My wife visited the Headington farmers market recently, as she happened to be in Headington that day. After browsing the various items they had available, she decided to buy a few things for the family. Some are very healthy, while others are not.
Greek treats can be very tasty like the Baklava, although they do taste very rich indeed, particularly at a time when we were discussing about reducing calorie intake. But that Baklava did taste very nice indeed – lovely pistachio nuts mixed with a hint of guilt.
A nice jar of Buckinghamshire honey. It is said that during hayfever season, taking a regular dose of local honey will help to improve hayfever control, as you will develop a tolerance to the local pollen. Honey is healthy (although not recommended for under 1s owing to the risk of Botulism), but as hayfever season is over for the year I guess I will not know if it works this year.
I do not know why my wife bought Turkish delight, but it is very interesting as there are many different flavours each with its own colour. But not really to my taste though.
My wife bought the chocolate banana cake for my youngest daughter. She did give me a slice to take to work, which served a treat when I was stuck on the M40 for over 1 1/2 hours due to a road closure following an overturned vehicle. I have to say it did come in handy to fill my tummy and help pass the time.
We are not a dessert-loving family, so when my wife buys such things back, it can be hit or miss. But sometimes it is worth trying new things, although I have to say that 3 of the 4 were a hit and one a miss.