FOOD, Friends, HOLIDAYS, Living in... Australia, Uncategorized SYDNEY: hanging out with friends at home 15 January 2010

Thanks to sleeping at 5AM (!!!) on New Year’s Eve (or is it Day?), we woke up mega bleary-eyed. Only a select few know why we ended up sleeping so late, as it’s a secret 😉 Fortunately, we soon perked right back up because we were spending the whole day with friends. Yay! What a fab way to celebrate New Year’s Day and ring in 2010.

It was soooo good to see , and again! Boy it’s hard (and crappy) living away from good friends. But yet it was like I’d never left, it felt like I still lived in Australia and we were hanging out again as per usual 🙂

Upon my pleading, succumbed (bwahaha) and whipped up her speciality (and my favourite dish of hers) – Baked brie with cranberries and almonds. IT IS AWESOME!!!!!! It’s basically a whole wheel of brie cheese, wrapped in puff pastry with cranberries and almonds stuffed inside. Is it unhealthy? You betcha. Does it taste good? HELL YESSSSSS!!!!!

The rest of launch was assorted sausages – which I adored, because I’m so deprived of them in China. They’re one of my favourite foods (yes, I am a cheap date) and I’ve missed them soooo much. And now I’m addicted to roasted sweet potatoes too. They were soooo good, with herb and chilli butter mixed in. In fact, in China you get a lot of people on the street selling freshly roasted sweet potatoes, but I’d never bought from them before ‘cos I wasn’t sure what they were and what they tasted like. Now, I’m hooked 😛

Dessert was ‘s homemade pavlova, with *ahem* a bit of a cheat included 😉 I liked it way more than regular pavlovas (which I don’t actually like at all). This was was delicious – I had 2 servings 😛

Freakin’ awesome food, and even better company.

HURRAY FOR 2010!!!!!


BAKED BRIE WITH CRANBERRIES AND ALMONDS *faints*

I feel a bit light-headed just looking at this photo

Very happy girlies. What can I say? We LOVE to eat!

Lunch of assorted sausages (yum), salad, and roasted sweet potatoes (loved these!)

Pavlova with cream and fruits… mmmm…

Happiness


28 Comments

  • aqualuna posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:31 am

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the baked brie looks SO GOODDDDDDDDDDD!!!! *drools*

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm

      My stomach does all these flip flops (in a good way) every time I look at those pics… ahhhhhhh

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  • rollagirl9 posted on January 15, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Loved having you home.

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm

      Man it was good. Wish we could’ve stayed for a month so we could’ve hung out more!

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  • eviltofu posted on January 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Have you guys tried playing a board game? Ticket To Ride is fun. 😛

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      no, cos too busy gossiping.. bwahaha

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  • uglychocolate posted on January 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    That second picture makes me so hungry! It looks absolutely amazing.

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      Yeah, it’s food pornography at its finest.. heheheheheh

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  • aqualuna posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:31 am

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the baked brie looks SO GOODDDDDDDDDDD!!!! *drools*

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm

      My stomach does all these flip flops (in a good way) every time I look at those pics… ahhhhhhh

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on January 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Teehee, I think I can spot the “cheat” with the pavlova – I often have a box of those little meringues in the cupboard for making an impromptu Eton Mess when the sugar urge hits!

    Loving the Australia pics – I’m currently travelling myself, so it’s nice to see some shots of home!

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm

      Oops, rofl, you have a sharp eye! They taste soo much better though, I’m a huge fan now :0

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  • rollagirl9 posted on January 15, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Loved having you home.

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm

      Man it was good. Wish we could’ve stayed for a month so we could’ve hung out more!

      Reply
  • eviltofu posted on January 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Have you guys tried playing a board game? Ticket To Ride is fun. 😛

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      no, cos too busy gossiping.. bwahaha

      Reply
  • uglychocolate posted on January 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    That second picture makes me so hungry! It looks absolutely amazing.

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      Yeah, it’s food pornography at its finest.. heheheheheh

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on January 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Teehee, I think I can spot the “cheat” with the pavlova – I often have a box of those little meringues in the cupboard for making an impromptu Eton Mess when the sugar urge hits!

    Loving the Australia pics – I’m currently travelling myself, so it’s nice to see some shots of home!

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm

      Oops, rofl, you have a sharp eye! They taste soo much better though, I’m a huge fan now :0

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 16, 2010 at 2:27 am

    What a lovely way to spend New Year’s Day.

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    • beverly posted on January 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

      Absolutely, it was just what we needed after 1 yr away

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  • starbucksweetie posted on January 16, 2010 at 2:27 am

    What a lovely way to spend New Year’s Day.

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    • beverly posted on January 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

      Absolutely, it was just what we needed after 1 yr away

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  • thefragrantelf posted on January 16, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    It was such an awesome, chilled and fun day, one of the best new year’s days I’ve had! heehee, half a brie each….YUMMMMMMMMMM!

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    • beverly posted on January 17, 2010 at 12:51 pm

      Me too, so nice that to ring in 2010 with you guys 🙂

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  • thefragrantelf posted on January 16, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    It was such an awesome, chilled and fun day, one of the best new year’s days I’ve had! heehee, half a brie each….YUMMMMMMMMMM!

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    • beverly posted on January 17, 2010 at 12:51 pm

      Me too, so nice that to ring in 2010 with you guys 🙂

      Reply

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