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Australian flavors

In a fit of serendipity and generosity, naxos was in Australia just when I became curious about some of Australias' bush herbs and spices and fruits. Which is why, along with haggisthesecond's couriering, I now have such an exciting selection of new tastes to explore. Bush tomato, strawberry gum, aniseed myrtle leaf, lemon myrtle leaf, wattleseed, whole pepperberries, mountain pepperleaf, and the one which started it all, akudjara (i.e. ground bush tomatoes). The words are so unfamiliar as to be fictional!

The packages recommend wattleseed and strawberry gum as pancake flavorers - and today is, appropriately, pancake day.

I also have rosella jam now and - thanks to an oversight which just means I will have to see my friends again soon - incipient quandongs. It's all very exciting!

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gillpolack
Mar. 8th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
Lemon myrtle tea! (lemon mytle is probably the best lemon flavour of all - I only say 'probably' because there must be some I've not tasted).

Bush tomatoes and butter inside a hot baked potato! (outside of potato should be crisp and crunchy - choose variety carefully)

Wattleseed is lovely in anything baked. ANZAC biscuits are the classic...and ANZAC Day is only 6 weeks away.

And that's all the enthusing I can manage before coffee. It's a good selection, though - enjoy!
owlfish
Mar. 8th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for all the suggestions! I suspect I shall try most, possibly all, of them.
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