Buying from honesty box stalls is perfect for life on the road. These days we try to get all our fruit, vegetables and eggs from honesty boxes or road side stalls. Why? Because it is cheap, super fresh and more often then not organic. It is a nice way to taste what a region grows well. Plus it is a travelers lucky dip. As you pull off the road you never know exactly what you will find in the stall.
This little stall on The Channon Road, just 200 metres down from the intersection with Dunoon Road (near Dunoon, NSW), is so cute. They sell an unusual collection of produce. We stayed for almost a week in The Channon and stocked up a few times here.
After grabbing a random collection of goodies from the stall, we drove a few more kilometres down the road to The Channon and set up camp for the night.
I was excited to do something with my newly purchased arrowroot. I had no internet range to google recipes ideas, so I went with the little hand written suggestion inside the honesty box to make arrowroot chips.
It was satisfying to cook up the arrowroot so close to where it was grown. I pondered the story behind the honesty box and who else pulled in there each day.
When I was a child, my parents went through a short phase of trying a new food each week. It was wonderful. I remember trying blueberries, lychee and ox tongue. I think that was a fun idea. I can now add Arrowroot to my list and I have Kemiri to look forward to.
Have you ever cooked with arrowroot or Kemiri? What did you make? Or have you tried a new food recently?
Variety is the spice of life I say (and they say).
I am writing this from a little beach car park in Woolgoolga NSW. The sun has now set and my face is glowing in the dark from the lap top screen. It is time for me to go cook up a vegetable curry with lentils.
Have a great weekend all.