December 7th, 2009

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Berry Bounty

We managed to time our visit to Berry right for the once-a-month market (first Sunday) at the local showground. It was full of bric-a-brac, wonderful uses for barbed wire, cackling witches and of course some great local food. The plate above is the significant other's first set of shuck-your-own oysters. We got two dozen unshucked oysters for the humble sum of twenty dollars. They are from Greenwell Point and were lovely!

We used the locally grown large truss tomatoes, salad onions and basil in a salad with the rest of our cheese box... it went best with the Blu Mello.

I was already a fan of Disaster Bay Chipotle Sauce ($9), so I picked up some more. The clever sales lady told me to try the Chilli Wine Jelly ($9) with cheese on a cracker... it was amazing. We had it on oysters too, and it was lovely (though a fighting condiment with them) and I am told to try it on a croissant or toast...

This was another win - a 'vintage' Worcestershire Sauce ($5) which is made in Harden. The profile of it is so good in terms of negligable sugar that diabetics can use it too. The clever gentleman on the store had our regular brand (Lea & Perrins) to do a side-by-side comparison, and this new one won hands down!

I am also quite partial to the Berry's Famous Donut Van which has been doling out freshly cooked Doughnuts ($1 each, $5.50/6) for sixty years according to the cook. As you can see from my golden ring, they look the part. I can attest that they were very tasty too - so tasty in fact we returned for a second doughnut later in the day!

Now if some of these tasty foods catch your eye, you too can enjoy the bounty of the South Coast at the Shoalhaven Regional Food and Wine Show on the 9th-10th January, 2010 from 10am-5pm.

Summer turned it on for a lovely drive home up the coast, with a brief stop for lunch at the Headlands Hotel with the bikers (oh and my Mother).