Boxing day lunch 2010

A happy face on Boxing Day: Zoe, climbing onto her dad’s knee to play “Horsey” We got together at my eldest sister CW’s home. As usual, everyone brought something along for the feast. Juji baked the ham – she scored it all over, studded it with cloves and glazed it with a tasty mixture of […]

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Christmas lunch 2010

Santa Claus watches over the sauces Jac and I woke up early to cook on Christmas morning. She put the turkey thigh and breast roasts in the oven while I assembled the layered garden salad. The salad was really easy to make. From bottom to the top, the layers were: Torn lettuce Frozen peas Sliced […]

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Product review and competition: Dreamfarm clongs and supoon

Happy New Year, everyone! Let’s start 2011 with a competition! This competition is open to Australian AND international readers! The winner is…Thank you to everyone who entered! The winner is AZ! Congratulations, AZ! Hope you enjoy using these awesome Aussie kitchen tools all the way in Arizona! In this post: Clongs overview Supoon over…

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My top 5 Perth eats of 2010

I’ve eaten some awesome food dining out in 2010. Here are the top 5 places around Perth I’ve been recommending to people since discovering them this year. Interestingly, breakfast has been the big winner in 2010. 5.Crumpet, East Victoria Park EDIT, November 2011: Crumpet is now under new management. The menu is predominantly Lebanese an…

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Portofinos Restaurant, Mindarie

Our Christmas feasting began with dinner on Christmas eve at Portofinos Restaurant in Mindarie with Juji and Jay. The Restaurant and Function Centre is located at Quinns Beach, all the way up Freeway North. The dining room is spacious with high ceilings and large windows overlooking the ocean. The restaurant did offer a Christmas set […]

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Welcome, Caleb!

Great news! My nieces Ruby (aged 3+) and Zoe (aged 1+) have a new baby brother! Caleb was born on 27 December 2010. We visited Caleb and his mum Angela at hospital today. They are both doing well. Angela told us that Ruby and Zoe have seen Caleb and were both chuffed to have a […]

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Have a merry delicious Christmas!

This year, our family festivities will take place at lunches on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The weather forecast is for a typical Perth Christmas Day scorcher – very hot and partly cloudy with a maximum temperature of 38C. Boxing Day will be sunny and windy with a top temperature of 36C. Pictured below is […]

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Canberra trip, November 2010

Here’s the list of posts from our trip to Canberra (November 2010), in reading order: The Chairman and Yip, Civic Dobinson’s Bakery Cafe, Civic Ottoman Cuisine, Barton Shanghai Dumpling Cafe and That Pizza Place Best ice cream ever Kingsley’s Steak and Crabhouse, Civic Cafe Essen and sculptures Afternoon tea buffet at the Tea Lounge, …

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Buffet breakfast, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

We stayed at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra for five nights in November and part of the deal included free buffet breakfast every morning at the hotel. We ate breakfast at the buffet on three mornings. Two of those mornings were the two days of my conference, when we didn’t have time to go out to […]

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Room service dinner, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

I crashed out for a few hours following afternoon tea. Despite my appetite, I still had a sore throat, blocked head and runny nose and was much lower on energy than I normally would be. When I woke up, it was dark outside and well past dinner time. Our tummies were rumbling again but I […]

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