So in the past few weeks I’ve continued my quest to eat my way through the danishes at Dana Patisserie. This one was apple and vanilla and more like a regular bakery danish.
I prefer the big tall danishes though – for example, this berry and vanilla one (I think – my colleague brought it for me awwww).
And in other baked goods news, I made cheese and vegemite scrolls one weekend. It was my first time making bread in the Thermomix and it was very easy.
A couple of weeks ago I headed to Mr Nice Guy for dinner (disclosure – invited). There was so much food, and it was excellent. I’d definitely head back – more to come.
One morning Alastair and I had breakfast at Union Food and Wine – this was my corned beef and leek toastie. Simple and satisfying.
We also had dinner there with Maz and Daz. I ordered the gnocchi with taleggio and winter truffle. Potato and cheese, you can’t go wrong.
This week I’ve had a double chicken rice fix. First, this one at Chef Lagenda. The chicken was really, really good this time – very tender and silky. And then I cooked chicken rice on Friday night. Go me, go chicken rice.
This weekend we went to Collingwood Children’s Farm for the Dairy Farmer’s launch of their new yoghurt range, Thick & Creamy (disclosure – invited).
I hadn’t been to the Children’s Farm before. THEY HAVE GOATS. 😀 I made a beeline for them as soon as I saw them. Squee!
Oh yeah there were other animals.
Ahh they are so cute. I really like goats.
If there had been llamas (or alpacas), it would’ve been the perfect morning.
Brunch was so lovely though – we sat outside in the sun in a big paddock, and there was food and smoothies and yoghurt (of course).
A couple of other brunches – I visited Three Bags Full with Em one Sunday. My baked beans came on cornbread – brilliant. So much better than normal toast.
The cafe was packed though. It wasn’t really the best place for a relaxing catch up, hah. I’d like to visit again when it’s less busy – whenever that might be.
Today Alastair and I had brunch with Daisy Dase at The Petty Officer. The menu is very limited, and mostly eggs, which I didn’t feel like. So I had the 3 grain porridge with rhubarb, candied orange and whipped yoghurt. It was nice, but the menu is probably too limited for a repeat visit.
I saw some green almonds at the market this weekend, and couldn’t resist buying some. I had a bit of a panic moment when I realised I didn’t know what to do with them, but eventually came up with an idea. This was tonight’s dinner: lamb pilaf with green almonds. Yay, it was yum.
The green almonds are quite interesting – crunchy and a bit tangy. They made me think of cucumber.
And I leave you with this.
Yes, it’s still only September…