Saturday, September 21, 2013

Homemade, Healthy, Happy.: Easy Vanilla Caramel Ice Cream... and a Giveaway!

Homemade, Healthy, Happy.: Easy Vanilla Caramel Ice Cream... and a Giveaway!: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Sometimes a bowl of ice cream is just the thing. There's no getting past it - whateve...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Taste - Darling Quarter

Ryry let us in on this amazing little gem after a happy hour wining sesh in the Tokiol Hotel one sunny Friday afternoon a couple of weeks ago. Since then we've been back 3 times and were delighted to find they have a BOGOF on the pizza's Monday to Wednesday from 5pm and happy hour $5 tap beers from 5pm - 6pm.
Granted the pizza menu is limited to only 4 choices but actually it works really well, after
all - whats the point in spending 20 mins reading through a long winded description of 15 different pizza when you cant even remember which was which when it comes time to finally ordering.
The prawn and chili is my favourite, but they all have their merits....especially when covered in tabasco. The proscuitto and rocket is pretty perfect too, the meatball one is sweet and cheesy and the margerita does exactly what it says on the tin.
Also a nice spot to people watch and perv.
Love a BOGOF.
LOVE a pizza.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Norfolk

Was working late so me and Gugustin decided to head round to the Norfolk on Cleveland Street for $3 TACO NIGHTTTTT!
When we first walked into the front bar I was thinking that it was a bit of a dive - but then as we walked around to the back bar and out to the garden section I was impressed... Heaters and beetlejuice couches and lots of smoking and drinking! So we got some drinks, found a spot and had a look at the menu. We decided on a pork taco each, a beef taco each, the mini hotdogs and some fries.
The taco's were really good, and bigger than the excelsior taco's, spicy and saucy and delicious. The fries were crinkle cut and really crispy and double fried. And the hotdogs were covered in this crispy fried oniony potato rings (i have no idea what it actually was, but it was delish) and had this cucumber relish underneath, soaking up the ketchup and mustardy goodness... Pretty outrageous but fairly tiny (especially compared to the excelsiors' cheesy monster hotdogs).
Could definitely be our new summer haunt but the beer garden was filled with some really saps, the most annoying of which was sitting at our table, ruining our buzz with his shit head. Lol
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Location:Cleveland St,Surry Hills,Australia

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Soggy nuts - yummm!

A few years ago, when a wiley naturopath asked me if I had tried soaking my nuts, I casually replied 'no it's just the way my trousers hang'.
I scarcely thought about that sexy day ever again until I saw these 'activated nuts' in the health food store yesterday for $10 a bag and I decided to do some investimagating.... Turns out that lady wasn't just a pervy crackpot, and after a spot of rampant googling I found out that all nuts and seeds should be soaked before we humans eat em, otherwise they can be difficult to digest.... See clipping below:
"All nuts (and seeds) have an enzyme inhibitor that keeps them from sprouting into the tree, bush or plant that they carry inside of them. Once they are planted in the ground and given some water, the enzyme inhibitor is destroyed and the nut/seed can begin to sprout."
So I decided to give it a whirl, since I am a dab hand with a sprouting jar anyway, whats the worst that can happen?! I dragged my trusty sprout jar from the back of the pantry from whence it had been recently relegated, due to the wintery weather and promptly got to work... I put them in the jar 2 parts water to 1 part almonds, soaked them overnight and then rinsed and drained them this morning and they were awesome... I thought they might taste a bit gross but actually theyre sweeter and nicer than normal nuts.
Now I'm planning to make activated nut butter to spread on my toast with my freshly whizzed 'date and raisin chai spiced puree' that I made in my new blender last night.
Will let you know how it all goes... I can tell you're as excited as I am to hear the results. Teehee.
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