This week we have the margarita… We used tequila, triple sec and lime juice in a ratio of 2 – 0.5 – 1 (4-1-2 for 2) as I’m not too much of a fan of the sweet stuff. We also mixed it up with limes and lemons because limes are freakin’ expensive at the moment, and friends and family keep giving us free lemons!
This, along with a chicken caesar salad using the yummy gluten free Orgran herbed quinoa croutons fueled a night of Guitar/Band Hero shenanigans.
Aren’t I sexy? ;)
Just back from a very filling lunch at the (surprisingly hipster) Cafe Macquarie in Belmont. Why surprisingly? Well, I just didn’t picture mason jar iced coffees in the highway suburb of Belmont. Nor the haloumi salad with quinoa that I nommed down!
Haloumi Salad with quinoa and greens, $17.50
The greens were a lovely mix – snow peas, broccoli, asparagus, fresh mint leaves, baby spinach and sprouts, with the crunch of pistachio nuts and the zesty lemon juice.
Club sandwich with chips, $15.50
These chips were awesomely crunchy! Would be lovely on their own or with their house made aioli.
The cafe was also involved in the “Block by Block” street art project that’s brightened up the ageing building in the area
26a Macquarie Street
Belmont, NSW 2280
02 4947 0658
I asked for salad last night for dinner, and Caesar it was. Even though the lettuce is the only salad thing about it. It has BACON in it, it’s not really salad! :p
Anyway, I’m told the following are essential to a great Caesar…
Freshly cooked bacon, let to lose some fats on the paper towel.
Crispy crunchy lettuce. There is a type of lettuce at woolies called the “sweet crunch” lettuce that is preferable to cos. Washed and thoroughly dried. Either with a salad spinner (that we don’t have) or again, lie on and pat dry with paper towel.
Shredded chicken breast. From a bbq chook. But the breast meat only (I would use it all. But that’s me!)
And the “Right” dressing (Cardini’s Caesar Salad Dressing) some anchovies, croutons (we usually get Praise croutons) and shaved Parmesan cheese (Mil Lel in this case).
And no egg. Don’t ruin it!
It was our every intention to head to Wallsend to the Krank It! festival at the start of April…. a plan foiled by going on the Saturday, and it being a one day event on the Sunday….. So we watched some of the cars coming into town while trying a pub lunch at The Lemon Grove Hotel.
After much deliberation, Bruce had a schnitzel with prawn mornay sauce and such delicious chips!
While I had a chicken salad, which was full of yums and washed down with a glass of Chardy :)
When in Rome!
The Lemon Grove Hotel
112 Nelson Street, Wallsend, 2287
 4955 9511
When organising to catch up one evening with a friend, I wasn’t sure if we’d be doing coffee, dinner, or dessert, so headed back to Citrus Cafe. Good move, as the salads we got were awesome :)
Baby Octopus salad
Caught up with a friend for a simple dinner in Newtown.
Relaxed, and easy.