Monday, August 12, 2013

Lots of food

I would like to declare my love to eating food. 
From $10 Chicken Schnitzel in a local pub

To home made 'bento' lunch. None are as pretty as bentos in instagram, but still..
Pic 1: Rice with chicken mince, rolled omelette, stir fry veggies
Pic 2: Fried salmon, rice with furikake, rolled omelette, steamed veg
Pic 3: leftover spicy beef, karaage chicken, rice with furikake, umeboshi and some japanese pickled cucumber

Went back to Lorrainne's pattiserie for the famed cheesecake. at $9 it's a pretty expensive cheesecake, but it is worth it. It's lemony and very light and fluffy, you won't realise that you have eaten the whole cake yourself. 

On Thursday I had dinner with the parents at Menya ramen. Good as always

Took the parents to Blue Mountains on Saturday. My mom have been here 100x but my dad have never been, so going to see the three sisters is obligatory. We had brunch at Fresh Espresso & it was great. I didn't take pic because I was really hungry & have demolished my meal before I thought of taking a picture. I & my dad had the Fresh Breakfast which is excellent, Mom had their King Prawn risotto & the Mr got the slow cooked pork sandwich. They acknowledged the Mr's dairy intolerance & made coleslaw from scratch which is awesome.. Excellent service I tell you. 

Rolling hills on the way to Jenolan Caves. I can stare at them the whole day

We went to the Imperial Cave on our trip. It's so hard to capture the beauty of the caves! You gotta come and see it yourself to actually appreciate the prettiness. There is an underground river thing in this cave which is lovely.

We ended the day by getting El Jannah roasted chicken of course. With the whole lot. My parents loved it & joined in the El Jannah fan club

The Mr ran the City to Surf yesterday & finished just under 1.5 hr mark. Not the fastest but awesome on him (he's not the super fit gym type & only trained 3 weeks prior). The beach was packed to the rafters but it doesn't stop us from having a great day out. Can't wait until it's properly warm so I can come to the beach more often.

Hope you all had a great week! Christmas (!!!!) is coming soonn

Friday, August 2, 2013

Last week....

My birthday was 2 weeks ago and the Mr took me to a carb galore dinner and a chocolate making class (bought it in Groupon) last week. The man knows me well.

Had this pasta at Portfofino in Leichardt. It was okay but Shitake mushroom in a pasta dish is a bit weird..

Our chocolate class was at Kimberley's chocolates in Lilyfield. Here is the chocolate man who taught us how to make those yummy ganache filled chocolates

That's the Mr, overstuffing his chocolates with ganache. He actually did a great job, his chocolate came out much shinier & in better shape than mine. I really enjoyed my short 2 hours class & would recommend it. On Fridays they do the basic chocolate making class and on Saturday they teach you how to work with chocolate- making cakes, tempering chocolate etc. Hopefully they do groupon deals soon so I can go to the Saturday one!

Love pretty cups

My Rowenta vacuum is still working but as it is a bagless and cordless, it is pretty much useless in sucking up my long hair from the carpet. I gave up on brushing the carpet/picking up my hair from the ground before I vacuum last week and bought this new one from Appliances Online from Sunday. It comes with lots of vacuum heads and the turbo cat & dogs vacuum head works like a charm for my carpet. It picks up all the hair so easily. Loving this vacuum, it's 11/10 (so far)

Priceline had 40% off skin care this Monday and Tuesday so I picked up a couple of things. I'm loving the 10.0.06 mud mask & I should have bought more of them. Other than the above I also got some Burt's bees chapstick and Garnier hand cream. 

A colleague took me to Lorraine's patisserie, which is in the Ivy complex & close to my work. Bought this Frangipani tart. It's the bomb I tell you. It looks spongy but it's not spongy, sweet but not too sweet. Serving size is perfect for a 3pm cheat snack. Love it love it. Apparently the Cheesecake is great as well ('Best I ever had' said the colleague). I'll come back here later today to get one full cake for my mum and bro...
My dad's flying into Sydney tomorrow so the next 2 weeks shall be interesting. 

Have a great weekend guys xxx