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I received my ticket to the Good Food and Wine Show from Chobani. It is, like, the most awesome Greek yoghurt out there. Seriously.

I was supposed to go with friends to the Good Food and Wine show. But they were sicked with the cold that’s been going around, and only let me know an hour before we were meant to meet *sadface* So, I was left to wander and sample on my own. Here are my thoughts…

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Ahem…. Maybe I don’t share my thoughts on that pic ;)

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Skinny Girl Cocktails were vamping it up, with skinny girls in mini skirts, and offering samples of their cocktails and also massages (not that I could be bothered waiting!). The Margarita was good. Ready to drink, with some rimming salt ;)

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I dabbled in some Avocado oil. Hmmm… Think I’ll stick with Olive for the price…

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There was a crapload of cider for sampling. Of which I tried none :(

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I had a good chat to the people of Rowie’s Cakes about how great it was that they were supplying to the Qantas QFML and VGML range :) And their ANZAC bikkies were awesome.

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Mmm Sake.

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333s Gherkins and I go way back….

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Can I have the Ritter Sport Bag?????? Please???

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Then there was a stand that made me miss Hannah :/

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Mmm Conscious Chocolate…

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And coffee… Sweet sweet coffee…

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Planning out my week

June 17, 2012 · 5 comments

How is this not a plan? I have a few trips to the Central Coast and Sydney for appointments, Lady Gaga, and the Good Food and Wine Show… and maybe even seeing Ms Glowless to boot :) Do some running and bootcamp in there, then fly to Hobart for the Speech Pathology Australia conference, armed with gloves, hats and scarves, and running shoes, to find my speechie mojo and to see the lovely Foale ladies :)

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Karaoke – Poker Face :)

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#dpcon12. In food.

April 5, 2012 · 4 comments

Many others will discuss the content of the Digital Parents Conference. But I know what you want. You want FOOD PHOTOS. So, here we go!

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Gluten and dairy free muffins for morning tea.

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The Lunch Spread

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Afternoon Tea

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Conference Dinner

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Eat Drink Blog 2011

Where does one begin on a HUGE day with lots of eating, drinking, photographing and meeting oodles of awesome people?

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With the macarons and balls from Lindt …. rather popular!

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How about I do what I usually do? Start at the start and see how distracted I get along the way? That’s my voice ;)

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A day at the Electrolux demonstration kitchen… Such a warm sunny day!

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The boys and girls from Toby’s Estate won our hearts with coffee at breakfast, morning and afternoon teas. Then they won our minds with chocolate coated coffee beans and Keep Cups in their swag bags ;)

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I got stuck into the juice the Breville girls were making fresh, and the fruit plates!

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Many of the others filled themselves with baked goods across the day from Brasserie Bread… (Including the lovely ladies from Impact :)

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(They even do Gluten Free baking courses!!! I’ll have to check that out one of these days!)

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Continuing on the theme of eating and drinking, I was completely taken by the range of mineral waters from Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Co.. Particularly the ginger beer, as I was feeling rather off much of the day :\

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The upset stomach meant I couldn’t enjoy the lamb lunch as much as I would usually, but the bits I ate and kept down were great :) I did, however, go for a walk with a vegetarian, Laura during the lamb butchery. I needed air, people!!

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I suppose some of you also want to hear about the content of the day? And perhaps what I took from it?

I took oodles of notes during the talks. Loved the thoughts all of the speakers provoked, and was reassured that much of the message was “be yourself, do want you love, know who you are” oh and “don’t get sued”!! ;)

I think that while it was nice to hear about the legal aspects, again it comes down to being respectful, stopping taking photos if you are asked, and being sure to make sure your reviews are ‘reviews’ ie your own opinion, and not you being the next distributor of chef’s hats.

Aside from that I saw some awesomely huge lenses

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Asian girls with big cameras

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Oh and Jen had awesome shoes.

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The Crab Masterclass smelled divine… even though I know my tongue couldn’t handle it ;)

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And after a very long day program, it was off into Kingsleys for dinner. The Steak and Crabhouse, not the chicken shop, as I explained my confusion to Sarah the Kingsleys PR girl who gave me a lift to the restaurant and the home! Now that’s service! ;)

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A few of us went for cocktails on arrival while we waited for the real dinner time. Mine (above) is the Mint and Zen, while below is Tom‘s Cancun Splash

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The chef tempted our tastebuds with Black Pudding and Veal Sweetbread

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And salmon on a bed of rice

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The sun went down on a warm Sydney night :)

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For entree, we were brought Smoked Yellow Fin Tuna Carpaccio with pickled chilli and pistacio nuts. Oh yum! This was matched with a yummy yummy St Hallet Riesling from Eden Valley.

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Sarah had a teeny bottle of coke! (pictured next to my mini moo card holder!)

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The main was Slow roasted beef tenderloin, and Wagyu flat iron steak. Both melted in my mouth, and I got a lot of them because everyone else was still full from a day of cake!! This was matched with a St Hallet Faith Shiraz. Nice.

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The sides

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The onto dessert. I was presented with this gorgeous meringue with rhubarb and strawberries, while the others had cheeses..

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I’m told the Rose matched the chees well, while I had to separate it from the dessert ;)

Thank you SO MUCH to the organisers and sponsors for a wonderful day!!! I’ll twitter and blog stalk you all soon! xxxx

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Today I Picked Up…

October 3, 2011 · 1 comment

Frankie Calendar, Foodies Guide to Sydney 2012

The 2012 Foodies Guide to Sydney, next year’s Frankie Calendar and the program for the Art and About thingy that’s on this month in Sydney :) Loved the photos in Hyde Park North!

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How much better is Gourmet Farmer than, say, the boring recipes on Better Homes and Gardens, or kitchen disasters on the reality shows? It DOES make me want to live on a little farm, at least, like the city slicker I am, only on weekends, and have people tend the animals, and harvest the veges for me, ready for me to cook em.

One day. When I’m rich ;) Cos I’m realistic like that.

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Via Summer Tomato

Via Summer Tomato.

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I have a million photos from Beechworth and had an excellent time on the weekend – it’s great to get away just the two of us before xmas madness begins. My body wasn’t too happy by Sunday night with the nibbles of cakes, tastings of wine, snippets of cheese and the like that I subjected it to for the benefits of my tastebuds!

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(Let alone the extra I just eat at this time of year! It’s okay though, and there are heaps of free weight loss sites, challenges etc, where I can lose weight in the future because of time zones :p Does anyone pay for these sorts of sites anymore??)

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One more day of work! Psyching myself into heading there now. Lots of stats to complete before the deadline, and all these new referrals to put on the wait list. I think everyone just realised that it’s the end of the year, and they have a pile and list of to-dos, like making referrals, to get done before they too go on leave!

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The quietness though of the office is good and bad – do you find this too that there’s an ‘optimal’ amount of stuff going on around you to get a good amount of work done?

Anyway, off to tackle the to-do list. Then Time Off! Yay!

(blogging about the weekend proper will come. In time!)

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Seconds

November 8, 2010 · 3 comments

ham, avo tomato turkish

I just need to learn to pace myself. With everything.

And learn that even if something is considered healthy, and it tastes delicious, I probably shouldn’t go back for seconds, because too much of anything, no many how healthy, doesn’t work well for my innards, and I’ll feel the effects later.

Small steps.

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Canberra / Nara Festival

September 23, 2010 · 6 comments

Nara Festival

I didn’t stay for the lighting of the candles, but I was there for some squid balls (and the queue for them), some cakes, caligraphy, and some martial arts demonstrations…

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