Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ok so I'm asking you to...

I'm not good at canvassing votes- I definitely am a more non voting person and although I'll tirelessly campaign for my friends and family, I'm just not as interested in doing it for myself! I am however going to make an exception and ask you to pop on over to Facebook and vote for me in the expedia blogger competition. It may be a rumour, but i have heard those that do are in line for some pretty fabulous Christmas pressies from Santa (*may or may not be hinting at something that may or may not be delivered). In any sense- hop over and vote like good little munchkins and stay tuned for all the fabulous #MERICA updates!

Xx

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Eating the USA

As promised, I have been unrelenting in the pursuit of finding the best places to eat and stay along the way in the USA. Let me tell you, I've taken one slash many for the team and have indulged in burgers (w foie gras and truffled fries anyone?) , hotdogs, BBQ and a bit more haute cuisine to source nothing but the best, and in time I intend on telling you all about it! Just know that it's not all fair in love and food and suffice to say, I am definitely suffering from 'big booty' syndrome as a result of my quest.

Just a little update to wish you all well for the Holidays. Merry Christmas Y'all. Stay tuned for G.G. Eats the USA.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gastronomy Gal is Away (all in the name of research)

Here are some culinary clues (what other sorts of clues would I provide?!) for you as to my whereabouts. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Gastronomy Gal on The Urban List

Some days are a little ho-hum, but I always love checking my email to see what surprises pop up for the day. I was delighted to receive an unexpected email from Claire at the Urban List, asking if I would like to be part of their latest campaign: getting bloggers to rate their top spots and be popped onto a banner ad. Um yeshhhh please! 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Herbs and their uses

Look at this very amazing patch! I particularly like this little gate, and it would be good at keeping Mr B Rabbit out.

Source: countryliving.com via E on Pinterest

Monday, October 8, 2012

Conversion Chart for Cooking

Thursday, October 4, 2012

G.G. in Ocean Spray Cook Book

Exciting news: 

Gastronomy Gal is featured in the new Ocean Spray Cook Book! There are also some other fabulous bloggers that have made contributions too. It's definitely worth checking out and you can download for free. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

How to Set the Table: Dining Etiquette

Sometimes things can be very confusing, and you can go all through your life without knowing exactly why you do something. Take for example the other day, I was given a medical diagnoses (nothing serious- just a little bit strange) that means a lot of things that I have always done (for seemingly no reason) now make much more sense. I always prefer to lie on one particular side, get extremely motion sick and a number of other weird little things that now seem to be more linked that one would originally think.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Find Jill Meagher

At this stage, ABC Radio employee Jill Meagher remains missing. Please watch this CCTV footage if you were dining/drinking in Brunswick, Melbourne on last Friday evening. Somebody must have seen something. It's heartbreaking to think that a girl, walking home on her own, 5 minutes from home, didn't make it safely. Help find Jill.

New "About Gastronomy Gal" section

It was time to update. Check out the new 'About' Gastronomy Gal page. Advertising/PR and Policies will be up soon for those who are interested.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Porchetta Day on Antipodi News

Porchetta Day made Antipodi News: 

Watch at about the 37 second mark and then again at 7:40 second mark. Arrivederci.



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Help find Jill Meagher

UPDATE: 24/9/12 1:00p.m. 
Jill still has not been found. I urge you to watch the link below and if anyone has ANY INFORMATION please be in contact with Victorian Police. Someone must have seen something.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-24/jill-meagher-missing/4276752

Sometimes there are harsh reminders that life is just so precious- you can only keep those you love close to you, when they slip away it is devastating. It's hard not to know they are safe and well at all times. There has been a very sad report of Jill Meagher, ABC radio employee, in Melbourne going missing on Friday night. She has not been seen since.

Please see the news report below. If you were out and about eating and drinking in Melbourne on Friday night and have any information at all- even anything you think is small and insignificant, please contact Victorian police.


"Jill Meagher, 29, was last seen leaving a bar on Sydney Road in Brunswick around 1.30am (AEST) on Saturday.
She is described as being 165 centimetres tall with long black curly hair.
She was last seen wearing a blue dress and high heels.
Police are investigating, but say it has been difficult getting information over the weekend.
Meagher's husband, Tom, says her disappearance is completely out of character.
"She was about to walk home on her own and she hasn't been seen since," he said.
"We've been contacting friends and people who might have been there and people who might have known where she's been, but we haven't really got anything.
"We keep pushing the social media thing and we've had posters up around Brunswick, but nothing's actually come to light yet."
Meagher is from Ireland and has been living in Australia for the past three years.
Facebook page has been set up in the hope someone comes forward with information.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Victoria Police."

