Monday, July 4, 2011

Weekend roundup...

I woke up at 4.30am to the wind howling and whipping around the house, settled back down knowing I had another 2 hours wonderful, snuggly sleep ... 6.13am we had the biggest crack of thunder I have ever heard, it seemed like it was right above our house and I almost hurt my neck when I sat up suddenly! Then the rain poured down for a few minutes and the wind continued to howl. A few more cracks of thunder and flashes of lightening and then it was all over. The pic above was taken just after 8am when it poured down again, this time with some small hail. I do love winter in the South East!
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We had a car to deliver to Adelaide so we headed up on
Saturday morning and stayed with Kirby. She worked until 8.15pm then we went out to dinner at Georges on Waymouth.
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Kirby and Angus had the Hervey Bay scallops, Jerusalem Artichoke veloute, za'atar for entree (not pictured) then Kirby & Brianna had the Tortellini of duck, woodear mushrooms, cavolo nero, pear and olio santo...
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I had the pork belly confit, celeriac, apple candy, vanilla and cider reduction. So much flavour, wow!
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Angus couldn't pass up the special, which I believe was schnapper - the details I cannot remember...
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For dessert, I chose the vanilla bean pannacotta, rhubarb, mandarin jelly... so smooth and full of flavour...
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(apologies - the photos are out of my NokiaE71)
Brianna had the chocolate souffle, balsalmic icecream and slow roasted strawberries.
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On Sunday, we visited a friend who is battling cancer and we were quite shocked to see how he had deteroriated. Once a big strong brute, he is now a shell of his former self. He had complications after his operation and is finding it hard to rally and gain strength. He needs to get stronger before he can have any more chemotherapy. Sadly, things do not look good.
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Tonight, it is back to reality - something to warm our bellies and quickly - I worked all day and only got home at 5.45pm so it's easy to get onto a plate - it's Beef Stroganoff with mushrooms served over pasta with crusty bread rolls. Twenty minutes from start to finish!
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More wild weather coming our way - it's nice to be inside listening to it, all warm and cosy.
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Cheers - Joolz

2 comments:

  1. My, goodness, that all looks so good!

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  2. Oh that pork belly confit looks delicious!! Beef strog is a favorite in our home as well and with the wild weather still raging this morning you may just of decided dinner for us tonight!!

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