Posted: 08/06/2016 at 12:43
DD and Busy - my favourite local supermarket doesn't stock raisins at all, or candied peel and the one that does is expensive and small packets only. However, I have found a patisserie wholesaler and retailer not too far away so go there for kilo packs of raisins, ground almonds and candied fruits in long, juicy strips of either orange or lemon that I chop myself. I can also get 500g packs of white, milk and dark chocolate chips and all sorts of flour, nuts, etc at reasonable prices.
I use cassonade de Graeffe for soft light brown sugar but I don't think I've seen it in Leclerc on trips to the Charente and the Vendée. I don't bake on hols.
I have to go to weekly markets or a Chinese supermarket in Brussels to get certain spices and chutneys and regularly make lime pickle for OH.
It is muggy here - still. The sun is trying to break through the haze but that will just warm things up enough for more storms in the evening. Lots of flash flooding causing chaos on the roads around Belgium yesterday evening.
Managed to get quite a bit done in the garden - weeding the rain forest!
Hugs to all the poorly, injured and their carers. Happy gardening and baking otherwise.