Sunday, May 29, 2011
I had my last meal out at a place in Broadbeach called Elk Espresso. It's such a relaxing place that we hung out nursing our breakfasts for such a long time that I got sunburnt and over anxious from way too much coffee.
The Gold Coast inspires healthy eating and so the order of the day was one of the best bircher muesli's I've had in a long time and fig toast with rasberry jam. Fig toast rocks my world.
I'm always struck by the number of Gold Coast breakfast spots that don't have a liquor license and so don't serve Bloody Marys. Is it more a Melbourne thing to get a bit tippley at breaky?
See you in a few weeks xx
16 Chelsea Avenue, Broadbeach
Thursday, May 26, 2011
It would be great place to head to early in the night for dinner and stay on with a crate of wine. I'm not allowed to drink pre-operation so was introduced to this Phoenix Apple & Orange Mango juice. "Don't panic, it's organic!" I'm told.
We finished our meal of wedges, pizza and gossip with a chai and if I was kicking on I would have tried one of their Dirty Chais. I've never come across one of these in Melbourne but next time I go out for coffee I'm ordering a chai latte with a shot of espresso, it will be fepic.
Black Coffee Lyrics
4/3131 Surfers Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast (I think it's the Centre Arcade)
(Deadly Ponies Mr Kayak bag, DP Mr Mohawk Lure keyring)
Why this feeling? Why this glow?
Why the thrill when you say Hello?
It's a strange and tender magic you do
Mr Kayak, that's you.
(Image Courtesy buzzfeed.com)
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I really liked the sweet little touches the menus which remind me of old school time cards in sleeves and Strawberry Shortcake would be pleased with the strawberry planters dotted around the place. They’ve also somehow managed to get a range of really hot staff which is always a nice touch.
Eggs were the order of the day. I ordered a fancy ham, cheese and tomato toastie with poached eggs on top. I loved the little touch of baby coriander sprouts, at least I think that’s what my tastebuds thought they were.
Chris, likes to think of himself as a Eggs Benny aficionado so that's what he ordered. The hollandaise was really tangy just how he likes it.
Both of our eggs were crazy fresh and had the runniest centres. Almost, too runny if you don’t like barely cooked yolks like we do. The coffees were weak but the orange juice was delicious and ispection of the lunch, dinner and specials menu ensures we’ll be coming back. The wine list also looks pretty good and I’m told that they will be adding a much needed bloody mary to the breakfast menu.
(Nicholas by Green With Envy jacket, LIFEwithBIRD dress, Wittner boots)I find it so hard to photograph jewellery. Firstly, these earrings are really fine and secondly, I am long term nail biter so my hands are tremendously ugly.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I decided I’d cook steamed mussels with tomato sofrito, chorizo and chilli. I basically followed this Gourmet Traveller recipe but wanted to add some more spice and used blue mussels as that’s all my fish guy had.
I twittered the other day that it’s hard to beat a baguette with butter. But you can! A buttered baguette dipped into the spicy, soupy remains.
We also celebrated with a few beers from Doss Blockos, a Victorian micro brew. I’m not much of a beer drinker but one sip of this and I was hooked.
And then my sister won a Logie and I drank a bottle of red and ended up with a hangover on Monday instead of Sunday.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
1. It can be described as comfortable (according to NZ's Next Top Model an outfit should not be comfy)
2. Tights as pants (however, this jumper is longer than a lot of other hem lines I wear)
3. Fur (the vest is made out of New Zealand possum which is considered a pest and not the fat possum that lives in my roof)