Monday already…what happened to the weekend?
Ours was spent doing not very much at all. We had friends over for dinner on Saturday night and then yesterday it rained, all day. It was, in fact, one of those absolutely perfect Sundays where there’s nowhere to be and we could hunker down in tracky-daks and ugg boots and do pretty much faff all.
Anyways, without further ado, here are the five…
The mornings last week were unusually cold – sub 10C, which is a rarity here. It did, however, make for some amazing colour in the sunrises and was a good excuse to get a beanie out for my early morning walks.
I think this pic shows my best side…
2. Blue days
The mornings might have been cold but the days were glorious. Winters in Queensland really do suck…said no one ever!
Sarah finished her last practical placement in her degree last week. It’s been a long 10 weeks as she’s juggled a full-time work placement with her paid part-time work, but it’s done. She now has just one semester of uni left to go.
To celebrate, and because we needed an excuse, we had lunch at a new modern Asian restaurant in Buderim village – Honeysuckle, so named because Buderim was apparently named after the Gabi Gabi word for place of the Hairpin Honeysuckle Banksia.
We went for the $25pp luncha yumcha menu which gave us a taste of everything.
It looks like a lot of food but was pretty much one piece of everything. Sarah also ordered a deconstructed creme brûlée with coconut foam for her and Grant to share and it was seriously one of the prettiest plates of food I’ve seen in a long time.
4. This word and this meme…
5. In the kitchen
Not much happening in the kitchen this week. We had friends over for dinner, so no Destination Kitchen – if you’re interested, homemade pizzas were on the menu with treacle tart, homemade vanilla ice cream and real custard to finish.
Yesterday was scone making weather so I experimented with a new (to me) buttermilk scone (recipe coming).
Also yesterday I was craving tomato soup but didn’t have any in the house. I did, however, have some tinned tomatoes and a thriving basil plant. I sautéed a few shallots in some olive oil, whacked in the tomatoes and some basil, blitzed it up and hey presto, tomato soup. I did add a pinch of sugar and a drizzle of cream to cut through the acidity, but it was on the table in hardly any time and perfect for a rainy Sunday.
Okay, that was my week… how was yours?