wine

Because I am so behind in so many ways

baked camambert

Baked Camembert. At the Blog Chicks meet this month at the South Sydney Graphic Arts Club which was very much Workers Club not hippie arts centre!

coconut smirnoff ice

Smirnoff Coconut and Pineapple. Though you can’t taste the pineapple. The Honey one is foul, though :/

cooking for more than one

Cooking for people other than just myself

hello kitty pasta

With Hello Kitty pasta and Bertolli olive oils

fish and chips

Fish and chips.

frankies place brekfast

Breakfast at Frankie’s Place on Darby

meat

Meat. This was at Lowenbrau on the weekend for the lovely Kazza’s 40th :) mmm meaty.

colourful tights

Colourful socks and tights

colourful socks and tights

hello kitty body spray

Hello Kitty body sprays

canberra

Canberra. xoxox

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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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Decided that, as I had enforced leave between Xmas and NYE anyway, I might as well head down to Canberra, a place I had never been during that period of time when I HAD lived there. Always part of the exodus.

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Booked myself a lovely room at the Mantra on Northbourne. Top floor, nice view. King bed. HOT shower :)

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And walking distance from Civic. Which meant I could easily catch up with friends for dinner or drinks :)

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First stop was coffee with the darling Hannah to catch up on life.

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Dinner one night I caught up with Mike at Wagamama. Noodles! Sake!

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Even went and watched a movie. Must have been on holidays!

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Spent my middle day sitting in Glebe Park. Breathing. Relaxing. Chilling. Napping ;)

(I got sunburnt. In the shade! Bloody hell!)

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Stalked down Pia (ooh Wikipedia page) for a quick catch up at Gus’s.

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Of course, a few glasses of Canberra region wine were consumed ;)

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Don’t do it! Pinot noir should be from NZ, or Canberra. Or the Victorian highlands. Oh or Tassie.

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Not Cessnock. Seriously.

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Moo Gourmet Burgers, Manly
Bubbly on arrival? I’m your girl!

Twas a miserable Sydney evening. Rain, scary on the roads, rocky on the Ferry, but somehow the five of us made it to Moo at Manly to try some of their awesome burgers.

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Somehow I made it there about 6:45pm, for a 6pm start! I JUST missed the ferry that would have gotten me to Manly at six. It wasn’t to be.

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To start was chips, and the Wagyu burger. Mine on the gluten free bun. (17 of their 20 burgers can be done gluten free!!) Us girls trying to figure out how much to eat to have room for the rest! The onions were sweet, the patties devine!!!!

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The others had some Moo Pale Ales ($8.50) with their burgers. I stuck with the bubbles ;)

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Then arrived a selection of milkshake samples. I drank this one, the Cow in Mud – because it was Baylies and Frangelico and other awesome cocktail ingredients ;) Yes, I paid for it later!!!

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Then came the roo burger, which an American friend had tried and recommended the other weekend. It was nice, but I concentrated on the yummy beetroot relish and the pattie as I was sooooo full at this point!

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Moo Gourmet Burgers, Manly

A dessert of ‘Mookies’ was brought out… with gooey dark and white chocolate, baked on the day. The other girls shared one and we all took some home. I met a friend for drinks on the way home and he was happy with my cookie offerings!

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Ginger beer for wary stomachs on the road! (or ferry!)

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Shame they’re not out here…

What’s your ‘Friday drinks’ drink of choice? Mine’s usually a calm glass of wine…

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Tim Adams 2003 Cabernet
‘scuse the light, it was a dinner for two moment.

There have been two bottle of the Tim Adams 2003 Cabernet following us around Canberra since Rish began his PhD in 2006. Waiting, “cellaring” in the linen closet, waiting for a celebration.

On Sunday night we went to one of out favourite places in Canberra, La Scala in Garema Place, for a bit of a celebratory dinner. Rish is finished and looking forward to the future, and I’m finished for the semester and looking for breathe for a little bit before the next challenge.

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We took along one of the bottles of Cabernet. The cold cold bottle out of the linen closet. Opened it with a sense of adventure. It could be great, it could be off! Who knows!

Ahh, the beauty of screw caps! We were pleasantly surprised at how well it aged, how well it drank given the conditions it’s been under. We wondered, would we be able to tell had it been a cheaper bottle aged less, or the same bottle and not left for years? Who knows. There’s one more left.

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Our meals were delicious as always. Mine was the Cod special, with mushroom, spinach, baby tomatoes and a pepper and saffron sauce.

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For Rish, the very CHILI veal scallopini. Spicy, as expected.

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Dessert for Rish while I finished the wine, a white chocolate and coffee pana cotta. Delish.

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Then for a coffee and a brainstorm at Babar, as everywhere else was either closed or only had outside tables (on the -6 degree night, no less). Got to people-watch, and do a virtual butchers paper effort. Ahh, ramblings. xx

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Steamboat!

March 31, 2011

Yeah! Baby Octopus FTW nomnomnom Had some friends over the other week for a Steamboat. And a few bottle of wine. And plenty of chatter. Always good fun :) Prawn Crackers to nibble on to start while we got the coals heating Burn, baby, burn Array of seafood, meat, noodles, veges and tofu Going fishing! […]

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I could write about…

January 30, 2011

The gluten free meal I had on the plane home from Melbourne last night: Or the complimentary wine: Dinner at The Deanery Friday night: The 5:15am WAKE UP CALL we all got Saturday morning at The Oaks on Market. All 4 rooms of our group. Something wrong there. Or I could just write a few […]

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Red Fish Curry and Riesling

January 14, 2011

Red curry based on the Gwinganna Cookbook Green Curry recipe. Just.like.me.

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New Year’s Eve – Customs House Newcastle

January 13, 2011

Decided, as nothing else was planned, we’d get all grown up and actually go to dinner for New Year’s Eve. We HAVE been out of school for 10 years you know ;) So, to Customs House it was, for 4 courses, a view out the window of the fireworks, and awesome company. Oh and more […]

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Beechworth, December 2010

January 8, 2011

Our little getaway before Xmas, 3 days in the Beechworth area. Wine tasting, vanilla slices and enjoying the countryside was to be had :) Vanilla Slice from the Beechworth Bakery I’d bought Rish a gift voucher for two nights at Barnsley House in a package that included: 2 night’s weekend accommodation (Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun) in […]

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Rosé Revolution – wine tasting and tweetup at Parlour Wine Room #roserev

December 3, 2010

Headed along to the Rosé Revolution wine tasting at Parlour on Tuesday night. Canberra Region Rosés. Of the Canberra wines, I quite enjoyed the Domaine Rogha Crois “Slink Mink”, the Mount Majura Woolshed Creek Pink (Which I have another bottle of to enjoy on the weekend with friends!), Yarrh Wines Rose, the Lerida Estate Pinot […]

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Summer Evenings

November 27, 2010

Friday drinks with friends under the trees at Fellows Bar, ANU University House.

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Picasso’s Pizza (and our replica)

October 2, 2010

It feels like such a Sunday evening (except, it’s not! and there’s TWO more days in the weekend!), sitting on the couches, reading, listening (well, rocking out to :p) Triple J Hottest 100, Volume 4 (disc one and two… Who else has fond memories of Underground and Pepper??) and making Pizza! In Brisbane last Saturday […]

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