|the entrance to maggie beer's farm shop. yes, that's my reflection in the glass.|
As some of you may know, I went to Adelaide, South Australia in January for a holiday with my family, and we all had a pretty good time. If I were to pick a major highlight of the trip, though, I'd say the visit to Maggie Beer's Farm Shop in Barossa Valley stands out as my favourite. Here, then, is the long overdue post.
|why, fancy seeing you here!|
One of the charming things about Maggie's farm shop is the very high likelihood that you will be greeted by the sight of wandering peacocks soon after you stroll in.
|mr.peacock struts his stuff.|
Then there's the delightful scenario of getting to sample almost everything that is for sale in the shop. Sauces, biscuits, pates, jams, wines, verjuice... need I go on?
|we spent a significant amount of time sampling goodies.|
Before long, it was time for brunch, and the picnic fare was beckoning. I believe the one we went for was called the seasonal cheese picnic basket. We also threw in two little tubs of ice cream for good measure.
|a lovely picnic basket.|
Now this is the kind of stuff that makes you feel connected to the simple pleasures in life.
|cheese, quince paste and dried muscatels (I think) to go with bread.|
This seasonal fruit tart served with Jersey fresh cream was luxuriously down-to-earth... a joy to eat.
|fruit tart + cream = bliss.|
I couldn't leave without purchasing some delicious food souvenirs. Holidays may not last forever, but I know when I'm back home, those verjuice and rosemary biscuits and that sweet golden tokay will take me away from the daily routine for just a little while... before they're all gone.
|verjuice and rosemary biscuits and classic tokay from maggie beer's farm shop.|