Week 11 of 2013 in my Instagram life

After the last blog post last weekend I finished with an image of chicken schnitzel. Here it is cooked with some fried eggs. Yum comfort food.

#dinner #simple Chicken thigh schnitzel and fried eggs #yummy

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Chicken high schnitzel with fried eggs

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On Sunday morning I had breakfast with Bron and we went to Black Pepper for Eggs Benedict.

I always ask for more Hollandaise sauce

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I went to work on Sunday to catch up on some work. Fortunately I had a snack there.

#lunch It's Whoopie time 😃

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An extreme chocolate whoopie

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From my garden

From my garden

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From my garden

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I do nothing to the garden bed in my apartment. I do not even add water and look at what grows.

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Sunday night dinner of salmon salad

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Monday was a public holiday. I visited Bron and we had her homemade hot cross buns

Bron's hot cross buns #yummy #breakfast

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These were really good. I had two and lots of butter.

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After another day at work on a public holiday I made chicken salad

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Tuesday night I felt a little blergh and just made chicken and potato gems (tater tots)

#dinner I was bad. Chilli crusted chicken with potato gems (tater tots). #yummy

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I felt better after eating this.

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Bron has been busy making macarons. Look at these babies. Salted caramel, rose water and vanilla.

#dessert Look what Bron came and gave me today. Homemade macarons #superyummy

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A salted caramel maracon.

#dessert The most delicious salted caramel macaron I've tasted #superyummy Thank you Bron ❤

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This is the best salted caramel macaron I’ve ever tasted. These were so good. I love the way the flavours change as I bit into them and then as my tongue made contact.

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My personal passport expires in about eight months. It is easier to renew it before it expires. I pick up my new one in a couple of weeks.

Morning office #coffee Time to renew personal passport.

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Most of the travel I do is for work and for that I use an official passport. My current personal passport expires in January 2014. Given a passport cannot be used for the last six months of its ‘life’ and because renewing a current passport is many orders of magnitude easier than renewing an expired passport, I thought it was time.

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Nothing beats a sausage roll for a quick lunch

DIY biology and a sausage roll. Quick #lunch So busy.

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It was nice having a WIZZ FIZZ lollipop

I think I need a wizz fizz before dinner 😃

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Thursday morning treat from Bron

Bron asked me not to photograph these delicious treats. I can't help but like the nipples.

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Now this is the morning after the meal at Morks so I wasn’t that hungry but who can resist macarons. 

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It was Jacqui’s birthday at work. We didn’t our usual Pay day Pie day, instead we had a burger. You may recall Jacqui from last week’s post.

This is an Urban Cheese. It is a cheeseburger from Urban Bean Espresso Bar. It has an Angus beef pattie, tasty cheese, bacon, fried egg and beetroot. The chips came with homemade mayonnaise.

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I just had a salad for dinner

#dinner with Bron. Salad and no meat. #yummy

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Followed with macarons

Look what we have for #dessert Nipply macarons. Thanks Bron

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Mmm…Friday morning rituals. Mavi Breakfast wrap. This one was amazingly good.

#breakfast Getting my hand and mouth a Mavi breakfast wrap #yummy

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The owner made this one and we reckon he put in more bacon and mushrooms.

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Hot chip Friday lunch of course

#lunch hot chip Friday. Sorry @snagstand too busy today.

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You’d think I would have had enough of these but no.

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Saturday morning breakfast

Big #breakfast #yummy

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This was a mistake. We had breakfast at Gourmet Deli in Belconnen Westfield shopping centre. This place has great coffee and is a fantastic delicatessen. This breakfast was a little too ‘greasy’.

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For dinner on Saturday night I was at Bron’s place. Bron has been thinking of making Jamie Oliver’s Yorkshire puddings again. She’d made them a little over a year ago and we blogged about it.

Here are some very short video sequences of the puddings being poured and rising in the oven. I have uploaded them on Vine but don’t know how to embed Vine into this blog so I’ve embedded YouTube uploads.

http://youtu.be/SO4p1wqYzLQ

http://youtu.be/aXnIZy1CEpQ

http://youtu.be/_mjHr2RZ_kU

Out of the oven

Yorkshire puddings #dinner #yummy

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What a lovely plate of Yorkshire puddings

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With the smoked hit ocean trout and horseradish

Bron made Yorkshire pudding with hot smoked trout and horseradish #dinner #yummy

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It’s very hard to describe just how nice it is to have the tangy trout and horseradish along with the crisp fresh fluffy pudding

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Dinner is served

It looks great doesn’t it?

