Potato scallops

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.

What I ate this week

Monday lunch was leftover slowly cooked beef and vegetables including Brussels sprouts and broccoli. How do you pronounce broccoli?

Slow cooker chuck casserole steak and speck with Brussels sprouts and broccoli
Slow cooker chuck casserole steak and speck with Brussels sprouts and broccoli

Monday evening dinner was baked salmon with sugar snap peas, beans, broccoli and some Buderim ginger marmalade.

Baked salmon with broccoli, beans, sugar snap peas and ginger marmalade
Baked salmon with broccoli, beans, sugar snap peas and ginger marmalade

Tuesday lunch was leftover slowly roast beef with vegetables.

Leftover slow cooker beef and vegetables
Leftover slow cooker beef and vegetables

Tuesday evening dinner was a chicken Maryland with Brussels sprouts and avocado.

Chicken Maryland with Brussels sprouts and avocado
Chicken Maryland with Brussels sprouts and avocado

On Wednesday I was tempted by the chocolate orange Queensland nut cheesecake in the display at Urban Bean Espresso Bar.

Chocolate orange macadamia cheesecake
Chocolate orange macadamia cheesecake
Woden Wind Tunnel
Woden Wind Tunnel
Woden Wind Tunnel
Woden Wind Tunnel
Woden Wind Tunnel
Woden Wind Tunnel

 

Coffee from Urban Bean Espresso Bar.

Coffee and medical countermeasures New antimicrobials
Coffee and medical countermeasures New antimicrobials

Ginger cake with chocolate chips made by a work mate.

Ginger cake with chocolate chips
Ginger cake with chocolate chips

Wednesday lunch was leftover slowly cooked beef and vegetables including Brussels sprouts and broccoli.

Leftover slow cooker beef and vegetables
Leftover slow cooker beef and vegetables

Wednesday afternoon saw me give in to temptation and I had a piece of chocolate orange Queensland nut cheesecake.

Chocolate orange Queensland nut cheesecake
Chocolate orange Queensland nut cheesecake

On Wednesday night I went out and then watched the first State of Origin match for 2016.

Gary Lum self portrait

On Thursday I flew to Melbourne and visited a manufacturing company.

For breakfast I had raisin toast and coffee at the Canberra Airport.

Raisin toast and coffee
Raisin toast and coffee

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On the flight back to Canberra I had a green eggs and ham sandwich.

Green eggs and ham sandwich
Green eggs and ham sandwich

Because it was well after my normal dinner time I got takeaway. I chose a piece of battered fish with potato scallops on a bread roll.

Battered fish and potato scallop roll with cream cheese
Battered fish and potato scallop roll with cream cheese

On Friday I didn’t go to the hospital, instead I participated in an emergency management exercise.

Friday dinner was a piece of chicken Maryland with a load of cheese cooked with spring onions and chives.

Cheesy Chicken Maryland
Cheesy Chicken Maryland
Cheesy chicken Maryland with avocado, spring onions and chives
Cheesy chicken Maryland with avocado, spring onions and chives

For Saturday I had scrambled eggs for breakfast.

Cheesy scrambled eggs
Cheesy scrambled eggs
Everbean Espresso Cake display
Everbean Espresso Cake display

Saturday lunch was a cottage pie with vegetables.

Cottage pie and vegetables
Cottage pie and vegetables

Baked salmon with pickled coleslaw and potato scallops

This is a photograph of Baked salmon with pickled coleslaw and potato scallops
Baked salmon with pickled coleslaw and potato scallops

Before I get onto the pickled coleslaw and potato scallops, I was not meant to be home tonight for dinner. I’d been invited to the launch of Hoi Polloi at Old Parliament House. Unfortunately on Monday evening I started experiencing some mild colicky abdominal pain and on Tuesday morning it was still there. I wasn’t indisposed as such at that time but figured it would be prudent to inform the organiser. It’s a good thing I did because after dinner last night I was up a few times.

The good thing is today I felt better and after a good day at work I figured I should indulge a little. Hence the takeaway potato scallops.

Today is also remembrance day when we remember those who fell for our freedom in World War I and as time has passed we remember all war fighters who have fallen for our freedom. I think the Australian War Memorial’s description is very apt and the best I’ve read.

Today also marks forty years since the then Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismissed the Australian Government of the day which was led by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. I was in grade five at Stafford Heights State School. My teacher Miss Smith asked me to go and see Mr Daily, a grade seven teacher about getting wicket keeper pads for a photograph of the grade 5 hockey team photograph. When I got to Mr Daily’s 7A classroom he was there with other grade seven and grade six teachers. They had the television on and they were all crying because of the dismissal of the government. That’s my memory of the day.

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Baked salmon with pickled coleslaw and potato scallops
Author:
Cuisine: Australian
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 1
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 1 fillet of Tasmanian Atlantic salmon
  • Beetroot coleslaw from Coles ½ cup
  • Lemon zest from 2 lemons
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Potato scallops from the Jamison takeaway
Instructions
  1. In the morning take the coleslaw, lemon zest, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, salt and sugar and mix together and store in the refrigerator in a airtight container
  2. In the evening after a day at work
  3. Bake the salmon
  4. Allow the salmon to rest for five minutes and plate up with the potato scallops and pickled coleslaw
  5. Shoot a photograph
  6. Record a time-lapse video while eating the meal
  7. Wash the dishes
  8. Write the recipe
  9. Blog (verb)

Baked salmon with pickled coleslaw and potato scallops from Gary Lum on Vimeo.

