Okay, it’s been a couple of weeks since we caught up, so let’s get into it…
Last weekend we celebrated a friend’s 50th birthday with a personalised bus tour to some of the breweries and distilleries here on the sunny coast. Craft beer breweries and gin distilleries seem to be popping up all over the place.
It was a great day out although I have to say I’m certainly not used to day drinking and was ready for my bed very early that night.
We stopped at:
Sunshine & Sons – my favourite stop of the day. Their gin was fabulous.
Terrell Brewery – for cider, beer, and food truck lunch.
Mini golf at Bli Bli – the start was delayed while the snake catcher dealt with an unregistered player ie an Eastern Brown Snake. I accidentally got a hole in one when my hat slipped over my eyes as I hit the ball and it ricocheted twice before dribbling into the hole.
El Diablo – for cocktail platters (which were way too sugary for me) and food truck dumplings.
Sarah was down for the weekend so we went out for breakfast at Mooloolaba before she needed to drive back up the coast. How good does my salmon croquette look?
I spent the rest of the day curled up on the lounge with my dog watching Midsomer Murders.
I finished the rewrite for The Cafe On Beach Road yesterday. I just have to write up a few of the recipes that will be going in the back of the book and it’s ready to send off for structural editing.
I’m behind in a lot of other writing related activities – partly because of day job commitments and partly because I’m being creative with excuses and partly because I spent last Sunday watching Midsomer Murders.
Anyways, I wrote a bit about it here.
During the week I finished reading Anne Bronte’s Agnes Grey, our book club read. I’ll tell you more about it in the May bookshelf round-up, but I loved it.
I’m also loving Kate Quinn’s The Rose Code – and more than once this week opted to read after work rather than walk.
I made a batch of yoyo biscuits last weekend – you can find the recipe here. Mandarins are in season so the first batch (of many) mandarin mini muffins was made and sent into work with Grant. The recipe is by my friend Sammie. You can find it here.
What else? For dinner the other night we tried this beef and broccoli soboro. It’s one of those Japanese-style dishes that is naturally healthy and super quick to whip up midweek.
And, for a midweek meat-free option we tried this vegetarian carbonara with mushrooms and miso and a vegemite miso noodles – both by Hetty McKinnon.
I’ll tell you about the vegemite miso noodles when I tell you about the cookbook it came from.
I’m finally getting to Sydney next weekend. I haven’t seen my parents since March last year or my work colleagues since November 2019, so it’s all overdue.
It does, however, mean that I’m likely to be offline blog-wise for the best part of a week. Hey ho.
Okay, that was my week. Linking up for the weekend coffee chat with Natalie and Life This Week with Denyse.