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I made a steamed pear and ginger pudding today because of the season savvy challenge on over at Frills in the Hills this week. I was actually already planning to make a steamed pudding and I was just mooching about on the net looking for a few options for apple pudding, wondering if I could put apple in the pudding rather than just in the bottom, when I came across the post challenging everyone to make something with pears this week and then blog about it.
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Last week I discovered a fabulous Spanish gourmet deli-cum-cafe just up the road that’s been there since August last year – El Choto Fine Food Delicatessan. I’m amazed I hadn’t heard about it but not that surprised I hadn’t noticed it driving past. It has a modest little entrance with a muted sign tucked under a big old verandah in a strip of shops on Port Road in Hindmarsh (which is a very wide, very busy road). The last time I really looked, the place was a boutique children’s clothing shop. I nearly missed it this time too and had to double back, doing a U-turn across 4 lanes to get to it. It was worth it!
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It may be an obvious thing to say but overripe bananas must never be thrown away! Cakes, muffins and smoothies are the best destination for this fruit even once it’s way past the stage you would eat it raw. I just peel and freeze them in a zip lock bag and use them when I’m ready – frozen is best for smoothies anyway.
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