something’s cooking


I feel like I've only been dropping in here lately, not wrapping my arms round this space like I usually do. (I love hanging out here, SO love it, and am glad you drop in too, thank you.)

There's been a few things cooking behind the scenes in the last few months. 

Today I spent a lovely five hours in a commercial kitchen baking baking baking. GOSH I love it. Baking for this little company:


BuenaVistabikkies10cm from CA

Buena Vista Farm is my family farm, if you've been sticking around here for a while you've seen the photos! It's the reason Adam and I moved south, and we're hoping to launch a range of products off the farm shortly. More on that soon. 

In the meantime, while we're busy planning to expand the coffee trees and plant some organic veg and raise meat hens and free range layers, I thought I'd stick with what I know, and that's biscuits. 

We are going to be at Gerringong Markets on Sat 20 Aug – my first market! Hooray! Hopefully lots more to come, so maybe I'll see you there!

Our website is in development and we will be selling bikkies online, I'll keep you posted. 

We will hopefully be building a commercial kitchen on the farm, once a bunch of Council approvals are granted, but meanwhile I was so lucky to find a commercial kitchen locally that is available for hire by the hour. Perfect. And it's awesome. I go in there and pat the industrial dishwasher like it's a pet. I silently admire the endless stainless steel benches and racks and racks of baking trays. Heaven.

So this is kind of an excuse too – this space might be a little bit quieter as we gear up for full product launch. I'm really lucky there's a number of distributers locally who will stock my bikkies (you'll be able to buy them through here from next week) and I'm madly approving labels for print and finalizing nutritional panels and sourcing vinyl stallholder banner printers.

And there are more biscuits on my kitchen counter in massive tubs right now than I've ever seen in one place.

I'll share the whole range with you in the next few days as I get some photos of them for Greenbox. These, ready to go into the oven, are Good Old Rock Cakes:




It would have been much more sensible to go into business selling anything other than biscuits, really. Because I'm not much of a biscuit head at all. Maybe chocolate would have been worse for my bum. Could hardly be.

Hope you've had a lovely week and that your head isn't spinning as fast as mine is.


P.S. Thank you to the AMAZING Cassandra Allen for our beautiful logo. She's an illustrating genius.  

30 Comments on “something’s cooking

August 11, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Fantastic! Congrats Fi & family, wishing you much cookie selling success. Looking forward to seeing your business unfold x

Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
August 12, 2011 at 4:28 am

Fantastic and Congratulations!!!!

August 12, 2011 at 5:58 am

How exciting! Wow, go Fiona go! Yes, I have a thing for stainless steel benches in kitchens too. Goodluck with the bikkies!

August 12, 2011 at 7:01 am

Congratulations and good luck with your new venture.

island dweller
August 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

Looks like you have been busy! Baking bikkies and working in the garden – you look like you are in your element. I hope the smile reflects all that extra sleep you are getting 🙂

August 12, 2011 at 7:35 am

Best of luck from the U.S.A.!

I am looking forward to following your new adventure.

Darren (Green Change)
August 12, 2011 at 8:19 am

Awesome, I’ll definitely be sampling those!

August 12, 2011 at 8:28 am

As my daughter would say “I’m exciting”!!!

August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

I was waiting to find out what your new venture was. Exciting!

Given the heading, for a moment I thought baby 4 was on the way 😉

Looking forward to one day sitting in your farm cafe, drinking a cup of your coffee, a bikkie in hand, admiring that view.

Caroline Windsor
August 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Sounds great Fiona- what a shame we will be down too late for the markets, maybe next time. Hope it all goes well x

Angela Thompson
August 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Hi Fi. I will see you at the markets next week. I will be flying solo with my tribe so your biscuits might be just the bribery I’ll need! Good luck my friend.

August 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Awesome awesome awesome!!! Brisbane outlet??

August 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

That is some very exciting news indeed.
Yay! And a big congratulations.
Good luck and abve all have fun.

kim at allconsuming
August 12, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Well that is more exciting than words can express! GO YOU!

Alex C
August 12, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Good onya Fi! Sounds very exciting! Looking forward to seeing the finished product when we drop by in a few weeks. So pleased for you guys and hope it all goes well on the 20th. Sending lots of hugs and kisses…

August 13, 2011 at 2:17 am

Really exciting. Congratulations and good luck! Andrea in OU

Lorna Reevell
August 13, 2011 at 7:08 am

Great stuff, good luck with it all. xxx

August 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Put me down for a standing weekly (mail) order. I can’t wait for this to take flight.

August 14, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Thanks, yes we ARE getting sleep round here (finally!!) Thank you!

August 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Will see you there, lovely.

(Baby 4? BAHAHAHA!!! No. More. Babies.) xxx

August 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm

WONDERFUL! Will be armed with bikkies! See you Saturday!

August 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Thanks for the encouragement! Not yet!

August 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Thanks Gab! Subscription bikkies, what a great idea. On it. xxx

Alex Nolan
August 15, 2011 at 2:23 am

What exciting news! Sending lots of love and happy thoughts from England 🙂 xx

island dweller
August 16, 2011 at 1:10 am

Will the bikkies be for sale by mail order…we could do with a fix of real Anzacs!

August 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm

yay yay yay,. I await with baited breath . or should I say baited taste buds?

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January 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Congratulation to get success,keep it up and go a head.

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