Kensington Pride Mangoes in August! Seriously? Is this for real?
I was doing my normal grocery shopping this morning, you know, the Saturday routine, when I came across these Kensington Pride mangoes at $4 each. So expensive and so out of season. I can only speculate the weather in the Top End where the best mangoes are grown has been good.
Friday night out
I received an invitation to dinner by my friends Peter and Li Peng (aka Jasper and Myrtle). We had a great night chatting about stuff, catching up on stuff and learning what is going down with Australia’s most award winning bean to bar chocolate makers. I’ve known Peter for a long time and Li Peng for a good number of years too. When I first met them, I would never have guessed they would be these world conquering chocolate makers from Australia’s national capital.
Peter and I have a strong affinity for seafood and one of our favourite meals is a prawn sandwich.
Freshly boiled prawns with butter and fresh bread and a little vinegar. Salt and pepper also help make a great sandwich.
Peter cooked an Asian noodle and mince dish for the main meal. We joke because Peter likes to add plum sauce to everything. Li Peng claims a real Chinese person wouldn’t add plum sauce. To prove the point, I add plum sauce and hot chilli flakes to my plate
Noodles and mince
Peter and Li Peng both know how much I love a vanilla slice, so for dessert, we had a vanilla slice or what my Victorian friends ingloriously call a snot block from Flute bakery.
It was a great night and I really love times with Peter and Li Peng.
It’s become a bit of a ritual to eat a slice of raisin toast with some butter while sipping on a latte at Everbean Espresso Bar on a Saturday morning.
Joy of vegemite joy
While in Coles buying groceries, I came across a real favourite. Vegemite and cheese scrolls. If you look at my Yummy Lummy Instagram feed you’ll see I regularly have these for lunch as a BLT from Urban Bean Espresso Bar. If you’re ever in the Woden town centre at lunch time, check out their Facebook page for the daily chef’s specials.
After the grocery shopping, I went for a walk around Lake Ginninderra and shot a few photographs.
Photographs from around the lake
On Twitter this week, a friend suggested I try a Hash Brown Big Mac combination. It was delicious.
Hash brown Big Mac combination
Saturday afternoon fun and games
I spent the afternoon enjoying Jasper and Myrtle Chocolates and watching Star Trek on Netflix.
My version of Netflix and chill
Dinner tonight was a simple roast chicken with a cob of corn on some crispy noodles. I like cooking chicken this way by cutting out its vertebral column and flattening the chicken to make it cook more evenly.
Roast chicken with corn and crispy noodles
I reckon I might have to buy one of those Kensington Pride Mangoes tomorrow. It may help me feel better.
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