I just can't even start to explain how much I loved the place, it is a foodie's haven!
And what perfect timing my holiday to the Apple Isle was! Who watches MasterChef? I was thrilled to see the teams cooking up a storm at the Salamanca Markets the other night. What a shame I missed them in real life!
Bree and I had a fabulous morning at the markets - I bought lots of little local goodies - dessert dukkah and lime and coconut marmalade were two of my fave finds.
In amongst all the little alley ways and arcades, we found a gorgeous little providore that specialised in local produce.
Cheeses, olives, pickles, jams . . . it went on and on.
I just loved their merchandising and the friendly staff who were hosting tastings. The smells coming out of that tiny shop were so inviting, how I'd love to run a similar shop in the Rads, celebrating the fabulous foods we have down here.
I picked up a jar of Bruny Island Cheese Company dulce de leche from a common ground, as a sneaky little indulgence.
And boy, it is GOOD (but oh so BAD!)
I felt like a sweet fix after dinner the other night (yes, I admit - it was while I was watching MasterChef on telly and was feeling nostalgic about Hobart!) so decided to crack open the little jar of naughtiness.
I had some leftover dried figs from my apple and pear pies the other night and thought they would go so wickedly well with the Tassie caramel and ice cream.
A kind of ice cream sundae for grown ups!
Um, the ice-cream was low-fat . . . does that make it okay!?