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Sunday, May 3, 2015

I NEED REAL HONEY

Cooler mornings are slowly creeping into breakfast time. I love porridge when its cooler. I love porridge with honey, but supermarket honey is too bland and stretched with glucose. Pure honey can be found at Farmer's Markets. So last week we visited the Brisbane City Markets held on a Wednesday in Brisbane Square so I could buy some real honey for my porridge. (TOH doesn't eat porridge)
 While waiting at the traffic lights I was intrigued by this girl's hairdo. So having my little camera around my neck it was easy to capture a candid street photo, which just happened to be the topic for our next camera club talk.

 Across the road I could see the hustle and bustle of the markets in full swing. They fill up the whole of Brisbane Square in front of the casino. These markets are popular with city workers, who come here to buy something for lunch as well as doing their weekly grocery shopping.

 There were stalls and stalls of fresh fruit and veggies. There was the obligatory gadget man shredding vegetables.


 Then there were the cake stalls with tantalising treats. These are giant sized Lamingtons. For overseas readers, Lamingtons are cubes of sponge cake dunked into chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut.

 I love the bright colours that markets bring with them.



29 comments:

  1. Yummy food at the farmer's market and I like all those colorful bowls. I am looking forward to our farmers' markets which are starting up again soon. I enjoy looking at people shots, good profile of the lady.

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  2. Nice post with all the local products to see you have overthere. That first picture is beautiful, a great capture.

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  3. Lovely post especially bowl which re similar to Turkish

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  4. Markets like this are great - and some of the food can be really good value. Hope you have not been flooded.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. bring on the Lamingtons.. that sounds so good and i love the whole display of the baked goods. so many pretty things to aim my camera at..

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  6. the baked goods would be very tough to pass up!

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  7. The folk art looks colourful. I never seem to go to markets...we do have them.

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  8. For sure a special market. Would like to visit such a place.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. A plain cook she was, but my mother could make very nice lamingtons. Interesting to have an open air market on weekdays in the city. I expect our main market would complain if it was tried here.

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  10. Farmers Markets are the best. I love the color and the temptations!

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  11. What a fun post. We loved going to the farmer's markets in NZ. Almost every little village has one, and they are so interesting! I've never heard of lamingtons, but they do look delectably decadent! Also, love your last photo of the colorful bowls.

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  12. I prefer creamed or pot set honey usually on toast, and of course I love lamingtons usually with cream in them so very nice haven't been to a Farmers Markets it ages last time was when we last went to Queensland

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  13. That's interesting news.
    I thought the markets were held on the weekends down on the Riverside area.
    I certainly agree with the honey ! Market honey is so much better than supermarket
    stuff.
    Isn't it lovely to see the sun out again???
    Cheers
    Colin

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  14. I love those bowls. I always buy honey from the farmers market or a neighbor, too, and my favorite is buckwheat honey. It's a dark amber color and has a strong flavor -- delicious! Your photos are really nice, Diane. I would love to find a group to improve my photos like the one you are in.

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  15. I like porridge but have never had it with honey just sugar. I have been to the weekend markets in Brisbane. They were very busy. It seems like markets are popular up your way. In fact they seem to be getting popular everywhere.

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  16. Oh how I love the markets full of everything. Porridge is our favourite but now we have switched to cold cereal it is warming up here fast. Hug B

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  17. Oooh yum, love all those breads, pies and pastries! The odd lamington or two would go down well too... they're big ones all right. Must get out to our Farmers Markets more after seeing yours.
    Did you get your honey? I quite like golden syrup on my porridge :D) Cheers now

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  18. The lamingtons look delicious! So many colorful sights, and I'll bet the smell there was just heavenly. Hope you found the honey you were looking for!

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  19. Saya dari indonesia.. salam kenal yah.. semoga sukses.:)

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  20. The bowls are beautiful - I just love farmers markets and ours just started back up and I too am looking forward to getting REAL honey from the bee guy! I use mine in my hot lemon water in the mornings but in general love honey. It is also the best sweetener for homemade ice cream (no sugar please). LOL

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  21. I would enjoy visiting that market for taking photos and for purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables!

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  22. Always something to see in a market; that looks a good one.

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  23. Hello Diane, these farmers markets are great places to visit. I like the fresh veggies and fruits, baked goods and the colorful bowls are pretty. I would like to try one of those Lamingtons, they look delicious. Enjoy your day!

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  25. But did you find your honey? I love the market ... Looks like a street fair and food market rolled into one and lots of fun.

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  26. Love Farmer's Markets! This looks like a great one. I had no idea honey was cut with sucrose unless you buy from a local vendor. I will keep that in mind.

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  27. I love markets too ! Those really are the largest Lamingtons I've ever seen. Your first photo is cracking!

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