Monday, January 16, 2012

a few of our favourite things

I've recently re-discovered ice cream-in-a-cone. It's the perfect sweet finish to a summer barbecue - it's easy (if you buy the ice cream), inexpensive (as ice cream seems to go further when served in cones) and best of all... no dishes. Stay away from those horrid orange wafer cones though - I like the "Select" brand waffle cones from Countdown and Pam's honey waffle cones.

Miriam: My brother David requested this Heston Blumenthal Christmas Pudding for Christmas. Apparently these were a must-have in the UK and a black market developed with puddings selling for up to 15 times their RRP. I purchased this one at Nosh for a more modest $50. The pudding has a candied orange in the center, which adds a lovely moistness to the whole pudding, with the orange juices/oils running throughout the pudding. Although I found it a bit sweet for my liking, it certainly was worth a taste and a little goes a long way so lots of us were able to indulge in a sample.


  1. The travelling Christmas pudding! Thanks for the taste. I wonder how many got to try it in total?!

  2. I am so jealous, I so very much wanted one of those Christmas puddings!!! I love Heston Blumenthal.

  3. Miriam Horgan! I cannot believe you got one of those puddings. They certainly are the thing to have over here and I have tried for the last two years. This year... I went to waitrose three times and still missed them as they sold out in about a day. Also went to nosh in nz and didn't find them there either! Next year I'm going to make my own with a darn orange in the middle.


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