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Bite sized morsels of happiness

Bron made Yorkshire pudding with hot smoked trout and horseradish #dinner #yummy

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This is perfection between my fingers

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Oh yeah there was a pear and walnut salad

Pear and walnut salad #dinner #yummy

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This added a lovely touch

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Dessert was Bron’s amazing sticky date pudding with butterscotch and custard

Bron made the most amazing sticky date pudding with butterscotch, custard and ice cream #dessert #yummy

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This is I think Bron’s signature dessert. No one makes it better. The butterscotch sauce is to die for. The custard is perfect. The ice cream was Madagascan Vanilla Bean.

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Sunday breakfast was simple and in two stages

Bron's poached egg #yummy

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Poached eggs are so yummy

River of yolk love #yummy Thanks Bron

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Check it out. Hot homemade hot cross bun.

I hope you agree this looked so good. It tasted better.

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After a walk today I needed a snack.

Grilled Australian Havarti cheese on toast #lunch #yummy

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Australian Havarti cheese on toast

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For dinner tonight I made some honey soy salmon and a salad.

#dinner Honey soy salmon with salad #yummy

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I like the sweetness of mixing honey with soy on the hot fry pan and reducing it.

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For dessert Bron gave me some of her sticky date pudding.

#dessert Bron's sticky date pudding with butterscotch and custard #superyummy

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It was a nice big piece with extra butterscotch sauce and custard. This was just so good.

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So ends this post.Thank you for reading this and going through my instagram experience. I’d also invite you to view my Facebook page and if you like it please click the LIKE button. Thanks.

I hope everyone has a great week at work. I know I’ve been finding my new role a challenge and it seems there is a lot of fatigue around not just in my workplace but from what I hear and read around the place. I hope everyone finds balance in their life. Take care. Live long and prosper.

On a good note, the Brisbane Broncos defeated the St George Illawarra Dragons this week and the Gold Coast Titans defeated the Canberra Raiders. It was unfortunate that the Melbourne Storm defeated the North Queensland Cowboys. I don’t feel that bad though because Melbourne are my number four team. For those who don’t know me well my top four teams in the National Rugby League are 1. Brisbane Broncos, 2. North Queensland Cowboys, 3. Gold Coast Titans, and 4. The Melbourne Storm. For Soccer it’s the Brisbane Roar. For the Australian Football League it’s the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns. For cricket it’s the Queensland Bulls. For Rugby it’s the Queensland Reds. For State of Origin it is the Queensland XXXX Maroons. One day I’ll reveal the teams I detest.

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10 thoughts on “Week 11 of 2013 in my Instagram life

  1. What do you mean by official passport? Surely all passports are official? ;D

    I want to eat all of that food. I was just saying to Vic that you make simple food look incredible. I bought english muffins today (took me so long to find them) and now I want to poach and egg to put on top of it!

    • There are three main types. Normal, official and diplomatic. As an Australian Government official I must travel for work on an official passport. Thanks for the lovely words on my food photos. There’s nothing like starting the day with a poached egg on a muffin.

  2. Thousand times wow on the food! The black pepper eggs look delicious. Your garden is stunning. And Bron’s hot cross buns look amazing! Have a great day!!

  3. Great blog Gaz. My favourite NRL teams are almost the same except switch 3 and 4. That Bron sure spoils you 🙂

  4. Hahahahah I am starting to think that when I spot the fattest guy in Belconnen, I will have found YOU, judging by all the food in your photos, and the length of time between posts (not much time at all)… lol. I was going to comment on one photo but now I forget which one because you have SO many food photos!!! Oh right! The breakfast at the Greasy Joe cafe in Belco mall. I have had that breaky and yeah, it wasn’t brilliant, but it was the cheapest fry up I could find around the place so considering that, it did the job okay.

    • I agree about Gourmet Deli. It’s my weekend coffee joint. It does a job but it’s not as nice with someone especially when a nice Eggs Benedict would be better v

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