Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ladies Lunching Organic

On Tuesday I met my friend Tina for lunch at The Better Food Co. Anyone who reads my posts regularly may recall Sam and I did some food shopping there for this meal that we sourced from local food. However, we didn't have time to stop and sample the food so I was keen for a return visit to do just that.
My friend Tina readily agreed to join me and we both chose the same dish of~ Stir fry wild rice with cashew nuts and honey. All the food is organic and it was delicious and packed full of lovely vegetables (red cabbage, onions, courgettes, broccoli and mushrooms). I think we might be lunching there again as there were a lot of things on the menu we fancied and all the salads looked really fresh. It gets very busy and you need to be there early. It was interesting because one of the guys dropped a plate and I jokingly said ' hope you don't get your wages docked'. His reply was no problem we buy all our plates from charity shops~ what a good idea!

I also wanted to try this fruit that I have read about on food blogs so when I saw it I couldn't resist buying one. I haven't tried it yet~ I think the fact that it was described as 'apple/custard' in the shop was the attraction. I'll let you know what it's like.

Chirimoya.

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27 Comments:

At 8/11/07 10:07, Anonymous Willowtree said...

When I was growing up we had one of those trees, we called them custard apples, and they're pretty good!

 
At 8/11/07 10:21, Anonymous EmBee said...

Now I know what inspired Tuesday's Tea. Love

 
At 8/11/07 10:22, Anonymous EmBee said...

And what that peculiar looking object is as well. More love

 
At 8/11/07 11:12, Blogger Steffi said...

Your meal with nature rice looks really delicious!Yummy!

 
At 8/11/07 13:10, Blogger Alix said...

That sounds a really yummy meal. I don't think I've ever seen that fruit, hope it tastes as good as it sounds

 
At 8/11/07 13:56, Blogger Tiger Lamb Girl said...

That rice dish looks scrumptious!

I've never tried that fruit.

 
At 8/11/07 14:08, Blogger Beccy said...

I'm dying to hear about the fruit.

 
At 8/11/07 14:34, Blogger Asha said...

We call that fruit "Sita Phala" in the South of India. It literally means "Goddess Sita's Fruit". I used to eat a lot of those, never find one here in NC. I love the aroma and taste of Sitaphala. Enjoy.
See you on Monday, busy long weekend for me!:))

 
At 8/11/07 14:59, Blogger thefoodsnob said...

What a lovely lunch, how lucky you are to have an adventurous friend to go with you!
I've never seen that fruit, either, so I'll be curious as to what comed from it.

LIsa

 
At 8/11/07 14:59, Blogger thefoodsnob said...

'comes'

Lisa

 
At 8/11/07 15:35, Blogger ChrisB said...

WT and Asha so do they really taste like apples and custard?

 
At 8/11/07 15:42, Blogger Little Miss Moi said...

dear chrisb. They are one of those fruits that a lot of people have growing on their trees in backyards, yet no one really knows what to do with (in my experience anyway)(in Australia). But apparently they're lovely. Here's some info.

 
At 8/11/07 16:39, Blogger Sam said...

dropping plates is a charitable act then!

 
At 8/11/07 16:45, Blogger Beckie said...

The meal looks really good!

Let us know how that custard apple thingy tastes...I have never seen or heard of one (that doesn't mean much).

 
At 8/11/07 17:10, Blogger her indoors said...

that looks delicious, and nope never heard of the apple/custard fruit but now very curious as to what it tastes like so please let us know

 
At 8/11/07 18:11, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

I've never even heard of that fruit before. I hope it tastes good.

 
At 8/11/07 19:57, Blogger ChrisB said...

LMM thank you for the link, I think mine will soon be ready for eating.

sam that's one way of looking at it!


I will let you all know the verdict in due course.

 
At 8/11/07 21:19, Blogger frannie said...

that is fabulous that they buy plates in a charity shop!!

and the dish looks yummy

 
At 8/11/07 23:32, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

We have a Good Food Company in this town, but I guess you have a better one. :)

 
At 9/11/07 04:58, Blogger lisa's chaos said...

I had to take a second to say thank you for having the link to Fun Monday on your side bar. I couldn't remember who was hosting and wanted to reread the assignment I had signed up for. Then "lightbulb", Chris will have the answer. Yea! Thanx!!!

 
At 9/11/07 06:15, Blogger Kila said...

I'm curious about that fruit--never saw or tried it before!

The meal sounds wonderful! Mmmm...

(P.S. There's something for you, and Beccy too, at my place.)

 
At 9/11/07 08:16, Blogger ChrisB said...

Kila thank you very much for the award I'm chuffed to bits.

 
At 9/11/07 08:19, Blogger ChrisB said...

AC good one!

 
At 9/11/07 08:22, Blogger ChrisB said...

Lisa's C glad to be of service. I started to do that so that I would remember and have a quick link but several people have said they find it useful.

 
At 9/11/07 22:19, Anonymous Misslionheart♥ said...

Dropping plates? A Greek influence, maybe.....

The dish really does look good.

 
At 9/11/07 22:42, Anonymous Delia said...

>'apple/custard'


Custard/apple is the correct description for this...


Mrs Smith

 
At 10/11/07 07:48, Blogger Pamela said...

I think I saw that fruit at whole foods in Portland or Seattle

hey.. my question today;
Is bee vomit really organic???
(aka honey)

 

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