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My weekend in food

Hello there. It’s been a while since I last wrote. I feel like I haven’t had much to share. My time is now pretty divided. Work is getting busier and I’m enjoying blogging and podcasting Medical Fun Facts.

This weekend was pretty quiet for me. On Friday I had a good day at the hospital and ate a simple dinner of bacon with avocado on toast. 

TGIF dinner. Bacon and avocado on toast. Gary Lum
TGIF dinner. Bacon and avocado on toast.

On Saturday morning I decided to make a grilled cheese toastie with bacon. 

 

 

This will soon have #bacon added

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Streaky Bacon, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard grilled toastie. Gary Lum
Streaky Bacon, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard grilled toastie

Before I started grocery shopping I had a double shot latte to get me going.

For lunch, I had a pulled pork burrito with guacamole, sour cream, jalapeño peppers and salsa from Guzman Y Gomez. It was huge. It’s a good thing I have a big mouth. I needed two hands to hold it. 

Pulled pork burrito with ginger beer. Gary Lum
Pulled pork burrito with ginger beer

For dinner, on Saturday night I made a light meal. A prawn salad.

Saturday dinner. Prawns and summer salad. Gary Lum
Saturday dinner. Prawns and summer salad.

I slept well Saturday night and woke up thinking I’d poach an egg and have some bacon. Sadly, I fail at poaching eggs.

Poached egg fail with crispy streaky bacon, Gary Lum
Poached egg fail with crispy streaky bacon

I went for a walk. I love the coloured buoys at Yerra Beach on Lake Ginninderra. 

Colourful buoys on Lake Ginninderra at Yerra Beach, Gary Lum
Colourful buoys on Lake Ginninderra at Yerra Beach

For lunch, I made myself a mango salad.

Kensington pride mango salad, Gary Lum
Kensington pride mango salad

And, finally, for Sunday dinner, I made a chicken schnitzel cheeseburger. It was delicious.

 

 

Making my chicken schnitzel cheeseburger #dinner #iphone #yummylummy #canberra

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Hello Sunday. Chicken schnitzel cheeseburger. Gary Lum
Hello! Sunday. Chicken schnitzel cheeseburger.

Parting words

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Grease Monkey Double Deluxe burger

Introduction to Grease Monkey

On Wednesday evening I went out to dinner with a mate from Darwin. I’ve known Drapes for a long time. He worked out of Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs while I was the Supervising Pathologist for the Northern Territory of Australia. He was down in Canberra for a meeting.

We’d arranged to catch up and thought a burger meal would be the way to go. I did a little on-line searching and thought it would be worth trying out Grease Monkey in Braddon.

Grease Monkey

The restaurant is at 19 Lonsdale Street in Braddon and it opens from 11 am to 10 pm.

 

They have chairs, stools and tables inside and outside. Drapes and I sat on moulded stools at the front window looking out onto the sidewalk. It was good for watching people walk by. Mostly young Canberrans, the blokes with beards and women in summer wear.

The menu can be downloaded from the website and I’ve made the current one available here.

What did I eat?

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you’ll see over the last couple of days I’ve been trying to be mindful of portion size. So I limited myself. I didn’t get fried chicken, mac and cheese, jalapeño poppers or hot wings. I had just one burger and that was the Double Deluxe.

Photograph courtesy of Anthony Draper
Photograph courtesy of Anthony Draper

The Double Deluxe

This burger consists of double beef, double cheese, bacon, grease monkey sauce, grease monkey relish, onion and pickles. The bread roll was pretty good. It wasn’t sweet and it wasn’t too much. It was just right. The burger itself was nice, I’d happily do it again. The burger is also served with chips. The chips were cooked really well and nicely salted but they come with extra seasoning. So now I’m going to sound like a food wanker but I reckon on their own the chips would be awesome, but coupled with a nice burger, they’re too much. There is too much competing flavour.

Sorry about the backlighting on this photograph
Sorry about the backlighting on this photograph

What else?

Check out the comment from Kate on Instagram. You need to click on the image and it will open the page in Instagram and you can scroll down to see Kate’s comment. Kate is a friend who avoids animal flesh, so I’m guessing the mushroom burger is really good. 


Next time I’ll try the mushroom burger.

