Bethany went to a party, this morning, that was meant to be at the new playground at the Botanic Gardens. As it almost never rains in Wagga, organising a party outside is a pretty safe bet. Unfortunately for Isabella's family it was seriously raining this morning so they had the party at their house. I dropped Bethany off and went to do the groceries. I ran into Karen at the fruit shop and we decided the brave the weather and have a coffee at the farmers' markets. We sat under an umbrella chatting and drinking our coffee and then I decided to buy some pistachios. These particular pistachios appeared on NQN's blog, thanks to Kristy, and I had a hankering for those chocolate truffles so stood, backside in the rain, chatting to the Harefield pistachio couple.
I should have taken lots of photos because pistachios are so pretty on the tree. When I exclaimed over them the man opened one up and gave it to me. It was delicious with a fresh taste and different, almost springy texture. He showed us the difference in appearance between the roasted, dried and fresh pistachios. The gorgeous green I knew about, but look at that pink!
I plan to make pistachio bread and some of those truffles. I also have some egg whites aging so I can have my first ever attempt at macarons. Photos to follow, wish me luck.