8.11am, Tuesday 9th April, under the Clocktower, Yalumba, Angaston, The Barossa, Australia
Morning folks, there’s a chilly morning happening out there, but it’s going to be a beautiful clear Barossa day, about 26 degrees C expected. That means a t shirt for now, hoodie for later on this afternoon. But we’re in for a treat today at morning tea time! When I came back from the United Kingdom the week before Easter, it was on the big A380 Emirates bird, via the quick one hour change planes in Dubai. That’s a very skinny changeover, but I still managed to buy a stack of the fabulous local UAE and Saudi dates. So with the dust settling after a massive Barossa Vintage Festival week, I bought in a couple of kilos for the Negociants International (they make sure Yalumba goes safely to the rest of the world) crew. We made a serious dent in them, but with a considerable amount left over, our resident proper chef Lauren took them home, added brown sugar, green apple and coconut and whipped up a Lumberjack Cake for morning tea! Just like that! You have to love teamwork – here’s Lauren with the ‘before’ and ‘after’. If it tastes half as good as it looks, we’re laughing! Thanks Larry!