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Annual Porchetta Day 2012 - Story

Here's a little story I wrote about Annual Porchetta Day featured in New England Country Living Magazine.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Annual Porchetta Day 2012

Annual Porchetta Day is on again. I can hardly wait. To eat some delectable goods including the world's best cheesecake, and enjoy one of the loveliest days out in country Australia, be sure to come along. All the best people will be there.



Sunday, September 2, 2012

On hiatus

I'm taking a little blogging break whilst I make some technical upgrades. Blog to you soon! Miss you guys already x

Saturday, August 18, 2012

2012 Feast Food Award Winners QLD

SBS Feast Magazine have just announced the winners of their inaugural Food Awards. Readers were asked to nominate their favourite versions of a number of dishes in their capital cities, which were then judged by a resident local judge. In QLD's case - the judge was editor of The Foodies guide to Brisbane, Karen Reyment.
  
The catergories included baklava, cannoli, curry laksa, Peking duck, gyoza, tandoori chicken, pad Thai, fish and chips, kebabs, and pho.   

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cold days and clouds and other frozen things

It's very cold at the moment. I don't really mind when I can stay wrapped up in bed or reading in the sun, but most of the time I have to attend to this strange thing called life and the chill is interfering with my super powers.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

S.O.S. from the patch

I'm sending out an S.O.S. from the patch. Since I left a couple of months ago, things have gotten out of control. Namely, the caretaker did a terrible job of keeping the enemies at bay.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Life lesson 9: mussels,champagne and red rooster

Life lesson number 9


If you sometimes get a little bit out of control and suddenly think it's a good idea to have half a kg of mussels for lunch with accompanying ciders (read:plural), champagne and charcuterie for afternoon tea and then red rooster for dinner- its not. Ever. You'll end up with a headache, a ridiculously blown up belly and regrets to boot.






The solution: stop being a little piggy/monster.


If this isn't likely..


No seriously, this is an intervention. you need to stop.


You're welcome.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Back to the Patch and other exciting adventures






This looks like me and my wellies in the patch!!! A few things to think about in the mean time........

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Life lesson 8: Walnut brownies and misleading/misreading maps

Life Lesson number 8


When deciding to walk home from a Sunday morning market adventure, it's best not to eat a brownie whilst you are walking, as you can become so enamoured with the brownie and thinking about other things that you forget where you are and where you are going to.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Life lesson 7: There is such a thing as too much gravy

Life Lesson 7: When buying a sweet wood fired pork roll, you do not need to be a greedy guts and ask for 'more gravy please because I love it so much.' This then renders the roll 'unpickupable'. It is rather lame/embarrassing to sit by yourself, picking at the gravied remnants of the roll because it is simply too soggy to eat properly, as you will have already discovered and is evidenced by the lumps of roll all over your pants.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Life lesson no 6: movies on a Monday

Life lesson number 6:
When waiting around for the Monday night movie premiere of TED, don't let the beach shack lure you in with their happening 90's tunes. Inevitably, you will end up having a scotch or two or maybe even a gin and tonic and it's imperative you don't have any liquid in your bladder for this film. You may wet yourself laughing.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Life lesson 5 : Decadent chocolate desserts and bad dreams

Perhaps you would like to take heed of some life lessons, that I learnt the hard way, so that you don't have to.
Life lesson no 5: No matter how tempting it is to devour a whole dark chocolate, stomach-achingly decadent dessert after a full weekend of eating and drinking many other treats, don't.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Life lesson 4: Dubious eateries with marsupial friends

Perhaps you would like to take heed of some life lessons, that I learnt the hard way, so that you don't have to.



Lesson 4: No matter how much a certain marsupialesque friend tries to convince you to eat at the worst eatery in your old hood because 'it's her favourite'; do not give in.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Life lessons with G.G.: Lesson 3: Cake in the workplace

Perhaps you would like to take heed of some life lessons, that I learnt the hard way, so that you don't have to.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Life lessons with G.G. :lesson 2

Perhaps you would like to take heed of some life lessons, that I learnt the hard way, so that you don't have to.



