Everyone has an Easter family tradition, from an egg hunt to roast lamb with all the trimmings. Whatever your own routine, Handmade Canberra plays host to local Australian businesses that can help you create the perfect Easter. Balsamic vinegar and savoury sauce for your roast? Cute bunnies and chicks for the little ones? Chocolate? Yes, Handmade’s talented designers and producers have it all.
Did we mention chocolate? Three Handmade favourites are specialists in the art of the dark nectar. Tasty bars from Cicada will make your Easter indulgence special. Locals, Jasper + Myrtle Chocolates have a range of bean to bar flavours. Having just imported some very special beans through a unique trade agreement with a Bougainville farmer, their new Premium Nunu dark and dark milk chocolates take their flavours to a new level. And local chocolatier, Enigma Fine Chocolates, is the place to go for beautiful eggs, mini Easter bunnies and hot cross bun truffles.
Large family lunches can be made easier with sauces, chutneys and jams from Black Horse Fine Foods, Josh&Sue, Eat Me Chutneys or Elfreds of the Peninsula, or use larder staples such as vinegar from Sticky Balsamic and oil from Sutton Forest to create your own masterpiece.
And when there is absolutely no more room for chocolate, settle the little ones down with Easter bunnies from any one of Handmade’s beautiful toy makers. What I Made and Speckled Frog have rabbits galore, while Little Monkey Moos have bunny art and Miss Ruby May specialises in handcrafted toys of all shapes and sizes.
Have a wonderful break and Happy Easter to everyone!