Harira Soup

One of my fondest food discoveries from Morocco was the Harira soup. Savouring the different versions we had of it as we travelled around that great country was a total delight.
Some times, it had vermicelli in, some times not.
Some times, it was made on a meat stock base, some times not.
Some times, it was quite a thin soup, some times not.
Some times, it had quite a few lentil varieties in it, some times not.
Some times, it was quite red, sometimes it was more orange.
Every time it was pretty darn tasty, some times just a lot more tasty 🙂

It was one of the foods that every time we were presented with a buffet, I quickly scoped out the soup option, would this soup that I so dearly loved be present?
When a pot of soup would be brought to our table by our cooks or hosts whilst travelling, I eagerly awaited the opening of the pot, would it contain this soup that I so dearly loved?

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June 2019

June, that month which passes way too quickly at work and the weekends are spent nourishing the self to make it through the work week.

The mornings are cooler, the days are sunny, the nights either cool or warm. For that is subtropical Brisbane in Winter.

There have been many times over the past months where I’ve gone to put a post and it is a question where do you start? Do you try to catch up on life since the last post or do you just make a go of what you have? I’m just making a go of it and highlighting parts of the month that was.

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A cold, cold walk on Christmas Day

It has become somewhat of a tradition in our family to go for a walk or a stroll after lunch on Christmas Day.

This year, Karl and I took Stella for a walk round town. Christmas Day was mighty cold for Reykjavik, the weather bureau recorded -9.7°C at noon on Christmas Day! A vast difference to the 25.4°C or so that was observed in Brisbane at noon on the 25th.

We went down to the harbour and then strolled back through the “west side” home to get ready for Christmas Day dinner with Kata’s paternal family.

As it was Christmas Day we wore Santa Hats for the walk, sadly the Santa Hats were not wool or super fleecy so did not really provide optimum warmth :/
Karl and I on the jetty
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I love this building

I go to work everyday in a Harry Seidler designed building and everyday I pause in the lobby and take it all in.

The space, the glass, the lines, the acoustics, the everything.

I love it all.

There are shadows .

#harryseidler shadows

There are lines.

The sails are glassless at the moment and I kinda like it.<br /><br /><br /><br />
#harryseidler

There are curves.#thissundaylife is saying sigh I do quite love those #harryseidler curves.

There is glass, lots of glass.

I love this building oh so much.<br /><br /><br /><br />
I go to work everyday in a #HarrySeidler designed building and everyday I pause in the lobby and take it all in.  The space, the glass, the lines, the acoustics, the

And most importantly, there is the wave. Love the wave.

Fairy Bread Birthday Cake

#thissundaylife is #fairybread cake because frankly it is darn smart way to eat fairy bread when in double digits.

Ever since I saw the Fairy Bread cake on Raspberri Cupcakes, I knew I had to make it, and I knew it would be the perfect birthday cake for one of girls at work. If only her birthday would hurry up!

I used the butter cake recipe from the AWW Birthday Cake book, which is frankly the best butter cake recipe ever and iced it with a white chocolate butter cream.

I baked the butter cake in a square cake pan and then cut into smaller triangles, to more accurately represent fairy bread quarters. 🙂

Winning cake all round.

#thissundaylife is #fairybread cake because frankly it is darn smart way to eat fairy bread when in double digits.