Lesson 2: No matter how far away from the patch you wander, or how small your luggage allowance is to get to said destination, do not neglect to pack your wellies.
 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Life lessons with G.G.: Sausage roll and sandwich

Perhaps you would like to take heed of some life lessons, that I learnt the hard way, so that you don't have to.

Lesson 1:

No matter how hungry you think you are, a sausage roll and a toasted smoked chicken and provolone sandwich (even if you do leave a few crusts) are too much to eat for anyone at lunch, especially this one small girl.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Where is G.G.?

G.G. is currently doing what she does best- EATING!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Guest Post: Urban Remedy Cleanse and healthy choices when eating out

I have had 'healthy eating week' in mind for a while and thought it would be perfect to do at the start of winter, before I slump further into eating comforting favourites for three months straight.

I've done a juice cleanse before and had good results so decided to get back in touch with Urban Remedy Cleanses to see if they would like to guest post for me about the juices and about making healthier choices when eating out. I know this is a problem for many bloggers and people who are out and about at least a few nights a week on a constant basis. Although the canapes and champagne are usually exquisite, after a while, I just want to come home and eat a plate of steamed vegetables for a week.  This was especially true when I travelled a lot for work and would be away for weeks at a time eating out. It takes it's toll.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Healthy Eating: Guest post with Wellness Warrior Jess Ainscough

When I decided to do a 'healthy eating week' with guest bloggers, Jess Ainscough was definitely one girl I hoped would guest post for me. I've been following Jess via her blog and twitter. She has an amazing story and is very inspiring. So.. Who is Jess?


Monday, June 11, 2012

Guest Post: Tea time with May King Tea

As you all know, I'm a big fan of tea. I even hang out with some other crazy tea ladies sometimes.. We tend to somehow find each other. It turns out there are more than a few of us that just can't get enough of the precious-as-can-be liquid. Really, it's elementary. Tea is just so perfect for any occasion, whether to warm up or calm down, or just because you need a minute to sit and ponder this crazy thing called life.

Source: Uploaded by user via E on Pinterest


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sadness Soup on Sunday

So, today the patch and I are bidding each other farewell for an unexpected while.

I feel a sort of extraordinary sadness about it all. When I return, the seasons will be changing again and the patch will be preparing for spring time instead of batoning down the hatches for winter.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Earthquake in The Sticks

Last night there was an earthquake here. Not even kidding.

My friend Pete popped this onto FB soon after the event. Say what you will, we do have a GSOH.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Recipe: Smoky Bacon hot dogs with bourbon barbeque sauce & onion rings

The grey days have continued but luckily yesterday and last night we had a bit of rain. About an inch I think... Primary producer's always talk in the old scale, just so that you know.

Monday, May 21, 2012

G.G. Garden update: a grey day

Today has been a grey day, in many senses. The clouds were acting very peculiarly and decided to be overcast but not rain. It was one of those days where the sky managed to colour me grey aswell.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

G.G. Goings on: Noosa Food and Wine and Superbutcher sale

This weekend is the Noosa Food and Wine Festival. It is the the most fabulous festival held at one of my most favourite places in the whole world. Do yourself the favour of going. It really does blow any other QLD based festivals out of the water. The lineup of amazing chefs from around the world is really something spesh and it's fabulous to be able to wander around amongst it all. Go there, even if it is just for the day. Tickets are available at the gate.


Monday, May 14, 2012

G.G.Garden Update:Buying Livestock, cold weather and the racing pigs

The 2012 Annual show was an epic success. Even though I forgot to enter my baking into the competition on time (it's probably for the best. Let's face it- I need about another year's prep), everything else went very well, and so much fun was had by all!

Some of my favourite born and bred Stickarians were out and about for the day including but not limited to the infamous Possum Magic, Caddachee, the Dr, Deano, B and C and Jac  (as well as a few others) and guest stars Gem, Kay and Mish.

