Looking back at 2011

My recall of events and experiences isn’t particularly great – once I’ve done something I mentally move on and it’s out of my mind. That’s why it’s nice to have a blog where I can look back and go: oh yeah! I did that! So in that spirit, and since it’s the last day of [...]

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011 in pictures: Pimmsmas, mo-mas, cocktail franks, cucumber sandwiches, vol au vents, prawns, duck rice paper rolls, baked cheese, wings, arancini, cricket, sunshine, yorkshire puds, slot cars, storm, hail, cheeses, devils on horseback, Christmas cake, coconut panna cotta, flaming Christmas pudding, mo camera mo problems, peace and love.

This week in brief

T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The cats were asleep, all tucked in their beds. While visions of mousies danced in their heads.

The Smith

On Tuesday I had dinner with a small group of colleagues to celebrate the end of the year. After the drama of finding an evening that worked for seven people in December – almost an impossibility but I managed to find one date – the next question was where to go. It couldn’t be too [...]

Paleo granola

I haven’t really been talking about it here but I’m still eating paleo most of the time (ie avoiding grains, starches, legumes, refined sugars, and dairy). As you can tell by what I’ve been posting, I’m not strict on it, and tend to have one/two meals a week that’s non-paleo. Last week was a blow [...]

This week in brief

This week: Christmas shopping, American food, birthdays, pub food and picnicking. Also, this donkey has nothing to do with anything, I just really liked it. So cute. Look at it: just look at it! It’s a leather DONKEY.

Gasometer (closed)

Bro and I had been speaking about checking out Gasometer for a while. Located in Collingwood, they’re a pub that serves American style diner food. Bro loves American food, and I’m a food enabler, so ever we found out Gasometer serves chicken and waffles, it has been on our “to visit” list. It was my [...]

This week in brief

Summer summer summer is here! Warm days and sunshine always make me happy. But rolling on… here’s a bit of my week.

Vue de Monde: express lunch

I love a lunch deal. So when I heard that Vue de Monde was doing a $60 1 hour express lunch that ended in November, I hurriedly booked in a lunch date with I-Hua and Maz. Maz and I cleverly scheduled a day off work, while I-Hua snuck out for a long lunch. We weren’t [...]

Pressure cooker butter chicken

The best kitchen item we’ve bought this year has been a pressure cooker. It’s fantastic! I can’t believe I resisted one for so long. We purchased an electric one because it also doubles as a slow cooker. It’s a massive beast of a machine, but I keep it out on my kitchen bench because I [...]

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