Sunday, January 9, 2011
macadamia nuts and presents for you
When you look for land or homes to buy you will occassionally see a sign announcing "No Macs!" which is a joy for those who want to just sit back and enjoy the life, not be out picking nuts.
The property we stayed on had quite a few acres of macadamia trees and the gentleman who owns the block owns two more blocks - one growing more macadamias and on the other he grows coffee.
The girls and I rose with the chooks and went for a wander through the trees one morning; we came back to the house with hands and pockets full of nuts!
The macadamia nut is the fruit of an Australian native tree, and is a deliciously delicately flavoured nut....but it is arguably the world's hardest nut to crack! This one looks cracked but it is just it's outer shell splitting open - there is still another layer to go! We used a hammer.
~A bag of Brookfarm natural macadamia muesli. Brookfarm is Australia's most awarded producer of fine gourmet macadamia products and are produced in Byron Bay,
~ Stotts Delicacies of Queensland macadamia flvoured loose leaf tea,
~ White choc chunk and macadamia nut cookies from the Bryron Bay Cookie Company (I mean what's a cup of tea with a biscuit?),
~ and a couple of handfuls (about 100g) of fresh roasted macadamia nuts. You will need to supply your own hammer :)
Friends and family who actually know me in the flesh - I didn't bring home any other pressies so you better be in it to win it. Oh! I will post anywhere, customs permitting.
Umm I'll get my big girl to pull out a name next Sunday evening; say 7ish Qld time...get cracking.