Friday, May 11, 2012

G.G. Goes back in time: 1946 Cook Book Classic Recipes and Hints

Recently, I stumbled across a cook book edited put out by the Women's Radio Club in 1946. My nan was the President of the club and editor of the book. Women from around the region sent in their recipes, which were then compiled and the book was sold, with the proceeds going to charity. All the details are over here, but I wanted to share some more recipes and handy hints from the book, as they are just so delightful! Of course, my favourite article was Gardening Makes Good Health but there are some other stellar contributions that I just couldn't go past posting. You're Welcome! Taking into account this was published the year after World War II ended, there are lots of little aside notes that make sense within that context. as there was still as shortage in supplies of some items.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

G.G.Goes Back in time: 1946 Cookery Book Edited by Ninny

I've often talked about my Gran on my blog, as she was a fabulous cook, but I've never told you much about Nin. My Nan (or Ninny/Yetta) as I like to call her. Ninski is not a great cook (although she and Mum claim otherwise) but she is a rather remarkable woman. She has many fascinating stories that have come out along the way and doesn't like to skite, but other people around the district are always telling me how amazing she is and fill me in on the details.

Friday, May 4, 2012

G.G. Garden Update: Stepping on snakes and garlic galore

"You really should put some shoes on" comes the cry from Mumzy everytime she spots me in the garden sans footwear. My reply is always the same, and up until now, has a checkmate reply 'I would, but you threw them all out.' Obviously I've managed to acquire a few new pairs since (read: 4!) but it's nothing like the previous full collection in all it's red bowed, black booted and Italian leathered glory.

Unfortunately, I'm not exaggerating. I had about 30 pairs of my shoes in one bag when I was moving, and amongst a lot of other chaos, Mumzy accidentally donated them to vinnes. Every SINGLE pair of my beloved shoes. When I finally realised what had happened, it was sadly far too late to save even a single pair. We went down to the local op shop, and rummaged around out the back trying to find some traces, but alas, to my horror, they had been sent elsewhere. I did shed a tear, but I'm strangely quite comfortable with the situation now. However, when I use my trump retort, I can go back to gardening unshod in peace. Don't judge the toes, I scrub them until they are raw when I'm finished, to remove all traces of dirt.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

G.G. Cookbook Corner: French Ties w Bosgouet croque Monsieur recipe

Cook books really can be a dime a dozen. There are literally hundreds being released and there really is only so much space to store them. I am a bit of a cook book junkie (not to the same extent as my friend Kay who has in excess of 300! and runs cook book club)  but I have so many I don't use regularly (or ever) so I'm learning to be more discerning with what I buy. I'm going to detail some great finds here so that you can be sure you aren't getting a dud with your next cook book purchase.

When I saw that Jane Webster had released another book, I immediately emailed the publisher asking if I could somehow score a Q and A with her. Unfortunately not, but they did send me a copy of the beautiful new book French Ties (score because it was top of my list to buy), which is just as lovely as her first book, My French Table.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

G.G. Interview: Apprentice Pastry Chef Gemma Liston


Gem is an inspiration to all frustrated food lovers out there. After working in a ‘boring and horrible’ office job for a number of years, she was at the end of her tether so took some leave and decided to find a job she enjoyed doing – ideally involving baking. Although she went through a lot of trouble finding something that suited her, eventually (through dedication and some help from a handy twitter network), she found the perfect position and is now happily employed as an apprentice pastry chef in Brisbane. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

G.G. Garden Update: A day of rain and Jamie Oliver's Caponata recipe

Unlike the rest of the Eastern side of Australia, here in The Sticks it is as dry as the back of beyond. Oh wait?! We basically are in the back of beyond.

Via my twitter feed I've seen flooded streets, people whinging about the rain never stopping, and others showing off and gumbooting up. Not here- no siree! The gumboots have only had one official outing, the lawns are dying, my patches need a good couple of inches and all the dams could do with a top up.

Friday, April 20, 2012

G.G. De Lurk dear readers


I have to admit, I'm one of those people who sit at the bar or at a restaurant and sometimes gets distracted from the conversation with my P.I.E (partner in eating- I don't talk to my food in public!) because I'm too busy eaves dropping on other people's convos. Talent or bad habit? I'll go with talent. After years of practicing, my ears are able to pick up most of the finer details.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

G.G. Garden update: G.G. the very strong girl

It is fair to say that I if I was a toon, I may just be Popeye or Madeleine (the whole inside-I'm big thing...). Today I would definitely identify with Popeye. Not because of how much I love Spinach, although I really do, but because of how super strong I am. Yesterday, I shovelled and carted and then unshovelled half a tonne of compost and manure. Not even exaggerating or kidding. Literally half a tonne. How did I get from being in the midst of the Manure shortage of 2012 to standing on a large pile of poo? Well, Dad doesn't do things by halves, unless of course, you are talking about half a tonne.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

G.G. Glammed up: My very own hat and plants that change colour!