Final words

For $20 the Double Deluxe is not cheap. Is it worth $20? Not really. You can make a similar burger for less. What about the experience? It’s a good experience and I reckon Canberrans should check out Grease Monkey and have a burger or two. I’ll go back but it’s not a place I’d go to regularly.

 

Fun food on the Sandgate mudflats at low tide

It’s been a quiet week. Last weekend I was down with a head cold, you know, ManFlu. I ended up working from home on Monday because I was really congested and coughing badly. I’m still coughing but at least I feel okay in my head.

Work was busy with a heap of small or medium sized tasks that just had to be done. Wednesday though was a bad one. Wednesday morning, I woke up at 1 am with something on my mind and I just couldn’t get back to sleep. Coupled with the head cold it meant I felt like a zombie while I was at work. I suppose it doesn’t matter in the scheme of things because Wednesday’s productivity across the globe was probably down slightly because it coincided with the US presidential election. Yummy Lummy isn’t a place for political commentary so all I’ll say is that I made sure I had a nice meal while I was watching the television reporting of the results including the victory and concession speeches.


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The highlight for me this week was flying to Brisbane on Friday night and spending the weekend with my daughters and my parents.

The flight from Canberra to Brisbane started well. I got a seat in the exit row and had a meal of meatballs and mashed potato.

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Meatballs with mashed potato
Meatballs with mashed potato

On landing the doors opened and a wave of humidity travelled backwards and hugged me like a child runs up to greet you at an airport and grabs you around your legs. Best feeling in the world!

Ms19 was working Friday night so after arriving at my parents’ place I suggested to Miss15 that we go see Ms19 and get ice cream. Ms21 couldn’t join us, so it was just me and Miss15.

I had a nice caramel condensed milk ice cream with a Ferrero Rocher crushed into it.

Caramel condensed milk with Ferrero Rocher
Caramel condensed milk with Ferrero Rocher

After a pretty crappy sleep (I don’t travel with my CPAP machine) we went and had breakfast at The Groove Train in Chermside.

I had a nice granola which I think did something to really stimulate my gastrocolic reflex because my irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) went crazy. It’s a good thing I was close to a clean toilet.

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Now that Ms19 has retired from gymnastics we’re not totally bound to a sports schedule. Miss15 had a gymnastics evaluation from 2.30 to 5.30 pm and Ms21 was working so what to do between 11 and 1.30? We ended up taking a short drive to Sandgate and walking from the swimming pool to the big jetty and back. All up it’s about a 5 km walk. It was really warm and overcast and it was low tide. The sea breeze was really nice. The smell from the mudflats though wasn’t that good. In fact, it was pretty rank. That part of Sandgate with a view of the water and the sea breeze is really nice. The low tide smell though would make me think twice about living there unless I could keep the house fresh.

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After a pretty good walk, we went to the Sandgate fishmonger and bought some potato scallops with crumbed squid. Like most good shops, especially in Queensland, when you ask for some potato scallops you inevitably get n+1 with n being the number of scallops you ask for. These potato scallops were really nice. The crumbed squid was also really good. If you’re visiting Sandgate and want a nice takeaway deep fried meal, I can recommend the Sandgate Fishmonger.

Potato scallops and crumbed calamari
Potato scallops and crumbed calamari
Sandgate fishmonger
Sandgate fishmonger
Potato scallops and crumbed calamari
Potato scallops and crumbed calamari

After taking Miss15 to gymnastics, Ms19 and I had been thinking about going out for a milkshake somewhere. As it turned out we were pretty full from lunch and the weather put on a show which made driving less than ideal. Brisbane was treated to a really nice thunderstorm. The rain was heavy, the thunder was loud and the sky almost went black. I love this sort of weather. The rain lasted about 45 minutes and afterwards the air freshened and the heat was gone. Perfect subtropical weather. You can’t ask for better.

 

 

For dinner, we went to Thr3e Restaurant in the Kedron-Wavell RSL club. This is a cheap and cheerful buffet affair with upgrades. I had a nice seafood platter and Mum and Dad had a bucket of prawns.

Seafood platter
Seafood platter
Seafood platter
Seafood platter
Buffet plate
Buffet plate

We all went to bed feeling fairly sated.

