Archive for July, 2010

As planned, soup number two this afternoon was spicy red pepper. I think this one is going to take some adjusting to get it just right, but it was a decent first attempt. Spicy red pepper soup 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 3 red capsicums, roasted, […]


After 18 long, dry days, I cashed in my Dry July golden ticket yesterday and hit the Good Food and Wine Show. Aerial shot: It was awesome 🙂 There seemed to be much more food this year than I remember last year. We picked up some yummy salad dressing and a dukkah/dressing/oil combo that is […]


Today:

16Jul10

I saw two bikini-clad girls on the way to work, covered from head to toe in ‘I love Nova 93.7’ in felt-tip. Surely there are better ways to announce this? It was by no means appropriate bikini weather this morning. I wonder what Nova were giving them to do it. I very much doubt any […]


Paul the octopus is retiring! I’m kinda sad. I was enjoying the octopus oracle reports. Apparently, despite an offer from Wall Street, Paul will be returning to his day job ‘making children laugh’ at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen. Fingers crossed no angry German tries to take him down after his betrayal with the […]


Monday madness

12Jul10

My first workout this morning went well. I’m not really used to lifting heavy so I think I might have under-done the weight on a couple of exercises. I’ve got four weeks to get it right though. I also managed 25 minutes on the elliptical. Do we even call it an elliptical machine here? I’m […]


The second of today’s pumpkin based meals was a marked improvement on my first attempt. It still didn’t really look anything like the photo with the original recipe, but it was much less sticky than last time. The texture was firmer, too. So, here it is: Pumpkin gnocchi with tomato and olive sauce Gnocchi: 1 […]


Yesterday I didn’t get dressed until around four. There didn’t really seem to be any point. Dan and I spent the best part of the day under blankets on the sofa, watching Daria. It was a bit disconcerting being able to see my breath inside. I can’t wait for winter to be over. Today was […]