 I don't think the potion I suggested in the last blog post is a very good idea. Hold off using until further notice please. I sprayed liberally onto the brassicas only to go out and find that they have changed colour. Basically magic that went wrong. Not even kidding. They are now a dark waxy green - they used to be lightish - more similar to the spring onions, and now they are rating more closely to spinach on the colour scale. Oh dear.

Monday, April 9, 2012

G.G. Garden update: Weather systems and visiting frogs

Not many people have an inbuilt weather system. I'm not going to elaborate too much because you will think I'm very odd (and I suppose I am in many ways...), however, due to a little quirk, sometimes I can tell that the rain is coming even when the weather man thinks it isn't. I'm mostly right. Let's just say I can feel it in my bones. (Directions, on the other hand, are a whole other story...)

Monday, April 2, 2012

G.G. Garden update:The tediousness of ploughing a whole field by yourself

Yesterday was tedium on a stick. Which means it is amplified. I don't know why we started adding 'on a stick' to sayings, but it works quite well for a certain marsupial friend and myself, so I'm going to keep using it.

After feeling very annoyed with the garden last week   I basically needed a miracle to get me motivated to finish off the second patch, so I could get it ready for planting, which needs to happen soon, because Mother Nature waits for no-one. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thanks and Goodbye

There are times in life when life gets in the way. That is why, sadly, I am announcing that I am retiring from gardening and blogging. Thankyou to all my readers - it's hard to believe anyone would want to read my ramblings, but for that, I thank you.

Thankyou to all my P.I.E.s - without you, I would have eaten alone, and surely not have had so many great stories to tell.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

G.G. Garden update: The tediousness of persistent insects

If you're a regular reader you will have become accustomed to reading my gushing tales about the garden and the vegies. I sort of sound like a mother talking about her children and I may or may not refer to the vegies as my babies at different times. It's a bit sickening, I'd totally agree, but when one is in love with the garden, it is hard not to show that love. *Dah dummmm - Start suspenseful music* That is, until the love turns into complete and utter frustration and you become just a little (OK A LOT) sick of the garden and it's behaviour. Begin Rant.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

G.G. Cooks Choc Chip and Cinnamon cookies

Sometimes I wonder about yours truly. i.e. myself. Do I have seriously early onset Alzheimers? Is my brain finally starting to rot from all the sugar I eat like David Gillespi would like to have me believe? Or is it just that I am a really bad baker? Let me explain.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

G.G. cooks Lemon Cake Recipe

Whilst I was reading 'The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake' a week or so ago, I decided it was a good idea to make lemon cake (obviously it doesn't take much to convince me to make food). It's quite a quirky little book and even after finishing it a few days ago, I'm still not sure what my verdict is. It definitely made me think - Is it possible to taste the feeling someone puts into their cooking? I don't want to give away too much, but the book is based on this idea. I'm not sure, but it is a long held belief that 'love' is sometimes what makes dishes taste extra spesh, I'd hope this is true.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The first official outing of the gumboot & Markets at Le Pruneau

When I woke up and looked outside, realised it was Saturday and that it was raining, I almost screamed out loud in delight. When D threw up the idea of heading to the Organic Markets held at a French Restaurant in a bigger town about an hour away, I knew that it was the perfect day for the gumboots to have their first official outing.



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

G.G. Giveaway: 6 Tickets to Enrich Brisbane!

Have you heard the buzz about the inaugural Enrich Brisbane Festival happening at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre From Friday 30th March to Sunday 2nd April? 



