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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Sunday, 7 September 2014

My Latest Book....




Just finished working on this book,  looking forward to seeing the real thing.
if you want to have a peek...just press on the link.

Eating Outdoors.

It's the perfect day for having brunch in the sunshine.



Poached Egg on Avocado and Sourdough.

Sweet Potato with a hint of Chili and garden herbs

Simple Salad.

Great combination.


Yummm....

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Le's Vietnamese Street Food....

I had lunch with Marj in Belgrave at Le's...

There was a bit of a celebration going on...and they had free tastings.
This was a delicious pork dish.
Can't quite remember what this was called but it was tasty as well.

Spring Rolls...yummy.

Pork broth simmered for 7 hours with just the right spice balance...
A hint of Cinnamon and Star Anise.

The menu, lots to choose from,
next time I'm going to have the traditional Vietnamese Coffee.




We enjoyed Rice Paper Rolls with Roast Duck.

And a spicy sauce.

Also a bowl of Laksa, with Fish, Squid, Prawns Tofu and vegetables...all just delicious.
It's great to have this gorgeous food available in the hills.

Smoked Sea Salt...

Just loving the smoked salt.
It's natural sea salt, smoked over Manuka wood fires
then tumble roasted with smoked Garlic, Shallots,
 Corriander seeds Mustard seeds a dash of Soy and a hint of Chilli.

Just so that if you see the product you'll know it's worth having on your kitchen bench.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Friday Flowers...


They're some sort of Tulip, just beautiful.
I bought them on the way home from work,
and now they're on my kitchen bench.


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Late Supper Salad...


Mixed Lettuce, Cucumber, Tiny Tomatoes, Red Onion, Red Grapes, Smoked Chicken and Parmigiano.
With Vinagrette and Smoked Salt...
just the thing for a late night supper.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

What's Catching My Eye...

The day is so beautiful, the sun's streaming in and with the luxuary
 of a quiet Saturday morning,
 I've taken a wander around my place and am sharing the colours and
textures that have caught my eye. 

Basil is as close as I come to a pet at the moment.



Velvet.

And more velvet.


Lace.

Beading and sequins.

And even more velvet.

The coffee table.

Magazines on the lounge.

Chiffon.

And more lace.