One of my favorite holiday traditions is getting together with my best girlfriends for an ornament exchange (with a fun white elephant twist, of course)....
26 July 2010
13 June 2010
The wedding is over and my blogging days seem to be fading so I have decided it is time to say goodbye to my blog. I will still keep my eye on everyones blogs and thanks so much for all of your great feedback and the lovely friends I have made through this blog xx
08 June 2010
21 May 2010
While we were away we spent our last day doing a cooking class. After we met with the monk in the morning! Anyway.. we cooked Tom Yam Goong, Phad Thai & Paneang Curry. My favourite was definately the curry and despite eating thai food 3 times a day for 2 straight weeks I still can't get enough! Here is the recipe!
Panaeng curry paste - 10g
Shrimp paste - 2 g
Coconut milk (fresh if possible) 100g
Chicken stock - 30g
Vegetable oil - 20g
Kaffir lime leaves julienne - 2g
Red Chilli julienne - 3g
Fish sauce - 1tbsp
Sugar (palm sugar if possible) 1tsp
1. Heat vegetable oil, add panaeng curry paste and shrimp paste and stir for 3 minutes until the curry paste is fragrant
2. Add the pork or chicken or beef and stir for 4 minutes until well mixed
3. Add the chicken stock
4. When the stock boils, add coconut milk and boil for 3 minutes until bubbling
5. Add kaffir lime leaves and red chilli and season with fish sauce, salt and sugar to taste
6. Pour into a bowl and garnish with kaffir lime leaves and red chilli
17 May 2010
Our first stop in Thailand was a small island called Koh Racha off Phuket. The hotel is one of only a few on the island and it sure was luxury! We had our own pool which has a view down to the bay as well as an outdoor shower and many other cool features. We were able to explore the island by quad bike, snorkel and basically just relax! Our kyaking adventure was less successful and I don't think we will be 'tandem' kyaking again!!
I am really struggling to re-adjust to being back home in the cold Melbourne weather so am working out some new goals for myself to keep motivated and make life a little bit more exciting/challenging!
16 May 2010
24 April 2010
In and effort to get myself back into a good fitness routine I am going to try and get back into my running. One of my best methods of motivation is either reading running magazines or hanging out with my old triathlon buddies! So I am going to make a pact with myself to run every day and get myself back to the point where I can go for a nice long slow run! Wish me luck! I will keep a dairy on my blog to track how I go!
22 April 2010
20 April 2010
I am seriously hanging out for our trip to Thailand. Can't wait for some relaxation and a break from work!!
One of the hotels we are staying at in Krabi is located with a view across to the Hong Islands which we plan to explore by kayak!
So apart from working flat out - I have been trying lots of new cooking creations as well as another Jamie Oliver book - I am obsessed with his recipes. I have 3 custom wedding invitations on the go through my etsy shop so that is exciting.
Hope everyone is going well xx
15 April 2010
Today we visited Jerry's Cafe in Elwood. I have been wanting to try it for approximately 5 years! The corn and dill pikelets with salmon was our first pick but unfortunately the pikelets had run out!! oh no - I was seriously nearly crying. So I had the caramelised banana porridge. Hmm not the best ever. Anyway this weekend I am going to make our own corn and dill pikelets with the salmon and maybe next time we try Jerry's they will have some left. Loving the Italian Food Safari tonight! Farewell Bruce M.
12 April 2010
11 April 2010
So now that the wedding is over I will need to re-direct my blogging energy. I just have to work out where! At the moment I am focussing on: 1. The honeymoon 2. Growing our business 3. Getting back into my cycling 4. Improving my cooking. The weather is certainly getting colder here in Melbourne and next thing on my list of movies to see is Micmacs. Be back with more soon!