I recently spotted some delicious looking fritters on Not Quite Nigella and realised I hadn’t made any in a long time, and I love me some fritters, so this had to be rectified fast. I feel like fritters are one of the only foods that works equally as well for every meal of the day – add a poached egg and you’ve got breakfast, or some chutney and a salad and lunch or dinner is sorted.
To commiserate the end of our little break over the Christmas/New Year period, B and I decided to make the most of Melbourne finally turning on some sunshine and headed out for a picnic. I love everything about picnics – preparing the food, packing the picnic basket (probably because B bought me an awesome old fashioned basket for my birthday a few years back!), lying in the sunshine and of course, eating the food. I generally waaaay over cater, and this was no exception, but I prefer to have lots of different things to eat even if that means bringing a lot back home again!
I had read a lot about Touchwood since it opened a little while back, and despite it being down the road from work I still hadn’t made the journey to check it out. This was finally rectified one chilly Melbourne Thursday when I was able to get down there with a friend who also works locally and grab some lunch.
As I mentioned in my post about my few days in Coolum, each day included a morning stop for coffee. Lucky for me, my dad had tried out most of the coffee options before I got there and had settled on Little Lane Espresso as being the best on offer. The cafe is tiny, with just a few tables down a laneway (hence the name!) and it wouldn’t have looked out of place in Melbourne at all. It was always busy with locals and tourists alike, with extremely friendly staff who not only made delicious coffee but stopped to chat and even remembered our orders after only a day or so of visiting – impressive! (more…)