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How Do I Use – Macadamia Spread?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Following on from our Pistachio Oil blog, our Macadamia spread is used in several of our hampers. Here is a potted history of the mighty Macadamia nut, plus a few uses other than simply spreading on your breakfast toast.

Macadamia Nuts are the seeds of the nut first grown commercially in Australia and now produced in many parts of the world including New South Wales and Queensland in Australia, parts of Africa, South America, New Zealand and California.

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How Do I Use - Pistachio Oil?

Friday, September 30, 2016

Pistachio oil is one of the amazing oils included in our hampers from Harding’s Fine Foods of Willunga. We have recently fielded a couple of questions from our customers asking ‘how do I use it?’ We thought the best way was to provide a potted history of pistachio nuts and their oil – nutting it out, if you like. So here we go;

The pistachio nut is a member of the cashew nut family.

Pistachio nuts are rich in vitamin A B6 and E and are in fact the seeds of small, drought tolerant trees originally from Asia and the Middle East. They are grown in other countries such as in the Mediterranean and the U.S.

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Do the doorstep challenge

Friday, August 26, 2016

How many times have you visited the major tourist attractions in your own area?

It usually takes someone visiting from overseas or interstate for you to realise how much there is to offer on your own doorstep, particularly here in South Australia.  But I already live here, I hear you say.  I'll visit one day. I'll make the effort. And generally you get busy working or carting kids to and from school or to sporting events, and it never quite happens. Until the next visitor from overseas or interstate shows up and wants to go to a museum you drive past every day.

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