Sunday broke with a brilliant warm and moist morning. Mum and Dad had planned a big breakfast. We had bacon, sausages, pikelets, fried eggs and cooked tomatoes. It’s always good having breakfast with my daughters and parents.

Bacon, sausage, tomato, egg and pikelet at Wheller on the Park #breakfast #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #iphone #bne #brisbane
Bacon, sausage, tomato, egg and pikelet at Wheller on the Park
#breakfast #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #iphone #bne #brisbane
Maply syrup and bacon on a pikelet
Maply syrup and bacon on a pikelet
These plates are older than me
These plates are older than me

I’m now back in Canberra where it is cold, windy and wet. I wish I was back with my daughters in Brisbane.

Streaky bacon and pink ling

Have you tried pink ling?

So on Saturday instead of picking up two pieces of salmon I bought one piece of salmon and one piece of pink ling. I’ve been conscious that the salmon is very expensive at about $32 per kilogram while the pink ling is about half that price. I’ve never had pink ling as far as I know so I was interested in trying it out.

I assumed it could be baked just like salmon so I gave it a go. To hedge my bets I also baked some Pialligo Estate artisan bacon, knowing if the fish wasn’t too good the bacon would save the dish.

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What you need to make this dish

  • One piece of pink ling
  • Two rashers of streaky bacon from Pialligo Estate
  • Strips of capsicum
  • One avocado diced with a little olive oil

How to put it all together

  1. Add the capsicum fish and bacon onto a baking tray
  2. Cooking in an oven at 200 °C for 15 minutes
  3. Allow everything to rest for 5 minutes while preparing the avocado
  4. Plate up

Prepare for a photograph

  1. Shoot a photograph
  2. Eat the dish
  3. Think about the future of pink ling in my life
  4. Wash the dishes
  5. Write the recipe
  6. Make nice pictures using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom
  7. Blog and Vlog (verbs)
Baked pink ling with bacon, capsicum and avocado
Baked pink ling with bacon, capsicum and avocado

How did it taste?

Well I don’t think I’ll place pink ling on my favourite list

I think I may need to cook it differently. It basically lacked taste/flavour. I needed to add some extra salt and pepper after my first bite.

I may need to crumb it or batter it or at least pan fry it.

I was expecting it to be firm and flaky but it was soft and mushy.

The bacon was delicious as was the avocado

Final thoughts

It was an interesting experiment. Well worth doing. I won’t give up yet. I need to have a few more goes. At half the price of salmon I can afford to experiment a little with it.

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What I’ve eaten this week

Another week

It’s been a good week in food. While my predictability remains high, there has been some variation. I’ve also been trying to vary how I share what I’ve been eating. I’m using Snapchat more especially video which I share via Instagram. I’ve also been producing a few more YouTube videos to share how I have prepared food. I set up a page for them.

Split pea and ham soup

Last Sunday I made split pea and ham soup again in an attempt to get it to look more green. Instead of carrot I used potato. It wasn’t much greener.

 

Slow cooker split green pea and ham soup with Jalapeño peppers and chilli for kick
Slow cooker split green pea and ham soup with Jalapeño peppers and chilli for kick

Salmon

I cooked salmon in paper one night and a quick pan fried version the following evening.

Salmon cooked in paper with sugar snap peas and onion served with avocado
Salmon cooked in paper with sugar snap peas and onion served with avocado
Salmon cooked in paper with sugar snap peas and onion served with avocado
Salmon cooked in paper with sugar snap peas and onion served with avocado

Pan fried salmon with pearl barley couscous and chickpeas
Pan fried salmon with pearl barley couscous and chickpeas

Chicken Maryland

On Wednesday night I made cheesy Chicken Maryland with leftover slow cooker oyster blade steak.

Slow cooker oyster blade steak with Chicken Maryland served with avocado
Slow cooker oyster blade steak with Chicken Maryland served with avocado

On Friday evening I wrapped my Chicken Maryland in Pialligo estate artisan bacon

Bacon wrapped chicken Maryland
Bacon wrapped chicken Maryland

Chicken schnitzel wrap

On Thursday at lunch time I had a chicken schnitzel with chips wrap with friends

Royal chicken schnitzel chip butty with pink lemonade
Royal chicken schnitzel chip butty with pink lemonade

McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with a large vanilla thick shake

Thursday was a long day. I started with a 6 am teleconference and ended with a lecture at the ANU Medical School from 5.30 to 7.15 pm. I stopped at McDonalds on the way back to the apartment.

