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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hugh's Essentials

I guess every mother is proud of their children and I am no exception. Let me tell you about son Hugh's latest ventures in the world of food.....

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Here are his savoury muffins, baked in clay pots, and available from The Corner Store, Semaphore, SA.

He developed what I think is the best toasted muesli ever, just for his own breakfast enjoyment (and his mother's!) but now also is selling that at The Corner Store and at Goodies and Grains in the Central Market, Adelaide.

Next, he has made up little packs of amazing, spicy nuts. When he tried them out on the other chefs where he works, they bought the whole lot! They are now also available at Goodies and Grains....the nuts not the chefs.

His range is currently called 'Hugh's Essentials'... I am still waiting for more photos, however.

Now, this is all very nice and enough in itself but what makes me even more proud is that he has enrolled in a course for starting a small business, has found a class of graphic design students to help him design a logo and some packaging, has set up a business bank account and started to really take charge of his finances and his future ........ at last! image

All this while he is working full time as a young chef and growing much of his own food in his backyard.... not to mention surfing and jogging and partying, not necessarily in that order!image

Hugh's food garden....

From this..... to this.

A mother, passionate about home grown and local food, could not more proud.

9 comments:

Pattie Baker said...

Unbelievable!

JOC said...

Oh Kate, thanks for that. It gives me hope for my 21 year old son (who still hasn't grown up!)

Jan

chaiselongue said...

Congratulations to Hugh! and to you, Kate! I hope it's all successful - it certainly sounds delicious.

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

Now that would make a mother proud!
I hope his business ventures really take off, (and just quietly, a big pat on your shoulder for the mother I say.)

dixiebelle said...

Hi there, just followed across from Gavin's blog list, and wanted to say how wonderful that is for your son, and you! Love the muffins in the claypots... just interested, when people buy them, do they get the pot to take home too?

africanaussie said...

Those loaves look great in the clay pots, and my gosh how wonderful and lush the garden is. the apple never falls far from the tree and I think you should be proud!

Michelle said...

Oh this post makes me a bit teary! You must be very proud of his achievements! Well done!

As I was shovelling mulch around some fruit trees this morning with my four year old son, he said I should put a thick layer of newspaper down first so the weeds don't grow through. How cool is that?!

Kate said...

Seize the moment Michelle. Our children are our greatest joy.

Apple Island Wife said...

What a transformation! If only all our little old cracked cement corners in front of water tanks could look like this, cos we've all got 'em. Hoping that my kids growing up on five acres with our own veggies, eggs and pigs will go the same way....