I have amassed a lot of photos from the last fortnight.
You are warned.
But before we get into that: catspam. Yay.
Okay, here we go. For dinner one night I made lamb shanks with quinces and chickpeas. Look, I blogged it already. 🙂 (Spoiler if you haven’t read that post – needs more work.)
There was Gong Cha.
And… a quick trip to Auckland. Bro and I traveled together, and before our flight we had breakfast at Cafe Vue.
A BLACK COFFEE WAS $4.60. And it was shit. Grump grump grump. Paying $4.60 for a crap coffee gave me the rage.
At least the croque monsieur was tasty. It kind of made up for the crap coffee. Kind of.
And then we were in Auckland.
Where we hung out with the parents and extended family. This is my Aunt’s dog, Bon Bon. He is ridiculous. (Dumbest dog ever, I swear to god.)
In Auckland we ate a lot of Chinese meals.
There was also yum cha.
On a couple of occasions. (Hah, these photos were taken several days apart. Apparently I really like this frame.)
This custard bun was so oozy. Yum.
Oh look at Auckland.
Look again at Auckland.
Now look at No Tree Hill.
Sunshine, ocean and beach deserves a fingerbomb.
We ate a lot of Chinese food, but we didn’t only eat Chinese food. There was one meal where I had gnocchi. Actually, I think that was the only non-Chinese meal…
Ice creams don’t count. Jelly Tip!
It was a brief visit, but good for what it was, I guess. Well, it was good to see the parents and the extended family.
And we stocked up on chocolate to bring home. 🙂
Okay, on to this weekend!
This weekend I baked a quince and apple browned butter tart. It was SO GOOD. I will be blogging the recipe soon.
I also went to The Langham for afternoon tea (disclosure: I was invited). It’s been a couple of years since I last went to the Chocolate Bar afternoon tea, and since that time there has been a change to the head pastry chef.
It was lovely, as always. And guess what? No sugar headache this time. Woot.
Also this weekend – friends Maztech and Dazzle gifted me a new spork. Watch out fellow diners, watch out.
This was dinner tonight – osso bucco braised with dark beer and vegemite.
It’s been a lovely weekend, but all good things come to an end. Happy Monday for tomorrow all…