#dinner of champions from @mcdonaldsau #snapchat #iphone #instafood #foodporn #yummy

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Raisin toast after a 6 am teleconference #breakfast #yummy #delicious #instafood #foodporn #iphone #snapchat

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Roast pork with crispy crackling and potatoes

On Friday while working at The Canberra Hospital I enjoyed a meal of roast pork with crispy crackling and potatoes

Roast pig with crispy crackling and spuds #lunch #yummy #delicious #instafood #foodporn #iphone #snapchat

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Bacon and eggs

Saturday morning called for bacon and eggs

Pialligo Estate bacon and eggs
Pialligo Estate bacon and eggs

Garlo’s pie and sausage roll

Saturday lunch was a little extravagant with a pie and sausage roll

Garlo’s pie and sausage roll for #lunch #delicious #yummy #foodporn #instafood #iphone #snapchat

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Garlo's beef and mushroom pie with Worcestershire sauce and a Garlo's sausage roll with barbecue sauce
Garlo’s beef and mushroom pie with Worcestershire sauce and a Garlo’s sausage roll with barbecue sauce

 

Fried noodles

Saturday night was ‘vegetarian’ fried noodles with vegetables

Fried noodles with cheese and vegetables
Fried noodles with cheese and vegetables

Pelicans on Lake Ginninderra

It’s a 3 pelican day on #lakeginninderra #belconnen #canberra #cbr #iphone #snapchat

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Pelicans on Lake Ginninderra
Pelicans on Lake Ginninderra
Pelicans on Lake Ginninderra
Pelicans on Lake Ginninderra
Park bench on Lake Ginninderra
Park bench on Lake Ginninderra
Pelicans on Lake Ginninderra
Pelicans on Lake Ginninderra
Pelicans on Lake Ginninderra
Pelicans on Lake Ginninderra

Bacon wrapped Chicken Maryland

Bacon wrapped Chicken Maryland

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The Pialligo Estate Bacon’s Smokehouse burns down

It was a tragedy of epic proportions for residents of Canberra who love bacon. While it was not the complete loss of bacon altogether, it was the loss of some of the nicest bacon available locally in Canberra. Just in case you’re interested, the butcher at the Spence shops also makes lovely thick cut rashers of bacon. I’ve also enjoyed some home cured bacon from a former boss’s husband. Then of course you can always buy bacon from a supermarket where water is injected so that when you cook it, it turns into a soggy mess.

Back to the story, the Pialligo Estate’s Hume smokehouse was gutted by fire in Canberra’s south on the evening of Wednesday 20 July 2016. The good news is that no one was hurt and full production is expected to resume in the first week of August.

I normally buy my Pialligo Estate streaky bacon from “More than Meats” at Westfield Belconnen so when I was grocery shopping last week I snapped up the last two packets just in case there was a run on them and I may be caught short. I also snapped them in the Snapchat sense too (see what I did there).

Pialigo Estate streaky bacon
Pialligo Estate streaky bacon

After yesterday’s (Thursday 2016-07-28) day of eating out I thought I needed some home cooking tonight. I’d already done chicken protection of beef so it’s the chook’s turn to be protected tonight and there is no better way to protect meat than with streaky bacon.

What you need to make Chicken Maryland even more awesome

  • Chicken Maryland—1 piece (as big as you like it)
  • Cheese—1 or 2 slices of Coon cheese
  • Streaky bacon—as many rashers as you like
  • Red quinoa and brown rice—1 packet of Coles microwave red quinoa and brown rice
  • Frozen vegetables—whatever and as much as you like

