So it has officially been 1 year since The Culinary Library food blog began and you will not be shocked to know that we (Prue & Di) are both still as passionate about food as ever and have so much more to share with you!! What better way to kick off the start of our second blogging year and the beginning of Spring with a wonderful Giveaway Competition of one of our favourite foodie treats (see below). Thanks so much to all of you for your comments and feedback, for buying our first book, and most of all for allowing us to indulge in all things food by reading our blog!

Murray River Pink Salt

For a finishing salt, our favourite is the Australian soft peach-pink flaked salt from the Murray River. It is extracted from underground ancient brines containing sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and carotene secreted by algae which results in its colour which varies from pink to light apricot. This subterranean brine is truly unique, a true dinosaur age relic, producing a large flaked, deliciously mild, melt on the tongue hollow-stepped-tetragonal-pyramid salt crystal. With multiple local Australian Awards and two International awards to prove it it is world class. We use it on most meals as our table salt and you can’t have Smashed Potatoes without it! You seem to be able to get this wonderful salt in most groceries and specialty shops, check out their full range and distributors at their website.

* The Murray River Salt Company have generously donated 6 prize packs for The Culinary Library readers to win, they include:
1 x 250g Pink Salt Flakes Box, 1 x 100g pouch of Pink Salt Flakes infused with Chilli & 1 x Pink Salt Grinder

Enter the Competition Here. Good Luck!

Huon Pine Rolling Pin

We each have one of these Huon Pine Rolling Pins made by Tasmanian designer by Paul Minuere. Sleek and simple in it’s design, the natural oils of the Huon Pine also protect it so it can be used for years to come. If you need an excuse to use one, try our Maple Pecan Sticky Buns or our Sweet Potato Samosas. We bought ours from the Jam Factory in Adelaide but you can also buy them online at The Design Centre Shop.

So Little Time Wooden Hand Painted Jewellery

We love these cute wooden hand painted brooches and necklaces by husband and wife duo Kirsty and Josh at So Little Time. They hand paint each one so they are all unique and cut them from locally sourced wood. Kirsty also has a great blog that has crafty ideas and general colour and visual indulgence. Check out their online store here.

Barambah Organics Vanilla Bean Yoghurt

This is one of my all time favourite yohurts from Barambah Organics. If you haven’t tried their products yet then you are missing out! They have won many awards at royal shows, dairy awards and cheese fairs in Australia and overseas. They have a range of interesting flavours in their yoghurt range and use all natural flavours and real fruit and I particularly like them because they are not too sweet like some yoghurt can be. My perfect breakfast is some delicious Barambah Yoghurt with juicy strawberries and a sprinkling of muesli. I buy my Barambah Yoghurt from the Organic Store in Northcote for those in VIC and I believe you can get it at the Norwood Foodland or Wild Thyme in SA, check out their website for other stockists.

Swiden Fruit Salad Chopping Boards

Fun home accessories by Melbourne based designer Charlotte Swiden. These fruit salad chopping boards are made from Scandinavian birch and can be found at her online shop.

These two recipes have been the most popular recipes for 2012 at The Culinary Library:

Spiced Sweet Potato Samosas

Tiramisu Cupcakes

And remember to enter our competition here, with 6 prizes you have a great chance of winning!

Thanks again and we hope you are cooking up lots of scrumptious meals in your kitchen!


2 Responses to Our Spring Favourites List & 1 Year Anniversary Competition!

  1. Cheryl McDonnell says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! How quickly the time has gone!! Still loving the emails – it is always exiting to see what you have for us!!

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