Baked salmon with pickled coleslaw and potato scallops

The pickled coleslaw turned out nicely and complemented the salmon nicely.

For lunch today I had the leftover fried brown rice with red quinoa, kale and flaked salmon from last night plus a snickers cheesecake from Urban Bean Espresso Bar.

Photograph of my leftover Fried brown rice with red quinoa and kale and flaked baked salmon. Plus snickers cheesecake.
Fried brown rice with red quinoa and kale and flaked baked salmon. Plus snickers cheesecake.
Snickers cheesecake from Urban Bean Espresso Bar
Snickers cheesecake from Urban Bean Espresso Bar

When you have a good day do you like a fried food treat? Would you make pickled coleslaw?

What I ate today

Thursday 13 August 2015

Today is payday, always a great day. After paying off bills I wish it was payday tomorrow too…

I got into work at 5 am this morning to prepare for a 6 am teleconference. I brought in a crunchy peanut paste and Buderim Ginger Factory ginger marmalade sandwich which I toasted for breakfast. I’d been inspired by seeing a peanut paste and raspberry jam cronut in a display cabinet in Urban Bean Espresso Bar the day before.

Peanut paste and jelly cronut from Urban Bean Espresso Bar
Peanut paste and jelly cronut from Urban Bean Espresso Bar
Payday Thursday breakfast at work. Crunchy peanut paste and Buderim Ginger Factory ginger marmalade on rye bread.
Payday Thursday breakfast at work. Crunchy peanut paste and Buderim Ginger Factory ginger marmalade on rye bread.

For lunch the inspiration continued and I bought a Bounty Bar cronut.

Payday Thursday lunch. Payday Pie Day. Bounty cronut from Urban Bean Espresso Bar.
Payday Thursday lunch. Payday Pie Day. Bounty cronut from Urban Bean Espresso Bar.

It was pretty filling.

For dinner I was feeling lazy after a long day at work. I stopped at the Jamison Takeaway and bought a piece of fish, some coleslaw and some potato scallops. When I got home I got some rye bread out of the freezer and made a fish and coleslaw sandwich.

Payday dinner. Fish and coleslaw sandwich on rye bread with potato scallop.
Payday dinner. Fish and coleslaw sandwich on rye bread with potato scallop.

How was your day? What did you eat?

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Footy food by Yummy Lummy #StateofOrigin #Origin #Queensland

Hoping for a Queensland victory

Footy food for State of Origin game two

Tonight is game two in this year’s state of origin series. On the old blog you can find many posts about state of origin and where my allegiances lie. Needless to say the photograph of me on my about page has the Queensland flag as a background. The Maroon jumper I wear in my twitter and instagram avatars says it all QUEENSLANDER!!!

On the way home tonight I stopped at Jamison Takeaway in the Jamison Plaza and bought some potato scallops and calamari rings to snack on while I cooked my dinner.

Footy food from Jamison Takeaway. Potato scallops and calamari rings. I hope Queensland defeats New South Wales tonight in the State of Origin game.
Footy food from Jamison Takeaway. Potato scallops and calamari rings. I hope Queensland defeats New South Wales tonight in the State of Origin game.

 

 

Sorry it’s a little blurry. I was so excited about eating them 🙂  

A need to do a shout out to the lovely ladies at the Jamison Takeaway. They always give me an extra potato scallop. They are the best. 

For dinner I made honey soy chicken wings. They make great footy food. Click on the image if you want to see a bigger version.

Happy hump day honey soy chicken wings while waiting for the State of Origin game #QUEENSLANDER
Happy hump day honey soy chicken wings while waiting for the State of Origin game #QUEENSLANDER
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Honey soy chicken wings | Footy food by Yummy Lummy
Rugby league is the greatest game of all. State of origin is the greatest example of rugby league. Queensland is the greatest state in Australia and in the world, even the universe. Footy and food go hand in hand.
Author:
Cuisine: Australian
Recipe type: Footy food
Ingredients
  • Chicken wings
  • Honey
  • Soy sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Sherry
  • Dessicated coconut
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chilli flakes
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. In a bowl add the chicken and everything else
  2. Mix well and allow to rest for ten minutes
  3. Put into a preheated oven (150 °C) for one hour
  4. Plate up
  5. Capture an image with a Nikon D5300 and a Tamron 90 mm Macro lens at 1/25 seconds, f/8 and ISO 100
  6. Eat the food while watching the pregame highlights
  7. Wash the dishes
  8. Write the blog post
  9. Enjoy the game
  10. Hope Queensland defeats New South Wales
Notes
Just to repeat, rugby league is the greatest game of all. State of origin is what sport is all about. Queenslanders are the best FULL STOP

 
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