Tasty morsels from January’s past7

Posted on January 20, 2012 by ChristieFood News

I’ve been a bit nostalgic lately, thinking a lot about our big worldwide trip in 2009, and remembering (fondly) what it was like to travel and live baby-free.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my life now, but I just wish I appreciated more at the time how fancy free and awesome it was not to carry around a nappy bag, toys, baby food and a pram everywhere you go. Oh, and get a full nights sleep every night.

It got me thinking about all the great stories and recipes I have published on Fig & Cherry over the years and that new readers may not have seen them. Not to mention wonderful loyal readers who may have forgotten them, myself included.

Each month I’d like to take a step back in time to what I was doing here on my little corner of the web in years gone by. Jump on your hover boards and away we go!

January 2011

Australia Day was celebrated with a sweet treat of mini jelly pavlovas. Just the thing to satisfy when the weather is scorching!

I discovered the company, Mix My Muesli, and made a Fig & Cherry mix. Delicious! These days I have all the ingredients and make it up myself, but this website is a great option for those who are a little more time poor or less creative in the kitchen.

January 2010

January 2010 had me back-pedalling a bit by posting recipes I’d made on xmas day. There was a gorgeous coconut panna cotta with mango salad.

As well as some awesome polenta and proscuitto muffins which were excellent dipped into gravy! I’d forgotten about these, will have to make them again.

Australia Day was celebrated with some delicious kangaroo skewers. We don’t eat kangaroo that much any more – that must be rectified! And before you recoil in horror overseas readers, kangaroos are a pest here and their meat is yummy and virtually fat free!

January 2009

It seems January is a good time for granita in the hot Aussie Summer as I made one this year for New Year’s Eve and in 2009 there was a gorgeous pomegranate and lychee one.

There was the infamous incident at Cafe Ish.

I reviewed Opes in Lennox Head and asked my lovely readers What do you eat when you’re stressed? and admitted to ‘food profiling‘ in the supermarket (I must say, I have less time for that these days, with a toddler in tow).

January 2008

One of my first ever posts was about my fabulous wedding cake which had dozens of handmade sugar flowers and fairy lights powered by a battery pack cleverly disguised with fondant. Plus, I claimed to know where to get the best falafels in Sydney (and I still think they are pretty great!)

Well that was really fun so I think I will continue with these posts monthly.

Hope you enjoyed it too, I welcome your feedback!

Christie x

  • I love kangaroo skewers too! As long as they’re not overcooked, there’s nothing better, right?

    Lovely memories!

  • Oh boy! I haven’t yet decided whether I’ll be home or out on Australia Day this year but if I’m home those jellies are being made :)

  • What a great Idea, Once I have a few years under my belt I might have to steal this idea. I love Kangaroo too!

  • Thanks for showcasing these! The granita looks beautiful, i think I will make this very soon. :)

  • It’s always nice to look back and see what you were up to at a certain point in time. Those Australia Day jelly pavs are a mighty good idea!

  • It’s a great idea to look back and see the different posts from the same period each time, it’s like stock market comparisons except it’s with food and drool-worthy photos! It’s also a great way to see how much one has improved or things have changed. I might take that on as well, but maybe after I’ve posted for as long as you have :D

    Love your blog by the way, all the photos are fantastic and your recipes are great. :)

  • That cake is just lovely!

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