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  1. Fiona

    Ahhh I miss the cider at the Bus Depot Markets

  2. Johanna GGG

    the title of this post made me giggle – but the pic of the the daikon looked like a cute little baby that wouldn’t hurt a fly – I am jealous of your mulled wine and markets – reminds me I haven’t been to our farmers markets for a while – life has been a bit crazy and snuffly. Sounds like you have been having good times

  3. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    It sounds like a gorgeous weekend Hannah! Your cold weather does terrify me a bit (today, I went home an hour early with the sole goal of working on my laptop in front of the heater, and we got up to 15’C which is probably warm in your terms), but those splendid days of clear skies and sunshine do go some way to countering the low temperatures. Or at least, they do here in Perth when we get up to 15’C 😉

    Also, when I read your title, I thought it was a daikin heating system that attacked you. I think on reflection it’s fortunate it was a vegetable!

  4. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Ahhh do want all those hot drinks! And that is certainly an impressively-sized daikon.

  5. whisperinggums

    I love the Bus Depot Markets. Why don’t I get there more often? Great post as usual Hannah.

  6. Margaret

    Thank you for the mentions dearest Hannah!
    That is truly an enormous daikon. It would have been quite heavy. With the amount of vegetables I eat, I could easily consume that by myself.
    I LOVE exploring produce markets.

    I’m confused – aren’t you planning on being in New York and Canada? The winters there are much colder than in Canberra. Consider these days as your training.

    I agree the cacao butter smells intoxicating. So far I’ve just been adding some to my smoothies instead of coconut oil. It will be easier to use in summer – everything is so darned hard & stiff in winter, including my fingers!
    Thank you for continuing to put posts here, despite how busy you’ve been, along with your current health challenges. I appreciate it. xxxx

  7. Kath Lockett

    I’ll let you have all the chestnuts you like, including my share.

    Here, instead of pens or mouse mats as corporate freebies, they give you windscreen ice scrapers!

  8. Emma

    Oh markets. Markets markets markets. How I long for a lovely city market filled with happy shoppers, a baguette under one arm, mulled wine in a to-go cup, and a GIANT DAIKON ON THE ATTACK!

    Love mulled wine – we made a lot of it last winter:) Stay warm Hannah!

  9. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

    We ate freshly roasted chestnuts in the Piazza Navona in Rome – such a great memory! 🙂

  10. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    -6?! Brrrrr! It’s been getting up to 106F (41C) here lately and I can’t decide which one sounds more intolerable. I’m such a temperature wimp. I will be glad to get back to cooler weather and all my favorite fall foods though – chestnuts being one of them.

    Careful around that daikon. It seems…sentient.

  11. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    It was so awesome catching up with you before you go on your big bad adventure around the world! I will treasure that daikon photo always!

  12. Jess

    That market looks great. I wish they served great big kettles of mulled wine at our winter market. 🙂 You’re in for a shock if you’re in the US in the winter. -6C? Pshh.. We Wisconsinites scoff at such temperatures, try -40F in mid January when the snow is three feet deep. 😉

  13. Gabby

    I just love markets, even in the cold! Something so homey and comforting about them that is warming even if it’s cold. And good thing you are getting used to the cold- it will make your time in North American that much more enjoyable!

    Glad you are finding lots of happy moments 🙂

  14. CheezyK

    -6! I hereby vow to never complain about a 4 degree morning ever again … oh who am I kidding, of course I will! 😀 You won’t know what’s hit you when you get to the US, particularly if they’re still sweltering like they are at the moment. (P.S. the phrase “chocolate soy chai tea” just about sent me cross eyed!! :P)

  15. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    ooooh i love that mulled wine!!!

  16. theresa

    Chocolate soy chai sounds just delicious. And these photos from the markets look an awful lot like Switzerland in autumn, what with the cider and the chestnuts. Who knew Canberra was such a romantic place?

  17. Sophie Wang (@aecliss)

    I have heard about these bitter mornings. Mother-dearest complains dreadfully, but my little siblings don’t seem to feel it; they’re too busy running around I assume.

    Stay warm, and I hope the bright blue skies continue to shine (Melbourne is miserable just as an aside).

  18. Gary

    It looks like your nursing a baby 🙂

  19. Lou

    So many things from this post!
    1) You may as well be in NZ if you are getting -6 in Canberra, ew ew EW the cold makes me mad.
    2) You’re Daikon baby is very cute. You’re a good radish-Mama
    3) Wasabi/seaweed nuts = yes please.
    4) Loving Earth cacao butter is the BEST. Seriously I even just nibble off bits straight from the block. Oh yes.

  20. Sig

    Mulled wine….my love for wine just got stronger.

    I also think you have a very good maternal streak – look how you’re cradling that cute little daikon even though your face is full of horror (most mums maybe?? :P).

    I’m not even going to talk to you about the cold. YOU WIN. (But it still hurts here)

  21. Winston

    OHHHH!!! I want to try that pack of Cacao Butter. So hard to believe the weather’s been freezing (but I’m sure it is) because it seems so warm and sunny in your photos! I’ve still yet to pay the big capital a visit one day and would love to have you as my awesome tour guide too…. Maaaaaaaybe if you happen to decide to come back after your BIG move to the US one fine day =)

  22. Ashley

    Oh my gosh! It’s that cold in Canberra?! Yikes!

    It would be pretty perfect roasted chestnut weather though. Which reminds me I should get some. And hot spiced apple cider?! Sounds amaaziinng. 😀

  23. Hotly Spiced

    Was that another use for a Costco card? I’ve been in Canberra on mornings like that and they are beyond cold but like you say, it’s just amazing how they quickly warm up and how the skies are blue and the sun is always shining (if not weakly). A friend recently gave me a daikon radish (not quite as large as yours) and I just didn’t know what to do with it xx

  24. msihua

    I miss you already Angle Babe and you haven’t even left the diggidy dang country! Waa waa guitar…*sigh* please don’t forget me.. I know it’s silly and we are online and all that jazz.. but… Waaaaaaaaa

  25. Choc Chip Uru

    Life definitely is intoxicating when you get cacao butter 😀
    And chestnuts. And -6 degree days with sunshine 😉
    Sounds like an awesome weekend and another awesome post!

    Choc Chip Uru

  26. Hannah

    I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around the idea of icicles at this time of year… I am jealous of chestnuts though, which are hard enough to find even when they’re in season here.

    We’ve just moved beyond a record heatwave, and it’s still sweltering around the low 90’s and endless humidity. It sure is going to be jarring once you get off that plane, my dear!

  27. Em

    At least you are getting blue skies, down south in Melbourne town it is grey and gloomy, and gloomy and grey. I barely remember what blue sky looks like.

  28. ChopinandMysaucepan

    Dear Hannah,

    I thought you’re already off to the Big Apple but you’re still here 🙂

    The size of that daikon looks like a baby you might be carrying but hopefully not with green streaky hair.

  29. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I love the radish pic of you! 😀

  30. Debi

    I love the idea of reading in the car while the defrost does all the work. Why haven’t I thought of that before. I am going to do it this Winter! You are a genius!

  31. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    OMG i’ve never seen hot apple cider lol

    that is the LARGEST daikon i have ever seen in my whole life!!

    OOO Cocao butter what can you do with it? 🙂

  32. Agnes

    Final nail in the coffin. I don’t need to see anymore.

    PS: I quite like the thought that my comments are probably nonsensical to everyone but you. x