Monday, 31 October 2011


As I was in Sydney for the weekend, there was no new blog post. Until my Sydney post is up I instead give you a blog post featuring my favourite meal of the day - BREAKFAST! Above is my current breakfast (and my favourite spoon!) - home made yogurt, apple, stewed pears and dried fruit. Yummmmmm :) I enjoy it very much. Below are some other memorable breakfasts...

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Yum cha at Emperor's Garden, Haymarket

I was in Sydney the other week for my friend Alan's birthday. After a long night of getting lost on the way to a steak restaurant, waiting for guests who were stuck in traffic at the steak restaurant, eating steak at the steak restaurant, a bar, my first alcoholic drink in nearly two years, panicking about the effect of the alcohol on my cellulite free thighs, a bowling alley, taking my own socks to the bowling alley because I am scared of foot diseases, tearing my stockings and looking like a bogan, the casino where the front is now the back and the back is now the front, getting lost in the casino car park and thinking we were in a Seinfeld situation...and going to bed at 01.38 (I usually go to sleep between 20:00 and 21:30!) we needed something substantial for breakfast - YUM CHA!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Alan's 'Express hotel trifle'

You're staying in a hotel room and you would like some dessert. The $23 Toblerone bar doesn't seem to be worth it. You also do not feel like paying $10 for a packet of Malteesers, even though you haven't had Malteesers since March 2003. The Butter Menthols you just found in your suitcase that seem to have been there since 1997 also don't seem to be an attractive option...the paper is all see through and sticky bleh....So what do you do?

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Junket - what's that?

Ask your local supermarket staff and they will not have a clue. It is the same story with sago pearls. Junket can be one of two things:
1. A trip taken at someone else's expense
2. The 'curds and whey' that Little Miss Muffet enjoys in the poem (do children these days know of these classic poems?!)

As much as I would like to go on a junket for the weekend, I have no one to pay for such a trip on my behalf, so I made the Little Miss Muffet variety.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Friday night - Adelaide Central Market

 Ooooo pineapple! Friday nights are my favourite night. They of course signal the beginning of the weekend but there is another reason I like them so much. You see, the Adelaide Central Markets are opened until 9pm (that is late for Adelaide!) on a Friday night. This means, on my super fast power walk to my bus stop, I make a detour to the Adelaide Central Market.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Muffin tin frittata

This morning for breakfast there was yogurt with fruit....and Black Forest cake. Yes...hmm... This morning at work it was 'birthday cake day'. In the middle of each month we order some cakes and eat them to celebrate the birthdays of all of those who have their birthday in that month. I of course had some banana cake for research and development purposes.

I was feeling rather sick from all the cake in the afternoon and was dreaming of all things savoury; cheese, eggs, Polish sausage and more eggs. Upon arriving home I was still in the mood for eggs!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte - Black Forest Cake

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, also known in English as Black Forest Cake and also known in German as 'Schwaki' (that is my favourite name for this cake). What a great cake! It is chocolate, it is cream, it is cherry, it is cherry jam and if you consume alcohol, it is Kirsch. So many good things in one BIG cake!

I last had Schwaki nearly exactly two years ago, as I was leaving Germany to return back to Australia. I baked a Schwaki this weekend to commemorate the one I had in Schwaebisch Hall, kindly prepared by Ms U and Mr M and to also mourn my upcoming two year departure form Germany anniversary. Oh, and because I wanted to see if I could bake one. I still miss Germany. I miss the trains, the houses, the heating systems, the efficiency, the KiBas, the Mitfahrgelegenheit, the bargains at discount supermarkets, the changing of the seasons, the asparagus celebrations, the German sunshine, the brunches, the cheap rent etc. To be fair, there were things I did not like there; the red tape, the stupid opening hours of government offices, the manner of those who work in the government offices, Deutsche Bahn...

Monday, 10 October 2011

Baked chocolate custards and frittata

This weekend I tried to recreate the fritatta experience I had in Sydney by making one myself:) For dessert, there were baked chocolate custards. All your favourite things: baked, chocolate and custard in one recipe! You could make them right now as you only require four simple ingredients:)