A Birth Day Cake

So tomorrow, we get to meet Our Son.  After months of seeing him on an ultrasound and weeks of feeling him move and kick and wiggle inside me, tomorrow we will finally come face to  face.

It’s a pretty surreal feeling and if I’m  honest, I still don’t totally comprehend the fact that in 12 hours from now, The Runner and I will be sitting (or lying) down in hospital waiting to be taken into an operating theatre.  It’s been a long, not always easy journey to get this far, but I’m so happy and thankful that we have nearly made it to the finish line….. Or maybe it’s the only the starting line really!

Either way, we’re here.   And we will soon be three.  A cook, a runner and a little boy who is full of possibilities.  

In the last few weeks, we have had lots of lasts or at least “lasts for a while” but tonight is a first.  Tonight, I am baking a first birth day cake for our son.  A Tres Leches Cake which hopefully The Runner will remember to bring me slices of this week in hospital- it’s going to be a pretty big week and I reckon cake is good for recovery!

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Our new project….

Actually has nothing to do with cooking or triathlons, but it promises to be life changing…. And it’s due to arrive in January 2017.

We’re obviously thrilled to welcome our new little cook/triathlete into the world and really excited to share our newest project with you!

I think if you look closely, it’s already practicing cycling in the video- and yes, it’s a bit alien like at the moment, but we fully expect him (or her) to only get cuter from here!

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Yellow: Eat Your Veggies!

Yellow:  It’s the name of The Runner’s favorite Coldplay song and the name of a not so new vegetarian restaurant in Potts Point.

Normally, when someone brings up dining at a vegetarian or vegan restaurant I turn up my nose and immediately start thinking of reasons why I can’t go- (organising a wine rack? washing my hair? writing a blog post? Laundry? Any excuse that seems slightly plausible will do!)  It’s not that I’m anti-vegetable or anti-vegetarian- I love vegetables (even beetroot on certain occasions) and we tend to have a good mix of plant based and meat based dishes during the week at home.  We’ve been vegan and vegetarian during our 30 day challenges, but for some reason I tend to associate Vegetarian/Vegan restaurants with boring beans with tofu and a clientele who look like they should be playing hacky sack on the quad rather than sophisticated, urbane diners.

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Raindrop Cake? About as fun as actual rain….

So, I like to think of myself as a pretty trendy sort of chick….. wow, I sound like a middle-aged woman… Well, I am in my mid-30s now, so I guess I should embrace it….

Anyway, I like to try to stay on top of trends and one of the latest trends to sweep the food world, is that of the Raindrop Cake.

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The Raindrop cake is inspired by a Japanese dessert Mizu Shingen Mochi that originated from Japan (thanks Captain Obvious!) but then migrated from Japan to New York and New York to Sydney via the Internet.

Now, for starters, calling this a cake, is like me calling myself a Doctor or a Beekeeper.  I’m not either.  This is not a cake.

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Happy Birthday To Me!

I was super lucky last week and got to have two of the best meals ever.  Well, it was my birthday which is always my favorite time of year, mainly because it’s great to get close friends in the same room at the same time.  This year’s birthday lunch was at ACME.  It was wonderful, 15 of my closest girlfriends and I enjoying a delicious meal together.  As I’ve mentioned before ACME is a fantastic Sydney restaurant and I highly recommend it if you’re in town.

However, as wonderful as my birthday lunch was, the highlight was my birthday dinner.  It wasn’t just a highlight of my birthday, it was probably the highlight of my year (or even decade of food).  It crossed off a major tick on my Foodie Bucket List and was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten.   As it should be—we went to Sepia- and had all 12 courses- with matching wines.

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