Saturday 20 April 2013

Forage 2013

Today I was lucky to go to the third Forage event as part of F.O.O.D Week 2013. I've been for the last two years and have watched the event grow. From humble beginnings two years ago, there were 750 happy foragers today! The weather for the last two years, has been sensational- the first year in 2011 it was a perfect autumn day, last year it actually got quite hot. This was clearly the year something had to change. Today it was cold, quite cold at times, and pretty windy. Still the rain held off and it was another great event.

An extra station this year
to accommodate the extra crowds

Caramelised onion, olive and feta tart

A new local sparkling from Swift
that really made me wish I was drinking
everyone said it was great

Lovely autumn colours

Absolutely delicious

Nature put on quite a show today too
Possibly a wedge tailed eagle, it was very big

Squint hard, there's a kangaroo middle of the frame

Braised Chicken and Wild Mushroom Pie from Tonic
Tasty filling, and fabulous pastry

Gorgeous local apples

The wind was doing weird things in the dams

The dance floor went off!
Blister in the Sun
Absolutely nothing to do with vast quantities of red wine I'm sure

The late afternoon light was divine
even if it was getting more chilly

Gina Allen's lovely Blood Plum and Star Anise Sorbet

Spiced Beurre Bosc Pear and Hazelnut Praline Tiramisu
from Lolli Redini
Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Delicious looking goodies, and such a great presentation. Thanks for sharing!


Bonnie said...

I enjoyed how you featured the pictures of this event. The food and setting looked wonderful. All the food looked great, wishing that there was an event like this near me!

Jackie McGuinness said...

Everything looks so good!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful outdoor food event. All your pics look delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Anything that involves food and sunshine is ok with me!

Alyce said...

The desserts look fabulous! I had to laugh about the bit with the dancing and the wine. :)

Margot said...

I enjoyed looking at all your photos Louise. The scenery is very similar to northern California. Sounds like you had a lovely day. Hope you got to eat the sorbet and tiramisu. They look delicious.

Suko said...

Okay, I am ready for lunch now. Fab photos!

Christine Harding said...

Your photos really covey the feel of the event - it must have have been wonderful, with that incredible scenery (and a kangaroo in the wild - I think that is sooo exciting!) and wonderful food. My Snapshot is at

Melissa O. said...

Looks like an amazing day and you did a great job really capturing everything in your beautiful pictures -- thank you for sharing them! Here is my SATURDAY SNAPSHOT post.

Irene said...

Wonderful event, I couldn't squint hard enough to see the Kangaroo, but the food looks yummy, hope you dance your buns off.

Brona said...

Orange is looking just beautiful at the moment - your pics make me feel like I missed out on something special.
I have family in Orange but have never been able to time a visit for FOOD week.
The Blister in the Sun photo made me smile a lot - I've ended a few nights doing that dance!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Nicely presented♫ Looks like a great event. My SS:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Oh my! I should have waited until after breakfast to take a look at all this glorious I'm starving!

Lady In Read said...

love the desserts especially:)
of course, the scenes nature provided are a close second..