How you cook this

  1. Cook the red quinoa and brown rice in the microwave oven according the instructions on the packaging (90 seconds).
  2. Put the rice in the bottom of a Pyrex container or onto a baking tray it’s really up to you and how crunchy you want your rice.
  3. Lay a couple of slices of Coon cheese on the top of the Chicken Maryland.
  4. Wrap the cheese to the chicken with rashers of streaky Pialligo Estate bacon.
  5. Use your hands to massage the bacon onto the cheese and chicken so it sticks firmly.
  6. Be loving and gentle as you massage the smoky fragrant bacon knowing your attention to detail will pay off as it cooks.
  7. Lay this masterpiece over the rice so that the hot tasty juices of the chicken, cheese and bacon drip into the red quinoa and brown rice and add flavour to the lovely textures of the grains.
  8. Place into an oven which has been preheated to 200 °C (400 °F) and cook for 20 minutes. At 20 minutes turn the heat down to 150 °C (300 °F) and cook for a further 40 minutes.
  9. It’s important to thoroughly cook the chicken. Wrapping it and putting it over a layer of quinoa rice protects the underside from the oven heat so you risk under cooking it. As much as I love a good infection with Salmonella and Campylobacter I don’t want to get enteritis (diarrhoea) myself.
  10. Once cooked, remove the meat and rice from the oven and allow it to rest.
  11. Prepare your vegetables by steaming them or cooking them in the microwave.
  12. Plate up the meal.

After you’ve plated up!

  1. The arty farty photographers say you make a picture, the more basic will say shoot a photograph. Basically I shoot a photograph at this stage and then after I’ve eaten I make a picture in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. So that must mean I’m basically arty farty!
  2. Eat the meal while standing up at the kitchen counter because my dinner/work table is covered in computer stuff and I can’t use my couch because the so called leather is falling apart.
  3. Wash the dishes
  4. Write the recipe
  5. Blog (verb)
  6. Vlog (verb) because now this is fun and I’m enjoying the learning curve of video editing software. I’m using Final Cut Pro X.

How did it taste?

Bacon wrapped chicken Maryland
Bacon wrapped chicken Maryland

Bloody superb! How could it not with Australia’s best artisan bacon plus Australia’s best cheese all around Coles hormone-free and antibiotic-free chicken.

Feedback

Let me know what you think.

If you cook it please send me photographs and comments.

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Taco Saturday

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Have you ever had a Taco Saturday and eaten tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Today I had tortillas filled with goodness three times. This extravaganza was inspired by a blogger friend Julie who is currently on a camping holiday. We started a discussion in the comments of a recent post and the notion of breakfast tacos was raised. It cascaded from there.

 

This morning started well with a panorama of the sunrise.

Lake Ginninderra Panorama
Lake Ginninderra Panorama

I went for a walk to build an appetite.

Lake Ginninderra
Lake Ginninderra

My breakfast taco was made with a line of cheesy potato gems (tater tots for my US friends), streaky Pialligo Estate Artisanal bacon and creamy buttery scrambled eggs.

Breakfast tortillas with scrambled eggs, bacon, potato gems, salsa, cheese and spring onions
Breakfast tortillas with scrambled eggs, bacon, potato gems, salsa, cheese and spring onions
Breakfast tortillas with scrambled eggs, bacon, potato gems, salsa, cheese and spring onions
Breakfast tortillas with scrambled eggs, bacon, potato gems, salsa, cheese and spring onions

After some grocery shopping I needed my lunch taco which contained smoked salmon with a guacamole laden with chilli.

Smoked salmon and avocado salsa tortilla with chilli, dill, cream cheese, lemon zest and black pepper
Smoked salmon and avocado salsa tortilla with chilli, dill, cream cheese, lemon zest and black pepper

After lunch I needed to make some purchases and walked by the lake. I had noticed an abandoned car on my morning walk.

Abandoned car on Lake Ginninderra
Abandoned car on Lake Ginninderra

I also spent some time sitting on a bench day dreaming.

Lake Ginninderra
Lake Ginninderra

For dinner I had some Coles pulled pork and made some macaroni cheese from scratch.

Coles pulled pork cooking instructions
Coles pulled pork cooking instructions
Pulled pork and macaroni cheese tortillas
Pulled pork and macaroni cheese tortillas
Pulled pork and macaroni cheese tortillas
Pulled pork and macaroni cheese tortillas

Have you ever had a Taco Saturday?

If you want to know more about tacos I suggest another Texan, viz., Hilah Johnson. Hilah has a fantastic YouTube channel.

