A few minutes ago I was reading The Phantom’s blog where he described his Christmas Board. I wrote a rather long response to his descriptive tale and decided to insert an edited and expanded version here since it raised a few side issues that weren’t related to his post. Nothing unusual there, I’m just back … More The Xmas Retrospective.
So we enter the Hogsbreath at 5:30 p.m. or thereabouts and place the order at 5:47 p.m. I know this because it says so on the docket. We finally leave at around 8:30 p.m. In between… well lots is better left unsaid but the bare bones are clear enough. We ask for starters… they arrive. … More The Hogsbreath Cafe, Canberra – the meal,
SO… there we were drifting into our seats at the ‘all you can eat’ restaurant after a hot and tiring day walking in the mountains. Not least because it isn’t easy hiking with no soles on your boots… but I’ve covered that before and I digress. There we are seated at the far end of … More The bride wore drag!!
Ok I admit I *do* like Barbie’s, but I think I should point out I’m not talking about the diminutive and anatomically challenged variety… more the food and drink oriented type. 🙂 Back at the Ice Rink yesterday we met up with some friends who invited us over for a couple of hours R&R for … More I like Barbie's!
Had a bit of an upset night when the effects of such a major change in my diet came back to bite me. At around 1:30 a.m. my digestive system finally rebelled and indulged in some reverse peristalsis. After two sessions calling Hughie I finally crawled into bed and collapsed until the dog woke me … More The Aftermath.
Italian sponge fingers… a half pound of locally made strawberry jam… a quarter of a pint of Armagnac and Muscat… a pint or two of raspberry jelly (couldn’t be bothered with flavouring my own gelatine)… a pint of custard courtesy of Bird’s… a pint of double cream and some caster sugar… a dozen halved maraschino … More A trifle is no trifle!
So I cooked the pork. I’d ordered a leg… but got a shoulder. Couldn’t complain because they closed for the holidays before I found out… yet again the fickle finger of fate pointed at me and laughed it’s socks off. Wiped it down with the lime and garlic infused olive oil, I poked lots of … More My luvs fude me aye!
The Phantom has come down with the lurgy. This seems to be a virus slowly spreading around the world since it’s affecting us here as well. Colds, flu and the like are all international illnesses now and what hits one country hits all others within days or weeks. Our infections weren’t helped by the grand-daughter … More Best wishes Phantom!!
After the sojourn to the Ice Rink and saga of the internal squabbling described in the last post, and the fun of finding the pool being wrecked… we finally set out to finish off the shopping and buy ‘little’ stuff. The first thing we bought was totally inessential… but something we both agreed we wanted. … More And so this is Xmas.
For Xmas I ordered from the butchers a 5 kilo ham, 4 kilo leg of pork and a 12 kilo fresh turkey. Just had a phone call… no 12 kilo birds… hard to come by sorry… would two 6 kilo birds do instead?? Nope. I suggested they get as big a bird as they could … More Where's ma toikey!!