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!
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.
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.
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.
One of the best things about having a birthday is getting new cookbooks to play with. This year, I got two from The Runner- he was definitely trying to drop a hint or two because both are quite health conscious. I’m not complaining- but he was definitely trying to send a message.
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.
Do you ever get the feeling that time has somehow slipped into overdrive and that each week is actually going even faster than the one before? I do. That’s the feeling I have right now.
I can’t believe how quickly time has passing and that it’s already April!
My plan to blog weekly with updates on what we’ve been cooking and eating, well frankly, it’s fallen a bit behind. 2 weeks behind to be exact. We’ve had a lot of cooking adventures since then- but the time has passed in the blink of an eye!
I’ll try to summarise but so much tasty stuff has happened and I feel like I’ve conquered a few culinary mountains.
Or Happy St. Patrick’s Day for those of you who don’t speak Irish. But I’m sure most of you knew that it was St. Patrick’s Day this past week.