Thursday, March 6, 2014
Before Mad March started there were already plenty of events running throughout summer and the Ignite Unley series continued to bring life to the community with their Craft Beer & Cider event. Held at the Soldier's Memorial Gardens on Unley Road next to the shopping centre, this event brought together some SA brewed beers and ciders along with food, marketstalls, games and live music.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
There's always talk about fusion food and Kenji Modern Japanese Restaurant might just be a great example of east meets west. Situated on Hutt Street this small restaurant probably seats about 50 to 60 and offers an interesting menu of entrees, mains, desserts and sushi. The restaurant is dimly lit, decor is warm and inviting though the space itself is a little bit cramped. A friend who loves Japanese food visited from Melbourne so the four of us had an enjoyable night catching up over a long dinner.
Monday, February 24, 2014
I was kindly given three packs of soy milk from the Vitasoy range to try and I must say I was quite excited to get a chocolate soy milk which by the way was my favourite. The Vitasoy Soy Milky products that I received were quite enjoyable. It has a smooth milky taste, very easy to drink. The Vitasoy Soy Milky range is also gluten free. Vitasoy Original is thicker in texture and fuller in soy flavour which I like because I am used to drinking more concentrated soy milk in Asia.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I was given a book to read recently and I found it rather interesting. Baby Boomers, Bellies & Blood Sugars is everything the title suggests. It is a helpful and informative book by Jennifer Elliott who is a dietitian. Through personal experience with her family she started researching more into diabetes, pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome. I have found myself with a lot of spare time lately and spent the afternoon in my backyard with my trusty cuppa fully immersed in this book.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
There's a huge American food craze in Adelaide at the moment which is certainly to our delight but one fine evening we discovered something that has been around since 2011. Down by the bay at Semaphore was a place called New York Dreams. Owned by Mr. Raheim "The Dream" Brown, a professional basketball player who was born in New York, this place introduced their American taste and style to Australia through hot dogs and wings.
Monday, February 17, 2014
If you've been following my blog you would know that we love themed parties! I'm not as big a fan of dress up but definitely love party decorations. This February my mother in law turned 50 and being English and summer in Australia, she decided to host a Wimbledon themed party. Out came the tennis balls, racquets, bird cages, ivy and all things Wimbledon. She admitted the trickiest part was the menu because it was an evening party and you can't exactly just serve cucumber sandwiches and strawberries! Nevertheless all their efforts paid off and it looked great on the night.
Guests were to attend in tennis gear of any era or dressed in white. We managed to pull together some gym gear and turned up as tennis players.
|Looking the part but seriously don't ask me to go on the court|
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
It's nearly that time of the year again where lovebirds find all sorts of ways to be romantic, creative and sweet to celebrate with their partner. This year Michel's Patisserie have a Valentine's Day range for all the sweet tooths out there. It's a great sweet treat to share with your loved ones.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Today is the 11th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. For many years I haven't been home for Chinese New Year, this year was not one of them. In fact, this year was one of the biggest reunions at home, practically everyone made it to the same location from around the world. This year it was held at home. Busy as it may be with headaches over sleeping arrangements and dealing with the heat in humid Malaysia, we managed with fun and food comas. The days of slaving over the kitchen stove and washing up sink appear less and less appealing which brought us to book Chinese New Year banquet dinners out instead. It was a great idea because everyone could enjoy themselves, no work required.
The big reunion dinner is held on the eve of New Year which also happens to be my grandma's birthday so this year it was a celebration with her whole complete family present. Obviously she was over the moon.
|Grandma and her 3 daughters|
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Hello Foodies! Firstly let me apologize for the low activity on my blog, I have been away for three weeks with no chance to write anything yet. The first thing I wanted to do was pick winners for the Australian Legends of Cooking giveaway in conjunction with Australia Post. We had loads of entries from the blog and Facebook and I am delighted to congratulate all winners! Those on Facebook have been contacted and hopefully reply within 7 days.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Foodie Ling is having a giveaway with Australia Post
There's no better way to start the new year than with a special giveaway. Thanks to Australia Post, I have some exciting merchandise for all you proud foodies out there. Every year Australia Post awards Legends status to inspirational living Australians who exemplify tenacity, imagination, perseverance, devotion, integrity and compassion. They are people who have inspired and enriched our lives and are also motivated by the education and excellence of others.
Since this is a food blog, I am proud to introduce this year's Australian Legends of Cooking!