As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, the hungry Kiwidutch clan are visiting the small New Zealand town of Paeroa and have made themselves comfortable inside the Tui Coffee Lounge for lunch.
I’m delighted to see the cabinets well stocked with traditional Kiwi favourites: Custard Squares, Chocolate Fudge Slices, Rocky Road, Peanut Brownies, Lolly Cake and Lamington’s to name but a few.
As well as the sweet cakes and biscuits on offer there is also a cabinet full of sandwiches and rolls, and a warmer with plain and stuffed sausages, patties, chicken and the like.
As with the café we visited back in Kaikoura, I was sorely tempted by the stuffed sausages but I remember that pies won’t be on our menu once I get back to the Netherlands so once again I am indulging just because I know I will miss them later.
Ok, Let’s be honest here, I’m also indulging because they taste good too LOL.
Kiwi Daughter picks out a brown coloured biscuit (cookie) that she assumes has large white chocolate chips in it… She’s never seen one of these biscuits before, clearly hasn’t looked closely at it and she wants to take a sneaky bite before we get to the cashier… horrified I tell her urgently not to… and luckily she feels guilty so she obeys.
I’m not upset because of the impending sneaky bite, I’m freaking out because I now see that she’s about to unknowingly put a Peanut Brownie in her mouth… …and she’s got a severe peanut allergy.
Fortunately drama is avoided, the offending Peanut Brownie becomes part of my lunch and Kiwi Daughter gets to pick out an item without peanuts in it’s place. She goes for a Melting Moment, Little Mr for a large Chocolate Chip biscuit and Himself for an Apricot Slice. Yummies all round.
The little foodie devil that sits on my shoulder wishes I had a place like this just around the corner from where I live… my little foodie saint thanks God that I don’t … Life just isn’t fair… why can’t all these mouth-watering goodies contain the same calories as rice crackers and celery sticks?
Today we indulge… the fasting can be put on hold until we get home and settle back into a routine loaded with fresh vegetables..
Yes, I know your mouth is probably watering… mine is too and I’m just remembering the taste. This post is torture to us all.
Fed and happy, family Kiwidutch manage to find a small gap in the cloudburst to get back into the van, we have places to go, appointments to keep.
Mashed potato-topped mince meat pie…
Melting Moment and Chocolate Chip Biscuit…
Apricot Slice and Peanut Brownie…