Monday, March 12, 2012

G.G. Garden Update: The fruit fly war and gumboots galore

After my little trip away, I was not sure what I'd return to find happening in the garden. I'd employed a garden babysitter (okay, okay- it was Grandfather..) as my co-gardener was on the trip too, so I knew that the plants would at least be watered and hopefully wouldn't be a shriveled mess when I got home.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

G.G. Garden update: I'm both happy and sad

"So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be."- Stephen Chbosky

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

G.G. Garden Update- Bye bye Big Z

In the last few weeks, the garden has been a little bit unruly. With all the rain, and a milder season, it's already time to pop in my autumn and winter plants. I have been dreading re-arranging things but today, I finally managed to spend the entire day getting things into shape. Being a primary producer/vegetable merchant isn't all tea and scones and tennis matches you know!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

G.G. Cooks Matt Wilkinson's Spinach, mustard greens and baked ricotta

Flipping through the latest issue of Gourmet Trav, I stumbled across an excerpt from Matt Wilkinson's new book- Mr Wilkinson's Favourite Vegetables. Seeing I'm basically a vegetable merchant (well only to my own family and a few neighbours but practically...) I decided this was indeed, most suitable for this evenings meal. Whilst I don't grow mustard greens, I do have a number of other substitutable options and as we all know, there's nothing better than whipping something up with ingredients that have come from the garden minutes earlier. Literally minutes. It took me 33 seconds to walk out there - 3 minutes to cut my greens, have a look around, scout for snails and 33 seconds to walk back in. Yeh yeh. Take that for convenience, you corporate giant duopolist supermarket suckers!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Addimi Espresso Cafe Tamworth

There are plenty of good things about living in The Sticks. I can have my garden, there are very friendly (sometimes nosey, but generally well meaning) chaps everywhere, and I'm able to have a few cows (one to milk and one to dry age). Unfortunately a plethora of good and exciting dining options sadly isn't on the list.


In fact, in the whole of the North West Slopes and Plains, there are only a mini sized handful of places that I would visit on a regular basis and enjoy the meal every time. Being here has definitely been more about the food I can grow and cook, and less about the food I can go out to enjoy. Not that I mind this of course, but it's also nice to have the option to visit somewhere fab for lunch if you feel like a nice long lunch or just a little treat.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

G.G Garden update - Where do snails come from? And other ramblings

Where do snails come from? Seriously? How do they just appear when it rains? Are they, with their little mobile homes, prepared for battle at any stage hiding in the undergrowth waiting for the rain to come to make their attack?


Is there some kind of snail transport that they can pop onto and then suddenly they are dispatched across gardens off the back of the snail express? I can imagine thousands of snails packed into a little carriage, and then when it rains, they drive around like mad crazy little speed demons, rushing around corners so fast they almost look like cartoon character cars, and then a snail administrator wearing a tiny little red cap dumps a hundred or so snails off all at the same spot - all to invade the gardens of the world.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

G.G. cooks Luke Nguyen's Banh Mi and Warm Beef and Watercress Salad

Have you been watching Luke Nguyen's Vietnam Season 2? I have. Loving it sick to be quite honest. Vietnam fascinates me and although I've never been, I feel like I love the place already. 

Perhaps I should hop on a plane and just live in Vietnam for a while? Seems like the sort of place you would be able to do that and end up truly in love. The markets with fresh food are amazing, and the street food always looks like something worth dying (or at least running across several lanes of Viet traffic and defying death) for. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day joke that is not a joke

What is red and fiery and burns brightest on Valentines Day? There are two answers to this one:
For most people it would be something mushy and a bit lame like
A) their loved ones heart or eternal flame or similar st lamentines day sentiment;
For G.G. The answer is
B) my laptop setting fire to itself and literally burning (as in fire, not as in copying) every image, photo, file and piece of data that I have saved.not even kidding. I don't do things by halves...Not funny. So beyond not funny, its not funny. All my files on that computer are from the last 4 years or so and predictably, I haven't backed them up.


I was going to bring to you a new month of scheduled posts starting in March with a new focus for G.G. but with this latest development, it might be a bit slower than I had hoped. Please be patient with me!!


Thanks for the emails and kind comments about my absence- I will be back and I hope you'll still read. I'm also trying to fix a problem or so with the google reader, for some reason it's not loading my posts through... Anyone know a good blogger guy?


Rest in pieces you stupid laptop.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

On Holidays

G.G. is on holidays. New blog posts to come soon x

Monday, January 2, 2012

G.G. cooks and gardens in the New Year

Happy New Year!


I already have a New Year's confession! Oh heavens, I think you are supposed to start the year off on the right foot and I've already done a bad bad thing or two. My first meal of the new year was...... KFC...... Oh I can hear the gasps. I too am appalled. I would like to say it's not my fault, but I was actually driving so I could have steered off the course that my passengers were mapping. I got a 20 pack of nuggets to share and only ate 5, however, the deed had still been done. 

 
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