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Adelaide Central Market history on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Adelaide Central Market

Way back in 2009 (!) when I first started blogging, I documented a visit to the Adelaide Central Market in a series of eight blog posts. Excuse the photos – I had literally been blogging for 2 months at the time! I just returned from 2 weeks in Australia, including a few days in Adelaide […]

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Homemade frog cake on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Frog Cakes (Happy Australia Day!)

Happy Australia Day! I know it’s nearly over back in Australia but it’s just starting here and what better way to celebrate than with a classic childhood treat – homemade frog cakes! Say what…? No, no, no, don’t worry – these don’t have anything to do with frogs, except a slight resemblance and, well, they […]

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Adelaide institutions #3 – Haigh’s chocolates

Adelaide institutions #3 – Haigh’s chocolates

Aaah – Haigh’s Chocolates. The name evokes thoughts of silky smooth chocolates in the shape of frogs: and chocolate teddies: On a trip to the factory store today, I also spotted these: Haigh’s is truly an Adelaide institution, established in 1915. You can read about their history here. My all-time favourite chocolates from Haigh’s would […]

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Adelaide institutions #2 – Menz

Adelaide institutions #2 – Menz

Mmmmm – Menz Confectionery! The mere mention brings back happy memories of mouths filled with delicious treats from my childhood… Treats such as Apricot Delight: Milk bottles: Witchetie grubs: (ok, confession here, I never ate these “grub shaped white and yellow confection” but couldn’t resist the picture!). Candy bananas: (yes cos they look very natural… […]

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Adelaide institutions #1 – Balfour’s frog cakes

Adelaide institutions #1 – Balfour’s frog cakes

Aren’t they lovely??? But what are they?? Why it’s a frog cake, of course – they even have a Wikipedia entry! It’s a basic sponge cake square with a jam layer in the middle coated in thick fondant (brown, pink or green) icing with a round “head” made of sticky sweet cream and slit to […]

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