Phew! I nearly missed the boat on my In My Kitchen entry for October. Today is the deadline. I’ve been Spring cleaning and blog work and helping John finish up his new index plugin. Hopefully the free version will be out this weekend. My fingers are crossed!
A couple of weeks ago I attended Eat Drink Blog 2014 in Brisbane and met up with quite a few bloggers. I met Urvashi from Go Bake Yourself. Folks, she’s as much fun in person as she is on her blog. She has the most beautiful smile and she’s one smart cookie. The photo above was part of a food styling presentation at EDB2014.
I also caught up with Tania Cusack from My Kitchen Stories and Jacqui Guglielmino from Everyday Cook. The two of them kept me laughing in spite of suffering some pretty icky vertigo the whole weekend. As many of you know, Tania works for an upscale Italian import company and she brought me some incredible goodies.
We don’t have any Italian food stores on the Sunshine Coast and only a couple of places that sell imported food. This was such a treat, I can’t tell you how excited I was.
REAL white balsamic vinegar. This isn’t one of those bottles that say ‘Italian Dressing’. Wonderful stuff.
I was over the moon with my gifts and felt awful that I hadn’t brought anything with me. I owe Tania big time! Also in my kitchen and everywhere else is my new camera. This is the camera I’ve been wanting for a very long time and recently I was able to get one. I also got a 105mm macro lens to go along with my 50mm. It’s time for some serious practice. I have no excuse for a shoddy photo so apologies in advance if you see one. I’m just getting used to the tethering bit but that’s really cool.
In my kitchen today was this wonderful hotdog I had for lunch. Sometimes I need to feel like a yank and today was one of those days.
And finally last but not least, Charlie tried on his Halloween costume. He’s going to visit the olds at the nursing home to help deliver candy and treats to the residents so we had to be sure the costume fit. He’s going to BEE outstanding!
He wasn’t too sure about it to be honest. He doesn’t mind wearing clothes but he’s not happy about a hat because there’s no room for his ears.
My apologies for being so late and if you want to be a part of the In My Kitchen group of food bloggers from around the world, please visit Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial where you can join in or view what’s going on in other bloggers’ kitchens. It’s a fun group.
NEWS! Coming up 17th – 19th in Brisbane is the Good Food and Wine Show. I LOVE this show and last year I went with my granny shopping trolley and filled it up and bought ANOTHER shopping trolley so John could walk around with one too. We filled them up with cheese and olive oil and wine and wonderful things.
If you’d like to go I’ve got 3 double passes for any show day. Just tell me you’d like to go and John will pick the winner. You will be able to pick up your tickets at the door. No fooling around with addresses and mailing. Easy Peasy!
Hope to see you there!! Look for the people with full trolleys and big smiles.