In My Kitchen – February 2015

Welcome to my Kitchen for the month of February.

The holidays are over, Tweenie started high school, Buddy started pre-school, we returned to dreary old work, and the world goes on. Easter is the next big event on our social calendar, and I’m trying to get out and experience new places to eat with friends to eat with. Not a lot happening on the home front, the garden was a miserable failure, and the chooks got gobbled up by Mr Fox. So, onwards and upwards, we shall start all over again! Hopefully the remaining year of 2015 in our backyard is a little more prolific and productive.

So, what’s in my kitchen for February?

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First up, here’s my little Buddy on his first day of preschool, getting a brain freeze from frozen strawberry and chocolate thickshake. He’s so cute.

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High Fidelity, Phoenix Players – A Review

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A Night at the Theater

I’ve been given the wonderful opportunity to see a local Canberra musical based on a cult movie that I’ve watched several times. It’s one of those classic movies where you feel a connection with the characters, and even though they’re all terribly flawed, you envy their position in life and wish you were just a bit as cool as them.

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A long weekend, a fig and port cake and a jar or two.

Australia Day at Snapper on the Lake, Yacht Club

Australia Day at Snapper on the Lake, Yacht Club

It was the Australia Day long weekend, and I had it all to myself. SO had taken the kids down the coast for 4 lovely days. I had the house to myself, the remote to myself, the bed to myself and the kitchen to myself. Oh, the quiet, the peace and tranquility, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. But, if truth be told, I can’t sleep when there’s no one here but me. I wake at every sound, I’m paranoid about the windows, the doors and the manhole being open. I leave the fan on, the tv on and the hall light on. And then nod off around 2am. So the kids will get back, it’ll be time to go back to work and I’ll be tired. C’set la vie.  Continue reading

Morks, Kingston Foreshore – A Review

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Pinot Gris, trendy Canberra dining, great dinner guests, Christmas round the corner, could it get any better?

This will probably be the worst review you’ve read about Morks. Why? Well, I’d like to think of myself as a true foodie first, and a blogger second, therefore I photographed, ate, enjoyed and gesticulated wildly about the place, and ate some more, drank a fabulous Alsace Pinot Gris, (thanks M, tops choice), yapped and caught up on all the Solomon Island gossip, and ate some more. And since I visited Morks in mid December, my memory aint what it used to be.

So, I’ve completely forgotten to write down what two out of our 6 dishes were. I put my plea out to the Twitter world, I hashtagged Morks on Instagram and I even read every review on Urban Spoon for Morks in the hopes someone et what I et. How can noone in Canberra, out of the thousands upon thousands of Morks diners not have properly labelled their photo’s of the same meals that I ate? It doesn’t make sense. And before you say, duh, check out their online menu, Morks regularly updates their menu depending on what’s fresh and in season. Rude! Anyway, if noone responds to my frantic social media efforts, here’s at it…

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Christmas Market Challenge? Yes please – A trip to EPIC Farmers Market

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I’d heard about this invitation to market from a fellow blogger on a boat. It was an invite for Canberra bloggers to experience the Capital Region Farmers Markets on a personal level. To meet the stall holders, and find out a little more about them other than what was in front of you to purchase. What if they gave us $100 to spend at the market, what type of Christmas menu could we create with the local produce? How could we wow our dinner guests? By showcasing the Canberra and surrounds fantastic produce? By creating a mouthwatering menu that would have the Christmas cheer literally overflowing from your festive garlanded china plates?

By God, could I what. Get me in on some of that action. A month late, here is the result of the Christmas Challenge.

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Bermagui Oyster Room- A Review

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My friend A and I are oyster lovers. A put me on to Wapengo Rocks oysters and I’ll hand on heart tell you, they’re the best oysters I’ve eaten. She bought me back 2 doz a couple of months ago and my dad I stood at his kitchen bench shucked and ate the lot in one sitting, sharing a bottle of bubbles. Can’t remember the bubbles, but the oysters were truly memorable. This is them here http://instagram.com/p/qWKemqJpGU/  Good times, good times.

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In My Kitchen – January 2015

Welcome to my Kitchen for the month of January.

Wowsers. It’s January 2015. Fun fact: we’re as far away from 2000 as we are from 2030. Weird, hey. Want to see what Back to the Future got right for our year of 2015? Expect Marty McFly in October, apparently.

How quick did 2014 go? Was it a good year for you? My 2014 was pretty hectic, ups and downs spread quite evenly throughout the year. No major downs, but plenty of top ups; many a new friend and gal pal met and dined with, lots of interesting ventures and invites, a couple of dippy downers, but, generally speaking, I’m a glass half full kinda gal. As long as it’s half full of plonk, I’m happy.

And with that, here’s to the New Year, chin chin!

Rococo Cuvee, my fav tipple for the hot festive season

Rococo Cuvee, my fav tipple for the hot festive season. I have a few bottles of this chillin in the fridge.

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