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November 15th, 2009

Bits and Pieces

If you’ve been paying attention, you’d know that I bought a red capsicum chilli relish from the Newtown Festival. It’s by a company called relish this.

Capsicum chilli relish
I fell in love immediately with the packaging, because I’m a sucker for well-designed product packaging (I once bought a $4 “water for women” because it was purple – marketers take note). I mean geez you’d have to be made of stone to not smile at a logo with love hearts on it. Also I’d buy any food products with the word “feisty” on them (marketers take note).

When I was at the festival I had a bit of the relish on a cracker with cheddar cheese. This stuff is really damn good. It was sweet but not cloyingly so and the sweetness nicely complements its spiciness. The relish has bits of currants and apples that will go nicely with anything cheesy or salty. This particular relish is available in both mild and feisty, but to be honest I wouldn’t get the milder version because I find most relishes too sweet for me if it’s not spicy. Still, I love the product and you should buy truckloads of it because (a) it’s delicious and (b) the people behind it seem awesome. Go forth and spend!

Once I tasted the relish I knew what I wanted to do with it. Here’s tonight’s dinner:

Lamb burger
Lamb burger made with tagine spice mix and fetta cheese, topped with capsicum chilli relish. Man everything went so well together I feel like another one even as I’m typing this.

In other news, The Cupcake Factory recently opened a store in Balmain. I bought a cookies and cream cupcake today.

It’s very pretty, and the cake bit is OK but the icing is too sweet for me. This was $4.

My favourite cupcake place is still Ghermez as it’s the only place I found that doesn’t use overly sugary icing. Sorry Cupcake Factory, I really wanted to like you.