On Sunday December 13th my husband and I set out to Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, Nova Scotia, to be a part of Pete’s Frootique’s Holiday Hoopla! There was a pianist playing Christmas songs at the entrance which we could barely get through because the crowd was enormous! When we made it inside we were greeted by a barber quartet:
They were fantastic and truly set a holiday foodie mood! Pete’s is the place to go if you are a foodie, you can find just about everything there including…
According to Trevor, this is actually a romanesco broccoli, I thought it was cauliflower! Thanks Trevor! Yes, Pete’s has just about everything food item you can think of and more. Amongst all of the madness and shopping and taste testing you could also watch food demonstrations:
Truly a wild and celebratory time was had at Pete’s and this foodie’s cart was full of hard-to-find items including chestnuts which I am going to try and roast for the first time and our favourite drink of all time, Elderflower Presse. A non-alcoholic beverage that reminds us a little of lychee fruit but is the best palette cleanser in the world and is so lovely. It always takes us back to happy memories because we always serve it at dinners for friends and family. We have been searching for this drink for almost two years so how exciting to pick some up for the holidays!
The holidays are officially here, time to pick up those special ingredients for those rare treats and get cooking and baking in our kitchens!
christmas tree cauliflower is a first for me too! i love it! How would you prep it so it doesnt lose its cristmas tree-ness?!!
not that im a big cooked, cauliflower fan, I just couldnt help but wonder!! So cool! Glad to hear you are well on your way to settling into the holiday festivities!
Debra She Who Seeks says
Oh, it’s actually called Romanesco Broccoli, and because of it’s tender nature, it is often used raw in crudites – preserving it’s fractal shape perfectly.
Suzie Ridler says
Thanks for the correction Trevor, that was very helpful! I corrected the post.
cool update. i can see a veggie platter competition in the making with those badboys. thanks trevor!
I was at Pete’s downtown last night! Picked up some soup because I was too tired to cook. Santa Fe Chicken and it was yummy:)
It is like going into a toy store for foodies:))