Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Back by popular demand...

...a post about food!

We were in Melbourne over the weekend, and while there we visited Cumulus Inc...twice. It is our fave hangout over there.  So, when trying to find ideas regarding what to feed my hungry husband tonight, I re-visited their cookbook and gave the Spiced Cauliflower Salad with Goat's Curd a whirl.

I even got all fancy-pants on it, and found a pomegranate at the store to scatter on top.

The verdict?  Amazing to look at, and pretty yummy.

(Don't worry - hungry hubby didn't just have cauliflower salad for dinner - there was a porterhouse steak on the side).

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Our disappearing city..

When we were in town on the weekend, I took a photo of the Manchester and Worcester St corner:

My brother had been asking about the old church on the corner where we went to sit piano exams (it has seen better days):

Anyway, I grabbed another Google Maps screenshot of the same intersection pre-quake:

The church is pretty much the only building left standing...

Monday, 12 November 2012

Saturday outing...

This weekend we went into town to see Melbourne artist Ash Keating create an artwork in an empty section amongst the demolition.

Unfortunately we were too late to see any actual action (Ash used fire extinguishers to spray paint on to a concrete wall), but the results were pretty rad.



Every little bit of colour helps brighten our grey, concrete (or plastic wrapped, as above) CBD.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Goodbye...and hello!

This morning I took the boy on one last drive in our DS (we sold her last week and the new owners are collecting her on Monday). We drove down to the famous Dunsandel Store for a morning snack.

 It was just lovely - nectars and peonies...

And I had an enormous piece of lemon sour cream cake with yoghurt. Perusing in the store afterwards, I cam across none other than a bottle of New Zealand made gin, and....New Zealand made tonic. Unable to resist supporting local made products, I picked up both!