Let's see if I can dig out a food pic. Hellooooo..
Found it growing in the garden. Veges have really evolved lately...
In the last 10 days, I've: closed on a house sale; found that said house is so stunk up by doggies that we can't rent it out; arranged extensive carpet clean and deodorisation (which partly worked); attended 3 parties; had a post-party scale freakout; overcame a post-party scale freakout; worky work worked (best. job. ever); took an exciting delivery which will be the topic of the next blog post; invited lots of people to a party at my house on Friday (!) and ..erm...fell off the caffeine wagon big time. Never mind. Detox wasn't that bad, was it? I seem to have blocked it out...
I also spent a relaxing evening cleaning out the fridge:
|Yes, actually, this is the 'after' pic..|
It had to be done. There was no room to squeeze my almond cheese in there, so I left it on the bench an extra day. It was a stinking hot one, and I came home to a proliferation of some very smelly red yeast, or mould. I've been in the food industry long enough to know that unidentified yeasts and moulds should not be consumed, even by adventurous eaters that would scarf anything (nobody like that around here.. *looks sideways*).
Red mould = definite cheese fail. Please check here for an exemplar of almond cheese making. That's some awesome looking cheese, Lou. Do you ship to NZ? :D
Apart from that little disappointment (and expensive waste of almonds!), I've had an uneventful eating week which was more functional than beautiful. Round of applause please for the busy-person's friends: sauerkraut and salad from a bag.
|busy day simple meal: protein (salmon, some chorizo), sauerkraut, salad. I dressed it up with |
a smoked shallot dressing from mustardmakers
Lunches this week have been courtesy of Royal Roasts, who do a fine salad+meat option for F3 Challengers on their final week. I was standing in line at the Northlands shop yesterday, which is part of the food court, when some music came over the loud speaker and random people got up from their lunches and started dancing and singing. It felt like being kidnapped by aliens and transplanted into an episode of Glee!
Stuff.co.nz tells me that the 'flash mob' performers are from the local performing arts school (NASDA). They were amazing and most of the crowd loved it, whipping out their phones to record the moment. It was just the thing I needed in the middle of a mad day. I skipped out of there feeling christmassy and like I should hug someone.
Of course there were whiners and complainers polluting the air with upset noises about people standing on the tables. Those people have obviously never examined the usual state of food court tables (ew!), or noticed that people work full-time just clearing and wiping. Yet others felt the need to bust my mood by squeaking about being unable to get a seat for the < 4 minutes that people were dancing on / around them.
Seriously.... you won't starve to death in the space of one song.
Earlier, I posted what was clearly a phone vid of that performance on Facebook, but now I've found the official NASDA clip. I should be in there somewhere (famous!), standing in the vicinity of Mickey D's - Royal Roast is the purple sign beside it. But, even I can't find myself in the crowd (not quite famous!). Enjoy!