Canberra Day Monday Link Love

Canberra day breakfast bacon and eggs
Canberra day breakfast bacon and eggs

Today is Canberra Day. Canberra Day is a public holiday held on the second Monday of March. The day is meant to celebrate the naming of Canberra as the Australian capital. The first day was on 12 March 1913 and the naming was officiated by Lady Denman the wife of the then Governor-General, Lord Denman.

It worked out well for me. My flight from Brisbane yesterday was delayed and I didn’t get back to my apartment until after sunset. I hadn’t done any washing, ironing, cleaning or grocery shopping. Canberra Day 2016 was like a Saturday. A day to catch up on work e-mail and do some housework.

I managed to get a walk in and some cooking.

HDR on Lake Ginninderra
HDR on Lake Ginninderra
Seagull on Lake Ginninderra
Seagull on Lake Ginninderra
Making a lamb and rosemary meat pie better with cheese and chili flakes
Making a lamb and rosemary meat pie better with cheese and chili flakes
Slowly roasted blade beef with quinoa coleslaw and onion
Slowly roasted blade beef with quinoa coleslaw and onion

Monday Link Love

Every Monday members of the Canberra Food Bloggers Facebook Group have an opportunity to share a post from their blogs. I like to list those that have been shared. Please check them out.

 I also want to mention that my friend Jennifer from Little Monster Girl webcomic has a new webcomic for special subscribers. It’s about Zela’s summer holidays.

Weekend recovery

Gary Lum Pialligo Estate streaky bacon
Pialligo Estate streaky bacon

A weekend recovery is what I needed. I’ve recently spent two weeks in Manila for work and ended up getting respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses. Suffice to say I still have a hacking cough which has also given me a sore back and my bowels still feel a little delicate although I feel a lot better now that I can control what I’m eating and breathing fresh air.

On Thursday night I watched Maeve O’Meara on Food Safari on SBS and she did a segment on Pialligo Estate artisan bacon. It’s my favourite bacon. It’s also local bacon smoked in Canberra. I decided I buy some for the weekend.

Friday night I made myself chicken thigh schnitzel burger inspired by Hilah Johnson.

Gary Lum Grilled cheese chicken thigh schnitzel cheeseburger with avocado
Grilled cheese chicken thigh schnitzel cheeseburger with avocado

For Saturday breakfast I made myself a Pialligo Estate streaky bacon and fried egg roll.

Gary Lum Pialligo Estate streaky bacon
Pialligo Estate streaky bacon
Gary Lum Pialligo Estate streaky bacon and fried egg roll
Pialligo Estate streaky bacon and fried egg roll

For lunch I felt like some raw onion and coleslaw with cream cheese

Gary Lum Red onion with coleslaw in a cream cheese sandwich
Red onion with coleslaw in a cream cheese sandwich

For dinner I made a chicken schnitzel sandwich.

Gary Lum Chicken thigh schnitzel coleslaw and cheese sandwich
Chicken thigh schnitzel coleslaw and cheese sandwich

I felt well enough on Sunday to go for a walk around Lake Ginninderra

But for breakfast I had some melted cheese on toast

Gary Lum Melted cheese on toast
Melted cheese on toast
Gary Lum Lake Ginninderra
Lake Ginninderra
Gary Lum Cows on Lake Ginninderra
Cows on Lake Ginninderra
Portable toilet on Lake Ginninderra
Portable toilet on Lake Ginninderra
Gary Lum Man in the lake
Man in the lake
Gary Lum Lake Ginninderra
Lake Ginninderra

For lunch after I did my ironing and watched an episode of Star Trek TNG I made myself a Pialligo Estate streaky bacon cheeseburger

Gary Lum Pialligo Estate streaky bacon cheeseburger
Pialligo Estate streaky bacon cheeseburger

For dinner on Sunday I slowly roasted some blade beef with some quinoa and vegetables. I had enough left over for two more meals.

Gary Lum Slowly roasted blade beef with quinoa, carrot and onion
Slowly roasted blade beef with quinoa, carrot and onion

The meat just fell apart as I pressed down with my knife.

How often do you need a weekend recovery?


Monday link love

It’s been awhile since I’ve done this properly. Each Monday the members of the Canberra Food Bloggers Facebook group share blog posts. Today here is a selection of those shared.